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Here is a complete list of the funding opportunities in alphabetical order.

Air Canada Community Support

Region: National

Funding:Not Specified

Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

  • This grant gives money to multiple types of projects, no specifications about project type

Application deadline: Ongoing

Link:https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/about/corporate-responsibility/...

Aviva Community Fund

Region: National

Funding: Up to $100,000

Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

  • Think of an idea that will have a positive impact in your community
  • Enter it in the Aviva Community Fund competition
  • Get everyone you know to vote for it

Application deadline: September 9 to October 6 must be implemented by December 31, 2017, see other deadlines on the website for the remainder of the year

Link: https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/

Best Buy Canada School Tech Micro-Grant

Region: National

Funding: Up to $1,000

Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

  • Enhances the learning environment in Canadian publicly funded schools
  • Links teachers to donors who want to support them through MyClassNeeds.ca crowdfunding platform
  • Supports individual classroom projects related to science, technology, engineering or math with the technology needed to either be established or to grow

Application deadline: See website for 2017-2018 deadlines

Link: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/school-tech-grants.aspx?cmp=vrd-schooltechgr...

Breakfast Club of Canada

Region: Provincial

Funding: Not Specified

Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

  • Every child and youth should have a healthy breakfast each morning before school
  • The program will assist with establishing a new breakfast program or strengthening an existing one, we provide schools with the necessary funds, kitchen equipment, training, tools and food donations
  • See website for criteria and contact Stephanie Pollard, Program Advisor, at 450 641-3230, # 3335 or 1 888 442-1217, or at Stephanie.Pollard@breakfastclubcanada.org.

Application deadline: Ongoing

Link: http://www.breakfastclubcanada.org/school-corner/apply-for-a-grant/deman...

Breakfast for Learning Ontario

Region: Provincial

Funding: Not Specified

Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

  • To help start/sustain child nutrition program; funds can be used for food, supplies, equipment & staff/volunteer support
  • For more funding opportunities through local partnerships, please email info@breakfastforlearning.ca

Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

Link: https://www.breakfastforlearning.ca/services-info/apply-for-a-grant/

Build-a-Bear Foundation

Region: National

Funding: Between $5,000 & $50,000

Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

  • The Build-A-Bear Foundation is dedicated to adding a little more heart to life by inspiring kids to be Helpful, Empowered, Accepting, Respectful and Team players.

Application deadline: Application is open January 1 to March 31

Link:http://www.buildabear.ca/aboutus/ourcompany/BABWFoundation.aspx

CAAWS (Canadian Assoc. for the Advancement of Women)

Region: National

Funding: Up to $1,000

Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

  • Supports opportunities for girls and women to participate in sport and/or promote sport to girls and women

Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

Link: http://www.caaws.ca/grants-and-recognition/wise-fund/application-process-2/

Canada Post Community Foundation

Region: National

Funding:3X $50,000 grants but any additional grant no greater than $30,000

Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

  • Mission to make a positive impact in the lives of children in the community
  • Projects consistent with the Foundation’s objective to provide support for initiatives that benefit children will be considered, see website for additional information

Application deadline: Application forms posted in March of each year. See website for 2018 deadlines

Link: https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/pages/aboutus/communityfoundation/crite...

Charity Village

  • Has a database of charity-based organizations and not-for-profit organizations that may be able to offer support
  • Check out a local organization in your area
  • Link: www.charityvillage.com

    Community Foundation

  • Tend to have small grants to give out, advice, or initiatives that will be beneficial to Healthy Schools
  • Check out a local community foundation in your area
  • Link: http://communityfoundations.ca

    Community One Foundation Rainbow Grants

    Region: Greater Toronto Area

    Funding: Between $5,000 & $50,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Provides funding to foster new and innovative services and programs for the LGBTTIQQ2S community in the GTA, in the areas of health & social sciences, arts & culture, and research, education & advocacy

    Application deadline: See website for specific 2017/18 deadlines; applications typically accepted from beginning of February to end of March / beginning of April

    Link: http://communityone.ca/index.php?

