5 Funds That Shaped This Decade of Impact

From youth empowerment to refugee settlement

Why It Matters

The 2010s have seen global unrest and economic difficulties. Looking back over the years, what were the funds that enabled social impact across Canada and around the world — and what can we learn from them?

Funds are catalysts for sparking and scaling social impact, providing tangible resources to support individuals and communities. From multi million-dollar government investments to grassroots microgrants, there are funders backing groups who are on the frontlines, pushing for transformation across Canada.

As this decade draws to a close, we look back at the funds that shaped social impact in Canada in the 2010s — from youth empowerment and entrepreneurship to refugee settlement. This is the second article in our series, with the first looking at decade-defining social movements.  

Here’s five funds that shaped this decade of impact, and what we can learn from each of them.

Arctic Inspiration Prize 

The Arctic Inspira


For limited access, create a FREE account

Limited Time Offer

Unlimited Access

Only $24 for the year 

80% off the standard annual membership ($119.50)

Enjoy unlimited access to insightful social impact journalism, special reports, talks and events that fuel your learning, development and decision-making.

For group membership discounts, contact us. community@futureofgood.co

Already have an account? Log in

These special introductory offer is not available to current subscribers of the same subscription type. Your payment method will automatically be charged in advance the introductory rate indicated in the offer above for 1 year, and after 1 year the indicated standard. Your subscription will continue until you cancel. Cancellation takes effect at the end of your current billing period. HST taxes apply. Offer terms are subject to change