How to get unstuck

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Family foundations start out with lots of dreams to impact their communities through their giving, advocacy, and support. They usually start by giving close to home and to those with whom they have a pre-existing relationship. But over time challenges arise. Personnel changes, program developments, lack of project fulfillment, and changing priorities by donors create situations where givers begin to … Read More

Grantmaking during COVID-19

Mark PetersenNews

Last week the reality of the coronavirus pandemic began to settle in for those of us living in Canada. I admit I spent most of last week trying to keep up with shocking announcements that left me feeling both paralyzed and grief-stricken. I’m sure you did too. But now is not the time for paralysis. We have hope that God … 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

Come and celebrate the Spark Initiative

Mark PetersenEvents

This October 28, come hear dynamic pitches from the finalists of the Spark Initiative.  These young social entrepreneurs are inspired by their faith to make an important social change for those most vulnerable. Stronger Philanthropy has partnered with BIC Canada, Muskoka Woods, and World Vision Canada to award grants and mentoring to these innovative leaders.  Gourmet desserts, a coffee/tea bar, live music by … Read More

Bridgeway capacity building grants announced

Mark PetersenCapacity Building, News

Stronger Philanthropy partner Bridgeway Foundation is working with Seacrest Foundation and Frontier Marketing on a triple partnership for capacity building for Canadian Christian charities. Bridgeway’s grantmaking committee met on May 23, 2015 and approved six conditional matching grants for charities located from Alberta to Nova Scotia.  Each of these six charities will be undertaking an online fundraising campaign this summer. … Read More