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

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

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

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

Stronger Together 2018 grant opportunities

Mark PetersenGrants

Stronger Philanthropy is hosting the ninth year of Stronger Together Grants. We are a collaborative giving circle of major private donors and foundations which seek to enable significant investment into innovation for Canada’s Christian charities. We want to invest in activity that takes your charity out of your status quo and into new activity that benefits your constituency. There are … Read More

Grants for Toronto churches in 2018

Mark PetersenGrants

Once again this year, the Washington DC-based Mustard Seed Foundation is offering grants to Toronto-area churches, and have requested the assistance of Stronger Philanthropy in getting the word out.  The Americas Director of MSF, Brian Bakke, will be in Toronto in March 8-9, 2018 and is booking appointments with local pastors.  Read below for his full letter and contact Brian … Read More

The Spark Initiative is back for round 2

Mark PetersenGrants

The Spark Initiative, a granting and mentoring opportunity for millennial social entrepreneurs, is back for a second round after a successful conclusion to round one earlier this year.  The Spark Initiative was recently adopted by the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ), and their Next Gen Director, Matt Wilkinson, will lead it going forward. Grants of up to $10,000 each … Read More