Our Community Grants program provides small grants to support valuable and creative initiatives in our community. These are made possible by our endowed Field of Interest and Smart & Caring Community Funds. Areas such as Arts & Culture, Children & Youth in Recreation, Children & Youth at Risk, Environment, and Early Literacy are generously supported each year by our Field of Interest Funds. As well, our Smart & Caring Community Funds distribute grants to a wide range of programs and projects.
The maximum grant allocated through our community grants program is $2,500. However, we ask applicants to identify the total funds needed for the program or project. Approved applications that do not receive full funding will be presented to our Donor-Advised fund-holders for consideration.
In 2019, we asked grant applicants to help us track the impact of their programs/projects by identifying which of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals their work addresses. Learn more here.
Organizations wanting to know more about how to incorporate the UN SDG’s into their work can read the Community Foundations Canada publication entitled CFC-SDG Guidebook & Toolkit here.
The 2021 Community Grant Applications are now OPEN!
Applications close April 2, 2021