As 2014 winds to a close, we are grateful for the many charities we have been able to partner with over the course of this year.
A total of 48 new grants valued at $373,908 were awarded in five funds throughout 2014, and 49 payments were made totalling $973,908, including an annual grant to Tyndale University College & Seminary for $600,000 which continues to fulfill a pledge made in the past.
Stronger Together Fund
Noteworthy are grants we made in partnership through Stronger Together 2014. Thanks to collaboration with John & Rebecca Horwood, D.H. Falle Family Foundation, and JVE Fund, Bridgeway’s investment of $170,000 was multiplied several times to impact 10 organizations for $500,000.
17 of Bridgeway’s members also led the way in giving through our Family Fund. Members invested their own time and energy at various levels and abilities. Coping Centre, The Roundtable, Kutoa, Save the Mothers, Muskoka Woods, New Direction Ministries, Opportunity International Canada, St Stephen’s University, and Ontario Pioneer Camp were all beneficiaries of member-sponsored grants and volunteer time.
A full list of grants made can be found in summaries provided in June and December.
Bridgeway Foundation is pleased to announce that $150,250 in grants have been awarded to 11 organizations. Successful applicants were those who (1) had a community development focus for the city of Cambridge, or (2) were Christian charities developing innovative initiatives in Canada or Cambodia.
We were pleased to discover that our grant announcement has coincided with Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back all over the world. We are joining thousands of Canadians today in giving time or finances with generosity and to better the lives of others.
To introduce an opportunity for wholistic community development to the six villages of Boeung Mealea, Cambodia through partnership, leadership training, savings and loan groups, and training of mothers.
Bridgeway’s collaborative grantmaking initiative, Stronger Together 2014, is pleased to announce that $503,000 has been awarded to twelve Christian charities from across Canada in this year’s round of grants. Grants were awarded after a rigorous process of due diligence that saw over 70 letters of inquiry received in January. The finalists represent projects which are focused on impact for beneficiaries and innovation for the organization, and we congratulate them on their success.
The complete list of grants and amounts awarded can be found on the Stronger Together website. We are pleased to be able to work in partnership with three other funders: D.H. Falle Family Foundation, JVE Fund – Legacy Foundation of Canada, and John and Rebecca Horwood.
Bridgeway Foundation is pleased to contribute $175,000 toward the following charities:
To create a 12 week youth restorative justice program, identify and train six mentors for the piloting of the program in a Kitchener young offender facility, and link released offenders to youth workers in the community.
To create a film based on a theatre production to tell the story of God’s love for all for dissemination to over 20,000 in Salvation Army Australia and Canada facilities, with additional partners to be added.
Bridgeway Foundation is partnering with three other grantmakers to offer grants to Canadian Christian charities through Stronger Together 2014. Projects that make the shortlist will be those which have developed a strategic and innovative plan to tangibly impact the communities they serve. You can submit your LOI from now until January 31 via the Stronger Together website.
Bridgeway Foundation is pleased to join with three other granting partners in our annual Stronger Together initiative – an attempt at leveraging funds for greater social impact through working in tandem with others. This will be the fifth year of this program.
We will receive grant applications for this initiative through the shared Stronger Together application process in January 2014. More information can be found on the Stronger Together site.