Grant Types, Deadlines & Eligibility

If you’re a registered Canadian charity or qualified donee whose work aligns with our Grant Program funding priorities, you can apply for a grant.

Grant Types

It’s up to you to determine what type of grant to apply for. The Peter Gilgan Foundation accepts applications for three types of grants:

Deadlines

If your application falls within our Children, Youth & Families or Climate Change priorities, there are no deadlines. We accept expressions of interest on a rolling basis.

If your application falls within our International Development priorities, there are deadlines:

  • Maternal and Child Health, including WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) – Expression of Interest Deadline: Wednesday October 26, 2022
  • Education and Economic Empowerment Opportunities for Women and Girls, including smallholder farmers – Expression of Interest Deadline: Wednesday November 16, 2022

Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible to apply for funding, your organization must:

  • Be a registered Canadian charity or Canadian Revenue Agency qualified donee
  • Employ at least one paid staff member
  • Have completed a tax return or financial audit for the previous fiscal year
  • Have not submitted an unsuccessful Expression of Interest or Full Application to the Peter Gilgan Foundation in the past 12 months

We do not accept applications for:

  • Capital campaigns
  • Emergency relief
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising drives
  • Fundraising events or galas
  • Government services
  • Grantmaking intermediaries 
  • Individuals
  • Scholarships