New partner for Stronger Together 2017

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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

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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

Spark Initiative grants shortlisted

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This spring we partnered with BIC Canada to offer a different sort of grant which promotes social enterprise by Millennials.   The Spark Initiative received 43 LOIs from enterprising visionaries from six provinces across Canada – from British Columbia to Nova Scotia.  Today we are announcing that the top tier ranked group of 12 have been shortlisted, and will enter a … Read More

Details on Mustard Seed Foundation meetings

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Brian Bakke, Regional Director of the Americas for Mustard Seed Foundation will be meeting with GTA church leaders in June to offer guidance on their application process for grants and eligibility criteria for GTA churches. Wednesday, June 1: Group meeting at Bloor West Village Baptist Church at 293 South Kingsway from 2-4 pm.  One-on-one meetings to be held at Coffee Tree Roastery, 2412 Bloor St W, Toronto … Read More

Stronger Together donations multiplied 32 times

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On April Fool’s Day I received an email from one of our Stronger Together grant recipients from 2015.   Initially, I thought it was a joke, but then realized she was serious.  Stronger Together grantmakers had each put forward $25,000, leveraging the power of philanthropy to offer cbm Canada a $100,000 grant.  This was the largest new grant we collectively offered that year. … Read More