Tamara Foundation grants for 2020

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This is the second year that Tamara Foundation has operated under their current strategic plan and we are excited to announce that their application process is now open! The foundation has defined the empowerment of women and girls as their intended focus, with an emphasis on British Columbia as well as an interest in supporting international organizations. Tamara Foundation is … Read More

Redleaf Foundation grants for 2020

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Redleaf Foundation has been working hard to develop its strategic plan and we are thrilled to announce that their grants are now available! The foundation has decided to focus its funding on three geographic regions that it has developed deep relationships with over the years, which include Colombia, Charlotte County, NB, and Oakville, ON. We applaud Redleaf Foundation for how … Read More

Streamlining the granting process

Nate PetersenNews

As we take our first steps into the new decade, we at Stronger Philanthropy are thinking about the future of Canada’s charitable sector and how we can best serve it. It’s no secret to us that the granting process that many charities must navigate in order to meet their operating needs is far too often one that is outdated, unnecessarily … Read More

Giving strategically

Mark PetersenApplication Process, Strategy

The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to reimagine one’s purpose. This is true for both charities and foundations, for those who do good and those who give for the good of others. And it is true as well for Stronger Philanthropy. We are currently developing our own strategic plan and working with selected clients as they develop … Read More

Another year of grants for Toronto churches

Mark PetersenGrants

Once again in 2020, Mustard Seed Foundation of Washington DC is continuing its intentional strategy for small matching grants to those closest to the need in the world’s largest urban centres, including Toronto. This unique model for funders is one I’ve admired for years. I admire the willingness of MSF to forsake large easy grants in the parachurch sector and … Read More

Stronger Together 2019 grants announced

Nate PetersenClients, Collaboration, Grants, News

Eight foundations joined together in 2019 to collectively award $1,013,000 in innovation grants to 15 projects by Canadian Christian charities. Participating donors included founding members Bridgeway Foundation and John & Rebecca Horwood, along with David and Dorothy Lam Foundation, River Dali Foundation, Kehila Foundation, Burro Foundation, and Redleaf Foundation. This year, new collaborators Alexandra Horwood & Andrew James Labbad joined … Read More

Giving to humanitarian relief

Mark PetersenInternational Development

The following article is from Nery Duarte, a humanitarian worker in Latin America who is presently involved in grassroots efforts to address the Venezuelan crisis. I’ve been involved in humanitarian relief and emergency operations in Latin America for 27 years, providing emergency aid to people who have been affected by a tragedy.  As soon as the disaster catches the attention … Read More

Welcome to new grantmakers

Mark PetersenClients

We’re delighted to announce new clients are joining the Stronger Philanthropy family. Alexandra Horwood and Andrew James Labbad work in Toronto’s financial district, managing funds for others. Juggling the demands of a heavy work schedule and family life, they don’t have the bandwidth to properly investigate how their charitable giving can be most strategically channeled. As a result, they’ve selected … Read More