What we Do
WE ARE TRANSFORMING GOOD CAUSES INTO GREAT INVESTMENTS AND FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING LIVES.
Through our partnerships with social purpose organizations (SPOs), we are giving more underserved Canadians access to the foundations of a prosperous life: education, skills leading to meaningful employment, and health and well-being. This benefits everyone by creating a stronger economy and community.
At LIFT, we make our investments in society work harder, deliver greater impact on a larger scale, and help vulnerable and at-risk populations in more significant numbers.
Our unique value is that we apply business discipline to SPOs that are already doing good work, helping to build their capacity so they can do even more.
We work in partnership with SPOs on essential areas such as: strategy, governance, fundraising, legal, HR, research and evaluation, IT and financial management systems. We develop long-term business plans and help with diversifying income sources, fundraising tools and connections, raising profile, coaching senior staff, data capture and management, impact measurement, franchising agreements and fit-for-growth financial systems.
By providing SPOs with expertise, leadership, and strategic support focused on capacity-building, we are helping them be more effective and sustainable.
LIFT provides social purpose organizations with a combination of management support from our impact team, pro bono business expertise from our partner network, and strategic funding. These organizations consistently tell us this combination, and our passion for their success, is a more effective investment than money alone.
LIFT invests in organizations whose programs help remove barriers to health, education, skills development and employment for vulnerable and at-risk Canadians. We believe these are the fundamental factors for social and economic prosperity, for individuals and our country as a whole.
The organizations we work with are helping Canadians achieve better health, an education, and the skills they need to find and keep a well-paying job. They are transforming the lives of vulnerable Canadians, including at-risk youth, indigenous people, new Canadians, people with disabilities or mental health challenges, and those who are unemployed and under-employed.
LIFT Philanthropy Partners, with funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, is excited to announce the launch of Better Beginnings, Bigger Impact, a new LIFT initiative that will help 10 immigrant-serving organizations across Canada expand their capacity and reach to deliver meaningful change in the lives of newcomers.