To the fifth generation and beyond: Engaging younger generations in family philanthropy
In 2015, we reached out to the fifth generation of Lawson family members and invited them to come learn about philanthropy and to roll up their sleeves and engage in the work of the Foundation.
The result? 5G Fund: Accelerate. A micro-granting program that aims to kick-start ideas that will contribute to the wellbeing of Canadian communities.
In its inaugural year, the 5th Gen decided to focus on youth mental health and awarded 14 micro-grants for a total of $38,800 in support for youth mental health projects across Canada.
Active projects – 5G Fund: Accelerate Stream
Youth Awareness Power Program (2015-2016)
Alouette Addictions Services
The League of Extraordinary Individuals (2015-2016)
Autism Society of Edmonton Area
Lights On – Drug and Alcohol Off (2015-2016)
Beaufort-Delta Divisional Education Council
Teens2Twenties Support Group (2015-2016)
Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia
Peer Navigation Program (2015-2016)
Canadian Mental Health Association, Kamloops Branch
Peer Support Program (2015-2016)
Catholic Family Services of Hamilton-Wentworth
Youth Support Group for Youth with ”Dual Diagnosis” (2015-2016)
Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia
Parent Information Sessions (2015-2016)
Chances Family Centre
Supporting Specialized TCO2 Workshops Designed for Remote and Small Communities (2015-2016)
Children of the Street Society
The Heard – Word & Wellness Toolkit (2015-2016)
Family Service Thames Valley
GPS and Spectrum Youth Leadership (2015-2016)
Sarnia Lambton Rebound
We Are Who We We Are (2015-2016)
Social Planning & Research Council of Hamilton
VAFCS Youth Wellness Day (2015-2016)
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS)
Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques (SMART) Youth Program (2015-2016)
Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc.