Canada Grants and Fundraisers

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Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer
Last Updated: April 9, 2021
Date Published: February 12, 2021

Achēv

Achēv is a leading community-based charitable organization that delivers employment, newcomer, language, and youth services. We offer comprehensive and personalized programs of the highest quality to help people achieve their full potential. Each year, our dedicated team of more than 400 staff serves over 100,000 clients through virtual/online services and multiple in-person locations across the Greater Toronto Area. We are committed to making a positive and lasting difference in the diverse communities we serve. Learn more about our services at www.achev.ca.

4Cs Foundation - Canada

The mandate of the 4Cs Foundation is to build connections between children and their communities through arts projects in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada. Deadlines for Funding Applications: October 15, January 15 and May 15 of each year.

Abbotsford Community Foundation - Abbotsford BC, Canada

As a first step, the Grants Committee encourages the charities seeking funding to contact the Foundation office by email or phone call to discuss the upcoming program and/or project. Upon the initial screening acceptance, the Grants Coordinator will request a ‘letter of intent’. The ‘letters of intent’ will then be further screened by the Grants Committee Members and considered for an application process. In order to be eligible, the applying…

Adobe Corporate Affairs

Adobe supports strategic programs and partnerships that help make these communities better, stronger, and more vibrant places to live, work and do business. Non–profit organizations and schools must be located in the following areas to be eligible for support from Adobe: San Jose/Silicon Valley, California (southern San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, southern Alameda County); San Francisco, California, Seattle/King County, Washington, Ottawa, Onta…

Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Aga Khan Foundation Canada is a non–profit international agency that supports social development programs in Asia and Africa. Our programs focus on four core areas: health, education, rural development and building the capacity of non–governmental organizations. Gender equity and protecting the environment are integrated into every program.

Air Canada

The company considers requests for donations from organizations working to improve the lives of Canada’s youth as well as those conducting research into diseases. In some cases they make cash donations, in many others they donate promotional tickets.

Alberni Valley Community Foundation

The Alberni Valley Community Foundation provides a unique opportunity for citizens and organizations to make a tangible and lasting contribution in support of our Community™s visions and actions. The Foundation currently makes grants from the Community Fund once a year. The first stage is a letter of enquiry, directed to the Grants Committee. This must be received by January 15. Qualifying charities then receive an application form. Please note tha…

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation

The Alberta Ecotrust is an environmental grantmaking foundation created through the cooperative efforts of a number of founding corporations and environmental, non–governmental organizations. The Alberta Ecotrust provides financial support to non–profit community and environmental groups for practical and educational projects that involve public participation and benefit the natural environment.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

As the primary arts resource and grant funding body in Alberta, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts helps to unleash the potential of every artist through funding, arts promotion, and capacity–building services. With the same passion as Alberta’s artists, we provide behind–the–scenes support to artists and arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta&…

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research

supports the community of researchers who generate knowledge that improves the health and quality of life of Albertans and people throughout the world. Our long–term commitment is to fund basic, patient and health research based on international standards of excellence and carried out by new and established investigators and researchers in training.

Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation

The Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation was formed as a result of the merger between the Alberta Sport Council and the Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation. Its mission is to facilitate and enhance activities, lifestyles and legacies through the development of active partnerships in sport, recreation, parks and wildlife programs.

Allstate Foundation of Canada

The Allstate Foundation of Canada was established in 1977 to provide grants to charities and not–for–profit organizations that are involved in a variety of activities and/or educational initiatives around crime prevention, road safety and home safety.

Alpha Charitable Foundation

The objective of the foundations to show our love by lending a helping hand to the handicapped, the poor, the elderly, the children and the destitute, and sharing our talents with the less fortunate so that their lives become more meaningful and rewarding.

Altamira Foundation

The Altamira Foundation gives the highest priority to applications that focus on children and youth–targeted programs in these specific areas: Prevention of child abuse, Education, Preparation of youth for work, Programs that promote safe and healthy communities.

