The new foundation will provide $250,000 in grants to projects that foster inclusion and community building
TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the Inspirit Foundation, a new
grant-making organization that works to foster a more inclusive and
pluralistic Canada, launched its Bridge Building Grants with the first
call for applications for funding. The pilot granting program will
support projects that help young Canadians - aged 18 to 30 and from
different religious, spiritual, and secular beliefs - to work together
to address the needs in their communities.
"At the Inspirit Foundation, we believe in pluralism, an approach to
diversity that goes beyond tolerance," said Andrea Nemtin, President
and CEO, Inspirit Foundation. "The initiatives we will fund through the
Bridge Building Grants will foster meaningful exchange between young
Canadians of different beliefs that will remove misperceptions and lead
to the discovery of common threads that unite us all."
The Inspirit Bridge Building Grants will provide $250,000 in funding,
with grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. The deadline for applications is August 3, 2012.
The granting program welcomes applications from registered charitable
organizations from across Canada that are collaborating or will
collaborate with other organizations or community groups on a project
that will effect positive change for young adults from diverse
backgrounds and beliefs. Organizations interested in applying for
grants are encouraged to review the guidelines and application form at www.inspiritfoundation.ca.
Priority will be placed on initiatives that foster learning,
collaboration and community building. Examples of eligible initiatives
include: arts, culture and media projects; community and civic service
efforts; local environmental initiatives; and knowledge and skills
About the Inspirit Foundation
The Inspirit Foundation is a national grant-making organization that
supports Canadians, particularly young adults, in building a more
inclusive and pluralistic Canada. One way the foundation does this is
by funding initiatives that foster engagement and exchange between
young Canadians of different religious, spiritual, and secular beliefs.
For more information, visit www.inspiritfoundation.ca. You can also follow us on Twitter @InspiritFdn.
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