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

New partner for Stronger Together 2017

Mark PetersenNews

We are pleased to welcome our sixth partner who will participate in our round of grants on offer in 2017.  The David and Dorothy Lam Foundation is based in Vancouver, and is joining five other grantmakers through our collaborative grants program, Stronger Together.  Their eager participation takes us over $1M being pledged for grants this year through the generosity of these … Read More

Joyfully planning ahead

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This spring Stronger Philanthropy worked with two new clients in hosting strategic planning retreats to help them discern steps forward for more meaningful giving.   The Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation, based in Langley BC, gathered board members from Western Canada to grapple with what to do with a future endowment.  This advance preparation lays the groundwork for meaningful giving for future generations of this group … Read More

Stronger Together 2016 grants announced

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The five partners of Stronger Together 2016 are pleased to announce the awarding of over $1m in grants to 17 Canadian Christian charities in grants which focus on innovation.  Beneficiaries of these grants are charitable organizations and institutions stretching from British Columbia to New Brunswick. These grants were awarded in a competitive process which began with 43 LOIs being received … Read More

Celebrating the spark in young social entrepreneurs

Mark PetersenNews

We’re pleased to announce the awarding of seven Stronger Together Grants totaling $100,000 to eight young social entrepreneurs who will be honoured at a gala on October 28, 2016.  Social enterprises include a variety of creative approaches to reach marginalized groups: Turning restaurant meals into funding for reducing hunger Printing books for the elderly with dementia Providing industrial cleaning jobs … Read More