Grants Ontario provides you with one-window access to information about grants that are available to you, how to apply for grants and how to check the status of your application. Grants applications will now completed on-line – including this round of HCF grants. Grants Ontario makes applying for a grant easy. Enter your organization's information once and it will remain safe and secure, ready for you to access any time you want to apply for a grant – regardless of whether you're applying for one grant or multiple grants.
You will need to complete the enrolment process on the new Grants Ontario web portal before applying. Please click here to access Grants Ontario.
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
Website Link - GoodLife Kids Foundation (GLKF)
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
Website Link - Devon Canada's
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.
Website Link - Allstate 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.
Website Link - Atkinson Foundation
Registered charitable and not-for-profit organizations that focus on the health of children and youth up to 18 years of age.
Website Link - Bell
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Website Link - Cultural Spaces Canada - Canadian Hertiage
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.
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.
Website Link - Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP)
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.
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.
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.
Website Link - Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund - Ministry of Toursim, Cluture and Sport
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Website Link - Canadian Paralympic Committee's