connecting small grants to big change

Connecting Small Grants to Big Change


Welcome to our Blog! Read on to find out what we’re thinking, where we’ve been, what we’re reading, and what other people are saying about the power of small change.

Introducing the Give Forward Fund

April 17, 2012

The Give Forward Fund was launched in early 2012 with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation as a way to get targeted funding as far into grassroots community projects as possible. We agree with Chet Tchozewski of Global Greengrants Fund that too often foundation leaders incorrectly assume... Read More >

Conversations With Brad – Water

March 29, 2012

Anpetu Waste! (Dakota for “It is a good day!”) Reflecting on a successful Canada Water Week 2012, I would like to share a little bit about one of the many sacred relationships we as native people have, and that is with the water. But before I do so, I would like to take a quick moment to... Read More >

Impact Updates from Canada Water Week 2011

March 26, 2012

Hot on the heels of Canada Water Week 2012, we asked last years water project participants for an update on the impact your donations made to their work. Project Groundswell Jennifer West - Project Leader for Project Groundswell - Safe Water from the Ground Up in Nova Scotia.  This project... Read More >

Celebrating Women in Canada – International Womens’ Day 2012

March 8, 2012

Today, March 8th, is International Womens' Day.  We took a moment to look back through all of the great projects which have been supported by Small Change Fund donors, and you probably won't be too surprised to learn that many of them have been lead by inspirational women. The very first... Read More >

Impossible can also be “I’m Possible”

February 27, 2012

Hello hello! Hope everyone is doing very well :)  Why is it important to support, encourage and believe in youth? Well, the main reason because they are our future and if we are looking to change and/or improve certain situations both now and down the road, we should remember our youth. I’ve... Read More >

We are hiring! Storytelling Intern needed

February 22, 2012

Job Summary Timing: 12 week full-time internship, Starting March 5, 2012. Flexible hours/start date may be possible for the right candidate Location: Downtown Toronto Compensation: A stipend will be provided to the selected applicant Small Change Fund is a rapidly evolving organization,... Read More >

Give the world your best, and the best will come back to you

February 17, 2012

Guest blog by Brad Stone.... Anpetu Wasteh (Dakota for “Good morning” or “It is a good day”) Sometimes we may think our life is not that spectacular or what we do with our life isn’t that important.  I’ve come to understand that our purpose here on this earth is unique to each one... Read More >

Introducing “Conversations With Brad”

January 27, 2012

We are delighted and excited to welcome Brad Stone as our first guest blogger of 2012.  "Conversations With Brad" is our new series of blogs, Q&As, and discussion about First Nations issues in Canada, particularly around youth and environmental sustainability. Simply leave a comment below... Read More >

End of Year giving made easy

December 22, 2011

Wow! Can you believe its almost 2012?? If you are worried that you are too late to make a donation for 2011, don't be!  Online 24 hours a dayYou can donate securely online and have a tax receipt in your inbox in a matter of minutes.  The donation form takes less than five minutes to complete... Read More >

Small Change Fund turns two

December 21, 2011

Today, December 21st is our second birthday, and we would like to share with you all of the amazing things that have been made possible thanks to your generous support.   Look how far we have come since the first version of the site which launched at 12.01AM on December 21st 2009.  Thank you... Read More >