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.

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