Canada Cares Campaign for matching grants by feds

Mark PetersenCOVID-19

Today, Stronger Philanthropy joined forces with other charities and partners in the charitable sector across Canada to support the Canada Cares Campaign, a digital campaign mobilizing Canadians to call for a 1:1 matching funds program by the federal government. Charities across Canada have stepped up in a big way throughout this pandemic. In dark clouds of despair and uncertainty, Canada’s … Read More

Grants for charities working with seniors

Mark PetersenClients

Do you know registered charitable organizations that serve seniors in the Ontario counties of Brant, Essex, Kent, Niagara, or Northumberland? Let them know that grants up to $5,000 are available from Levante Foundation this summer. Click here for more information and to apply.  

Levante Foundation grants for 2020

Nate PetersenGrants

We are excited to announce the opening of Levante Foundation’s grant application process for 2020! Levante Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Levante Living LP, Canada’s premier creator of senior living funds. The goal of the foundation is to provide charitable support for seniors in the communities where Levante Living operates. They are currently seeking LOIs from registered charities that … Read More

30 days of hope interview

Mark PetersenCOVID-19, Interviews

Here is an online interview I did with Dr. Colleen Batchelder, Founder of LOUD Summit. In it, I discuss the state of philanthropy during a pandemic, and tips for charities seeking funding at this critical time. The LOUD Summit is a progressive Christian nonprofit based in New Jersey which seeks to create places of diversity, inclusion, and equality.  

Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation launches the One Campaign

Nate PetersenNews

Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation is a Langley BC-based foundation that operates with the back office support of Stronger Philanthropy. They are launching a campaign to raise funds for three charities which will be matched by one of their donors. More information is found below: The “One” Campaign Kindness, Compassion & Joy The days we are living in right now … Read More

How to apply for grants

Mark PetersenApplication Process

This year we have redesigned and simplified the application process by which charitable organizations apply for grants from Stronger Philanthropy’s clients. Applicants will continue to use our Stronger Grants online portal and, once registered, can review available funding opportunities and apply. The two stage process begins with the LOI (Letter of Inquiry) and, if shortlisted, continues with a Project Application. The … Read More

How do you create a SMART, one-line project purpose?

Mark PetersenApplication Process

Applicants for funding often want to tell foundations everything that is great about their project. That’s normal! They’re enthused about what they do. But how do you narrow down your project purpose into a succinct yet descriptive sound bite? The secret is in being SMART! Communicate your project purpose by being specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-defined. Below are five … Read More

COVID-19 impacting active grants in process?

Mark PetersenFollow-Up Report

Many charities have concerns regarding how the current pandemic and social isolation measures will affect grants already funded by Stronger Philanthropy’s clients. In many cases, projects funded last year are in the process of being implemented in 2020. Extreme social isolation measures may mean outcomes will be jeopardized. Significant alterations to your project may need to be made. If your … Read More

Grantmaking during COVID-19

Mark PetersenNews

Last week the reality of the coronavirus pandemic began to settle in for those of us living in Canada. I admit I spent most of last week trying to keep up with shocking announcements that left me feeling both paralyzed and grief-stricken. I’m sure you did too. But now is not the time for paralysis. We have hope that God … Read More