Altona Community Foundation

The mission of the Altona Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the town of Altona and the surrounding area for present and future use of projects to meet the diverse needs of the Community. The applicant must carry out its activities in The Altona Community Foundation geographic granting area. This area is to include the Town of Altona, Town of Gretna, Village of Rosenfeld and the area around Altona generally consisting of the R.M. of…

AmerisourceBergen Charitable Contributions Program - TX, PA, Quebec

The mission for the AmerisourceBergen Charitable Contributions Program is to serve local institutions and agencies in communities where the company operates through direct donations, volunteer support and healthcare education. Our contributions program focuses on improving the mental, social and physical well–being of the elderly populations in those communities. Special consideration for contributions will be given to qualifying programs in which Am…

Andrea And Charles Bronfman Philanthropies - Canada, Israel &US

The Foundations associated with The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies for over twenty years have focused their philanthropic vision on making a difference in Canada, Israel, the United States and around the Jewish world. Ultimately, ACBP seeks to span the separations created by geography, culture, and the requirements of daily life with a bridge built on the willingness of individuals in search of community, identity, and meaning. We operate in a…

Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada

The Foundation works to ensure that human guardians give all animals – wild, domestic, exotic – the care, treatment and protection owed them. By fostering direct services to animals in need, innovative research, and educational programs, the Foundation provides a rational alternative for those who wish to see their donations make a positive difference to the lives of animals.

Atkinson Foundation - Ontario

The Foundation was established “to receive and maintain a fund or funds and apply the income thereof, in perpetuity for religious, charitable or education purposes within the Province of Ontario.” In 1996, the mission was updated to “promote social and economic justice in the tradition of its founder,” Joseph E. Atkinson.

Aylmer Area Community Foundation - Ontario, Canada

The mission of the Aylmer Area Community Foundation is to distribute grants to organizations which provide a wide range of cultrual, educational, health, environmental, recreational, heritage and community services. The Foundation reaches out to people of all ages from the Town of Aylmer, Township of Malahide and the Municipality of Bayham.

Banff Community Foundation

The Banff Community Foundation encourages the unique culture of our National Park communities through our support of registered charities in the areas of recreation, arts, education, health, social services, heritage and environment. The Foundation does not provide grants for political or religious activities, deficit reduction, annual fund drives, travel expenses, team sponsorship or retroactive funding. Organizations are encouraged to contact the Foundat…

Bank of America Foundation

Our philanthropic approach is to create a positive impact in our communities today by investing in neighborhoods for the future. To achieve this goal, we form partnerships with key community stakeholders. We work with non–profit organizations to identify critical issues in local communities and invest in these organizations to better equip them to address these needs. Overall, our giving falls into four categories critical to the long–term suc…

Banting Research Foundation

The Banting Research Foundation supports promising young medical researchers across Canada, doing a broad range of medical research and who are setting up their first independent laboratory. Unlike many other foundations, it does not focus on a specific disease.

Battle River Community Foundation

The Battle River Community Foundation was established in 1995 to help build strong communities in east central Alberta, through grants from the endowment fund it manages. The Community Foundation prefers to make grants to organizations that are responsive to changing community needs. Innovative solutions and preventive actions are welcome.

Beautiful Plains Community Foundation

The mission of the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation is to preserve and advance the quality of life in the Community by developing permanent endowment funds, making responsible grants and acting as a catalyst for Community philanthropy and leadership. The “Community” will encompass the Town of Neepawa, the Unincorporated Village of Brookdale and the Rural Municipalities of Rosedale, Langford, Lansdowne and Glenella or their successors.

Bell Canada

Bell Canada supports educational, community, health and cultural initiatives which demonstrate leadership and innovation. Programs we support such as Kids Help Phone, Leaders Are IT and Dictee PGL are dynamic and innovative examples of how communication can make the world a better place.

Birks Family Foundation - Canada

The Birks Family Foundation works to contribute to a higher standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians, primarily through the support of Canadian universities, bursaries to students attending university in Canada, hospitals and health and welfare charities, and arts and cultural organizations.

Bow Valley Community Foundation

In making grants the Bow Valley Community Foundation stresses that the grant make a significant impact in the community through programs that are creative, responsive, diverse and flexible and meet the needs of our community. The Bow Valley Community Foundation awards grants to support activities in the following areas the arts, education, social services, environmental issues, health, culture, recreation and sports, or any other project that maintains or…

Bowen Island Community Foundation

The Bowen Island Community Foundation has been established, by and for the community, to build and manage endowment funds to improve the artistic, cultural, educational, recreational and social well–being of residents of Bowen Island. The Distribution Committee is made up of volunteers with knowledge and expertise in five fields of interest: Arts and Culture, Environment and Parks, Health and Welfare, Education and Youth, Seniors.

