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

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

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

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.

Spark Initiative finalists announced

Mark PetersenInnovation, News

The Spark Initiative – a granting and mentoring opportunity for next generation Christian social innovators hosted by the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ) – was pleased today to announce its list of finalists for this honour. Nine individuals were named in this announcement. Each one will be invited to attend three retreats over this next year to enhance … Read More

Stronger Together 2018 now open

Mark PetersenNews

The application window for Stronger Together 2018 is now open during the month of May.  Organizations specializing in an innovative opportunity to expand their organizational mission are invited to apply for grants of up to $150,000. The LOI window closes on May 31, so act now. For more information on this opportunity and to apply, click here. To register for … Read More

Update on the Spark Initiative 2018

Mark PetersenNews

The window for receiving Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) by interested applicants for the Spark Initiative is now closed.  Thank you to all who showed interest in this opportunity. By the deadline of January 26, 2018 we had received 24 LOIs from millennial social entrepreneurs from across Canada.  At the time of this post, staff are working behind the scenes to … Read More

Stronger Together 2017 grants awarded

Mark PetersenNews

Six foundations joined together in 2017 to collectively award $1,095,000 in grants to innovative projects run by Canadian Christian charities.  Participating donors included founding members Bridgeway Foundation and John & Rebecca Horwood, along with more recent collaborators Kehila Foundation, Redleaf Foundation, and River Dali Foundation.  This year the David & Dorothy Lam Foundation joined in to make us even stronger … Read More

Stronger Together 2017 shortlist

Mark PetersenNews

By our May 31st deadline, we received 42 LOIs for this year’s round of grants for Stronger Together 2017.  We were grateful to consider each of these excellent ideas.  In the following weeks, we shortlisted these and requested more information from applicants.  As of today, the full applications of the final 22 organizations have been received.  Thank you for your work. … Read More