Help us select our 2022 recipient of support!

The Project Change Foundation provides small grants and mentorship support to new or emerging charities in Canada that have a clear vision for improving their communities or the environment.

We're so appreciative of the dozens of organizations that took the time to submit an application for 2022 and wish we could support everyone who applied. We've narrowed down applications to a short list of five organizations — and we want your help choosing our 2022 recipient!

Here's the short-listed organizations. Please take a moment to learn about them, and then click the button below to vote.

Be the Change Earth Alliance Society

With their futures in jeopardy, many of today’s youth are paralyzed with anxiety and grief due to the climate crisis. Be the Change Earth Alliance provides youth with empowering, hope-inspiring education that enables them to turn their climate grief into meaningful action. If selected, Project Change Foundation's grant will go toward a new initiative called Youth for Climate Action, which will empower 3-4 high school teams in Vancouver to design and implement equity-informed climate action projects that measurably reduce their community's ecological footprints. Diverse youth will gain the tools to navigate climate anxiety and the skills and confidence to become lifelong change-makers. For more information visit: www.bethechangeearthalliance.org.

Courage in Action

Courage in Action helps women courageously move beyond their circumstances and take action to create a better life for themselves and their families. Many of these women come from shelters, abusive situations, are single parents, and /or new Canadians. The organization fosters a sisterhood where every woman can find hope, support, and a leg-up. This is accomplished through conferences, educational bursaries, virtual weekly meetups, podcasts, and mentorship programs. They are a volunteer-run charity with a goal to positively impact 10,000 women across Canada. If selected, Project Change Foundation's grant will go toward education, specifically tuition and books. For more information visit: www.courageinaction.ca.

Employ to Empower Foundation

It started with a conversation: A volunteer offered a Downtown Eastside (DTES) resident a free care package. With gratitude, the resident responded he needed a haircut. This volunteer was Christina Wong and this conversation inspired her to listen to what people really needed. She learned this stigmatized yet tightly-knit community is home to budding entrepreneurs who wanted access to mentorship, microloans, and mentors. If selected, Project Change Foundation’s grant will go toward building capacity for four entrepreneurs by providing basic business fundamentals courses that will teach practical skills like elevator pitching, market research, financial management, and digital marketing. For more information visit: www.employtoempower.com.

Surfrider Foundation Canada

Surfrider Foundation’s mission is the protection and enjoyment of the ocean, beaches, and waves, for all people! The Canadian chapters of the US-based Surfrider Foundation work in BC coastal communities to help eradicate plastic pollution and regenerate coastlines. Surfrider Foundation Canada (SFC) utilizes BC Chapter cleanup data and campaign victories to lobby the government for stronger plastic pollution regulations, including bans on single-use plastics and expanded producer responsibility. If selected, Project Change Foundation's grant will go toward SFC’s Affiliation Project, as they can only open new Chapters across Canada if they affiliate from the US and operate autonomously. For more information visit: www.canada.surfrider.org.

The Period Purse

The Period Purse is a non-profit registered charity that strives to achieve menstrual equity and reduce the stigma surrounding periods. The organization is volunteer run and delivers free menstrual products to people in need. Yearly, they donate reusable period products to remote Indigenous communities. In 2020, they only supported 31% of the demand. If selected, Project Change Foundation's grant will go toward creating a Moontime Period Book, a free educational book created by the Indigenous aunties and youth translated in their language. This free booklet will help reduce the stigma of periods and increase menstrual health knowledge. For more information visit: www.theperiodpurse.com.