Brainerd Foundation

The Brainerd Foundation protects the environmental quality of the Pacific Northwest and builds broad citizen support for environmental protection. We make grants, provide guidance, leverage funding, and encourage collaboration within the philanthropic community. Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory constitute our geographic funding region. The Brainerd Foundation understands the importance of funding organiz…

Brampton and Area Community Foundation

The Brampton and Area Community Foundation is volunteer–driven, non–profit organizations that aims to strengthen communities by pooling the charitable gifts of various donors to create permanent, income–earning endowment funds. Grants from the earnings of these funds are made annually to support a wide range of local initiatives from health, education and social services to arts, culture and the environment. Preference in grant making wil…

Brant Community Foundation

The Brant Community Foundation supports a wide range of local initiatives through their grant making programs – from health, education and social services to arts, culture, recreation and the environment. Preference will be given to applications that: address root causes; fill a gap or meet a need in the community; support capacity building to strengthen the organization and help them fulfill their mission; promote collaboration and sharing among age…

Brockville Community Foundation

The Brockville Community Foundation is still a modest foundation, and funds are limited, so grants are made based on the following general criteria: grants are made in all sectors: arts & culture, children & youth, education, environment, health, heritage, recreation, social services, seniors and so on, unless a specific call for proposals has been made. the work of the organization must take place within the geographic region served by the Foundat…

Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation

Build–A–Bear Workshop Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving communities and impacting lives through unique philanthropic programs that help children and families, animals and the environment.

Bulkley Valley Community Foundation

The Bulkley Valley Community Foundation strives to improve quality of life in our communities by awarding local organizations grants generated through responsibly managed donations and legacies. Field of interests include: Seven main fields of interest are established : education, scholarships, cultural, youth, community, social and family, and sports and recreation.

Bullitt Foundation

The Bullitt Foundation has substantially refined its funding focus, geographic priorities, approach to grant making, and operations. Where once the Foundation endeavored to cover the full range of environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest, it now will concentrate on urban issues, business and technology, ecosystem services and planning, and civic engagement. While the overall geographic region of interest remains the same, the Foundation will focus the…

Burlington Community Foundation

The Burlington Community Foundation invites applications from organizations in Burlington that work in a wide variety of charitable fields, including health and social services, the arts and culture, education, recreation, and the environment. The Foundation awards grants to local not–for–profit organizations holding charitable registration numbers with Canada Revenue Agency (or sponsored by an organization with charitable registration).

C.P. Loewen Family Foundation

The Foundation’s Areas of Concern include the education, faith, environment, poverty alleviation and the promotion of economic mobility, community–building in areas in which Loewen employees live and work, and respect and tolerance.

Cabot Corporation

Our Corporate Giving strategy is designed to support Cabot’s community outreach activities, with priority given to science and technology education, and community and civic improvement efforts in the communities where we operate. A key element of this strategy is to have Cabot’s four regions ” North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and South America ” be participants in Cabot’s Corporate Giving program.

Calgary Foundation

The Calgary Foundation develops networks that transcend special interests, providing knowledgeable and effective grants in the areas of Arts & Heritage, Human Services, Education, Environment, Health and Neighbourhoods.

Calgary Region Arts Foundation

The primary granting program of CRAF is directed toward registered non–profit arts organizations for annual operating grants. CRAF supports only municipal activities with municipal dollars. Support is intended for non–profit arts organizations which provide a program to the public of Calgary.

Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation

The Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation is a public, charitable foundation created by and for the people of Cambridge and North Dumfries. During 2009, the Grants and Community Leadership Committee has established the following priorities: Early Learning, After School Programs for Children and Youth, Arts & Culture, Substance Abuse, Literacy. Programs funded through endowed funds in areas such as the environment, social services, health,…

Campbell River Community Foundation

The Campbell River foundation strives to use the income from the funds entrusted to it to serve the interests of Campbell River in the areas of education, health and welfare, culture, environment and parks, youth and seniors. Geographic funding area served by the Foundation are North to Sayward, West to Buttle Lake, East to Cortes/Quadra Islands, and South to Oyster River.

Campion Foundation

The Foundation mission is to leverage foundation resources for the greatest possible impact in protecting pristine wilderness areas in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and western Canada; ending homelessness in Washington state; and strengthening the nonprofit community. Geographic Focus: AK, ID, MT, WA, and Western Canada.

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is a national arm’s length agency which provides grants and services to professional Cana dian artists and arts organizations in dance, media arts, music, theatre, writing and publishing, interdisciplinary work and performance art, and visual arts.

