GrantStation Canadian Insider - December 2021

Volume III | Issue 10

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

Current COVID-19 funding opportunities are available on our website.



National Funding Opportunities

Funding Targets First Nations and Métis Communities Across Canada
NIB Trust Fund

The goal of the NIB Trust Fund is to help First Nations and Métis people and communities address the impacts of the Indian residential school system, and to create meaningful opportunities that improve the quality of life for First Nations and Métis people in Canada. The Fund’s 2022-2023 Group/Organization Call for Applications supports programs in the areas of education, healing and reconciliation, training certification, and cultural knowledge building. Single or multi-year funding is available to support a wide range of programming. Registered charities and qualified donees, including First Nations and Métis communities and organizations, cultural centers, educational institutions, societies, foundations, associations, and friendship centers, are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by January 14, 2022. Visit the Fund’s website to review the call and apply online.

Grants Increase Canadian’s Access to Fresh Produce
Community Food Centres Canada: Market Greens Grants

The mission of Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) is to build health, belonging, and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food. CFCC’s Market Greens Grants aim to increase affordable access to nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables. These grants will support 15 community and health organizations throughout Canada to establish new nonprofit produce markets and provide targeted financial support that can be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the community markets. Registered charities and qualified donees are eligible to apply. The closing date for grant applications is January 21, 2022. Visit the CFCC website to download the Market Greens Partner Grant Guidelines and learn more about the available grants.

Support for Education Programs in Company Communities
MONAT Gratitude Grants Program

The MONAT Gratitude Grants Program supports education programs in the areas of the arts, music, entrepreneurship, and athletics in communities around the world where MONAT does business. Countries where MONAT does business include Canada as well as the U.S., Australia, the U.K., Ireland, Spain, Poland, and Lithuania. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 are provided for music and arts education programs for children in grades K-12, youth sports programs in grades K-12 that inspire engagement and positively impact children in underserved communities, and programs focused on providing opportunities for youth to explore entrepreneurship in K-12 after-school programs. All organizations must be registered as nonprofit organizations or charitable entities in the countries where they provide programming and services. Applications will be accepted from January 20 to February 28 and May 4 to June 8, 2022. Details on the eligibility requirements and application process are available on the funder’s website.

Climate Resilience Initiatives Across Canada Funded
Intact Foundation: Municipal Climate Resiliency Grants

The Intact Foundation directs some of its support to initiatives in Canada focused on ensuring communities are climate resilient. The Foundation’s Municipal Climate Resiliency Grants aim to help municipalities adapt to climate change by investing $1 million in cities and towns across Canada that are developing practical and effective solutions to protect communities from floods or wildfires. Priority is given to the following types of projects: 1) shovel-ready, including greening and natural infrastructure solutions such as wetland restoration to reduce flood risk or vegetation management techniques to create a community fireguard; 2) climate mitigation tools, such as incentives for homeowners to install sump pumps or fire-retardant roofing; 3) research readiness and feasibility assessments, such as updating flood or wildfire-risk mapping or undertaking a flood or wildfire hazard assessment; and 4) awareness and education, such as distributing home flood or wildfire protection materials or creating an online portal for residents to obtain flood-risk information. Registered Canadian municipalities are eligible to apply. Non-governmental organizations may apply in partnership with one or more municipalities, with letters of support. The deadline to complete the online application is January 31, 2022. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the FAQs, application questions, and granting guidelines.




Regional Funding Opportunities

Grants Expand Opportunities for Toronto Youth to Access the Arts

ArtReach is an organization designed to support community-based arts initiatives that engage youth who have experienced exclusion in Toronto. Grants are provided for community-based arts programming led by youth artists and youth-led groups, collectives, and organizations that serve youth from equity-deserving populations in Toronto who face systemic barriers to accessing high-quality arts opportunities. Programs must be delivered in Toronto, by a Toronto-based applicant, for participants in Toronto, including the City of Toronto, Scarborough, North York, and Etobicoke. Eligible applicants include individual artists, unincorporated groups, organizations, and collectives, and incorporated nonprofit organizations and registered charities led by youth 13 to 29. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2022. Visit the ArtReach website to download the program guidelines.

Funding Fosters Mental Well-Being in Prince Edward Island
PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being

The PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being seeks to ensure that all people living in Prince Edward Island have an equal opportunity to achieve and maintain the best possible mental well-being throughout their lifetime. The Alliance's grant program will support projects and initiatives that focus on building and strengthening the resilience of individuals, families, and communities to help improve mental well-being outcomes for all Prince Edward Islanders. Funded projects must focus on one or more of the following areas that can strengthen resilience and mental well-being: supporting responsive relationships, strengthening core life skills, and reducing sources of toxic stress and its harmful buildup. Grants are provided through several streams, in amounts ranging up to $50,000 or $100,000. The deadline to register for a Grant Coaching Program session is January 4, 2022; applications for the inaugural grant program must be submitted by February 18, 2022. Visit the Alliance’s website to learn more about the funding streams and application process.

