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

How fundraising really works

Mark PetersenEvents

The How Fundraising Really Works seminar is a fast-paced, interactive experience that guides participants through a systems-level understanding of effective fundraising and the myriad reasons why most fundraising plans are designed to fail. Jason Lewis, CFRE & AFP Master Trainer, is on a mission to ensure that nonprofits have a shared understanding of how fundraising really works and that fundraising … Read More

Poets, apply for the Mitchell Prize

Mark PetersenGrants

The biennial Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize seeks to recognize Canadian poets whose work wrestles with the beauty and complexity of religious faith. In 2019, the winner and runner-up will be awarded $20,000 and $5,000 respectively, by a panel of three celebrated writers: Lorna Goodison, Chelene Knight, and Scott Cairns. This prize is sponsored by the Mitchell Foundation, and is offered through … Read More

Tamara Foundation grants now available

Mark PetersenGrants

We have some exciting news! Our new partner Tamara Foundation is announcing a new round of grants for Canadian charities in 2019. Tamara Foundation is a British Columbia-based private family foundation that was established in 1994 and to date has disbursed over $5.3m to charitable work. The family is passionately focused on developing opportunities for women and children. They believe that funding … Read More

Stronger Together 2018 grant announcement

Mark PetersenNews

Seven foundations joined together in 2018 to collectively award $1,098,000 in innovation grants to 14 projects run by Canadian Christian charities.  Participating donors included founding members Bridgeway Foundation and John & Rebecca Horwood, along with more recent partners Kehila Foundation, Redleaf Foundation, River Dali Foundation, and the David & Dorothy Lam Foundation. This year, new collaborator Burro Foundation joined in to make … Read More

Register now for the Soul Way Retreat

Mark PetersenWorkshops

Stronger Philanthropy is pleased to partner with five other sponsors to host the Soul Way Retreat, a weekend Niagara Falls getaway on February 1-3, 2019 to be introduced to the Enneagram and Christian Contemplative Spirituality with Omaha-based Chris & Phileena Heuertz. The Enneagram exposes nine ways we lie to ourselves about who we think we are, nine ways we can come clean … Read More

Bridgeway’s Cambridge Fund announcement

Mark PetersenGrants

  One of Stronger Philanthropy’s clients, Bridgeway Foundation, is now receiving LOIs for a round of grants from charities in Cambridge, Ontario. In past years, this has been an “open” application process where any charity in Cambridge was welcomed to apply. However, this year Bridgeway Foundation decided to have a “closed” process with only invited charities eligible to apply. Invitations … Read More

Love Giving Well honoured with Word Guild Award

Mark PetersenBook Reviews, News

Mark Petersen’s book on philanthropy as being more than a transaction, but a transformational and life-changing pilgrimage, was recognized on June 15, 2018 in Mississauga, Ontario with a Word Guild Award in the category of Best Non-Fiction General Market Life Story.  The Word Guild recognizes exceptional writing done by Canadian Christians on an annual basis.