    Dare to Dream

    Region: National

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • For high school students (18 years of age and under) to get involved in innovative mental health awareness activities
    • Youth team up with adult mentors (e.g., teachers, guidance counsellors) to raise the profile of mental health issues in their schools and communities

    Application deadline: March 31, & October 31 each year

    Link: http://www.excellenceforchildandyouth.ca/dare-to-dream-program

    DreamCatcher Fund

    Region: National

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • For Ontario First Nation status members Minor sports teams, individual athletes 25 years and under & special events
    • To address risk factors faced by First Nations youth, by providing scholarships, bursaries, and grants to attend educational programs, and by providing equipment, facilities, and opportunities to participate in structured recreational and/or organized sporting activities

    Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

    Link: http://www.dcfund.ca/index.php?id=sports-recreation

    EcoLeague

    Region: National

    Funding: Up to $400

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Action projects must be interactive, educational, and address a local sustainability issue
    • Projects that engage the students and make a positive impact upon their school/community

    Application deadline: See website for fall & winter deadlines

    Link: http://lsf-lst.ca/en/projects/teacher-resources/action-project-funding

    Elementary School Milk Program

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Fundraising opportunity for schools; by providing fresh, cold milk at lunch on a daily basis, program aims to help kids in Ontario consume their recommended daily servings of Milk and Alternatives
    • Helps to support school spirit and gives senior students hands-on business experience

    Application deadline: Ongoing

    Link: http://www.dairyfarmers.ca/what-we-do/programs/elementary-school-milk-pr...

    Farm Credit Canada (FCC) AgriSpirit Fund

    Region: National

    Funding: $5,000 to $25,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • For Ontario First Nation status members Minor sports teams, individual athletes 25 years and under & special events
    • Rural communities (with a population less than 150,000 people) and public schools
    • Supports community improvements such as playgrounds, recreation centers, etc.
    • Organization must be partnered with a municipality or a municipal government who agrees to receive the money contributed and issue official tax receipts in the municipality's name

    Application deadline: Applications are open from March 13 to April 17, 2018

    Link: https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/in-your-community/giving-back/fcc-agrispirit-f...

    FedEx in the Community

    Region: National

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Supports communities in the areas of pedestrian & child safety and education
    • Approach directly for sponsorship or donations through their website

    Application deadline: Ongoing

    Link: http://www.fedex.com/ca_english/about/eventandsponsor/

    Goodlife Kids Foundation

    Region: National

    Funding: Up to $10,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Registered charity; elementary schools may be included
    • GoodLife Kids Champion Grants: for organizations that provide opportunities for kids to benefit from an active life
    • Primarily focused on children ages 4 to 14 with special needs

    Application deadline: August 11th, 2017, see more deadlines on the website

    Link: http://www.goodlifekids.com/grant-program/overview/

    Greenbelt Fund

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: Up to 50% of project expenses

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Increasing the amount of Ontario food purchased by public institutions
    • Increasing market access for farmers and processors in order to increase local food choices
    • Improving the understanding of where local foods can be found, what local foods are available and how to use them

    Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

    Link: http://www.greenbeltfund.ca/applying_for_a_grant

    Happy Hands Contest

    Region: National

    Funding: Up to $500

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • K-8 schools have the opportunity to educate students about the importance of hand washing and express their artistic sides through the creation of an original design for a Deb dispenser
    • Register your school, submit your student designs, finalists are chosen and open voting to public starts February 1st, 2018, announcement of winners will be made on March 1st, 2018

    Application deadline: Students designs due by November 30th 2017

    Link:http://www.debgroup.com/ca/happy-hands

    The Honda Canada Foundation

    Region: National

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Not for religious purposes
    • Focus on improving the community and education

