Feature Funder: Inspirit Foundation

Good day, Funds Fans!  It’s always exciting to come across a brand new funding source and today we found one!  A special note of thanks to fellow blogger Katrina at http://young.quaker.ca/ where this lead turned up during our morning surf.

Founded in May 2012, the Inspirit Foundation is a new, national grant-making organization that supports Canadians, particularly young adults, in building a more inclusive and pluralistic Canada. One way the foundation does this is by funding initiatives that foster engagement and exchange between young Canadians of different religious, spiritual, and secular beliefs.  Inspirit Bridge Building Grants will provide $250,000 in funding, with grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. The deadline for applications is August 3, 2012.

The granting program welcomes applications from registered charitable organizations from across Canada that are collaborating or will collaborate with other organizations or community groups on a project that will effect positive change for young adults from diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Organizations interested in applying for grants are encouraged to review the guidelines.  Applications are accepted on-line or via email.

Priority will be placed on initiatives that foster learning, collaboration and community building. Examples of eligible initiatives include: arts, culture and media projects; community and civic service efforts; local environmental initiatives; and knowledge and skills development programs.

The Foundation also provides a funding stream called Breakthrough Funding.  These grants identify, foster and sponsor a select number of initiatives each year that help advance our vision of a stronger, more pluralist Canada. Those activities include:

  • media products & platforms
  • activities, programs & events
  • research projects, publications & thought pieces

For more information on accessing and applying for Breakthrough Funding, please contact Gwen Joy: gjoy@inspiritfoundation.ca

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