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.