Canada Foundation for Innovation

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI’s mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non–profit research institutions to carry out world–class research and technology development that benefits Canadians.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

As one of Canada’s largest corporate donors, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce provides support to a broad range of programs. With our eye on the future, we focus special attention on the well–being of young Canadians. CIBC funds hundreds of initiatives that combine education, mentoring, research and skills development, initiatives that encourage youth to stay in school and plan for their future. Areas of funding interest include Youth, Educati…

Canadian Million Dollar Round Table Charitable Foundation

The Canadian Million Dollar Round Table Foundation awards grants annually to a variety of charities in communities across Canada. Funded by top life insurance professionals, the Foundation awards up to $5,000 per request to worthy charitable projects recommended by Foundation members.

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Advances its mission, goals and objectives through its sponsorship program for Initiatives Against Racism. The Foundation’s sponsorships are normally in the range of $500 to $5,000 per project.

Canadian Tire Foundation for Families

The Mission of the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families is to provide a helping hand to families in need by ensuring life’s basic needs are met.

Canadian Women's Foundation

Canadian Women™s Foundation raises money and makes grants to help stop violence against women and build economic independence for women and their children.

Canadian Youth Business Foundation

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation is a national charitable organization that empowers aspiring young Canadian entrepreneurs, age 18–34, to start up their own business.

Central Okanagan Foundation

The Central Okanagan Foundation provides ongoing support to the charitable sector. We provide funding for charitable projects that benefit our community. We can only accomplish this with the financial support of our donors. The COF�™s own granting program takes place twice per year in May and October. Funds from our endowments are pooled into a Community Fund and the income that is earned on these funds is what is granted out to the registered chari…

Chatham Kent Community Foundation

The Foundation supports charitable organizations concerned with education, health, arts and culture, recreation and social services that operate for the citizens of the Municipality of Chatham–Kent.

Columbia Basin Trust

Current areas of funding interest include Arts, Culture and Heritage; Children and Families; Community; Economic Development; Education and Training; Environment; Youth.

Columbia Valley Community Foundation

The Columbia Valley Community Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the vitality, dignity and quality of life in the Columbia Valley. Through its grant program, the Columbia Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) supports projects which enhance the quality of life of the residents of the Columbia Valley, from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen. Grants from the CVCF are awarded on a semi–annual basis in the spring and fall of each year….

Community Foundation of Greater Grande Prairie

TheFoundation mission is to better the quality of life, to improve health care and living conditions, to foster creativity, and to preserve our beautiful environment. By supporting charitable agencies we are really supporting individuals with specific needs in our community. Senior citizens, children, artists, people facing health challenges, members of multicultural groups and many others each benefit from the services and programs of charitable organizat…

Community Foundation of Greater Kingston

The Community Foundation of Greater Kingston has a number of funds from which it makes grants to support projects and organizations within the Greater Kingston area and some of our geographic neighbours. Areas of funding interest include Youth and the Environment.

Community Foundation of Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta

The Medicine Hat Community Foundation awards grants for charitable activities in the arts, education, social services, the environment, health, culture and recreation, or any project that will maintain or improve the quality of life for the people of southeastern Alberta. Of particular interest are initiatives which will strengthen an organization�™s management capability and promote collaboration and sharing among agencies.

Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (CFNL) is a province–wide, registered charity that builds and manages charitable funds for businesses, organizations, families and individuals. It distributes the income as grants to many of the humanitarian, educational, health and cultural charities in this province.

Community Foundation of Nova Scotia

The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is a public foundation established by and for the people of Nova Scotia. Our Mission is to strengthen the common good, improve the quality of life and address the most challenging issues in our communities. We support local donors in the management of their endowment funds and primarily grant to charitable organizations in the province of Nova Scotia. While our focus is Nova Scotia, donors can grant to any provincial…

Community Foundation of Southeast New Brunswick

The Community Foundation of Southeast NB (formerly the Community Foundation of Greater Moncton) is deeply committed to community development. We believe not only in helping our citizens in need, but in identifying the community™s potential and developing it in a sustainable way socially, economically and environmentally.

Community Foundation of Whistler

Founded in 1999, the Community Foundation of Whistler is an independent, charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of community life in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Comox Valley Community Foundation - B.C. Canada

Comox Valley Community Foundation supports a wide range of projects that are of benefit to the Comox Valley. Funded activities often provide a direct service to the community, or take an innovative approach to the community concern. Comox Valley Community Foundation is responsive to changing community needs and issues. Each of the above–mentioned Advisory Committees has developed goals reflecting its specific funding interests.

Computer for Schools - Manitoba

The Computer for Schools program is a joint initiative of the Government of Canada, the Government of Manitoba, and the Manitoba Telecom Pioneers. Our purpose is to recycle surplus computer equipment to benefit schools, libraries, literacy, volunteer groups and Community Access sites located in Manitoba.

