Stronger Together 2018 grant announcement

Mark PetersenNews

Seven foundations joined together in 2018 to collectively award $1,098,000 in innovation grants to 14 projects run by Canadian Christian charities.  Participating donors included founding members Bridgeway Foundation and John & Rebecca Horwood, along with more recent partners Kehila Foundation, Redleaf Foundation, River Dali Foundation, and the David & Dorothy Lam Foundation. This year, new collaborator Burro Foundation joined in to make … Read More

Stronger Together 2017 grants awarded

Mark PetersenNews

Six foundations joined together in 2017 to collectively award $1,095,000 in grants to innovative projects run by Canadian Christian charities.  Participating donors included founding members Bridgeway Foundation and John & Rebecca Horwood, along with more recent collaborators Kehila Foundation, Redleaf Foundation, and River Dali Foundation.  This year the David & Dorothy Lam Foundation joined in to make us even stronger … 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

Stronger Together grants for 2016

Mark PetersenGrants

A significant new round of grants valued at $1 million is currently open for charities seeking an impetus to launching a new innovation in their charity programming.  For the month of July, our MyGrants application module is receiving LOIs from eligible organizations. A group of five private grantmakers are working together to advance this round of grants; more may be added. … Read More

Spark Initiative grants shortlisted

Mark PetersenNews

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

John Horwood: Portfolio for good (Episode 004)

Mark PetersenPodcast

In Episode 004 of the Stronger Philanthropy Podcast, we meet John Horwood, Director, Wealth Management at Richardson GMP, one of Canada’s most significant boutique investment firms.  John’s daily work in Toronto’s Financial District involves balancing and growing the portfolios of his top tier clients.  He has also learned to let go, and gives generously but shrewdly through our annual collaborative … Read More

The Spark Initiative

Mark PetersenGrants

Stronger Philanthropy is pleased to announce that grants are now available for young social entrepreneurs.   The Spark Initiative is a program being launched by BIC Canada with additional support from World Vision Canada, Muskoka Woods, and Stronger Together Grants.  Grantmakers contributing to Stronger Together Grants include Bridgeway Foundation and John & Rebecca Horwood. Eligibility criteria for these grants differs significantly from past Stronger Together … Read More

Centre for Scholarship launched

Mark PetersenNews

Eighteen months ago, Stronger Together Grants awarded a large grant to Redeemer University College.  The focus?  To encourage public scholarship by Christian academics leading to clear social benefit.   The result of this investment was seen last week as the Centre for Christian Scholarship was launched at the Hamilton-based institution. The Purpose Power Potential Conference, held October 28-30, was the first … Read More