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  • findfundsblogger 9:00 am on October 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Home Depot Canada: Putting an end to youth homelessness 

    Orange DoorThe Home Depot Canada Foundation is dedicated to putting an end to youth homelessness in Canada. They are taking action to bring housing and hope to homeless youth in Canada through The Orange Door Project.  Through The Orange Door Project, Home Depot is now accepting grant applications from registered Canadian charities for two grant programs that support the work of charitable organizations dedicated to helping put an end to youth homeless in Canada.  Please feel free to apply to both.

    The Orange Door Project Grants aims to provide funding for repair and refurbishment projects to charities who support homeless youth.  Grants up to $50,000.  LOI due: Friday November 11, 2016. 

    The Orange Door Awards aims to recognize youth-serving organizations that effectively seek and incorporate feedback from youth in their work.  The aim is to hear about how youth serving organizations gain the input of youth and their lived experience, and also to identify how the funding could benefit the organization in implementing the feedback of youth. Grant is $25,000.  Deadline to apply: Friday November 11, 2016.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:26 am on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Canucks for Kids Fund NOW OPEN! 

    canucksforkidsHey, Funds Fans!  This has been a tricky fund to find out deadlines for but my perseverance has paid off.  It’s open now until March 27th.

    The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities which support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. They are accepting grant applications for the 2014-15 season until March 27th, 2015.

    To be eligible to receive support from the Canucks for Kids Fund applicants must:

    • Be a registered charitable organization with Revenue Canada and must be able to provide its nine-digit registration number (e.g. 880 975 065 RR0001) on applications for support.
    • 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.
    • 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.  Successful applicants will be notified in June, with payments issued in July.

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  • findfundsblogger 7:38 am on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    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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  • findfundsblogger 9:19 am on January 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW! Up to $10,000 for special needs children’s activities 

    Children's program fundingNEW! GoodLife Kids Foundation has changed their mandate for the 2015 funding cycle.  They will only be accepting requests for funding for inclusive physical activity programs for children with special needs.  Grant requests of up to $10,000 will be considered. Deadlines: February 20th and April 24th, 2015.

    In considering any request for funding they will use the WHO definition of disabilty to determine a suitable fit for the children participating in the program.

    “Disability refers to activity-limiting conditions that prevent full participation in intellectual, social, emotional, or physical functions or any combination thereof, observed in work, leisure, or daily tasks.” (WHO, 2001)

    There it is, folks.  Go and get it! Please check in at my poll to let me know how I’m doing 🙂

     
  • findfundsblogger 6:04 pm on January 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    More violence prevention funds! 

    CWF LOGO

    NOW OPEN: Canadian Women’s Foundation: 2015 Annual Violence Prevention Grants.  Approximately 40 grants up to a maximum of $25,000 each will be selected under four main themes.  If your organization and work fits the selection criteria, you may apply for additional funding of up to $3,000 to assist with access costs.  Deadline: February 2nd, 2015.

    Please note that if you have already received funding for the same project for THREE years, you may NOT reapply for the same project. If in doubt, please contact them to verify.  

    1. Prevention Work Involving Teens and/or Girls: Prevent violence against women and girls in Canada through work involving girls, or teens (girls and boys age 11 to 19)
    2. Rebuilding Lives: Support women’s organizations and programs in Canada to help women and children rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing violence
    3. Loan Funds: Provide interest-free loan funds to women who have experienced domestic violence to aid them in becoming financially independent
    4. Collaborative Projects: Support groups working together in a region, province, and territory or nationally to share resources, to build capacity, to advocate or to support women survivors’ participation or leadership in policy issues.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:21 am on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $25,000 for conservation projects 

    disney cons fundHey Funds Fans!  Some fun(ds) from Disney 🙂

    The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) is currently accepting letters of inquiry from NGOs around the globe for conservation projects that address a significant conservation need.  Proposed projects should include one or more of the following themes: education and community engagement, sustainable development directly connected to protecting species and habitat, and/or scientific field studies on species and habitats (ex-situ projects/project components are not eligible).