Coquitlam Foundation

The Coquitlam Foundation is pleased to welcome applications for Community Grants and Student Bursaries and Scholarships on an annual basis. Applications are usually accepted in late February or early March of each year and are awarded in April. The Coquitlam Foundation is pleased to make available grant funds to Coquitlam organizations. Submissions in the following categories are invited but awards will not be necessarily be made in every category. Areas o…

Cornerstone 52 Foundation

This volunteer group of Toronto business executives, in partnership with individuals and corporations, has donated more than $1,400,000 to selected Canadian children’s charities.

David Suzuki Foundation

Since 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focusing on four program areas – oceans and sustainable fishing, forests and wild lands, climate change and clean energy, and the web of life – the Foundation uses science and education to promote solutions that help conserve nature.

Donner Canadian Foundation

The Donner Canadian Foundation does not respond to letters of inquiry or unsolicited requests for funding. However, it does maintain files about charitable organizations and their work. The Foundation uses this information “ along with research and input from advisors “ to inform its search for high–potential projects. Charitable organizations, or researchers affiliated with charitable organizations, may send our Executive Director a…

Drayton Valley Community Foundation

The Drayton Valley Community Foundation supports a wide range of charitable projects and causes in our community in the following areas: Social Services & Health, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Education, Environment.

eBay Foundation - Vancouver, BC

The mission of eBay Foundation is to make investments that improve the economic and social well–being of local communities. eBay Foundation works to fulfill its mission by collaborating with non–profit organizations and funding innovative programs primarily in microenterprise development. Through its Community Grants program, eBay Foundation also provides support to community organizations in areas where eBay employees are located such as the S…

Edmonton Arts Council

The Edmonton Arts Council supports artists and arts and festival organizations in Edmonton with a variety of grant programs.

Edmonton Community Foundation

Some of the areas of funding interest include Arts, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Human & Social Services, Health & Wellness, Recreation & Leisure, Environment & Conservation.

Edwards Family Charitable Foundation - Children - Nova Scotia

The Edwards Family Charitable Foundation was created in 1980 as a living tribute to the late Ernest B. and Delia (Bridget R.) Edwards and their family. Its purpose is to honor and perpetuate the genuine concern and sense of caring that the Edwards family shares for the communities in which they lived and did business. Since its inception, the focus of the Foundation has been to assist the less fortunate, with particular emphasis on the needs of disadvantag…

Elton John AIDS Foundation

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established in the United States in 1992 by Sir Elton John. EJAF’s U.S. office is located in New York City. In 1993, Sir Elton also established the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF–UK) in the United Kingdom, headquartered in London. These two organizations function as separate entities with their own distinct grant–making portfolios, but both pursue similar missions – to support innovative HI…

Endswell Foundation

Since its inception in 1992, the Endswell Foundation has focused its grant–making on BC species, habitat, public health, and an ethic of reduced impact on resources and the natural world. We’ve chosen to focus on BC because it is home to one of North America’s most important remaining opportunities for a conservation–centred future.

Family & Friends Community Foundation

The Family & Friends Community Foundation provides annual grants to charitable causes to promote the vitality and the well–being of the community – its health, education, arts, culture, sports, youth, seniors and environment.

Foundation of Greater Montreal - Canada

The FGM differs from other charitable organizations in that it builds endowment funds, the revenues from which are used to support charitable work in a number of areas, primarily health, education, social services, arts and culture, and the environment. The FGM will consider projects from a variety of sectors and fields. However special attention will be given to projects that touch on the following sectors: Physical health and mental health; Education; So…

Fredericton Community Foundation

The Fredericton Community Foundation was founded in 1956 for the purpose of receiving donations and to maintain, manage, control and use such donations for charitable and public purposes in the Greater Fredericton Area. Over the past 40+ years donations have been received and endowed with the annual income being used to provide grants in the general areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Health, Physical Activity, Social Services, Heritage and Environment…

Friends of the Environment Foundation

Since it began in 1990, the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has proudly supported the efforts of Canadians who are dedicated to the well–being of our environment.

Fundy Community Foundation

The mission of Fundy Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the people of Charlotte County, New Brunswick, through developing permanent endowment funds, making responsible grants and inspiring community leadership. Grants will be made to non–profit organizations located in Charlotte County and the adjacent communities of the Lepreau Peninsula. An applicants must either be a federally registered charity or be partnered with a regis…

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Greater Saint John Community Foundation

The Greater Saint John Community Foundation was established thirty three years ago, by an Act of the New Brunswick legislature in 1976, to serve as a trustee for charitable, educational and cultural purposes. Earnings from the permanent endowment funds are donated as annual grants to local charities, for a wide range of worthy causes – youth, seniors, health & medicine, education, the arts, environment & social services.

