Funding Opportunities for Impact Organizations

Current Funding Opportunities

Nearly 66% of impact organizations experience a significant barrier in obtaining funding. Sustainable funding allows organizations to continue doing great work in their communities, including delivering and expanding program and service offerings, as well as hiring, training, and retaining staff. Our goal is to increase awareness of different funding streams and to increase access to provincial and federal grants and funding opportunities available to the sector. Below is a list of opportunities that are open for application. 

Check back regularly for more funding opportunities. 

Community Services Recovery Fund

A unique funding opportunity that aims to respond to the adaptation and modernization needs of charities and non-profits.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. Now more than ever, charities and non-profits are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all communities. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what charities and non-profits need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic..

Applications Open: January 6, 2023 and close February 21, 2023

Indigenous Languages Component

Funding to support community-based projects that contribute to strengthening Indigenous cultural identity.

Indigenous Languages Component (ILC) is a Canadian Heritage funding program administered by Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK) for Nova Scotia applicants. MK is responsible to oversee the management and administration of the ILC programming element in a fair, open and transparent manner that respects the ILC application requirements.The goal of this program is to support community-based projects that contribute to the strengthening of Indigenous cultural identity as well as the preservation and revitalization of the Mi’kmaw language.

Closing Date: January 31, 2023


Financial assistance provides up to $200,000 for repair and replacement costs due to Hurricane Fiona.

The Disaster Financial Assistance Program for nonprofits is live. Your organization can receive financial assistance (up to $200,000) for damage and loss due to Hurricane Fiona. The program helps cover costs to repair or replace uninsurable, essential basic property like appliances and furniture.

Closing Date: January, 31 2023

Grant: Calling nova scotia changemakers

Grant Funding prioritizing Black, Indigenous, and Racialized Individuals or organizations

The Small Change Fund wants to improve the lives of Nova Scotia residents. The national charity partners with Canadians on protecting the environment, relieving poverty and supporting Reconciliation. Applications are now being accepted for their Nova Scotia Change Makers Program, which will invest up to $2,000 for three Nova Scotia-based projects. In return, project partners will match this contribution through crowdfunding on the Small Change Fund platform.

Closing Date: December 23, 2022

Grant: Joan Feynman Climate Change Grant Program

Grant Funding for Youth Led Projects

This fund was created in 2019 with a private donor grant in order to ignite creativity, innovation and change through community projects on climate change. Our grant focus is specifically in moving from ideas to action on climate change and so projects are in the form of micro grants of $2000 for youth-led projects (Age 13-25) and $5000 for projects led by adults.

Granting rounds begin in the Spring and Fall of 2022.

Grant: TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Grant Funding for Registered Charities or Indigenous Organizations

Grant Submissions are by January 15 or July 15, The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs.

Eligible projects include schoolyard greening, park revitalization, community gardens, park programming and citizen science initiatives. Funding requests are needs based, and there is no set minimum or maximum amount for which you can apply. However, the majority of TD FEF grants are between $2,000 and $8,000.

Closing Date: January 15th or July 15th Annually 

Grant: National Anti-racism Fund

Applications open for Event sponsorship and youth initiatives only 

Closing date: December 2022 

Wage Subsidy: Clean Foundation Green Jobs Program

Eligible for for-profit, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous organizations and groups

Wage subsidy of up to 50% of the salary or $25,000 per intern hired, or up to $32,000 for Indigenous or Disabled Youth.

Grant: The Allstate Foundation of Canada Community Grants

Grant Funding for Registered Charities

We support organizations and initiatives that focus on fostering an environment of inclusion, involvement and empowerment for those who experience barriers to participation – whether it be within their community, career, or personal life.

Our two main pillars are investing in our community through grants and in-kind contributions, and empowering employees to get involved by giving back. Please send funding inquires to

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