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-LED PLACEMAKING PROGRAM
building community with community. Applications are open for the Community-Led Placemaking Program—a funding opportunity for community groups to develop small scale placemaking projects to enliven public spaces and bring people together.
Closing Date: April 26, 2022 at 4PM AST
Grant: Weston Family Foundation Homegrown Innovation Challenge
Open to individuals, teams, or community orgs interested in creating solutions for food sustainability and innovation in food insecurity solutions. Applications by May 3, 2022. 15 ideas chosen for $50,000, with the potential to continue in the challenge for 10 prizes of 1 million each to work on their solution.
Closing Date: May 3, 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: Catherine Donnelly Foundation
Grant Funding for Registered Charities
The Catherine Donnelly Foundation reviews grant applications twice per year, in February and August. Review the process and get started. The grant application process takes approximately eight weeks from the invited application deadline until board review and approval for all three areas of focus (Adult Education, Environment, and Housing). Grant applicants to the Catherine Donnelly Foundation must be Canadian registered charities. The Catherine Donnelly Foundation provides one-year project grants generally in the $10,000 to $50,000 range. Our average grant amount is $25,000. The maximum you may request is $50,000.
Closing Date: August 1, 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 email@example.com.