National Funding Opportunities
Canadian School Breakfast Programs Supported
Breakfast Club of Canada
Breakfast Club of Canada is dedicated to giving schools and communities the tools they need to serve a healthy breakfast every day in an environment that fosters children’s self-esteem. Support is provided to breakfast programs offered to school-aged children and youth during the school year. The Club enables schools to establish a new breakfast program or strengthen an existing one by providing the necessary funds, kitchen equipment, training, tools, and food donations. Schools, school boards, and community organizations are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted year-round. Visit the Club’s website to learn more about the funding criteria and to access application information for each province.
Grants Promote Outdoor Recreation in Canada
Cabela’s Canada Outdoor Fund
The Cabela’s Canada Outdoor Fund seeks to ensure future generations enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, and other recreational activities in the Canadian outdoors. The Fund provides donations and sponsorships to Canadian organizations that focus their activities on the following pillars: 1) advocacy, with a focus on protecting the outdoor lifestyle and the right to hunt, fish, camp, and trap; 2) education, with an emphasis on teaching the next generation of hunters, anglers, campers, and recreational sport shooters; 3) conservation, focused on improving the habitat with sound conservation methods to ensure future generations will enjoy hunting and fishing; and 4) helping others, with the aim of providing new experiences, assisting sick, disabled, or underprivileged individuals through hunting, fishing, camping, or recreational sport shooting experiences. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2019. Visit the Cabela’s Canada website to download the application form.
Support for Youth-Led Projects in Selected Communities
RBC Future Launch Community Challenge
The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, an initiative of the Community Foundations of Canada and part of RBC Future Launch, is a call to action for youth, aged 15 to 29, in over 150 small and mid-sized communities across Canada. In each participating community, grants of up to $15,000 will support youth-led projects that respond to one central question: What is your boldest idea to respond to an urgent local need? Supported projects may be connected to a range of areas including health, food security, education, the environment, reconciliation, and many other community priorities. Qualified donees partnering with youth are eligible to apply. The deadline to submit an online application is September 18, 2019. Visit the Community Foundations of Canada website to download the application guide and to review the list of participating community foundations and communities.
Funding Targets People Living with HIV/AIDS in Canada
ViiV Healthcare Canada Community Involvement
ViiV Healthcare Canada works to provide treatment, research, and support to people affected by HIV/AIDS. The company supports the Canadian HIV community through three programs: Community Education and Services Grants fund HIV community-based programming delivered in Canada through HIV community organizations. The Positive Action Canada HIV/AIDS Innovation Program (PACIP) promotes enhancements in community-based programming that will improve outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada and increase knowledge transfer and exchange of best practices amongst HIV sector organizations. The Positive Action Canada Indigenous HIV/AIDS Initiative supports Indigenous-led projects to help improve HIV support and access to care for Indigenous people living in Canada. Online applications for the PACIP and the Positive Action Canada Indigenous HIV/AIDS Initiative are due by September 15, 2019; the deadline to apply for Community Education and Services Grants is October 31, 2019. Visit the ViiV Healthcare Canada website to review the Community Grants Brochure.
Regional Funding Opportunities
Grants Enable Environmental Defenders in British Columbia to Access Legal Aid
West Coast Environmental Law: Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund
The Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund, a program of West Coast Environmental Law, provides legal help for British Columbians who have organized to protect their communities and their environment. The Fund allows Indigenous peoples, community groups, and individuals to hire lawyers and experts at reduced rates, and work collaboratively with them to resolve disputes in negotiations, mediation, in court, or before government tribunals. Two types of grants are provided: Stage 1 Grants of up to $2,750 support an individual, group, or organization in developing an understanding of legal options to address an environmental protection issue and in taking initial action with assistance from a lawyer. Stage 2 Grants of up to $13,500 support a more extended legal course of action, such as more complex or extended negotiations, court, or tribunal work. The upcoming application deadlines are September 9 and November 18, 2019. Visit the West Coast Environmental Law website to review the funding guidelines and download the application form.
