Funding & Resources for Social Enterprises and Impact Organizations

ONGOING FUNDING TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund We provide flexible grants to Indigenous organizations, not-for-profits and community groups. Grants are available up to $50,000 and are to support Indigenous-led initiatives that support tangible positive outcomes. Requests…

Holding Hope – Insights from Purppl’s 2023 Impact Report

As we wind down the year, the Purppl team is thrilled to share our 2023 Impact Report. This report is not simply a summary of what we’ve done, but a celebration of the collective journey…

Emerging Patterns in Impact Investing

  “There’s enough money in the world. We don’t need more money. What we need more of is positive impact,” said Kristi Fairholm Mader, Managing Director of Thrive Impact Fund, at Connect Money Impact 2023…

Vinod Rajasekaran on the Massive Opportunity of 21st Century Social Change

What gives us hope for the future? Right now, we stand before a massive, once-in-a-400-year opportunity: to create a world where we are fundamentally trusting and co-creating the systems we live in. It is a…

Thrive Impact Fund invests in affordable, sustainable co-op housing

We’re celebrating! Purppl’s impact investment collaboration, Thrive Impact Fund, just committed to its first investment in BC’s Interior: Propolis Cooperative Housing Society, a new Kamloops-based non-profit housing cooperative with a mandate to build affordable, sustainable homes. With…

Impact & Leadership Development Program launches in Prince George

ILDP program offers coaching and support to Prince George-based social purpose organizations seeking to deepen community impact and strengthen financial sustainability.  Alongside the Prince George Community Foundation and Interior Savings Credit Union, Purppl is excited…

A journey to raising investment while challenging Capitalism

“We can’t Capitalism our way out of Capitalism,” were my words to a Zoom room full of social purpose leaders this past spring while sharing about Purppl’s path to taking on investment. Capitalism is a…

Learning in Relationship Podcast: Interview with Andrew and Kelly

Being in relationship is the spark, the pax’t, as they say in the Syilx nsyilxcən language, that deepens our understanding and moves us forward to create a better future. Building and healing through respectful relationships…

5 Indigenous Social Enterprises That Are Healing and Decolonizing the World

This National Indigenous History, we’re spotlighting 5 Indigenous social enterprises alongside whom we have the privilege to learn, grow and collaborate: Colouring It Forward, DEVA, IndigenEYEZ, Rad Relish and COYA Productions. Each of these incredible…

Impact & Leadership Development Program launches for social entrepreneurs and impact leaders

ILDP program offers coaching and support to BC Interior-based social purpose organizations seeking to deepen community impact and strengthen financial sustainability.  Alongside a coalition of impact-aligned partners in BC’s Interior, Purppl is excited to announce…

11 Ways Any Business or Organization Can Create Lasting Impact – From B Corps to Impact Measurement

In today’s world, creating a positive impact is not just a moral obligation, but an opportunity – and a competitive advantage. Customers, investors and employees expect businesses and institutions to go beyond profits and meaningfully…

Six Local Nonprofits Tackling Key Social Challenges to Receive Coaching Support with United Way BC and Partners

Six nonprofits in the Southern Interior who are helping to tackle key social challenges in our communities are the 2022 recipients of the Sustainable Recovery Grant. United Way British Columbia, working with other funding partners,…