Funders make a difference in communities, and great funders can make a great difference. By looking to the future and funding youth projects, better serving equity-deserving communities, and working across the philanthropic sector to center community values, these funders are building a more sustainable and just future.

This National Philanthropy Day, we had the opportunity to highlight a few of the funders from coast to coast to coast who are funding for the future.

The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund is walking with partners to build transformative funding relationships. Putting Indigenous practices at the heart of how they work to build bridges between philanthropy and Indigenous communities.

Activated through the catalytic contribution of the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation, the Queen Elizabeth Scholars program supports young leaders as they immerse themselves in an international learning experience. Recipients have been leading the charge as they respond to COVID-19. Read more about their work in making a difference.

The Canadian Women’s Foundation continues to show how funders for the future can invest in women, girls, and gender-diverse people while embedding feminist approaches. They are a national leader in the movement for gender equality to create change at a systematic and structural level.

Working collaboratively means we can have a bigger and better impact on the ground. The Stollery Charitable Foundation is a great example of how foundations can align values to build a future where everyone belongs.