Selecting good grants

Mark PetersenNews

How do you choose between good and great? We struggle every year in making challenging calls on good, better, and best. This is the tenth year of Stronger Together’s collaborative major donor granting initiative. In comparison with other years, this year’s round has been one of the most competitive. By the deadline of May 31, a total of $2,915,200  was … Read More

Spark social innovators experience the Maritimes

Nate PetersenEvents

The third and final retreat for the SPARK Initiative 2.0 took place between May 3-5, 2019, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, at St. Stephen’s University. Eight of the nine SPARK participants were present, five of the nine SPARK donors were present, as were the SPARK director, Matt Wilkinson of the CBOQ, and Stronger Philanthropy CEO, Mark Petersen, who organized and … Read More

Need help in designing your application?

Mark PetersenWorkshops

Once again, Stronger Philanthropy is hosting an annual round of grants for grantmaking clients who participate in the Stronger Together process. It’s the tenth year we’ve been running Stronger Together as a collaborative granting circle for major donors. To learn more about this opportunity, click here for an overview and to apply. While this is a highly competitive process, we … Read More

New program director appointed

Mark PetersenNews

As Stronger Philanthropy expands its services to generous families, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Nate Petersen as our new Program Director. The current wealth transfer as Boomers age and retire, and Millennials step into philanthropy leadership, mean traditional attitudes and practices around generosity are dramatically shifting. Next gen philanthropy leaders seek engagement and impact for social issues. … Read More

Innovation grants with Stronger Together 2019

Mark PetersenGrants

Stronger Philanthropy is hosting its tenth year of Stronger Together Grants for charity innovation. The Stronger Together program is a giving circle of major private donors and foundations motivated by their faith to positively impact their communities and world through generosity and collaboration. In this unique round of grants, this group seeks to enable significant investment into innovation for Canada’s … Read More

A digital hub for anti-poverty advocacy

Mark PetersenCollaboration, Follow-Up Report

In 2017, Stronger Together invested $60,000 into the development of a virtual anti-poverty hub for the sharing of education and resources by Christian organizations and managed by FH Canada, an international development organization based in British Columbia. The result? Ending Poverty Together. Their goal was to see 8 organizations collaborate. Currently there are 21, with more to come. Shelaine Strom, … Read More

Why we partner with other funders

Mark PetersenCollaboration

Over the past year, Stronger Philanthropy has had the delight to work with California-based Pro Deo Foundation in assisting their strategic development. Their values, rooted in a theological understanding of the Trinity, means they have prioritized working in partnership with others. This symbiotic relationship means we are stronger when we work together. Executive Director, Chris Pritchett, writes: Our intention at … Read More

Delivering innovative medical tech to the margins

Mark PetersenFollow-Up Report

Most of us in the West have access to an incredible array of medical health innovations. Sadly, these are slow to trickle down to the margins. Imagine being a woman living in a tribal village on the Amazon with no road or air service to connect you to the world. Instead, slow water transport is your only access to the … Read More