Funding Opportunities

Children Running - Ontario Trillium Foundation

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Sobeys

The Earth Day Canada (EDC) Community Environment Fund, in partnership with Sobeys, provides financial grants of up to $20 000 to support local environmental initiatives and projects in Ontario. As a result, not-for-profit organizations, charities, and schools have a greater opportunity to develop sustainable projects that educate and inspire action in communities across the province.
Deadline:  August 31st, 2011
Type: Environment
Website Link - Sobeys

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Funding through the Small Project Component supports activities that improve the built environment through the renovation, construction and retrofitting of buildings, modification of vehicles for community use and through the provision of accessible information and communication technologies. All projects funded through this component must create or enhance accessibility for people with disabilities within Canada.
Deadline:  September 23rd, 2011
Type: Community
Website Link - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Halton Region Health Department Play, Live, Be Tobacco-Free Sports

This grant supports the development and promotion of tobacco-free policies by sport and recreation organizations. For more information, please contact Celina Degano, Health Promoter, Chronic Disease Prevention, Halton Region Health Department\ at celina.degano@halton.ca
Deadline:  September 30th, 2011
Type: funding
Website Link - Halton Region Health Department Play, Live, Be Tobacco-Free Sports

PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation

Individual Leadership Grants and Team Leadership Grants Gives charities the flexibility to take advantage of a development opportunity that best meets their needs.
Deadline:  October 28th, 2011
Type: Leadership
Website Link - PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation

McKesson Foundation

Grant applications deadline: October 31, 2011 Selection announcements: Spring 2012 All grant applications must be submitted by email to: fondationMcKessonfoundation@mckesson.ca For more information on the Regional Grants Program or to obtain the application form and selection criteria, please visit: http://www.mckesson.ca/en/corporate-citizenship/mckesson-foundation McKesson Canada cares about the communities in which it operates and is deeply committed to building healthier and stronger communities by making a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families. The Canadian Regional Grants Program awarded close to $250,000 to charities in 2011.
Deadline:  October 31st, 2011
Type: Health, Education, Poverty
Website Link - McKesson Foundation

BMO Kids in Motion

Charities across Canada that focus on keeping children healthy and active; local programs involving children and youth between the ages of 3 and 18 in sports and activities with a focus on physical participation.
Deadline:  December 31st, 2011
Type: Children & Youth, Active Lifestyle
Website Link - BMO Kids in Motion

General Mills Canada-Champions For Healthy Kids

Non-profit registered charitable organizations that work in the areas of youth fitness and nutrition. The goal is to encourage communities across Canada to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of young people ages 2-20.
Deadline:  December 31st, 2011
Type: Children & Youth, Health & Diet, Active Lifestyle
Website Link - General Mills Canada-Champions For Healthy Kids

Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion

Local and provincial not-for-profit organizations that provide and enhance opportunities for physical activity and community sport and recreation. Funded projects generally fall under one of four types: planning, implementation, development, or a combination thereof.
Deadline:  February 28th, 2012
Type: funding
Website Link - Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion

Mountain Equipment Co-op

MEC is committed to sustainability in everything they do. In addition to reducing the ecological footprint of their business, they provide financial support to Canadian conservation and outdoor recreation groups. Questions? Email: community@mec.ca Telephone: 1-866-632-3863
Deadline:  March 10th, 2012
Type: funding
Website Link - Mountain Equipment Co-op

After School Grants - Royal Bank of Canada

The RBC After-School Grants Project is offering more than $2 million in grants to fund first-time and renewed grant recipients. The grants are awarded by regional community panels made up of experts in the fields of youth and education. Each organization should have a mandate to keep students in grades K-12 safe as well as positively engaged through an enriched curriculum after their classes end each day. RBC After-School grants of up to $40,000 are provided by the RBC Foundation to programs in at-risk or underserved communities
Deadline:  March 12th, 2012
Type: funding
Website Link - After School Grants - Royal Bank of Canada

Canadian Geological Foundation

For more than 40 years, The Canadian Geological Foundation has played a key role in sustaining geoscience education, outreach and awareness across the country. Supports charitable and educational initiatives in the education of students and all phases of study, research and dissemination of knowledge relating to the science of geology. Deadline: March 31st of every year For more info, contact: Dr.Stephen Johnston School of Earth & Ocean Sciences University of Victoria P.O. Box 3055 Victoria, BC V8W 3P6 Tel: 250-472-4481 Fax: 250-721-6200 Email: stj@uvic.ca
Deadline:  March 31st, 2012
Type: funding
Website Link - Canadian Geological Foundation

Halton Region Community Investment Fund

Category Two: Multi-Year Program Grants: Provides multi-year funding to non-profit, charitable, community health and social service programs aligned with funding priorities. Grants will be awarded for a maximum of three years and up to $125,000 per year. Deadline for letters of intent: April 23, 2012 by no later than 2 p.m. Those who are determined eligible at the letter of intent stage will be invited to submit a full application for funding by no later than May 18, 2012 by 2 p.m. Letters of intent will be responded to within five business days. Applicants are encouraged to submit their letter of intent as soon as possible as this will leave more time to complete the full application.
Deadline:  April 23rd, 2012
Type: multi-year funding
Website Link - Halton Region Community Investment Fund

Halton Region -Halton Region Community Investment Fund

Category One: One-Time Grants Funds community health and social service programs aligned with funding priorities for short-term, time-limited, small capital and/or innovative projects. Grants will be awarded for a maximum of one year and up to $20,000. Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2012 by no later than 2 p.m.
Deadline:  May 2nd, 2012
Type: small capital/one time
Website Link - Halton Region -Halton Region Community Investment Fund

Donner Canadian Foundation

Nonprofit social service agencies have an opportunity to win a share of $60,000 in prize money through the Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services. The Donner Awards encourage best practices and greater accountability by recognizing outstanding performance in 10 key areas, including: management and governance, the use of staff and volunteers, innovation, program cost and outcome monitoring.
Deadline:  June 1st, 2012
Type: funding
Website Link - Donner Canadian Foundation

Canada Dry Mott's and KaBOOM - Let’s Play Maintenance Grants

The Let’s Play Maintenance Grants are for communities who wish to keep their playground areas clean, safe and more inviting. To qualify, organizations must demonstrate they have maintained their playground area and have held a volunteer-led improvement project on its grounds. A wide variety projects satisfy the grant requirements, including playground enhancement projects such as painting murals, building benches and shade structures, refilling/replacing safety surfacing at a playground, landscaping projects or park clean-ups.
Deadline:  July 31st, 2012
Type: Grant
Website Link - Canada Dry Mott's and KaBOOM - Let’s Play Maintenance Grants

Government of Ontario - Community Capital Fund

The Community Capital Fund (CCF) is a Government of Ontario funding program, administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The CCF provides funding for capital projects to registered charities and incorporated not-for-profit organizations that serve diverse cultural communities.
Deadline:  August 15th, 2012
Type: funding
Website Link - Government of Ontario - Community Capital Fund

Government of Canada - Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

First announced in Economic Action Plan 2012, the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund provides $150 million for the repair and improvement of community infrastructure facilities across the country. FedDev Ontario is delivering the Fund in Ontario with an allocation of $49.6 million over two years. Applications are being accepted for projects in Ontario until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on August 24, 2012.
Deadline:  August 24th, 2012
Type: Funding
Website Link - Government of Canada - Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

Grants Ontario - 2012-13 Creative Communities Prosperity Fund (CCPF)

The fund provides financial assistance to municipalities, Aboriginal communities and not-for-profit organizations to undertake cultural planning initiatives. In 2011-12, 44 organizations received $2.2 million in funding for a variety of projects, such as cultural mapping, toolkits and resources, culture plan development, and guidebooks and websites showcasing cultural assets.
Deadline:  August 24th, 2012
Type: Financial Assistance
Website Link - Grants Ontario - 2012-13 Creative Communities Prosperity Fund (CCPF)

Government of Ontario - Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund

The Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund provides grants to community groups for grassroots activities such as cleaning up a beach or shoreline, restoring a wetland, or creating a coastal or riverside trail. Nonprofit groups such as service clubs, environmental groups and scout troops are eligible. The program provides up to $25,000 per project for local actions to protect the Great Lakes and the streams that flow into them.
Deadline:  October 12th, 2012
Type: Grant
Website Link - Government of Ontario - Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund

CommunityCo-operatators Economic Development Fund (CED)

We support healthy communities through our endowment fund for community economic development (CED) in Canada. The purpose of our fund is to support community enterprises and initiatives that create local employment and promote local self-reliance.
Deadline:  October 30th, 2012
Type: funding
Website Link - CommunityCo-operatators Economic Development Fund (CED)

Environment Canada

Provides financial support to community groups that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. Funded projects promote the participation of local communities to address clean air, climate change, clean water, and nature to protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment. Non-profit groups and organizations are eligible. Projects may be located anywhere in Canada. For more info: Email: ecoaction@ec.gc.ca
Deadline:  November 1st, 2012
Type: funding
Website Link - Environment Canada

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

The purpose of the fund is to inspire and encourage people to become involved in species at risk recovery, and build on the good work already done by groups and individuals. Three eligible activity categories have been established for the Species at Risk Stewardship Fund to implement recovery actions including those stated within existing Government Response Statements and/or recommended approaches as stated within draft or final Recovery Strategies: Management and Planning Surveys, inventories and monitoring Outreach and awareness The Stewardship Fund is open to individuals and groups across the province, including: Landowners Farmers Aboriginal peoples Academic institutions Conservation organizations Individual Businesses Industries Municipal and local governments Non-government organizations
Deadline:  January 8th, 2013
Type: Funding
Website Link - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

