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 their social innovation work, and will be paired with a mentor customized for their unique needs. Additionally each one will receive a grant for $10,000 to advance their social innovation.

Stronger Philanthropy is pleased to have provided back end support for the application and evaluation process, as well as bringing together ten millennial givers to collaborate together in funding these awards. Other donors contributed for the infrastructure costs to ensure this project proceeds smoothly in 2018.

The following foundations, individuals, and institutional donors participated in making the 2018 initiative a success:

  • Bridgeway Foundation
  • Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec
  • David & Dorothy Lam Foundation
  • Holmes Family
  • John & Rebecca Horwood
  • Rosemary Horwood
  • Lutz Family Foundation
  • Mitchell Family Foundation
  • Muskoka Woods
  • Redleaf Foundation
  • River Dali Foundation
  • St Stephen’s University
  • Tamara Foundation