Organizations Serving Newfoundland and Labrador Supported
Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Charitable Foundation

The Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Charitable Foundation supports registered charities in Newfoundland and Labrador that strive to improve social programs and services. The Foundation’s areas of interest include arts and culture, education, the environment, health, and youth. Registered charities that have a province-wide scope of service are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by February 28 of each year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the Charity of Choice Criteria and apply online.

Funds to Enhance Recreational Trails in Manitoba
Trails Manitoba

Trails Manitoba promotes the development and use of recreational trails throughout Manitoba. Trails Manitoba, with funding from the Province of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Foundation, offers two grant programs related to provincial recreational trail development: The Trails Grant for Manitoba is intended for trail associations, municipalities, or other nonprofit groups that have the means to provide continued stewardship of trails. Specific objectives of this grant include providing new recreational trail opportunities, improving the quality of existing recreational trail networks or the users’ experiences, and maintenance of the recreational trail network. The Trails Grant for Winnipeg is largely intended for trail associations, the City of Winnipeg, or other nonprofit groups that have the means to provide continued stewardship of trails. Specific objectives include increasing the length of the greenway trail network, improving the quality of the existing greenway trail network, and improving the users' experiences. Applications will be accepted through January 21, 2022. Visit the Trails Manitoba website to download the Grant Program Guide.



Government Funding Opportunities

Grants Aim to Improve Domestic Violence Response
Department of Justice Canada

The Justice Partnership and Innovation Program supports efforts to improve family justice system responses to intimate partner violence by enhancing victim safety, increasing access to services, and promoting safe case outcomes for family members. Applications must be received no later than January 18, 2022.

Support for Habitat Protection and Wildlife Conservation Efforts
Environment and Climate Change Canada

The Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk funds projects that contribute directly to the recovery objectives and population goals of species at risk listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act and that prevent others from becoming a conservation concern. Activities eligible for funding include habitat protection and securement; habitat improvement; species and habitat threat abatement; conservation planning; surveys, inventories, and monitoring; project evaluation; and outreach and education. The application submission period will close on January 25, 2022.



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Strategic Pivot to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Crafting a Competitive Grant Application
The terms diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are becoming increasingly prevalent in the world of philanthropy. If you are looking to strengthen your case for funding by addressing DEI, you may want to read Strategic Pivot to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Crafting a Competitive Grant Application. Published by the Grant Professionals Association, this article defines these three concepts, examines why they are important, and provides suggestions for how to incorporate DEI into a grant proposal.

Upcoming Online Education Trainings
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Unless otherwise noted, all Online Education Trainings are webinars,
are 90 minutes in duration, and are scheduled to begin at 2 PM Eastern Time.

FREE: Sustainability: Looking Beyond Grants
How do you empower your donors to donate more AND become advocates for your cause? Grants are an important part of your organization's funding plan, but they shouldn't be the only tactic in that plan. Other supporters, like individuals and corporations, are important too, but talking to donors can feel like so much more work than a grant application. In this webinar, Amanda Pearce of Funding for Good, Inc. will cover how to communicate with donors that their immediate support lays the foundation for long-term sustainability and success for your organization. Course takeaways include a break down of the key components of "sustainability planning," quick tips for including a capacity building component into every proposal or appeal, and effective communication strategies to engage AND retain donors. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Proposal Writing 101
If you are new to proposal writing, this webinar is for you! During this 90-minute webinar, Alice Ruhnke, founder and owner of the Grant Advantage, will teach you how to use a Program Planning Framework to plan your grant applications so they tell a strong, consistent story. As we go through the Framework, each section of a typical grant application will be highlighted with information on what funders are looking for and tips on how to write that section. By the time the webinar is over, you will understand what funders are looking for in grant applications, be able to decipher confusing grant-related terminology, have a usable system to connect all the pieces of an application together, and have strategies to infuse your organization's strengths in your proposal to make it strong and competitive. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Growing Your Grant Readiness
What does it take to be a successful grantseeking organization? Success in grantsmanship involves much more than being able to write a good proposal. As an organization, you must also have the right culture, the right values, the right tools, and the right resources in place to support your grantseeking process and manage your grant-funded programs and services well on behalf of your funder and the community you serve. In this lively, interactive session, Maryn Boess will explain how to lay the groundwork for effective grantsmanship in both your organization's culture and its practices. You'll understand the importance of mission-driven grantsmanship—and why its opposite will undermine your organization's health and success. You'll be able to identify your organization's needs and resources to support a systematic and strategic grantseeking process. You'll gain a clear, powerful, flexible framework for developing and strengthening financial and program accountability. BONUS: You'll be introduced to GrantsMagic U's exclusive Grants Readiness Assessment Checklist—a detailed tool to help you identify what vital grants-readiness resources and practices are already working well in your organization, and where changes and improvements need to be made in order to make sure your organization is truly "grants ready"! The webinar will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons