Fundchange was started with a handful of innovative and forward thinking charities that understood the place social media has in today's world and the importance of engaging a new generation of donors. They also wanted to make it easier for current donors to participate in new and exciting ways.
NSTEP is a not-for-profit registered charity, providing hands-on nutrition and physical activity programs directly into the classroom in Alberta and British Columbia. Preventing childhood obesity is the goal of ‘NSTEP.Phone: 403.870.5448
Between Friends is a charitable organization that creates opportunities for people with disabilities to connect, grow, and belong through social and recreational activities. Through your support, Between Friends will optimize their reach and program offerings for children, youth, and adults with disabilities. Your donation means that program costs are more affordable and fee assistance will be available for families requiring financial support. Families with individuals who have a disability are estimated to experience a higher economic cost leading to social exclusion and isolation. Between Friends goal is to remove financial barriers to participation by subsidizing program fees and providing fee assistance. Social and recreational activities are fundamental to enriching self-esteem, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Between Friends facilitates programs with these goals in mind while promoting a focus on shared interests over individual differences.Phone: +1-403-269-9133
Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids
Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids (BB4CK) has been serving Calgary children and youth since 2002. In 2005, BB4CK began providing nutritious lunches to children and youth who would otherwise go without. Beginning in 4 schools, we have expanded to provide nutrition to nearly 1500 children every day, in 90 schools. In addition, we have partnered with 61 organizations and community groups who are providing an additional 1500 breakfasts, lunches or healthy snacks each day.
The impacts of the economic downturn are still being felt across our city and more children are suffering from food insecurity. We will continue to meet the demand with a completely nutritious lunch prepared in our downtown kitchen by volunteers (3000 volunteers through the 2009/10 school year) and delivered to schools throughout the city. In addition, BB4CK continues to explore community based solutions with churches, schools, caring parents and businesses. You can help by making it your problem. By using your voice, your time and your resources you can make a dramatic difference in a child's life.Phone: 403-264-7979
Canada Dance Festival
The Canada Dance Festival Society is a presenter of contemporary Canadian dance, a partner and a community player that facilitates the development of the art form, its artists and its appreciative audience.
As a national organization that presents live dance performances by professional Canadian artists, all activities are programmed with sensitivity to regional considerations, cultural diversity and audience development.
The Society’s signature activity is a biennial celebration of Canadian dance at the Canada Dance Festival. It takes place in Ottawa during even-numbered years, with the National Arts Centre as co-producer. Over 5-7 days, 200-300 artists from across the country participate in 30-50 performances that include several commissioned works and world premieres. As a national showcase, it attracts close to 60 Canadian and foreign presenters who attend the festival to follow the developments in Canadian dance and to select artists for their respective festivals and dance series.Phone: +1.613.947.7000
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of staff and volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. We fund leading-edge research on all types of cancer; we offer comprehensive and credible information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; and we provide local support to those living with the disease, to their family members and to their friends, through programs such as Peer Support, Clinic & Lodge accommodations, Living Well Beyond Cancer, and our free Transportation service. There are 65,000 volunteers across Ontario (7000 in Ottawa) helping us make cancer history.Phone: 613-723-1744 ext 3610
The Charity of Hope to Assist Needy Children Everywhere (CHANCE), launched in 2007, is an Ottawa-based, volunteer, not-for-profit organization. This unique organization is the only charity of its kind with a two-tiered scope; (1) engage youth in Ottawa by promoting the rewarding nature of giving back to the community, and (2) ensure all children have access to proper medical attention, educational opportunities, and the chance to play and have fun.Phone: 613-276-5437
Christian Children's Fund of Canada
Christian Children's Fund of Canada creates a future of hope for children, families, and communities by helping them develop the skills and resources to overcome poverty and pursue justice. For more than 50 years, we have followed the example of Christ by serving the poor regardless of their faith, cultural, and ethnic background.Phone: 905-754-3298
Christie Lake Kids
Christie Lake Kids creates opportunities for economically disadvantaged children and youth in Ottawa that changes the trajectory of their young lives through sport, arts, camp, mentoring and leadership programming that recognizes their needs, supports and challenges them.Phone: 613-742-6922
Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge
Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge was created to fulfill a growing need for wildlife services in the Ottawa region. Our mission includes wildlife rehabilitation, public education on living in harmony with wildlife and advocacy on behalf of wildlife. We want to provide a voice for wildlife, help reduce the incidence of conflicts with wildlife and offer animals
injured and orphaned as a result of human activity a second chance at survival.
