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 is now open until April 13, 2018 11:59 PM EST. Join us for a LIVE webinar on Facebook and Twitter on March 14 at 3:00 PM EST to learn about eligible projects and how to apply.
We are piloting a program to support social issue documentary film outreach and engagement campaigns that align with Inspirit’s mandate to build inclusion and pluralism in Canada. This year we are looking for three (3) Canadian documentary film projects that seek to either support reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples or address Islamophobia in Canada. Projects will aim to raise awareness about pressing issues, build understanding of underrepresented perspectives, and catalyze action to build inclusion across ethnic, racial, or religious difference. Selected projects will be awarded $25,000.
This round of funding closed in October 2017 and will reopen in 2018.
Media That Matters is a practical workshop for media-makers, funders, and activists who want to ensure their work makes a difference. Structured around case studies from the front lines, Media That Matters reveals best practices in the areas of documentary, digital content, and independent journalism. It explores how change leaders and media makers can collaborate with funders to maximize their resources and reach, while partnering with strategic innovators who can measure those results with robust evaluation tools. Inspirit Foundation is excited to offer 4 scholarships for media-makers aged 18-34 to attend this year’s Media That Matters at the Hollyhock Institute on B.C.’s Cortes Island from May 23–27, 2018.
In 2016-2017 we ran a Media and Arts Impact granting stream. This stream is now closed and we are currently developing new granting opportunities to be announced in 2018.