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  • findfundsblogger 2:02 pm on November 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Habitat Stewardship Funding 

    Environmental FundsHi Funds Fans!  Strap yourself in, there’s big money for endangered species in Canada.  Check it out!

    As part of Canada’s national strategy for the protection of species at risk, the federal government established the Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk. The HSP became operational in 2000-2001 and allocates between $9 and $13 million per year to projects that conserve and protect species at risk and their habitats.  Maximum Grant: $25,000 + (estimate) Deadline: December 17th, 2012.

    The overall goal of the HSP is to “contribute to the recovery of endangered, threatened, and other species at risk, and to prevent other species from becoming a conservation concern, by engaging Canadians from all walks of life in conservation actions to benefit wildlife.”

    The HSP provides funding to “stewards” for implementing activities that protect or conserve habitats for species assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as nationally “at risk” (endangered, threatened, or of special concern). These activities must take place on private lands, provincial Crown lands, Aboriginal lands, or in aquatic and marine areas across Canada. The program also fosters partnerships among organizations interested in the recovery of species at risk. As such, it supports many organizations and individuals in their efforts to meet the requirements of the National Recovery Program and the Species at Risk Act.

    More information and regional variation in procedures to follow in order to apply to the HSP are available through Environment Canada regional offices.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:16 am on November 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Canucks for Kids Fund and TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund 

    Hey Funds Fans!  The hockey season may be delayed but the Canucks are still busy behind the scenes with community philanthropy through the Canucks for Kids Fund.  Now accepting applications, this fund dedicates resources to charities that support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia.  Maximum Grant: up to $25,000 + (estimate).  Deadline:  February 15, 2013.

    To be eligible to receive support from the Canucks for Kids Fund applicants must: Be a registered charitable organization with Revenue Canada, use support provided by the CFKF exclusively to benefit children and youth living within British Columbia, be able to provide a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of the donation and demonstrate opportunity for a strong branded community partnership with the Canucks for Kids Fund.  The Canucks for Kids Fund encourages proposals for project based programs delivered over a finite period of time. Continuing or renewable grants are not encouraged.

    Also recently re-opened is the TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund which 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.  Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.  Deadline: January 31st, 2013.  Projects may be up to two years in length.

    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
    • Strategic Program Development.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:43 am on November 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Classroom subsidies available! Apply by Nov. 30th 

    $500 in class subsidies available

    Deadline: November 30th

    Hello Funds Fans!  Share this post with all your teaching friends and networks.  It’s one that slipped through the cracks and is due on the 30th of this month.

    IMAGINEACTION school-community project subsidies are now available for social action projects that are  student-led and completed by June 30, 2013.  Max. Grant $500.  Deadline: November 30th, 2012.

    Also through IMAGINEACTION is Discover Your Democracy! funding. Max. Grant $500.  Deadline: November 30th, 2012.  All projects must be completed by February 28, 2013.

    In partnership with Elections Canada, Imagineaction is asking you to engage your Grade 5-12 students in a school or community-based social action project that encourages them to explore their democracy, past or present, and to recognize the important impact that participation in it brings. Then be creative … take that information and transpose it into a visual medium such as:

    • A photo exhibit, or
    • a video production, or
    • a publication (e.g. – a newspaper article, blog , essay, or letter), or,
    • another visually creative tool that reflects the project’s outcome, including those available on social media sites.

    Explore Canada’s democracy, past or present – learn first-hand about the power of participation from those who have actively participated in it.  This project is open to teachers/students in Grades 5-12.

    Stay tuned as there are more funding opportunities coming up!

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  • findfundsblogger 1:35 pm on November 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: Nov. 30th through December 31st, 2012 

    Funding Deadlines Nov 30th to December 31 2012A lovely Saturday to you all, Funds Fans.  I am listening to CBC’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera with the background noise of my neighbour cutting 2X4’s with his circular saw.  Evidently, his summer long adventure of constant concrete pouring has provided him a foundation which must now be built upon.  Cue hammering.

    For those of you stopping by for the first time, what I do here is provide timely updates on open funding calls, Request for Proposal opportunities and other opportunities for where and how to find money for your community, your organization or for your client.  Although I do try to keep things fun and funny around here, for the really funny stuff you should check out and LIKE my FaceBook page.

    As previously promised, following is a list of deadline alerts to keep in mind.

    November 30th, 2012 Oil & Gas, Trades & Technology (OGTT) scholarships from Indspire.  Formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, this organization has evolved into the largest non-governmental funding body for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post secondary students across Canada. Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students annually across a diverse range of disciplines.

    November 30th, 2012  Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals under its Contributions Program 2013-14 for projects aimed at promoting privacy and the protection of personal information in the private sector. Maximum Grant: $50,000 to $100,000.

