About Us

We'd Love To Introduce Ourselves!

The introduction of the Funding Innovation Art Easel Program provided a unique opportunity to create sustainable, long term funding for organizations in order to continue to provide support to the charities they serve within their communities. By partnering with charities and retailers, Funding Innovation secures host locations for art easels to display amazing, high quality, exciting art, sport, and music prints that the general public can bid on, in support of an amazing charitable cause.

All of the products featured in our programs are fully licensed and made in Canada. Our two manufacturers are located in Ontario, both family-run and owned. We work hand in hand with Frameworth Sports Marketing in Toronto, and Art East in London.

We proudly give a minimum of 70% of the net proceeds to our charities.

Since then, we have outgrown our office space twice, nearly tripled our staff and grown our list of charity and corporate partners to over 135 in total! Since our inception we have donated over 80% of our net proceeds to our charities and we have raised over $10 MILLION for Canadian charities from coast to coast, and we keep going!

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Mission, Vision, & Values

Company History

  • 2015

    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.

  • 2016

    Raised $1 Million Dollars

    In May 2016 we raised our first million!

  • 2017

    Raised $2 Million Dollars

    In February 2017 we reached the $2 million dollar mark for funds raised.

  • 2017

    Raised $3 Million Dollars

    In October 2017 we reached the $3 million dollar mark for funds raised.

  • 2018

    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.

  • 2019

    Raised $6 Million Dollars

    In June 2019 we reached the $6 million dollar mark for funds raised.

  • 2019

    Raised $7 Million Dollars

    In November 2019 we reached the $7 million dollar mark for funds raised.

  • 2020

    Raised $8 Million Dollars

    In May 2020 we reached the $8 million dollar mark for funds raised.

  • 2020

    Where We Are Today

    Over the past five years with the help of the charities we support, we have dramatically increased the number of easels we have supporting our Art Easel Program. As a result of growing support of retailers across Canada, we are on track to raise over $9 Million dollars for the charities we support by the end of this year.

Our Team

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