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 Christian charities. Investments will be made that take charities beyond their status quo and into new activity that more relevantly fulfills organizational mission.

Seven clients of Stronger Philanthropy from across Canada are partnering together again this year, including representatives from:

  • Bridgeway Foundation
  • Burro Foundation
  • John & Rebecca Horwood
  • David & Dorothy Lam Foundation
  • Kehila Foundation
  • Redleaf Foundation
  • River Dali Foundation

This round is offering up to $1m for eligible charities this year.  The intake for new projects through a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) will be between now and May 31, 2019.  Shortlisted ideas will advance to complete a full application, and following due diligence will be presented to our clients for their decision in November 2019.

Read the following eligibility requirements carefully to ensure your organization fits within this offer.

Applicants must be Canadian Christian charities who will use funds to advance a creative solution to an existing community need. As well, they will have the following characteristics:

  • Charitable status with Canada Revenue Agency
  • Minimum $250,000 revenue in the last fiscal year [NEW]
  • Audited financial statements for the past two fiscal years
  • Organizational health – in particular, financial and leadership strength is evident
  • Any past grants funded by the Stronger Together partnership must be complete and are marked as “closed”
  • Maximum grant request is $120,000, but request size may not exceed 10% of last year’s revenue [NEW]

For examples of previous years’ innovation projects receiving Stronger Together grants, review our Portfolio.

This is a highly competitive process, and unfortunately not all who apply will advance for consideration.

Need help or extra support?

  • Online group classes will be held in May to review the goals of this funding round, and to respond to specific questions. Classes are being offered for $25 per organization. Select Book Class in the left sidebar to reserve your place at this link.
  • Individual online coaching from leading grantmakers is also available for the design and development of your application for this or other opportunities at $150 per hour. Select Book Appointment when you book your coaching session at this link.

When you’re ready to apply, click below to begin your application.

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