BUSINESS AND PHILANTHROPY HAND IN HAND.
Committed to giving back to the communities he finds himself in, Mark Weingard extended Inspirasia’s support to Malta shortly after he relocated there in 2012. The foundation has organised and contributed towards a number of philanthropic events and initiatives there over the years.
In 2016, Inspirasia Foundation joined forces with The Gasan Foundation to launch the Malta Social Impact Awards, which provides opportunities for local changemakers to receive financial and non-financial support to develop an initiative that has a positive social impact on Malta.
Malta Social Impact Awards
Launched by the Gasan Foundation and Inspirasia Foundation in 2016, the Malta Social Impact Awards (MSIA) aims to create opportunities for changemakers, while inspiring others to give and to give well. By bringing business and philanthropy together, MSIA gives changemakers the chance to win both financial and non-financial support to develop a sustainable initiative that has a positive social impact on Malta.
Valletta Research Project
Conducted by the University of Malta and funded by Inspirasia Foundation, the research project, “Understanding the Valletta Community”, aims to identify the needs of the Valletta community by mapping the pressing social issues and challenges they face.The results of the research will be used by the Valletta Local Council to create the basis for future projects that aim to improve the lives of the Valletta community.
Academy of Givers
The Academy of Givers is the first of its kind in Malta, dedicated to making a real difference by providing a platform for like-minded people to come together, to learn and be inspired. The Academy of Givers aims to improve philanthropic and CSR efforts in Malta, by changing mindsets and the giving environment through legislative change.
Since 2015, Inspirasia Foundation, in collaboration with Iniala Giving, has organised a number of philanthropic and charitable events in Malta. These include forums that explored and inspired high impact giving, as well as gastronomic charity events, such as ‘Esenzi at the Palace’, which raised €100,000 for the Malta Community Chest Fund.