GoodLife Kids Foundation (GLKF)

Canadian GoodLife Fitness Clubs annually fundraise for GLKF and the top fundraisers are recognized with a grant to a local organization. Grants are currently available in the following communities, for registered charities providing physical activity opportunities for kids ages 4 to 14: London, ON ($5,000); North York, ON ($3,000); Woodstock, ON ($3,000); Sault Ste. Marie, ON ($3,000); Toronto, ON ($3,000); Burnaby, BC ($3,000); Saskatoon, SK ($5,000); and St. John’s, NL ($15,000 to be shared by one or more organizations)
Deadline:  November 16th, 2013
Type: Funding
Website Link - GoodLife Kids Foundation (GLKF)

Devon Canada's

The grant program is intended to reflect the company’s commitment to the development of people and their support for programs that create healthy and respectful workplaces. The grant encourages innovative projects and activities that help to build organizational, rather than individual capacity. The organization must have an impact in one or more of the communities in which Devon operates.
Deadline:  November 30th, 2013
Type: Funding
Website Link - Devon Canada's

Aviva Canada

Aviva Canada, one of the country's leading providers of home, auto, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance. The company offers $1 million to encourage Canadians to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. Whether it's a project that will help get at-risk youth off the street and back into school, or other ways to extend a hand to those in need, the Aviva Community Fund enables individuals and groups to not only submit a community initiative for funding, but also become actively involved in making change happen.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Aviva Canada

Partnership Project - Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Minstrey of Citizenship and Immigration - Partnership Project Grants. The program supports projects of one to three years that are aimed at making a significant impact on Ontario's not-for-profit sector. The grants are aimed at projects that build capacity in the sector in areas such as communications, coordinated service delivery, volunteer management, training and governance
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Partnership Project - Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Community Cheer - Molson Coors Canada

The application process is open to community focused initiatives that aim to bring people together to be physically active, such as the construction or improvement of sports and recreation facilities or a community program that motivates physical activity.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Community Cheer - Molson Coors Canada

Cool Life Fund - Sirius XM

By providing instruments, sheet music, instrument supplies, and uniforms the SiriusXM Instrument Fund was created to help support the efforts of elementary schools across the country to refresh existing music programs and develop exciting new programming for students. Funding will be equally distributed between English and French language schools and will offer children an opportunity to benefit from their connection to music.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Cool Life Fund - Sirius XM

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Helps groups spark action on this issue in their communities. This competition provides financial support for advocacy initiatives that focus on increasing access to physical activity and/or healthy food for children across the province.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: Children, Obesity
Website Link - The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Blue Water Project Leadership Grants - Royal Bank of Canada

RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grants range from $25,000 to $500,000 and are eligible for organizations with projects in any of the regions in which RBC is located, including Canada, the United States, Caribbean and the British Isles. The RBC Blue Water Project is a 10-year, $50 million philanthropic commitment to support organizations that are committed to watershed protection and providing access to clean drinking water. Since 2007, RBC has committed more than $32 million in single and multi-year grants to over 450 organizations worldwide. Being selected for a grant is a competitive process. For more information and to download an online application form, visit www.rbc.com/bluewater.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Blue Water Project Leadership Grants - Royal Bank of Canada

Canadian Paralympic Committee's

The Recruitment Program Fund (RPF), also supported by the Government of Canada, awards grants of up to $10,000 to sports organizations to financially support the creation of a new sports program, or the expansion of an existing successful program that provides a positive introductory sports experience for participants with a disability. Funds may be used towards enhancing program options, such as facility rental space, coaching, volunteer training and more.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: sport/disabled
Website Link - Canadian Paralympic Committee's

Allstate Foundation

Charities and not-for-profit organizations that are involved in a variety of activities or educational initiatives around road safety, crime prevention, and home safety.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Allstate Foundation

Atkinson Foundation

Registered charities doing inovative projects that demonstrate how to improve the futures of children and youth at risk through more effective early years programming and policies.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Atkinson Foundation

Bell

Registered charitable and not-for-profit organizations that focus on the health of children and youth up to 18 years of age.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Bell

Tourism Development Fund - -Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

The aim of the program is to: Support the creation or revitalization of tourism attractions, sites and experiences Support innovative product development for emerging sectors that have demonstrated market potential Enhance the quality of tourism services, businesses and practices through training Assist with tourism planning and capacity support to ensure that the tourism industry is well positioned to make future strategic decisions, address issues and opportunities Assist communities with investment readiness, investor relations, investment attraction and communications. Tourism associations, economic development corporations, municipalities, tourism businesses and organizations interested in undertaking tourism-related initiatives which support industry development and increased visitation.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Tourism Development Fund - -Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Cultural Strategic Investment Fund -Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