Support for Fundraising Events in Rural Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan
The Seed Foundation supports organizations and individuals in rural areas of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan in Canada as well as Montana and North Dakota in the U.S. that are raising money for social causes. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 help cover the costs of fundraising expenses so community groups in agricultural regions can have the confidence to dream bigger, be more innovative, and be entrepreneurial when producing a fundraising event. Grant requests should be no more than a quarter of the projected profit. Eligible applicants consist of charities, nonprofits, ad hoc organizations, committees, and individuals. The annual application deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines, which include examples of fundraisers and eligible causes.
Quebec Economic Development Initiatives Funded
Fonds de solidarité FTQ (FTQ Solidarity Funds) Donations and Sponsorships
Fonds de solidarité FTQ (FTQ Solidarity Funds) works to contribute to Québec's economic growth by creating, maintaining, or protecting jobs through investments in small and medium-sized businesses in all spheres of activity. Fonds de solidarité FTQ provides donations and sponsorships in Québec to contribute to Québec’s economic growth. Support focuses on the following categories: Economic Development, Business Development and Networking, and Social Causes, including employability and labor market integration, financial literacy and responsible consumption, and enrichment through culture. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Fonds de solidarité FTQ website to submit an online sponsorship or donation request in French.
Grants Foster Health and Well-Being in Eastern Newfoundland
Eastern Regional Wellness Coalition: Community Grant Program
The Eastern Regional Wellness Coalition (ERWC) is comprised of community, government, and non-government groups and agencies with an interest in promoting wellness and improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Eastern Newfoundland. The Community Grant Program supports community involvement and action to promote wellness in the following priority areas: healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco control, healthy environments, mental health promotion, injury prevention, child and youth development, and sexual health and well-being. Grants of up to $1,000 are provided to nonprofit groups operating in the geographic boundary of the Coalition, from Port Blandford to Holyrood, including the Bonavista and Burin Peninsulas, and Placentia and Trinity Conception areas. In order to be eligible, groups must also be a member of the ERWC. (Membership is free.) The annual application deadlines are February 1 and September 30. Visit the ERWC website to download the Grant Information and Application document and to complete the Membership Registration Form.
Government Funding Opportunities
Funding Tackles Opioid and Methamphetamine Abuse in Canada
Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program has issued a one-time anticipatory call for proposals to enhance the response to the opioid crisis and other emerging issues, such as methamphetamines. Under this call for proposals, funding will be provided to projects in three streams: 1) harm reduction, community-led, and front-line initiatives; 2) increasing access to pharmaceutical-grade medications; and 3) new approaches to address problematic methamphetamine use. The deadline to submit an application is September 26, 2019.
Grants Aim to Combat Online Disinformation
The Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research, an initiative of Canadian Heritage in partnership with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, aims to help foster a community of research in the digital citizenship and online disinformation space in Canada. Grants are available through the following programs: Insight Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Doctoral Awards provide funding to conduct research related to online disinformation and other online harms as well as their impact in the Canadian context. Connection Grants support events and outreach activities to exchange knowledge and engage on research issues related to these areas. The application deadline for Insights Grants is October 15, 2019. Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships and Doctoral Awards are due by September 18 and October 17, 2019, respectively. The upcoming deadline to apply for Connections Grants is November 1, 2019.
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Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference
Are you looking to expand your professional horizons by attending a conference this fall? If so, The Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference, which takes place this year from November 6-9 in Washington, DC, might be just what you are looking for. This conference is an educational and professional growth event for those committed to excellence in the practice of grantsmanship. It gathers grant professionals together to exchange strategies, solutions, resources, and more.
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Advanced Storytelling (NEW)
We all know money talks. The important question is: HOW does YOUR organization talk about money? In this session, Lori L. Jacobwith will dive into the topic of talking about money as a fundraising strategy. You’ll learn how to share “mission moment” stories that include your need for support, but don’t sound like “begging” for money. The secret tool that makes this an advanced storytelling session is discovering how to share action-causing stories. During this webinar, you will (1) learn what your money story is; (2) learn how to talk about money so it inspires more giving; and (3) learn the best questions to ask so you can gather story nuggets to craft action-causing stories. The webinar will benefit executive directors, and fundraising and communication staff, as well as board members. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
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Are you interested in learning more this year but aren’t sure where to start? Join Sage Adams, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Instructional Designer for GrantStation, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, for a short webinar on how to maximize the abundance of online learning resources available on GrantStation. You will learn how to enhance your understanding of grantwriting, grant strategies, grants management, and information design through online education. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
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