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 Grants.  BIC Canada is seeking young Canadian social entrepreneurs under age 35 who are advancing projects for the common good.  Click here for a complete list of eligibility criteria.

This will be a two-stage application process.  The deadline to receive all LOIs is May 20, 2016, and full applications due later in the summer.  A celebration for the award recipients will be held October 30, 2016.  Other important dates for the timeline are listed here.

If you have questions regarding this opportunity, read the FAQ page or reach out to the Spark Initiative staff for more information.