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.
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.
I would like to invite you to our second annual gala party and fundraiser in support of the Project Change Foundation. At the event, our grant recipient from 2016, The Lipstick Project, will present on the progress they have made during the year. Then we will introduce the recipient of our 2017 grant, Community First Foundation. Bring a friend, and enjoy a cocktail, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live jazz music, silent auction, and some amazing prizes.
Project Change Foundation 2nd Annual Gala Party
Tuesday, November 22nd, 6 – 8 pm
Vancouver Convention Center
West Meeting Room 201 (Entry by donation)
– Presentation by our 2016 grant recipient: The Lipstick Project
– Introduction of our 2017 grant recipient: Community First Foundation
– The Hummingbird Trio, a jazz trio featuring the vocal talents of Cindy Dai
– Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
– Door prizes and silent auction
For more information, and to let us know you would like to attend, please click here.
Do you know any start-up grassroots charities doing amazing work to create positive change in communities across our country? Please let them know about the opportunity to work with us in 2017!
The Project Change Foundation is on the lookout for our 2017 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.
Each year the Foundation awards investments of $1,000, as well as provides free advisory support and mentorship, to help our recipient organizations achieve their goals. Drawing on our network of expert volunteers, we assist our grant recipients with strategic tasks such as fundraising, accounting, governance, human resources, marketing, etc.
We are currently accepting expressions of interest for 2017. For consideration, organizations should submit an expression of interest no later than August 31, 2016. Please note, as a public foundation, we can only support qualified donees (e.g., other Canadian registered charities).