Our grant program

We believe in all the creative, independent. free thinkers out there who are up to stuff. We know that when you feel your finest, amazing things happen. Feeling your finest is a much deeper endeavor than simply the way that you accessorize. That’s why we’re committed to supporting people, causes and organizations centered around improving the well being of all of the diverse people living on this planet (and the planet herself).

We wanted to highlight some of the organizations, causes, businesses and individuals that we have supported in service of this mission so far:  

Up With Women
Wild2Free
Wildlife Victoria
Reclaim the Block
Black Visions Collective
Vancouver Frontline Workers PTSD Clinic
NIA Centre
Life for Lucy
Breakfast Club of Canada
Food Banks Canada
Black Youth Helpline
Heart and Stroke Foundation
The Frontline Fund

In 2021 we're happy to have already supported PALS Autism Society. PALS provides year-round, highly specialized and individualized educational programs for students in grades K-12 with moderate to severe autism spectrum disorder. With the pandemic, they have had numerous unforeseen costs (i.e., PPE, cleaning supplies, environmental modifications), students’ parents are losing income. They received a grant from us in early January and we received a heartwarming response in the form of a video.

Starting in 2019 we offered an opportunity to extend our support to other women entreprenuers with our Lover’s Tempo Grant Program. The program offered mentorship and a $500 grant to other entreprenuers to help them grow their business. Here is some more information about our two entreprenuership grant winners:

Our inaugural grant went to Beam Paints, headed by artist and paintmaker Anong Beam. Beam Paints is the result of a multi generational love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. Anong creates handmade, highquality watercolours and wild foraged inks using her personal experience in indigenous pigment. Their watercolour pans are packaged in slices of cedar and birch that are offcuts from an indigenous sustainable lumber operation, making their packaging completely plastic-free.

“I am so thrilled and excited to be chosen by Lover’s Tempo, their grant will help my business expand and grow! Their support and mentor ship comes at a crucial time and I look forward immensely to learning from them!”

- Anong Beam
@beampaints
beampaints.com

In Spring 2020 we were delighted to announce the second winner of our grant. Brittany Trafford is the mind behind Wrappr, a no-waste alternative to gift wrapping. Their reusable product is made out of recycled materials while also being organic and biodegradable. The artwork is curated by their talented team of graphic designers and chosen based on its versatility for multiple occasions and celebrations.

“I feel like this mentorship is becoming a part of my journey at a perfect time, it’s very motivating to have someone to talk to and I’m excited to speak again.”

- Brittany Trafford
@givewrappr
wrappr.com

We believe in being a business with a deeper purpose that profits. We want to use our platform to enrich lives wherever we can. If you have any suggestions for opportunites for Lover’s Tempo to give back or collaborate with a worthy cause, organization, person or business in your community, please send a message to grants@loverstempo.com.