ChangeUp grants create opportunities for people aged 18-34 to initiate creative solutions-focused projects that address issues of discrimination and prejudice in their local communities. The $10,000 one-time grants are for projects that implement creative strategies to open minds and shift attitudes that perpetuate prejudice and exclusion based on ethnicity, race or religion. Through the grants, Inspirit Foundation is particularly interested in supporting the development of effective, connected and influential young change leaders. This granting stream is now closed and will reopen in early 2018.
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.
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.