    Preference will be given to projects with a significant conservation action component. Applicant organizations from outside of the US must partner with a US 501(c)(3) organization who will act as the project intermediary/sponsor.  Deadline: February 6th, 2015.  Grant requests up to US$25,000 will be considered.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:33 am on June 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert! $5,000 to $25,000 from the Inspirit Foundation 

    inspiritFoundationThe Inspirit Foundation Community Impact program is now OPEN for applications. This granting program will support projects that bring young adults (aged 18-30) of different spiritual, religious and secular beliefs to take action together to achieve a positive outcome for their community. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.  Deadline: Thursday, June 26th, 2014, at 5:00 pm EDT.
    The Community Impact grants support projects that bring together young adults (aged 18-30) of different spiritual, religious and secular backgrounds to take action to achieve a positive outcome for their communities.
    Note: Only registered Canadian charities or First Nations Bands can apply to this granting program. In the case  of a collaboration or partnership, the lead partner must be a registered Canadian charity or First Nations  Bands.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:21 am on June 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $500 to $1000 for inter-school math competitions 

    mathematics projectsHey Mathy Matherton’s and all other Funds Fans!  This fund opened today 🙂

    The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) supports activities that promote the learning of mathematics among Canadian youth. In addition to hosting its own math competitions, the CMS offers math competition grants for activities at the elementary and secondary school levels.

    The Math Competition Grants are open to contests of different kinds at the school level. This includes:

    • Traditional: students solve problems in a timed written exam
    • Projects: Teams competing to solve a strategic problem over a longer period of time
    • Posters: Preparation of a mathematical solution or discussion for display purposes

    Preference will be given to:

    • Competitions which embrace a number of regional schools (city, county or province-wide)
    • New ventures or those which are aiming to expand their reach
    • Competitions which have matching sources of funding or which are aiming to become self-sufficient

    Typical grants will be between $500 and $1000. Grants may not be used for salaries but are designed for costs associated with supplies, travel costs, reproduction costs, prizes, publicity, and related expenses.  Deadline: November 15, 2014

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    Don’t forget to check the June Deadline Alert for more great opportunities!

     

     
  • findfundsblogger 8:59 am on May 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $2,500 for collaborative history projects 

    History projectsHi Funds Fans!  Here’s a darling little fund for collaborative projects aimed at improving history education within Canada.

    THEN/HiER is the first pan-Canadian organization devoted to promoting—and improving—history teaching and learning by bringing together the multiple and varied constituencies involved in history education: academic historians; public historians in museums, archives and historic sites; practicing teachers; researchers based in faculties of education; and curriculum policy makers. Their goal is to stimulate an active, participatory dialogue among these various communities of history educators, a dialogue that explores how best to improve history education in all its forms through more research-informed practice (from kindergarten to graduate school) and more practice-informed research.

    Through the Small Projects Grant Program, each year THEN/HiER sets aside $25,000 to support small projects and events related to history teaching and learning in Canada. They welcome proposals from THEN/HiER partner organizations and individuals, including graduate students, as well as others engaged in history education research and practice in Canada. THEN/HiER will consider requests for support up to a maximum of $2,500There is no deadline to apply as they will consider requests for funding throughout the year.

    Proposals should indicate in the budget other sources of funding, including in-kind contributions. They should also clearly state how the project will involve collaboration across different THEN/HiER constituencies (for example, between teachers and academic historians, or between teacher educators and a public history organization such as a museum).

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  • findfundsblogger 10:16 am on May 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds! Funds! Funds! 

    Funding for B.C.Hey, Funds Fans!  This is my 400th blog post!!  Wow, and to boot it’s a three for three day today 🙂  Funding for First Nations arts programs and childcare facilities as well as funding to assist B.C.’s disabled persons live full and fulfilling lives.

    BC Rehab is an organization working toward a British Columbia that is inclusive and accessible to all people.  They promote projects and initiatives that increase accessibility so that all people — regardless of their physical capabilities — can thrive, participate and contribute in their communities.  Through advocacy and fundraising efforts they are able to assist British Columbians who are living with a physical disability. Grants fulfill individual needs, such as personal mobility equipment, when individuals cannot afford to purchase such items on their own.  Deadline: May 23rd, 2014.  Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.

    The Canada Council for the Arts, Elder and Youth Legacy Program provides funding to Aboriginal arts organizations that help Elders pass on the many art forms being practiced to the next generation.  The program will also increase the Canada Council’s capacity to serve Aboriginal Elders of this country, giving them opportunities to work with youth and pass on their legacy of artistic practice.  Generally, projects should be designed as follows; the organization will choose the Elder who will work with their youth. That Elder will then help to decide the number of young people he or she will work with, and will help to select them.  Strong applications will demonstrate a clear link between the Elders, participants, the artistic practice being shared, and the expenses to be covered by the grant.  Maximum Grant: $20,000.  Deadline: May 15th, 2014.

    Major capital funding is available from the First Nations Early Childhood Development Council to help with the costs associated with the creation of new licensed child care spaces. Under this program, non – profit child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $500,000 and private sector child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $250,000 for building a new child care facility including the cost of buying land or a building; the assembly of a modular building and site development; renovations to a building; and/or – buying eligible equipment and furnishings to support new child care spaces in an existing facility or as part of the above activities to create new spaces.  Deadline to apply: June 30th, 2014.

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