This fund provides strategic support for projects that secure and enhance Ontario's cultural achievements. It helps applicants at provincial and regional levels make strategic investments that promote innovation, stimulate job growth, support new, dynamic content creation, penetrate new markets and encourage cultural tourism. The fund also supports the development of unique cultural resources to enhance the health and vitality of our communities and the quality of life of our people.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Cultural Strategic Investment Fund -Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund - Ministry of Toursim, Cluture and Sport

OCAF is open to large and small not-for-profit cultural and heritage organizations in all parts of Ontario. OCAF invests in good ideas: the Fund helps cultural and heritage organizations increase and diversify their earned revenue sources by attracting tourists and other visitors to new attractions and special events.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund - Ministry of Toursim, Cluture and Sport

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), is one of Canada’s leading grant-making foundations and is an agency of the Government of Ontario. OTF is a catalyst that enables Ontarians to work together to enhance the quality of life in their communities. They believe that communities across Ontario are rich in talent, creativity and drive, and our grants stimulate communities to build on these assets. Submission deadlines are March 1st, July 1st and November 1st
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Ontario Trillium Foundation

MLSE Team Up Foundation

Project-based programs run by community-based registered charitable organizations that target sports and recreation, and/or health and wellness of children and youth.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: Equipment and Facility Impro
Website Link - MLSE Team Up Foundation

Play Hockey Grants - Royal Bank of Canada

Community hockey organizations, sports associations and hockey-minded individuals with great ideas to grow the game and keep hockey vital. Support will be provided to a variety of hockey initiatives with an emphasis on those that increase access to the game of hockey, break down barriers to entry, introduce the game to newcomers to North America, and keep hockey growing and vibrant.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Play Hockey Grants - Royal Bank of Canada

Community Anniversares Fund - Canadian Heritage

Provides funding to local groups for non-recurring local events, related activities and minor capital projects that commemorate a significant local historical event or pay tribute to a significant local historical personality, that mark a 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years (e.g., 125th, 150th) and present the work of local artists, artisans, or historical performers. Successful applicants may receive up to 100 percent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Community Anniversares Fund - Canadian Heritage

Enabling Accessibility Fund - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Nonprofit organizations intending to hold an event can apply for up to $75,000 in funding to ensure accessibility and full participation of persons with disabilities. Projects could include items such as: sign-language interpretation, real-time captioning, readers and scribes, support persons, and interveners.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Enabling Accessibility Fund - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Benjamin Moore & Co.

Benjamin Moore & Co., Limited, in partnership with the Community Foundations of Canada, offers cash grants (up to $4,000) and paint (up to $750 retail value) to support heritage restoration projects in Canada. Canadian registered charities with volunteers from the local community may apply for funding, but priority is given to the specific communities targeted in Benjamin Moore’s three regions: Western, Central and Eastern. The communities change each year. Nancy F. Johnson Tel: 519-827-1395 Email: nfjohnson@gto.net
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Benjamin Moore & Co.

FORZANI GROUP LTD

The Power of Sport for Kids is a nationwide program created to recognize groups and organizations that support at-risk or disadvantaged children and youth (between the ages of 5 to 18) who would benefit from the infusion of sports and activity in their lives. Sport Chek stores’ fundraising initiatives provide the funds for a variety of sports equipment and accessories that will have the greatest impact to the children.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - FORZANI GROUP LTD

Cultural Spaces Canada - Canadian Hertiage

Initiative that contributes to the improvement of physical spaces for artistic creativity, presentation and exhibition, including the renovation and expansion of arts and heritage facilities. Not-for-profit arts and heritage organizations as well as some provincial/territorial, municipal or regional governments and agencies, or equivalent Aboriginal peoples institutions or organizations, are eligible to apply for funding anytime throughout the year. The CSC program generally supports up to 33% of eligible expansion or renovation projects and up to 40% of eligible specialized equipment purchases.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Cultural Spaces Canada - Canadian Hertiage

Nature Canada

Designed to teach young Canadians to become active and responsible environmental stewards through learning experiences offered by naturalists in Canada's natural parks. Not-for-profit organizations in Canada such as community groups, environmental groups, charities, and schools are eligible to apply, and priority is given to environmental education projects that take place in national and provincial parks, national historic sites with large natural areas and national marine conservation areas. Proposals are usually due in December each year.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: Heritage
Website Link - Nature Canada

Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP)

To educate communities about the development of renewable energy generation facilities; To encourage local community engagement, participation and investment in renewable energy projects by increasing awareness of renewable energy; and to provide funding for education involving a diversity of technology types and geographic regions in Ontario.
Deadline:  January 1st, 2020
Type: funding
Website Link - Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP)