NOW OPEN: TD Financial Literacy Grants, $25,000 to $100,000 available!

Hi Funds Fans!  We have some more good news today.  The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund is now OPEN for application!

Grants awarded will generally range from $25,000 to $100,000. Projects may be up to two years in length.  Deadline: September 20th, 2012.

Managed by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), this fund is the first of its kind in Canada. The fund provides grants to charitable or other non-profit organizations that serve low income and otherwise economically disadvantaged persons and groups in Canada to support and promote financial literacy.  The recent economic crisis has highlighted the need for people to be financially literate. Financial literacy programs provide money management tools and information on how and where to receive assistance as well as instill confidence in peoples’ ability to manage their finances.

The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund aims to increase accessibility to financial literacy education for people living in Canada who may normally be excluded from mainstream financial organizations, enabling them to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in financial issues.  The Fund will gather and disseminate the learnings that emerge from the best practices of projects supported through the Fund and will evaluate and communicate the impact of funded projects.

Grants will be awarded to organizations across Canada. Priority will be placed on projects in the following areas: Innovation, Research & Development, and Strategic Program Development.

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