    November 30th, 2012.  The British Columbia Food Protection Association (BCFPA) has developed a scholarship fund to help encourage student funding and interest in food protection in BC. For 2012, two scholarships will be available in the amounts of $1500 and $1000 and will be awarded to two BCFPA student members who meet the criteria.  To be considered for the scholarship awards, please fill out the application form and e-mail your application and essay to the BCFPA Vice President at vicepresident@bcfpa.net.

    December 2012. The Law Foundation of British Columbia provides Small Projects funding of up to $15,000 for one-time projects.

    December 5th, 2012.  Applications are currently being accepted for projects over $10,000 at the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (IAFBC).  This organization is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization working to foster growth and innovation across British Columbia’s agriculture and agri-food industry. Their mandate is to invest in projects that enable the BC agri-food industry to innovate, proactively seize new opportunities and deal with emerging issues.

    December 5th, 2012  The Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) is a federally-funded program, which has been allocated $43.5 million dollars annually. The program’s mandate is to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate, prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, serious accidents, crime and terrorism through the convergence of science and technology (S&T) with policy, operations and intelligence.  Full details are available on MERX.

    December 7th, 2012  Cardinal Health Foundation.  This grant funding is available to help U.S., Canadian, and Puerto Rican hospitals, health systems, community health clinics and other non-profit healthcare institutions improve the efficiency and quality of patient care. Grants range from $15,000 to $35,000.

    December 7th, 2012.  TD Green Streets program which provides funding to Canadian municipalities and Aboriginal communities, as well as Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.  Maximum Grant: up to $15,000 (matching).

    December 14th, 2012.   Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has re-opened it’s Expression Fund in support of Canada’s official languages.  Communities where both official languages thrive are important features of our Canadian landscape. They’re strengthened by the people who choose to express themselves in French in communities where English is much more common, and vice versa. The Expression Fund was developed to support Canada’s official languages and honour those communities where both languages thrive.  Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000.

    December 14th, 2012.  The British Columbia History Digitization Program promotes increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources by providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material.  Maximum Grant: matching funds up to $15,000.

    December 17th, 2012.  Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) has opened a Call for Proposals under its Market Initiatives Program. Established in April 2003, FII manages British Columbia’s investments to promote B.C.’s forest products to the global marketplace, and works with the forest industry to develop and diversify markets for forest products. FII is responsible for a range of programs designed to strengthen demand for B.C. wood products and ensure customers have factual, timely information about B.C.’s sustainable forest management practices.  Maximum funding: up to $100,000+ (estimate). 

    December 20th, 2012.  Future Shop is offering technology grants to upgrade Grade 9-12 classrooms with the latest equipment. With the right tools to jump-start their imaginations, students can learn, create, and connect in new and exciting ways. Future Shop believes one of the best ways we can reduce the digital and economic divide for talented youth is by providing state-of-the-art technology to schools, which help students stay inspired, motivated and empowered as they move into post-secondary education and the workforce. We believe that these digital tools will spark students’ imagination and creativity so they can do more, learn more, and achieve more.  Maximim Grant: $25,000

    December 31st, 2012.  The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) will provide for projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes.  Grants range from US $50,000 to US $400,000 

    December 31st, 2012.  Siemens Foundation has announced the empowering people.Award – a new worldwide international competition to seek appropriate technical solutions for developmental activities. It aims to directly bring together low tech innovations for basic supply problems in developing countries. It also intends to build up a database of inventions that is accessible to actors in developmental cooperation at a later date. Following are the categories under which the ideas can be submitted: Water & Waste Water, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Waste Management & Recycling, Housing & Construction, Healthcare, Information & Communication Technology. Prizes: First Place $50,000 EUR, Second Place $ 30,000 EUR, Third Place $20,000 EUR, Runners-Up (20) $5,000 EUR each.

    December 31st, 2012.  The Global Fund for Women is an organization which invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. They strengthen women-led organizations based outside the United States by providing grants for operating and program expenses and value local expertise, believing that women know best how to determine their needs and can propose solutions for lasting change. Grants range from $500 to $30,000.

    There it is, folks!  Mark your calendars and enter your email address on the right-hand side to receive funding updates into your inbox or follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

  • findfundsblogger 12:36 pm on November 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Grants available from ING Direct and President’s Choice 

    Grants available!Hi Funds Fans!  It’s a Friday kind of day today.  In fact, yesterday was also a Friday kind of day and I made it all the way to 10 a.m. before I realized it was actually Thursday. Has that ever happened to you?

    Well, on with the show.  Here’s where you can find some money for childrens programs, financial literacy programs and for families living with disabilities.

    ING Direct believes that charitable and community projects are about more than writing a cheque.  Through their Community Investment program, they aim to increase the impact of their charitable programs by creating meaningful opportunities for their employees to get involved and connect with the people and the communities they support.   ING will engage with clients and community to ensure that projects are positive, inspiring and have long lasting impact.  If you have an idea, event or partnership that directly links to their goal of giving every child the opportunity to embrace and fulfill their potential, they’d love to hear it.   You can send them a short email outlining your idea to CommunityInvestment@ingdirect.ca, and if they think there’s a fit, they’ll let you know.  Note: ING is working to become a paperless organization, please don’t send paper proposals and media kits.

    ING also provides Sponsorship support to ideas, events and partnerships that encourage and promote financial literacy, and empower positive change.  In most cases, this means most traditional sponsorships and properties, particularly in the areas of arts, culture and sport are typically not the right fit for them.  If you have an idea, event or partnership that directly links to their objective of changing the way people think about money, they’d  love to hear it.  You can send them a short email outlining your idea to sponsorship@ingdirect.ca, and if they think there’s a fit, they’ll let you know. Unfortunately, they can’t respond to every idea that’s submitted. If you don’t hear back, it means it’s not something they are interested in right now.

    President’s Choice Children’s Charity provides grant support to families whose children have been diagnosed with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and various developmental delays.  To be considered a candidate for assistance, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Child (18 and under)
    • Diagnosed physical or developmental disability
    • Household annual income $70,000 or less
    • Must be a Canadian citizen and/or have permanent resident status in Canada

     Okee dokee, folks.  That’s our spiel for today.  Please share, re-tweet, re-blog or email your friends with the good news 🙂 and tell them that Fundsblogger sent you!

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  • findfundsblogger 10:49 am on November 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    $25,000 for school technology!! 

    Up to $25,000 for technology upgrades!Happy pre-Friday, Funds Fans!  Here’s one that caught my eye today and it’s a good one 🙂

    Future Shop is offering technology grants to upgrade Grade 9-12 classrooms with the latest equipment.   With the right tools to jump-start their imaginations, students can learn, create, and connect in new and exciting ways.  Future Shop believes one of the best ways we can reduce the digital and economic divide for talented youth is by providing state-of-the-art technology to schools, which help students stay inspired, motivated and empowered as they move into post-secondary education and the workforce.  We believe that these digital tools will spark students’ imagination and creativity so they can do more, learn more, and achieve more.  Maximim Grant: $25,000  Deadline to apply: December 20th, 2012.

    Please share with your networks Canada-wide.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:59 am on November 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Feature Funder: Youth Justice Fund 

    Youth Justice accepts applications year-roundGood day, Funds Fans!  For those of you interested in our Youth Justice system, please have a look at this Feature Funder.

    The Youth Justice Fund provides grants and contributions to projects that encourage a more effective youth justice system, respond to emerging youth justice issues and enable greater citizen and community participation in the youth justice system. Projects must meet at least one of the following objectives:

    Establish special measures for violent young offenders;

    Improve the system’s ability to rehabilitate and reintegrate young offenders;

    Increase the use of measures, outside the formal court process, that are often more effective in addressing some types of less serious offending;

    Establish a more targeted approach to the use of custody for young people; and

    Increase the use of community-based sentences for less serious offending.

    The Fund supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of pilot projects that provide programming and services for youth in conflict with the law. It supports professional development activities, such as training and conferences, for justice professionals and youth service providers. Additionally, it funds research on the youth justice system and related issues.

    Projects must target youth who are between the ages of 12 and 17 and currently in conflict with the law, or justice professionals and/or service providers who work with these youth. Please note that the Fund cannot support projects focusing on youth who are “at risk of” becoming involved in the criminal justice system, but not actually involved.

    Funding flows through three components: the Youth Justice Main Fund, Drug Treatment and Guns, Gangs and Drugs. Funding priorities within the Main Fund are determined annually; priority target groups or activities may also be set within the Drug Treatment and Guns, Gangs and Drugs components. All projects must meet one of the Fund’s identified priorities.

    Applications for funding are normally received and evaluated on an ongoing basis. The Fund also periodically issues Calls for Proposals for projects that address emerging issues or specific priorities.

    The Fund generally supports projects for no more than $500,000, for a period of up to three years. The funding amount is determined by assessing the individual project proposal.  Please note that the Youth Justice fund cannot provide operational costs to sustain existing programs.

    Any of the following may be eligible for funding:

    • Non-profit community organizations, societies, and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a non-profit purpose;
    • Canadian institutions/boards of education;
    • Bands, First Nations, Tribal Councils, local, regional and national Aboriginal organizations;
    • Provincial, territorial and municipal governments and their agencies and institutions;
    • Private sector organizations as long as such organizations will not make a profit on the work performed;
    • For-profit enterprises, research/evaluation organizations and individuals are eligible for funding to conduct research and evaluation activities; and,
    • Individuals.

    Stay tuned!  We’ll have a list of Ontario specific funders soon as well as a December 2012 Deadline Alert.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:39 am on November 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Call for Proposals: Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property on Reserves 

    CFP on Matrimonial Real Property issuesHi Funds Fans!  It’s been another banner week for First Nation funding.  Here’s an interesting Call for Proposals intended to address a serious issue on reserves; Matrimonial Real Property.

    The Government intends to establish the Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property to assist with the implementation of the Family Homes on Reserves or Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act, should it pass. The Centre of Excellence will support First Nations in developing their own matrimonial real property laws or to effectively implement the provisional federal rules once in force, and provide assistance with creating alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. The Centre will focus on disseminating knowledge to First Nation individuals, communities and organizations to assist them in understanding and implementing the legislation.

    Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) will select a national First Nation organization to host the Centre of Excellence through a call for proposals process. Should your organization choose to submit a proposal, please ensure that it is complete and includes all information required for a comprehensive evaluation in accordance with the criteria described in the call for proposals posted at the link above.  The deadline for submitting proposals is Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Ottawa time. No extensions will be granted.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:39 am on November 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    More FN Education and Climate Change funding! 

    First Nations Funding

    Image from Free Spirit Gallery (http://www.freespiritgallery.ca/Items/npr-20.htm)

    Hello and good news again today, Funds Fans!  The Government of Canada has announced that additional investments in First Nation education will be implemented through the Strong Schools, Successful Students Initiative and will be administered through the Education Partnerships Program (EPP) and First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP).  Deadline: January 7th, 2013.

    The new initiative is time-limited and will provide eligible recipients of both EPP and FNSSP access to funding for new Structural Readiness activities to strengthen their organizational capacity for the delivery of educational services to First Nation Schools. In addition, the new initiative will provide new funding to support early literacy programming through the FNSSP.

    A new planning tool, the Education Organization Planning Tool (EOPT), has been developed to support regional First Nation organizations to reflect on current priorities, map assets, assess needs, and to build an organizational capacity development plan. The completion of a self-assessment using the EOPT tool is encouraged for those organizations who wish to seek funding for structural readiness activities. However, if an organization has used other organizational capacity tools or has an education capacity development plan, these will also be accepted.

    Support for previous activity areas under the EPP and the FNSSP are also continued through this Call for Proposals.  The EPP is an opt-in proposal-based program that supports the establishment of tripartite education partnerships where they do not already exist, provides impetus for more joint activities, and seeks to strengthen the readiness of First Nation organizations for the delivery of education services to First Nation schools.  The FNSSP is an opt-in proposal-based program that supports First Nation education organizations (kindergarten to grade 12) in developing and implementing three interrelated components: school success plans, student learning assessments and performance measurement. These three interrelated components in turn help educators to plan and make improvements in the three priority areas of numeracy, literacy and student retention.

    Important:  One-time funding support, for up to $40,000, will be made available from October to December 2012 for regional First Nation organizations to complete the new Education Organization Planning Tool in order to prepare proposals for structural readiness activities based on the results of the organizational self-assessment. To access the one-time funding support, please provide a submission (no longer than 2 pages) that describes the proposed activities and costing to implement the new Education Organization Planning Tool in consultation with communities and/or other regional organizations.

    Also today, please note that in addition to AANDC’s Climate Change Adaptation Program which closed on September 26th, Health Canada is also offereing a Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for Northern First Nations and Inuit Communities.  Maximum Grant:  $500.00 – $200,000.00/community.  Deadline: Monday, January 21st, 2013.

    This program will support traditional and/or innovative ways of researching the human health impacts of climate change. Some specific research areas/issues related to human health and climate change can include but are not limited to:

    • warmer and more unpredictable weather patterns
    • travel safety
    • irregular water conditions and risk of illness
    • decreased access to traditional/country foods
    • impacts of invasive species on wildlife and/or plants
    • altered lifestyles or cultural activities
    • contaminant release due to melting permafrost
    • increased coastal erosion and safety
    • increased UV exposure

    Health Canada can fund only one year at a time. You must re-apply the following year with no guarantees of funding if you are interested in doing multi-year projects.  This program involves a competitive proposal selection process, not all eligible proposals received may be funded.

    Eligible candidates are as follows:

    • Communities or community members that apply must be Northern (Northern” meaning that applicants must be located north of 60oN or if south of 60oN situated in the Continuous Permafrost Zone. This would include Nunavik and Nunatsiavut as well as northern parts of British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, and Labrador.)
    • First Nations or Inuit. This includes First Nations and Inuit in Canada (i.e., Communities, Bands, District, Tribal Councils and Associations, Inuit Associations, Councils and Hamlets).
    • Non-governmental and voluntary associations and organizations, including non-profit corporations that work on behalf or in partnership with a First Nations or Inuit community are also eligible. The community must identify them as partners in the research.

    AANDC encourages communities to communicate with their appropriate authorities/community representatives with regards to any approvals needed for their proposed research.

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