NOW OPEN: Canada Post Community Foundation grants

community_Foundation_StampHey Funds Fans!  Another great fund has just opened up!

The Canada Post Community Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.  The Foundation’s maximum grant is $50,000. However, in order to fund as many organizations as possible, the majority of its grants are $25,000 or less.  Deadline: March 30th, 2015.

Funding will be allocated to projects that will generate maximum impact, creating lasting change for children and youth (up to the age of 21), in the following areas:

  • education programming to help children reach their full potential
  • programming supporting healthy children
  • building safe, kid-friendly communities
  • services for children and youth with special needs and their families
  • programs that promote the interest of children and youth
  • mental health programs for children and youth

Organizations applying for project funding should either be based in the community or rely significantly on community resources to undertake the activities proposed or to achieve the objectives stated.

Eligible organizations include:

  • Registered charity with a Canadian Charitable Registration Number
  • Registered non-profit organizations with a valid B/N business registration number
  • A school (as defined by the education act in each province)
  • An unregistered community organization
  • A community library
  • A registered Canadian amateur athletic association.

Eligible organizations must:

  • Have a volunteer Board of Directors/organizing committee (this does not apply to schools and community libraries):
  • While paid employees can be used to deliver programming, the Board of Directors must be unpaid positions (payment for expenses incurred by the Directors is acceptable).
  • Have a detailed plan for the project being submitted.
  • Have a budget for the project being submitted.

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