Searching for our 2018 recipient of support

Do you know any start-up charities in Canada doing amazing work to create positive change? Please let them know about the opportunity to work with us in 2018!

The Project Change Foundation is on the lookout for our 2018 recipient of support. Founded in 2015, the Foundation invests time, money and talent to help kick-start early-stage charities in Canada with significant potential for creating social or environmental change. The Foundation focuses on supporting emerging Canadian organizations who think big, connect with community, engage and inspire, make a difference, and respect the planet.

The Foundation will provide an investment of $2,000, as well as free advisory support and mentorship, to help the recipient organization to achieve its goals. Drawing on the expertise of our board and our network of talented volunteers, we assist our grant recipients with strategic tasks such as fundraising, accounting, governance, human resources, marketing, etc. Here’s what one of our past recipients had to say about working with us:

“Working with the Project Change Foundation was an all-around fantastic experience. The diverse skill-set of their Board gave us the ability to involve them in a variety of different projects. With their help, we were able to improve our organizational capacity and implement new practices to ultimately make us more efficient.” – Natasha Thom, Director of Operations, The Lipstick Project Foundation (2016 recipient of support)

Apply for Support

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for 2018. For consideration, organizations should submit an expression of interest no later than June 30, 2017. Please note, as a public foundation, we can only support qualified donees (e.g., other Canadian registered charities).

Support our Work

We invite you to support our work by making a donation to the Project Change Foundation. The Foundation is run by a volunteer board of directors, and is operated with almost no overhead. This means your donation will be invested directly in Canadian change makers who are working hard to make the world a better place. As well, when you make a donation, you will receive an official tax receipt that is accepted by the Canada Revenue Agency.

To make a donation, please click here. Thank you for partnering with us to create positive change in the world!

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Are you planning to give books as gifts this Christmas? Are you looking for a new novel to curl up with over the holidays? If you intend to use Amazon to buy books or other products, here’s an easy way to leverage your online purchase for a good cause – at absolutely no extra cost to you.

Buy a book, make a difference. If you click on this link to Amazon or on the banner below, and then make a purchase, I will receive a small referral fee. Every year, I donate 100% of these referral fees to the Project Change Foundation to help support emerging Canadian charities in creating positive change in our communities.

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Introducing our 2017 recipient of support

In 2015, we started the Project Change Foundation with a simple mission: to help make the world a better place by supporting and empowering emerging change makers. There’s a lot of amazing people who are working hard to make our communities a better place. We want to help them achieve their goals.

To do this, every year the Foundation provides time and money to help support small Canadian charities that create positive change in our communities. In addition to financial investments, we provide free advisory support and mentorship to help kick-start our recipient organizations during the early stages of their development. The Foundation is run by a volunteer board of directors, and is operated with almost no overhead. This means its funds are invested directly in the organizations we support.

At our second annual gala event on Tuesday, November 22nd, we introduced the Foundation’s 2017 recipient of support, Community First Foundation. Established in 2012, Community First Foundation is a grassroots charity that tackles child hunger in Vancouver. Their flagship program, Backpack Buddies, provides healthy, nutritious meals to inner-city school children on the weekends. Now in its fourth year, the program supplies 525 kids with enough food to last the weekend throughout the entire school year. They truly embody our mission of making the world a better place by creating positive and measurable social change.

Joanne and Emily-anne Griffiths having some fun during a delivery at Queen Alexandra School (Photo by Wendy D Photography)
Joanne Griffiths and Emily-Anne King, the mother and daughter team behind Community First Foundation, having some fun during a delivery at Queen Alexandra School (Photo by Wendy D Photography)

 

If you would like to be added to the Project Change Foundation Talent Bank, from which we draw expert volunteers for our grant recipients to aid them with strategic tasks such as fundraising, accounting, governance, human resources, marketing, etc., please send me an email directly with some information about your skills on which we can draw. And please connect with me if you have ideas for how we can support the work of other change-makers and emerging leaders in our communities.

Warmly,
Joe