Dress for Success - National Capital Region
Dress for Success Ottawa is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that provides professional attire, a network of support and the tools to help women thrive in work and life. We serve economically disadvantaged women who are looking to enter or re-enter the workforce in the National Capital Region. Since January 2011 we have assisted over 80 Ottawa women who are taking that step to secure their own economic independence.Email: Ottawa@dressforsuccess.com
Fashion Takes Action
Fashion Takes Action (FTA) is a non-profit members-based organization that officially launched in April 2009, but whose roots extend back to 2007 with Canada’s Greenest Fashion Event, the Green Gala. FTA is the proud sponsor of Design Forward, the first annual award created in recognition of the many talented eco fashion designers in both Canada and the United States.
Based in Toronto, FTA has built a globally credible reputation through collaboration with several leading environmental and fashion industry organizations. A leader in advocacy and awareness, FTA often delivers workshops, seminars and presentations on sustainable fashion and business to the fashion community, academia and the general public.
Our team consists of the FTA core staff, Kelly Drennan, green social media maven, and Sarah Kear, social enterprise mastermind, as well as stellar interns from post-secondary fashion and communications programs. Due to Fashion Takes Action’s extensive network in the environmental, Corporate Social Responsibility and fashion communities, we draw on a broad range of expertise.
FTA has had numerous partnerships over the years. Our current active partners include the Ryerson School of Fashion, Green Enterprise Ontario, Green Living Enterprises, Women and Healthy Environments Network, Ethik BGC (Montreal), and Eco Fashion Week (Vancouver).Phone: +1.416.778.5934
The FitSpirit mission is to inspire, motivate and inform young girls 13 to 17 to help them become healthy and active. FitSpirit is all about getting girls moving so they can better themselves through exercise. Everything we do for our girls is based on the core values we strongly believe in: good self-esteem, fun through sports and developing a healthy lifestyle.Phone: +1.514.622.8051
Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture
Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is a charitable, not-for-profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada. We present and produce work by artists with disabilities, and promote artistic excellence among artists working in all disciplines. We believe in the power of art. We believe in the power of moments that "shine"; moments of hilarity, of sadness or beauty; moments that make you feel profoundly human. Kickstart was the first to take up the challenge of creating a disability arts movement in Canada. Since 1998, we've developed an international reputation for bringing ground-breaking work to enthusiastic audiences. Our projects have included: visual art exhibits, creation of new dance works, public forums, the Swamp Angels Choir, and our signature Kickstart Festivals – featuring artists from around the globe performing theatre, music, dance and comedy.Phone: 604.681.5788
LiveWorkPlay supports people with intellectual disabilities to enjoy full citizenship in the Ottawa area community: real homes, real jobs, and real relationships.
Founded in 1995, LiveWorkPlay works with individuals, families, and partners in the private, public, and voluntary sectors to pursue social change and develop welcoming and inclusive thoughts and actions at both the personal and systemic level. This includes employers and employees who support diversity in the workplace.
The contributions of volunteers are critical to the effective pursuit of the LiveWorkPlay mission. A dedicated eight-member staff works closely with a remarkable volunteer team that has tripled to 150 since 2008, and has changed lives through direct support, as well as contributing and building social capital through personal and professional connections.
LiveWorkPlay recognizes the essential contributions of family members, self-advocates, and representative organizations to building an inclusive community. LiveWorkPlay cannot succeed without broad community support, and reaches out through traditional communications as well as social media that includes Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
MESH is a Network for Young Nonprofit Professionals in the National Capital Region is looking for funds to establish a mentor/mentoring directory, MentorMatch, that would facilitate the matching of individuals who are willing and able to be mentors, with those who are looking to benefit from mentorship.Phone: 613.238.7555 x239
New Hope Community Services
New Hope Community Services assists refugee claimants and new Canadian immigrants to become interdependent and productive members of Canadian society by providing transitional housing (minimum of three months), and connections with social, personal, educational, residential and vocational support.Phone: 604-628-3492
Ottawa Hospital Foundation
The Ottawa Hospital is your acute care hospital.
We are the trauma centre, the hub of cancer care, the rehabilitation centre for severe physical injuries and one of only three neonatal intensive care units for everyone in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. When you or a loved one requires complex surgery or medical care, you will come to one of three TOH campuses.
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation exists to help our community support improvements in patient care and equipment at The Ottawa Hospital, and groundbreaking research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.Phone: +1.613.761.4295
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is the voice for cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario.
For more than 15 years the Cancer Foundation has invested millions of dollars in the development of regional cancer services.
Working with community partners, the Cancer Foundation is ensuring that local residents have the best possible care close to home, access to research and new therapies, shorter wait times for diagnosis and treatment and overall improved quality of life.
In 2011, the Cancer Foundation will open the doors to Eastern Ontario’s FIRST Centre for Cancer Survivorship. The Maplesoft Centre will offer a new concept in cancer therapy – Cancer Survivorship Care - addressing the emotional, physical, social, practical, spiritual, informational and psychological needs of cancer survivors and their families.
