GIVE65, a program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada, is the first and only crowd-fundraising platform exclusively devoted to helping registered charities raise money online for programs and services that create hope for seniors.
It can be challenging to raise funds for programs and services that help seniors in need. In the philanthropic world, seniors are often overlooked and registered charities are underfunded. At Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada, we believe we can inspire greater charitable giving in support of seniors when we work together with charities who share this common mission. By working together, we can increase social awareness and the capacity of charitable organisations to care for the growing senior population - ultimately helping even more seniors in need.
The need is great. I think GIVE65 is a rallying cry for all of us - the public and private sectors - to come together and create hope for our seniors in need.
-Lori Hogan, Co-founder of Home Instead Senior Care
The GIVE65 Event is a 65-hour, crowd-fundraising event for registered charities serving seniors. This year's event (2018) is July 10 - 12. If you're a registered charity providing services and programs to seniors and are interested in participating, you can apply February 14 - April 30, 2018.
A limited number of organisations from the pool of applicants will compete for matching grants. All approved, participating organisations will be eligible for bonus grants recognizing outstanding small-, medium-, and large-sized participating organisations based on operating budget.
Use this site to learn what the GIVE65 Event is all about and how your charitable organisation can get involved.
Complete and submit an online GIVE65 Event Application between February 14 and April 30, 2018. Please note, the GIVE Event application is only available during the 10-week window when GIVE65 Event applications are accepted.
Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada will notify the charitable organisations selected to participate in the GIVE65 Event. Some will be eligible for any available matching grants while all GIVE65 Event participants will be eligible to compete for any available bonus grants.
Download and use the GIVE65 toolkit to plan a successful 65-hour crowd-fundraising campaign in your community.
Starting at 7 a.m. on July 10, 2018, through midnight July 12, 2018 (Central Time), for 65 hours, participating reistered charities will use the GIVE65 toolkit promotional content to rally their supporters to give in support of seniors.
Celebrate and share your appreciation with the community! Real-time results will be posted on the leaderboard at GIVE65.ca.