ChangeUp grants create opportunities for people aged 18-34 leading creative, solutions-focused projects that address issues of discrimination and prejudice in their communities. The $10,000 one-time grants are for projects that implement strategies to open minds and shift attitudes that perpetuate prejudice and exclusion based on ethnicity, race or religion; and/or create spaces for communities to deepen capacities and develop solutions that build resiliency. Through the grants, Inspirit Foundation is particularly interested in supporting the development of effective, connected, and influential change leaders.
This granting stream closed on September 26, 2018. It will reopen Spring 2019.
Deep Dives is a pillar of work outlined in Inspirit’s 2016–2021 Strategic Plan. This pillar aims to address the need for long-term, multi-pronged and localized strategies to address deep-seated discrimination in specific regions. Informed by extensive research and relationship building, Inspirit’s Deep Dive strategy is focused on supporting stakeholders across Thunder Bay to improve social and economic outcomes for Indigenous youth. Both systemic and interpersonal racism, particularly towards Indigenous peoples, is endemic to Thunder Bay. Nevertheless, Indigenous and racialized youth, organizations, and others are mobilizing and building spaces and initiatives to combat racism and improve Indigenous youth wellbeing . Through this Deep Dive strategy, Inspirit is committed to leveraging our granting programs and other resources to support stakeholders in Thunder Bay. This work takes leadership from community members—grants and other opportunities will be finalized, publicized and awarded with their collaboration.
Applications for Thunder Bay ChangeUp and Thunder Bay Learning Opportunities will be accepted on a rolling basis.
The Doc Impact Fund supports social issue documentary film outreach and engagement campaigns that aim to build inclusion and pluralism in Canada and address issues of racial, ethnic, or religious discrimination. In 2018 we are supporting up to four (4) Canadian documentary film campaigns that aim to raise awareness about pressing issues related to ethnic, racial, or religious discrimination in Canada, build understanding of underrepresented perspectives, and catalyze action to build inclusion. Special consideration will be given to Indigenous or Muslim-led projects that seek to advance reconciliation or address Islamophobia in Canada. Selected projects will be awarded $25,000.
This granting stream is now closed. The next round of Doc Impact Fund in 2019.
Core Grants support organizations developing innovative institutional, systemic, or interpersonal solutions addressing Islamophobia or reconciliation, while increasing the capacity for Muslim and Indigenous communities to address these issues. This fund provides multi-year, unrestricted grants of up to $150,000 ($50,000 per year up to 3 years) to support Indigenous-led or Muslim-led organizations engaging in promising and high impact models and approaches. Applicants must also have a clear sense of their organizational challenges and needs, as well as how this funding might help address those needs. A total of 4 grants are available for successful applicants.
This granting stream is now closed.