Spotlight on new grants

The Trustees of the McConnell Foundation recently approved funding for several organizations and initiatives.

Judith Marcuse Projects ($145,000)
This grant will enable Judith Marcuse Projects to create arts for social change internships in environmental organizations to help advance their efforts to communicate in more meaningful ways about a just transition to a low-carbon future.

Indigenous Clean Energy ($300,000)
Funds from the Foundation will be used to support Indigenous Clean Energy’s Bringing It Home project which identifies, funds and implements energy efficiency opportunities in Indigenous communities. 

Canada Council for Aboriginal Business ($175,000)
The CCBA will use funds to develop a database of corporations committed to Aboriginal procurement and a directory of Certified Aboriginal Businesses in Canada.

Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) ($180,000)
SHARE will use this grant to encourage institutional investors to provide economic opportunities for Indigenous communities through their investments.

Turtle Island Institute ($1,500,000)
Funds will be used to train Indigenous facilitators designers and evaluators to deliver Indigenous social innovation methodologies to Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations across Canada. 

Concordia University (National Student Investigative Reporting Network (NSIRN)) ($600,000)
NSIRN will use a grant from the Foundation to train more students, produce more work, and develop a sustainable business model.

Social Innovation Canada, Innoweave, McConnell Foundation ($2,000,000)
With these funds, the project aims to mainstream the adoption of social R&D tools and demonstrate their value through several keystone demonstration projects and microgrants, connecting practitioners to one another.

Royal Roads University ($300,000)
Royal Roads will use funds from this grant to help establish the Cascade institute which will focus on identifying key interventions to address climate change. 

Canadian Alliance for Healthy School Communities ($318,000)
The Canadian Alliance for Healthy School Communities will use a grant from the foundation to promote action on district-wide wellbeing and to support superintendents, principles and school trustees across Canada to take a more systemic approach to wellbeing.

Ethelo ($322,466)
Support from the Foundation will support Ethelo Democracy to engage community and public sector partners in collaborative, inclusive approaches to revitalizing democratic processes and institutions.

Centre for First Nations Governance  ($673,500)
With a grant from the Foundation, CFNG will further develop its road map to First Nations self-government so that communities can begin work on their own; provide more intensive support to communities that request it; and complete transitional governance.

däna Näye Ventures ($403,078)
Funding from the Foundation will support däna Näye Ventures’ plans to provide housing loans to members of 14 Indigenous communities located throughout the Yukon and Northern BC.

World Wide Hearing Foundation ($500,000)
A grant from the Foundation will support the World Wide Hearing Foundation’s efforts  to expand audiology services available to remote communities in Ontario and Quebec.