Eligibility & Exclusions

To be eligible to apply, organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • A charity registered in Canada
  • At least one paid staff person
  • Completed a tax return or financial audit for the previous fiscal year
  • Has not submitted an unsuccessful Expression of Interest or Application to the Foundation in the preceding 12 months

The following are not eligible for support:

  • Endowments
  • Annual fundraising drives or fundraising events/galas
  • Individuals
  • Religious institutions seeking support for programs whose participants are restricted by religious affiliation or whose activities promote a particular creed
  • Other granting agencies or foundations for ultimate distribution to agencies or programs of its own choosing
  • Units of government (municipalities, school districts, etc.) for services within their normal responsibilities
  • Replacement of government dollars that previously supported a program