Cancer Survivorship Care will be offered through a series of programs and workshops to assist the patient, and those closest to them, through every step of the cancer journey from pre-diagnosis, through the process of diagnosis and treatment, to post-treatment recovery.
Cancer Survivorship Care programming will be led by certified cancer care professionals and volunteers who will offer tailored individual and group services. The services are free of charge and without the need for a medical referral.
At the Cancer Foundation, we believe that survivorship happens one victory at a time. By working together, we are helping to make the next victory happen.
Founded in 2001, Ottawa Riverkeeper is a grassroots charity formed to protect, promote and improve the health and future of the Ottawa River and its tributaries. Ottawa Riverkeeper works collaboratively to inspire others to take action, to encourage responsible decision making, to hold polluters accountable and to recommend alternative practices and policies to safeguard our local waterways. Ottawa Riverkeeper is a member of Waterkeeper Alliance, an international grassroots organization founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Ottawa Riverkeeper is an independent voice for the Ottawa River, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote and improve its ecological health and future.Phone: +1.613.321.1120
Pick My Class
Pick My Class is a web platform where public school teachers can reach out to donors and request items that will enhance their student's learning experience. Donors can search through the teacher's requests that either interest, inspire or are geographically close to them, and donate. This is a free resource for teachers and an opportunity for you to be a neighbourhood philanthropist.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scarborough Women's Centre
Scarborough Women's Centre is a unique resource centre supporting women and girls to find emotional and economic independence. Founded in 1982, the Centre has touched the lives of 160,000 women and their children. It provides information, education, counselling and mentoring to facilitate the empowerment of women and girls to make long-term, positive changes with confidence. The Centre is a registered charity, #10795-9660-RR0001. Thank you for you interest in supporting women and girls to make brighter futures for themselves and their families!Phone: +1.416.439.7111
Sierra Club Canada
Sierra Club Canada empowers people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy and safe planet!
Sierra Club Canada uncompromisingly pursues its ideals and takes big risks for big environmental gains. Sierra Club Canada connects people. Working together we create a better world.
Our major campaigns areas are Health and Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Atmospheres and Energy, and Transition to a Sustainable Economy. Our work spans small local projects to large multi-year campaigns. One project at a time Sierra Club Canada is raising the voices of concerned citizens determined to protect and preserve our natural environment.
Be part of the solution and become a member of the Sierra Club Canada community by making a donation today!
Facebook: Sierra Club CanadaPhone: 1-888-810-4204
The Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa
The Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa has served the Ottawa community since 1923, reaching out to 4,500 children and youth each year through after-school, weekend and summer programs that build self-esteem and help to develop stronger social skills.Phone: +1.613.232.0925
The In Community
The In Community provides programs and services that maximize opportunities for people with physical disabilities to be fully integrated in the community, achieve their full potential and realize their true capacity for independence.
We take a leadership role in the identification of unmet needs and gaps in service and advocates for change. We work collaboratively with a region - wide network of organizations committed to building a strong, inclusive community for all.
Founded in 1957, The In Community (formerly Disabled Persons Community Resources) is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring the independence, inclusion and integration of people with physical disabilities in the Ottawa area.Phone: +1.613.724.5886
The Lighthouse, Children and Families
Founded in 1999, the Lighthouse, Children and Families contributes to the wellbeing of children whose lives are threatened by illnesses that require complex treatment, in order to support and guide their families. To carry out its mission, the Lighthouse operates Maison André-Gratton, Québec’s only pediatric hospice, which offers both respite stays and palliative care. It also offers in-home respite care and a family support program. All services are free of charge.Phone: 514 787-8809
The Otesha Project
The Otesha Project is a youth led charitable organization that mobilizes and equips Canadians to create local and global change through individual and collective choices. Our vision is to see sustainable consumption and lifestyle choices enter the mainstream of Canadian culture.Phone: 613 237-6065
The Ottawa School of Speech & Drama
The Ottawa School of Speech & Drama (OSSD) is a not-for-profit charitable organization offering training and education in theatre for all ages in the Ottawa region. Founded in 1988, the school is recognized for its high standards and commitment to the growth of theatre in the Ottawa region. The organization is dedicated to enriching of the lives of students, instructors, staff, volunteers and the community..
OSSD is founded on the belief that all students should have access to the enormous benefits gained through drama education. We have seen young lives substantially changed by these positive learning experiences. Because of this commitment, OSSD has an active scholarship program, supporting students of need with full and partial bursaries and scholarships.
Follow us on Twitter: @_OSSD_Phone: 613-567-6788