About Us

We'd Love To Introduce Ourselves!

Funding Innovation was formed in 2015 to provide charities with a zero cost, zero risk, fundraising alternative called the Art Easel Program. The program generates sustainable, long term, non-designated funding to help fund the charities’ most urgent needs.

We now supports 134 charities, operate coast to coast, have over 2,000 easel hosting locations, and as December 2021 have raised over $10,000,000 for the charities we support.

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Mission, Vision, & Values

Company History

Humble Beginnings
Funding Innovation was founded on January 15th, 2015 as a result of the philanthropic spirit of it’s founding partners- Ron Gardner, Peter Beresford, Darryl Budd and Chris Carter. The program was created to help charities and non-profit organizations meet the constant struggle to secure the funding they require to support their specific causes.
2015
Raised $1 Million Dollars
In May 2016 we raised our first million!
2016
National Charity Partner
In 2016 Children’s Miracle Network joined the Art Easel Program!
2016
National Charity Partner
In 2016 Make-A-Wish joined the Art Easel Program!
2016
Raised $2 Million Dollars
In February 2017 we reached the $2 million dollar mark for funds raised.
2017
National Charity Partner
In 2017 Support Our Troops joined the Art Easel Program!
2017
Raised $4 Million Dollars
In May 2018 we reached the $4 million dollar mark for funds raised.
2018
Raised $5 Million Dollars
In November 2018 we reached the $5 million dollar mark for funds raised.
2018
Office Expansion!
In 2018 we moved to our new home at 3100 Harvester Rd. in Burlington Ontario!
2018
Raised $6 Million Dollars
In June 2019 we reached the $6 million dollar mark for funds raised.
2019
National Charity Partner
In 2019 Ducks Unlimited  joined the Art Easel Program!
2019
Raised $7 Million Dollars
In November 2019 we reached the $7 million dollar mark for funds raised.
2019
Raised $8 Million Dollars
In May 2020 we reached the $8 million dollar mark for funds raised.
2020
$10 Million raised!
As December 2021 have raised over $10,000,000 for the charities we support!
2021

Our Team

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