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

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