Some great news in the fight to advance social justice and human rights: our ally, friend, and supporter, Unbounded Canada Foundation on behalf of Rob Milne, has made an incredible commitment to the Pivot Foundation. Unbounded Canada has pledged $1,000,000 over the next 10 years—$100,000 a year—to support the Pivot Foundation’s mission of supporting charitable programs and projects that work in collaboration with marginalized communities affected by homelessness, drug use, policing, and engaged in sex work.
The Pivot Foundation is the charitable partner of Pivot Legal Society. This commitment is outstanding not only due to its sheer size and generosity, but also because it will directly contribute to the long-term sustainability of the organization. For many non-profits, the struggle to finance ongoing work is one of the things that keep staff up at night.
If we invest in a new staff person, will we be able to keep them beyond this year? What if a piece of litigation continues beyond the current funding cycle? We have a two-year commitment from a donor or funder, but what happens after that? What if we have the opportunity to take on a Charter challenge that could take years to complete, but has the potential to change the landscape of human rights in Canada?
With this year’s gift representing nearly 10% of Pivot’s operating budget in 2018, we can sleep a little easier knowing that we’ll be able to do what really matters: continue fighting for human rights for marginalized people across Canada.
We thank Unbounded Canada, Rob, and his family for this deeply touching and important commitment. Their leadership is helping to create a more equitable and just society for marginalized people, now and well into the future. We’re so proud to have them by our side for the long haul.
If you would like to make a gift and join the Pivot Foundation in their commitment to ending marginalization and stigma, you can do so by clicking here. To discuss how you can make a transformative difference to Pivot’s work, contact Development Manager Katie Koncan at [email protected] or 604-255-9700 ext 158.
Your tax-deductible donation to the Pivot Foundation, charitable partner of Pivot Legal Society, will help protect the legal rights of marginalized persons. Pivot Legal Society delivers some of these charitable services as the agent of Pivot Foundation, and also does its own social justice campaigning work.