Hamilton Community Foundation

In 2004, Hamilton Community Foundation made a 4 year commitment to focus its Community Fund grantmaking on poverty alleviation and reduction, within its traditional fields of the arts, education, health and human services, recreation, and the environment. Through the Tackling Poverty Together initiative, the Community Fund continues to focus its grants strategically on proposals that alleviate and prevent poverty, and that build on approaches and solutions…

Henry P. Kendall Foundation

The Foundation™s regional priorities are western Canada and the United States in the Northwest, and New England and the Atlantic provinces in the Northeast – the “shoulders” of North America. Areas of funding interest – the environment.

Home Depot Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation was created in 2002 to further the community building goals of the The Home Depot Company by providing additional resources to assist nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and Canada. The Home Depot Foundation administers the following two grant–making programs: Affordable Housing, Built Responsibly; Healthy Community and Wildland Forests.

Ivey Foundation

Area of funding interest Protecting Canada’s Forests.

John and Pat McCutcheon Charitable Foundation

Areas of funding interest include the Environment and Community Economic Development.

Kahanoff Foundation

The foundation funds traditional and innovative charitable programs in Canada and Israel. Over the last 20 years, close to $50 million in Israel, and over $60 million in Canada, has been contributed to programs in the areas of health, education, culture, social services, philanthropy and community development, and research.

Kinder Morgan Foundation - US & Canada

At Kinder Morgan, we believe it is our responsibility to provide youth in the communities where we operate with opportunities to learn and grow. We do this through the Kinder Morgan Foundation by supporting non profit youth programs that focus on education, the arts and the environment. Every year, our grants support thousands of youth in communities large and small across North America.

Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation

The Kongsgaard–Goldman Foundation is a small, private foundation formed in 1988. The Foundation provides support to a wide range of nonprofit organizations in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana and British Columbia, Canada). Within the program areas of human rights, civic development, environmental protection and restoration, and the arts and humanities, the Foundation favors projects reflecting a deep and broad level o…

Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation

The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Town and RM of Lac du Bonnet and the adjacent area of the RM of Alexander through the creation and management of funds gifted in perpetuity and the distribution of investment earnings for local charitable purposes. The Foundation awards grants for charitable activities in the arts, education, social services, the environment, health, culture an…

Laidlaw Foundation

With a longstanding interest in the development of children and youth and the arts, the Foundation added the environment as a cornerstone of its funding interests in the 1980s. Each of the three areas has gone through evolutionary developments and today most of the Foundation’s grants are still issued to projects that conform to program objectives and application guidelines in each of these funding streams.

Lawson Foundation

The Lawson Foundation is a family foundation whose purpose is to enrich the quality of life in Canada through grants to registered charitable organizations. The Foundation has four programs: 1. Beginning Years Program focuses on enriching the development of very young children, their families and caregivers; 2. Diabetes Program focuses on preventing diabetes and improving health care for those with diabetes; 3. Miggsie Lawson Program supports charities in…

London Community Foundation

Granting Programs: Environmental Health Grants, Neighbourhood Building Grants, Community Grants, London Endownment for Heritage Fund.

Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation

Our mission is to contribute to the development and improvement of health through poverty and disease prevention by focusing primarily on children and their parents.

Max Bell Foundation

Max Bell Foundation reflects the spirit and intent of its founder to improve Canadian society. We encourage the development of innovative ideas that impact public policies and practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, education, and the environment.

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

The Trust was created in 1989 by May Smith to provide grants to organizations that serve the needs of children, the elderly, the disabled, and the disadvantaged. The Trust makes grants internationally, but is particularly interested in projects that serve people in the countries that May and her husband Stanley enjoyed visiting during their lifetimes: the United States, the Bahamas, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The Charitable Trust provides s…

Mayerthorpe Area Community Foundation

The Mayerthorpe Area Community Foundation (MACF) invites applications for projects from non–profit community groups working within the fields of social service, community development, education, recreation, health, the arts, and the environment. We provide grants to encourage community pride, support initiatives and develop special opportunities. Projects approved for grants must primarily benefit the people within our geographic boundaries which are…

McLean Foundation

The McLean Foundation grants made by the Foundation are restricted to organizations which are recognized by Revenue Canada as “charitable organizations” and which are able to provide a registration number. Grants are not made to individuals. Areas of funding interest include Arts, Education, General, Conservation, Health and Welfare.

