DKM Foundation
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Our Work

 

Our Work

 

We work collaboratively with like minded organizations that are working towards common goals. We believe that by working together, we can be more efficient and effective, ultimately achieving a greater impact. DKM seeks to be catalytic, we strive to create transformational change that goes beyond simply writing a cheque by leveraging our resources to drive systemic social change.

DKM is a grantmaking organization, and provides direct grants to Canadian Registered Charities. Through partnership, we have the ability to provide grants to U.S. federal tax exempt nonprofits that have 501(c)(3) status. In addition to granting, we make investments in early-stage ventures that align with our mission and values.  

We do not accept unsolicited proposal, we encourage potential partners to review our website before contacting us for funding.

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DKM is an active impact investor, supporting early and growth stage companies that align with our mission and values. We believe that by bringing new solutions to old problems, we can support innovative and viable solutions to complex challenges, enabling organizations to be scalable and sustainable while having a positive impact and building economic prosperity for all.

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Our Network

 

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Working locally and globally to advance sustainable development and global citizenship.

 

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Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development.

 

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Impact Investing & Gender Lens Investing Strategies.

 

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Changing the way investors view and invest in Africa.

 
 

 
 
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin
 
 

 
 

This Is How We Do It


opportunity creation

The world of music is ever growing and evolving, and we’re not just talking about sound trends. With the consistent introduction of varying revenue streams and distribution channels, the opportunity for profit grows, but so does the complexity. We take pride in clearly explaining and navigating the often foggy landscape of entertainment law and its relationship to music industry professionals of all types. We help our clients draft and negotiate contracts relating to recording, publishing, licensing and distribution, sponsorship and merchandising.


embedded impact

Ideas, tangible or not, are the most important things to protect in today’s competitive creative market. With so many channels and constantly replenishing feeds to watch out for, tracing the ownership and originality of a design, brand name, or invention needs the laser-focused eye of a trained attorney. We’ll handle the search, application, and filing process of trademarks, copyrights, and patents. And if your idea has been infringed upon, our litigation team will negotiate the best possible licensing and settlement agreements.

equity & self-determination

The way people consume entertainment is constantly in flux, so the laws must adapt quickly. Harris Ingram strives to anticipate these changes so you can focus more on creating a performance of a lifetime. Among our clients are actors, directors, unions, agencies, writers, animators, and many other industry talents. We draft and negotiate development, production, financing, and sales & distribution agreements. Tailoring each contract according to a project’s scope, size, and budget, we secure the appropriate creative rights for all talents involved.


sustainability

Fashion law is a little bit like the Wild West. There’s a lot of potential, but the rules can be convoluted and vague at best. Protecting a brand or even a single design involves intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks, and patents. A successful case requires creativity and flexibility. Harris Ingram represents boutique design houses like Marta and Thorne, individual designers like Mara Bond, and illustrators and graphic designers. We protect their products against copycats large and small, and guide them through manufacturing ethics and labeling laws.


scalability

Demystifying art law is in itself a creative practice. It requires finesse, strategic structuring, and, in many ways, empathy. At the end of the day, art and its worth is profoundly personal. In such matters, mediation or arbitration almost always yields the most fulfilling results. However, should the occasion arise, our lawyers are more than prepared to move into litigation. From artists, agents, dealers, galleries, museums, and auction houses, our clients have always walked away from their disputes or deals knowing that their core interests were preserved.