Year-end grants announced on #GivingTuesday

One of today's grants is destined for the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra's growing work.  Congratulations!
One of today’s grants is destined for the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra’s growing work. Congratulations!

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.

Organization Name City Province Amount Awarded Project Name Purpose of Investment
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Cambridge ON                  10,000 Making Our Symphony Sound To support the local symphony orchestra and assist it in achieving its financial targets and a 10% increase in attendance next year.
Cardus Hamilton ON                  15,000 Cambridge City Soul Continued To continue a project that will do research and facilitate ongoing conversations in the City of Cambridge between faith leaders and city planners.
Chab Dai Coalition Phnom Penh, Cambodia                  20,000 Charter-Doorsteps Project To build capacity of a program to reduce human trafficking in Cambodia through training, mentoring policy development, and collaboration for over 30 Cambodian NGOs.
Context with Lorna Dueck Toronto ON                  20,000 Increasing and strengthening secular engagement To markedly increase audience by 20,000 viewers each month in the 2014/2015 season through a ten-month print and online advertising campaign.
FH Canada Abbotsford BC                  15,000 Five Steps of Hope for Boeung Mealea, Cambodia 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.
Lisaard House Cambridge ON                  10,000 Innisfree House To assist in launching a new 10,000 square foot palliative care facility serving approximately 250 more residents annually in Waterloo Region through the donation of furniture.
Mennonite Central Committee Ontario Kitchener ON                  10,000 Helping Men Recover Fifty men will receive assistance reintegrating into the community through four groups operating in Toronto, Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo.
Opportunity International Canada Toronto ON                  20,000 Corporate Sponsor Expansion To develop a toolkit, marketing strategy and the means by which small and mid-sized Canadian companies can partner to advance microfinance expansion in Latin America.
Ratanak International Burnaby BC                  20,000 Cambodia Office Capacity Building To build the capacity of a growing Cambodia-focused charity through hiring key personnel for administrative backup in Phnom Penh.
Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre Puslinch ON                    5,000 Sunrise Driving Program To begin a “therapeutic driving” program by offering equipment and training for staff to use horses and carts in the therapy of special needs children.
Women’s Crisis Services – Haven House Cambridge ON                    5,250 Rebuild Haven House To assist with the development of a new 45-bed shelter for women and children facing abuse in Cambridge and North Dumfries.
Total                150,250