Metcalf Foundation

The goal of the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation is to enhance the effectiveness of people and organizations working together to help Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy and creative society.

Microsoft Canada

Through grants, software and curriculum donations and employee volunteers, Microsoft Canada supports projects and organizations that are working to close the digital divide. We channel the passion and expertise of our employees to ensure everyone has access to the technology they need to realize their full potential.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), one of Canada™s leading grantmaking foundations, is an agency of the Government of Ontario The Foundation is a catalyst that enables Ontarians to work together to enhance the quality of life in their communities. We believe that communities across Ontario are rich in talent, creativity and drive, and our grants stimulate communities to build on these assets. The Foundation™s grant application deadlines…

Procter & Gamble Canada

P&G’s purpose is to improve the everyday lives of the world’s consumers. We fulfill this purpose in many ways: through P&G brands, first and foremost, but also through our support of humanitarian, educational and social cause efforts.

Red Deer & District Community Foundation

The Community Foundation’s resources are allocated with vision and care to encourage the very best in a whole range of local charitable activities in arts and culture, health and human services, recreation, sport, education and the environment. Geographical area: Central Alberta.

Royal Bank of Canada - Canada, US, International

The Royal Bank of Canada tradition of philanthropy dates back to our roots, with donations on record as far back as 1891. We are now one of Canada’s largest corporate donors. The RBC Community Blueprint aims to promote prosperity by contributing to the communities in which we live and work. Across North America and around the world, we support a broad range of community initiatives, through donations and community sponsorships, and employee volunteer…

Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia

The Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia supports community based initiatives which: seek to improve understanding of issues facing rural and coastal communities in Nova Scotia, offer solutions to problems and challenges of rural and coastal ova Scotia, create an environment that enhances and sustains rural and coastal Nova Scotia.

Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation - Health - IL, AZ, BC

The Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation strives to lend support to charities and organizations supporting children with 22q11.2 deletion (DiGeorge Syndrome/VCFS) through monetary grants, programs and increased community awareness. Priority will be given to organizations located in the following areas: Illinois, Arizona, British Columbia, Canada.

Salamander Foundation

The Salamander Foundation’s areas of funding interest include arts and environment. While grants are often made in Ontario, the Foundation also considers: watersheds, airsheds and ecoregions in the larger Great Lakes–St. Lawrence Basins eastward to the Atlantic; transboundary concerns in these watersheds, airsheds and ecoregions; and regional concerns in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to fostering initiative and enterprise among Canadians. It is a leader in providing developmental funding to non–profit ventures in Canada which deal with challenging social, cultural and educational issues. It promotes the development and sharing of new ideas of potential lasting value.

Saskatoon Community Foundation

The Saskatoon Community Foundation mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by strategically making grants to other charitable organizations – hunger programs, community theatre, adult literacy programs, summer environmental camps, programs for seniors, and many more. The Foundation focus areas are Arts and Culture, Community, Education, Environment, Health, Human Development, Research.

SickKids Foundation

Through its National Grants Program, SickKids Foundation invests $4 million annually across Canada in paediatric research, focusing on issues important to children’s health which have not been addressed elsewhere.

South Saskatchewan Community Foundation

Geographically, the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation is one of the largest in Canada, encompassing over three hundred communities, including seven cities – From Davidson west to the Alberta border, east to the Manitoba border and south to the United States border. The Foundation funds a broad spectrum of interests including arts and culture, health, education, sports and recreation, social services, youth, seniors, relief of poverty, animal we…

St. Albert Community Foundation

The St. Albert Community Foundation provides an opportunity for citizens to contribute to and invest in the long–term fulfillment of community needs. Funds from the Foundation will be used to support worthwhile community projects organized by charitable organizations within the St. Albert area.

Steve Nash Foundation - Arizona, British Columbia, Paraguay

Formed in 2001, given U.S. charitable status in 2004, and Canadian charitable status in 2007, the Steve Nash Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. Through our own initiatives, and through grants to public service and nonprofit entities in British Columbia, the Foundation aims to grow health in kids by funding projects that provide direct service…

TD Group Financial Services

To ensure we can make a lasting, positive impact, our charitable giving philosophy places emphasis on three fundamental elements of a bright future – children’s health, children’s education and literacy, and the environment. TDBFG gives priority to children’s causes, particularly health and education, because the advancement of our society depends on our efforts to nurture and encourage today’s young people.

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) is a crown agency of the Government of Alberta formed in 1991. Each year, $19 M from lottery revenues is distributed by the AFA to individual artists and arts organizations in the visual, performing and literary arts, and cultural industries.

