Small Change Fund


Small Change Fund empowers you to make big change with small change. We provide a place for you to discover, share, connect with, and support amazing grassroots projects in communities across the country – projects that need just a small amount of money to make a real and significant impact in the world.

We make giving simple.
Call it bottom-up investment, grassroots grant-making, place-based funding, micro-philanthropy. Whatever its name, it’s a new way of giving. We use the power of the Internet to engage everyone at their own level to share with others. We open up the giving process so you can have a hand in solving the problems you care about most. You read, you choose, you give. You can give money, you can give time, you can give support. It’s that simple.

We put you in touch.
Did you know that less than 1% percent of Canadian giving goes to grassroots groups and only a fraction of that goes to support environmental and international causes? Local projects on the ground are often overlooked, especially when they’re needed most – it’s a funny thing, but tough times and complex challenges are just when small, local solutions make the most difference. As the only Canadian organization of its kind, Small Change Fund puts you in touch with people on the ground, people who are best able to figure out and fix the problems in their communities.

We multiply your gifts.
Small gifts can equal big impact. Your support – whether time, money, or encouragement – combines with that of other supporters across the country to create big change in communities. We multiply your gifts so that whatever the size, you’re encouraging others to give and are combining your support with others to have an even greater impact.

We back you up.
Small Change Fund has the backing of advisors from coast to coast to coast. They bring decades of social and environmental expertise to the projects you see on our site – local scientists and activists, leaders of small networks and coalitions, teachers, journalists, photographers, and national environmental leaders – they are the heart of Small Change Fund. They help you make good decisions, connect you to projects in their communities, and lend you their wisdom, experience, and expertise. What does this mean? That you can support projects with the security of knowing that they have been given a stamp of approval by experts with global, national and local priorities in mind.

We think globally.
Because we work with the Global Greengrants Alliance of Funds – an alliance that supports grassroots projects around the world – Small Change Fund is at once local and global. We work with partners in Mexico, India, Siberia, Nigeria, China to turn local action into global impact.