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. 

Communities for gender equality

Grant for local organizations working to support women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals.

The Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for funding from organizations at the “heart” of the women’s movement, with a focus on organizations that have demonstrated a long-term commitment to empowering women, girls, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people through their mission, activities, or partnerships. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including to pilot new initiatives, to address long-standing community needs, or to support a just recovery from the COVID-19 crisis..

Closing Date: October 31, 2022

DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAM FOR NON-PROFITS

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 foundation@allstate.ca.

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