Early this year, 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 doing some remarkable things to create positive change in communities across our country. We want to help them achieve their goals.
To do this, every year the Foundation will invest time and money in Canadian change makers who are working hard to make the world a better place. In addition to financial investments, we provide free advisory support and mentorship to help kick-start early-stage organizations that contribute to community or the environment. 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 a gala event on Wednesday, November 25th, we introduced the Foundation’s inaugural recipient of support, The Lipstick Project. Established in 2012 and based in Vancouver, The Lipstick Project serves men, women and children who are facing significant health challenges by offering compassionate care through free, professional spa services.
With the Foundation’s contribution to their work, The Lipstick Project’s team will begin to lay the groundwork for expansion to other cities like Surrey, Squamish and Calgary, and aim to increase the impact of their growing organization. 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.
The Foundation’s connection to the broader community sends an important message to our emerging leaders and change makers: that our organizations and community members are invested in them, care about social and environmental responsibility, and promote these values. Please connect with me if you have ideas for how we can support the work of other change-makers in our communities.