Poets, apply for the Mitchell Prize

Mark PetersenGrants

The biennial Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize seeks to recognize Canadian poets whose work wrestles with the beauty and complexity of religious faith. In 2019, the winner and runner-up will be awarded $20,000 and $5,000 respectively, by a panel of three celebrated writers: Lorna Goodison, Chelene Knight, and Scott Cairns. This prize is sponsored by the Mitchell Foundation, and is offered through … Read More

Tamara Foundation grants now available

Mark PetersenGrants

We have some exciting news! Our new partner Tamara Foundation is announcing a new round of grants for Canadian charities in 2019. Tamara Foundation is a British Columbia-based private family foundation that was established in 1994 and to date has disbursed over $5.3m to charitable work. The family is passionately focused on developing opportunities for women and children. They believe that funding … Read More

Bridgeway’s Cambridge Fund announcement

Mark PetersenGrants

  One of Stronger Philanthropy’s clients, Bridgeway Foundation, is now receiving LOIs for a round of grants from charities in Cambridge, Ontario. In past years, this has been an “open” application process where any charity in Cambridge was welcomed to apply. However, this year Bridgeway Foundation decided to have a “closed” process with only invited charities eligible to apply. Invitations … Read More

Mustard Seed matching grants for Toronto churches in 2017

Mark PetersenGrants

Stronger Philanthropy is pleased to provide the Mustard Seed Foundation with a platform to share its news of granting opportunities for Toronto churches in 2017. This Washington DC-based foundation has been providing grants to local congregations in the world’s megacities since 1983. The MSF has given away more than $96.7 Million USD in more than 17,000 grants and scholarships. The … Read More

Stronger Together 2016 grants announced

Mark PetersenNews

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

Meeting dates for second half of 2016

Mark PetersenMeetings

In our ongoing focus of partnering for innovation by charities, Stronger Philanthropy is opening our doors to meeting with charity reps to discuss our plans for Stronger Together grants and other granting opportunities.  I will be setting aside one day per month for these exploratory 50-minute meetings which can happen face-to-face, by phone, or by Skype.  In them, I will present … Read More

Updated portfolio for 2015 grants

Mark PetersenCapacity Building

Grants made in the second half of 2015 are now listed in our portfolio.  Grants were awarded by our grantmaker, Bridgeway Foundation, and were focused on “capacity building”.  While many charities succeed at raising funds for programming, it is a challenge to find donors who consider strengthening charity health and viability by investing in their often unseen infrastructure or support … Read More

End-of-year grants from Bridgeway

Mark PetersenCapacity Building

Stronger Philanthropy’s grantmaking partner Bridgeway Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded grants to 15 organizations at its last grantmaking meeting of 2015. Bridgeway Foundation Grants Awarded – December 2015 Organization Name Project Name Amount Awarded City Prov Purpose of Investment Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region In-School Mentoring $5,000 Cambridge ON To provide ongoing in-school mentoring of … Read More

Stronger Together 2015 Grant Announcement

Mark PetersenNews

Stronger Together is pleased to confirm grants of $500,000 to twelve organizations in this year’s round of grants for innovative outreach by Canadian Christian charities.  Four partners — Acts of Grace Foundation, Bridgeway Foundation, John and Rebecca Horwood, and Mitchell Family Foundation — are this year’s contributors. Our grantmaking process followed the pattern from previous years.  In January, we received 74 LOIs of … Read More