You Can Help Close the Gap in Indigenous Education

Your donation will assist thousands of Indigenous youth to reach their full potential through education

Thank you for considering making a gift to Indspire, the largest funder of Indigenous education, outside the federal government.

Through the generous support of our corporate, government, and individual donors, Indspire is able to provide scholarships and bursaries to Indigenous post-secondary students across Canada, as well as other exciting programs.


There are many ways you can support Indspire:

Make a one-time gift or become a monthly donor


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Include Indspire in your Will

Your personal legacy will honour your pride in helping Indigenous students realize their dream of a post-secondary education, provide mentors to support students, give educators the right tools to teach Indigenous K-12 students, and help schools meet the needs of Indigenous students. And you will love knowing that your support will make a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples and help Canada heal for the benefit of us all.

For more information on making a charitable gift in your Will and sample wording for your Will, please click here – and contact us or your financial planner.

To learn more about the impact you can have through your gift, as well as joining our Seven Generations Legacy Circle, please click here


Join the Brighter Futures Circle

Join the Brighter Futures Circle, Indspire’s nationwide Leadership Giving program – a circle of like-minded donors who want to deepen their connection with Indspire, and expand their support of Indigenous students and educators of Indigenous students.

As a member of the Brighter Futures Circle, you will play a leadership role in helping more Indigenous students realize their dreams. You’ll help set them up for success in post-secondary education, and put them on the path to a fulfilling career. You’ll provide significant support to all our programs. Rivers to Success mentorship. Soaring student conferences. And our K-12 Institute, in support of educators. But mostly, of course, you will help fund the bursaries that go directly to students across the country

You’ll be invited to our most important events throughout the year, including the National Gathering for Indigenous Education and the Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering. These are hosted in different cities each year. And you’ll be able to see your donations in action, and hear from students directly about what an impact you have had.

For more information on the Brighter Futures Circle, please click here to read the brochure. And here’s some examples of what your support can help accomplish, and a giving form to make a donation to join the Circle.


Giving at work

Did you know that the United Way allows donors to direct their gift to the United Way charity of their choice? If you are supporting the United Way through workplace donations, please consider designating Indspire on the United Way form as your charity of choice. It’s as easy as specifying on your United Way Form!

Donor designation occurs when you direct your gift to be allocated to Indspire when filling out the forms. A tax receipt will be issued by United Way and United Way will forward your gift to Indspire up to three times a year, minus an administration fee of up to 15% which is applied against processing costs, campaign expenses and pledge loss.

Your workplace United Way campaign representative may have more details.


Corporate matching gifts

Does doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the impact of your donation to Indspire, at no additional cost, sound appealing to you? Indspire’s corporate matching gifts program is a great way to do just that! If your employer participates in a matching gift program, your company will match donations that you make to charitable organizations like Indspire. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Find out if your company has a matching gift policy by contacting your Human Resources or Community Investment/Relations Department.

For more info, please contact us:
Ailis Hamilton
Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships
1.855.463.7747 x243


Donate airline or hotel points

Indspire is thrilled to be a participating charity with the Aeroplan: Beyond Miles program. It allows all Canadians to donate their Aeroplan points to Indspire which helps our organization support Indigenous youth to get the education they need to reach their full potential.

It is easy to donate. Simply visit Indspire’s Aeroplan charity page and click “donate now”. You will then be prompted to log into your Aeroplan account. Just follow the steps from there and your donation of Aeroplan miles can then be used by Indspire to provide greater access to youth to access our programs such as Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering.


Personal fundraising campaigns

Indspire welcomes the amazing support of champions like you to help fundraise and spread the word about our work with Indigenous youth across Canada. Every dollar counts in the fight to ensure Canada’s next generation of Indigenous students are provided the tools and resources for success. It’s easy to support Indspire when you involve your friends, family members or colleagues. As an Indspire Champion, you can invite others to join you in achieving a personal fundraising goal to support our work.

Learn more about how you can get involved
and help ensure Canada’s Indigenous youth realize their full potential.


Other planned gifts

Support Indigenous students through your Estate and Financial Planning



If you would like to make a gift by email or phone, please contact us: | 1.855.INDSPIRE(463.7747) x264

Legal name: Indspire
Registered Charitable Number: 118834696RR0001