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. 

Grant: Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund

Grant Funding for local action on climate change in Nova Scotia

The Fund will provide non-repayable grants up to 80% of the eligible project costs, and a maximum of $1,000,000 per project. 

It aims to supports community efforts to reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions, or to prepare for and respond to the impacts of a changing climate. 

The following groups are eligible to apply:

Nova Scotia municipalities
First Nations bands and tribal councils
Post-secondary institutions
Registered non-profit organizations in Nova Scotia

Open Date: October 17th 2023

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: Nova Scotia’s Community Housing Growth Fund (CHGF)

Grant Funding for Black-led, focused, and serving organizations

The Community Housing Growth Fund (CHGF) provides financial resources to support non-profit and co-operative housing in Nova Scotia. It was established by and is funded by the Government of Nova Scotia in response to the 2021 recommendations of the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission.

The fund provides money, new tools and expertise, enabling community housing providers to increase their supply of affordable housing options.

A portion of this fund is dedicated to subsidizing the growth and development of Black-led, Black-focused, and Black-serving organizations.

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