Bringing hope and healing to the world.

The Charis Foundation equips people and organizations to carry out their God inspired vision. By partnering with Canadian Christian charities, we desire to see the love of Jesus bring hope and healing to all creation.

Years of History
Countries Served
Grants Given

Our Granting Process

It’s our honour and joy to steward our resources for the glory of God and the health of his creation. Our challenge is to discern where God is calling us to invest spiritually, relationally and financially. When we grant to an organization, we are entering a unique relationship that requires careful attention and regular contact.

“Development is not done to people or for people but with people. The key dynamic in development is promoting an empowering process in which all people involved–both the ‘helpers’ and the ‘helped’–become more of what God created them to be.”
Steve Corbett & Steve Fikkert, When Helping Hurts


Donors and Charities: Reconsidering and Re-authoring the Story

For almost five years, The Charis Foundation has been facilitating conversations with charity leaders and donors to discuss how to bring greater health and wholeness to the Christian charitable-philanthropic sector. We have been doing this alongside Brent Fearon of The Foundation Office, Lauri Thompson from Tapestry Philanthropy Partners, and Consultant Dr. Rod Wilson. We asked Dr. Wilson to write a summary of our shared conversations to date. We hope you find the article thought-provoking and invite your feedback on our reflections.

Impact Investing

We have been asking how we can leverage our invested assets for social and spiritual good. We invited Third Way Capital to share their understanding and approach to impact investing.

Reflections on Trust in the Pandemic

Over the past two years, The Charis Foundation has appreciated talking to iTeams Canada about how to navigate the pandemic both in Canada and with partners around the world. See their reflections on trust here.