The Alva Foundation

The Alva Foundation funds organizations conducting research and/or developing services that address significant risk factors in early childhood development, prenatal through four years of age. It is our philosophy that healthy childhood development sets in place many mental, physical, and social attributes that determine the ability to develop into a healthy adult. We are interested in helping organizations that work in the areas of prevention.

The Banff Community Foundation

The Banff Community Foundation encourages the unique culture of our National Park communities through our support of registered charities in the areas of recreation, arts, education, health, social services, heritage and environment.

The Calgary Foundation

The Calgary Foundation considers grants for charitable organizations that fall into the categories of: Arts and Culture, Education & Lifelong Learning, Health & Wellness, Environment & Animal Welfare, Human Services, and Neighbourhoods.

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation is a national charitable organization that empowers aspiring young Canadian entrepreneurs, age 18–34, to start up their own business. CYBF’ s three core services: start–up financing, mentoring, and business resources are delivered in local communities across Canada through volunteer community partner organizations.

The Carthy Foundation

Since 1999, the foundation has strategically focused its resources and developed a new mission that reflects both the intentions of the founders and the needs of the country in the new millennium. Areas of funding interest: Youth Education and Development, Sustainable Environmental Development.

The Change Foundation

Our mandate is to promote, support and improve health and health care delivery through four activity areas: Applied Research, Grants for Change Initiatives, and Knowledge Transfer through Development and Education Programs.

The EJLB Foundation

The EJLB Foundation has three main areas of interest: Medical and scientific research in all areas of neuroscience that pertain directly or indirectly to schizophrenia and mental illness. Community organizations, mainly those providing assistance to persons suffering from mental health problems; Protection of the environment principally through (i) the acquisition and preservation, throughout Canada, of natural areas of ecological significance or of import…

The J. Armand Bombardier Foundation

A non–profit organization which provides funding to education in the form of student bursaries and donations to colleges and universities, and also supports several charity and relief organizations as well as missionary works.

The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

The Foundation will fund initiatives that more directly encourage active engagement. While recognizing that much creativity and many new ideas emerge from the local community level, the Foundation’s mandate to work country–wide means that we will only support activities that address issues of national significance and which are potentially scalable. By this we mean that solutions developed and tested locally can be translated into sustainable so…

The Lethbridge Community Foundation

Grants may be made to organizations with activities and programs in only these fields: culture, recreation, environment, social need, health, history and education. Grants are approved for one–time capital costs such as equipment purchase, facility construction and renovation projects or one–time operating costs such as a pilot project, awareness program, or the phase of a program which will be funded in the future from other sources.

The Muttart Foundation

The Muttart Foundation is a private foundation which supports charities in Canada, primarily in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Thomas Sill Foundation

The Thomas Sill Foundation exists to provide encouragement and financial assistance to qualifying organizations operating in Manitoba that are working to advance the quality of life in the province.

Toronto Community Foundation

The Toronto Community Foundation connects philanthropy with community needs and opportunities in order to make Toronto the best place to live, work, learn, and grow. We provide grants to help high–impact community organizations go the farthest towards our shared vision of making Toronto the best place to live, work, learn and grow. We also leverage these relationships to form powerful connections with our donors, who care about the quality of life in…

Vancouver Foundation

Its mission is to improve the quality of life of all British Columbians through the growth and stewardship of funds that support volunteerism and the work of charitable organizations in strengthening the communities they serve.

Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation

The Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation has four programme areas. However, participation in The Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Programme is by invitation only. Programs include The Canadian North, Fresh Water Resources Protection, Global Citizenship, Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Programme.

Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation

An independent, Canadian grant making foundation, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation is dedicated to the development of sound and innovative public policies. Areas of funding interest include: The Canadian North, Fresh Water Resources Protection, Global Citizenship, Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Programme (by invitation only).

Wilburforce Foundation

The Wilburforce Foundation is dedicated to protecting nature’s richness and diversity through funding programs that help preserve our remaining wild places. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that have programs operating in Alaska, the Yellowstone to Yukon region, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona or New Mexico.

Wild Rose Foundation

The Foundation Quarterly Grants Program supports community service non–profit organizations in their ability to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow by investing in the lives of people from children to older persons “ to live in strong, caring and healthy communities. The Quarterly Grants Program goes beyond providing financial resources by working with others in our communities to support life–enhancing programs and services.

Winnipeg Foundation

The Winnipeg Foundation makes grants to local registered charities in the areas of community services, education, health, arts and culture, heritage, recreation and the environment.