    Application deadline: Ongoing

    Link: http://www.hondacanadafoundation.ca/apply-for-funding

    Hydro One Power Play Grant

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: Up to $20,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Hydro One aims to help build strong, healthy and safe communities in Ontario by promoting strong, healthy, safe and active lifestyles for children and youth Designed to significantly improve the level of healthy and safe active living for Aboriginal children and youth (i.e. less than 18 year of age)
    • Located within a First Nation or Métis community serviced by Hydro One
    • For building, renovating or installing to recreation facilities or equipment
    • Must serve a greater community

    Application deadline: May 31st & November 30th of each year

    Link: http://www.hydroone.com/OurCommitment/Community/Pages/powerplay.aspx

    Imperial Oil Charitable Foundation

    Region: National

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Build capacity or leadership for Indigenous people or areas

    Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

    Link: http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/community_invest.aspx

    Investor's Group

    Region: Local

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Projects or programs that take place in communities where Investors Group has a business presence

    Application deadline: Ongoing

    Link:https://www.investorsgroup.com/en/who-we-are/in-the-community/requesting...

    JumpStart-Canadian Tire

    Region: National

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Helps children (4-18 years) in financial need participate in organized sport and recreation activities
    • National program and local chapters

    Application deadline: : Applications to be submitted between Jan. 15 - Nov. 1

    Link: http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/content/microsites/jumpstart/en/paraspo...

    Ken Spencer Award

    Region: National

    Funding: Up to $7,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Looking for work that focuses on improving student engagement, and in particular, intellectual engagement
    • Projects must have the potential to expand throughout school districts and provoke systemic changes

    Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

    Link: http://www.cea-ace.ca/webform/ken-spencer-award-application-form

    KidSport Ontario

    Region: National/Provincial

    Funding: Up to $250/child

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Support children (18 yrs or younger)
    • Support registration fees and equipment for organized sports instructed by qualified coaches

    Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

    Link: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/ontario/about-kidsport-ontario/grant-program/

    Laidlaw Foundation

    Region: National

    Funding: $5,000- $25,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Supports youth-led projects that take action on and brings attention to community and social issues that need changing
    • Application Deadlines: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

      Link: http://laidlawfdn.org

    Let Them Be Kids Program

    Region: National

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • For Ontario First Nation status members Minor sports teams, individual athletes 25 years and under & special events
    • Funds for the building of play structures for children who may not have the availability of safe, secure places to play
    • More information found on their Facebook page

    Application deadline: Ongoing

    Metro Green Apple School Program

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: Up to $1,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Encourage elementary and secondary schools in Ontario to become involved in projects that educate students on the importance of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle

    Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

    Link: http://www.greenapple.metro.ca/home.en.html

    Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Access & Activity Grants

    Region: National

    Funding: $500-$15,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Encourages back-country, urban and near-urban outdoor recreation that focus on self-propelled activities (such as cycling, hiking, trail-running, climbing and paddling)
    • Provide opportunities for people (including youth and diverse groups) to try new outdoor activities and/or develop skills

    Application deadline: Spring: March 19; Fall: September 11

    Link: https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/access-and-activity

    NHL Players’ Association Goals & Dreams Fund

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: Up to $2,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Intended to provide equipment grants for grassroots hockey programs for children, families & communities
    • Not a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities

    Application deadline: Ongoing

    Link: https://www.nhlpa.com/be-a-player/nhlpa-goals-and-dreams

    Ontario Active School Travel Fund

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: $30,000 to $100,000 per grant

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • The objective of the Fund is to increase physical activity opportunities for Ontario students by supporting and expanding active school travel programs for elementary age students (Grades K-8). We want more students to walk, cycle, scoot and skateboard for their daily school journeys
    • The Fund will support initiatives that are expected to have a significant and lasting impact in their communities by establishing a foundation for continuing growth in active school travel
    • Support is available to expand and strengthen existing active school travel initiatives, or to help get initiatives underway in new communities

    Application deadline: Round 1 deadline: March 9, 2018

    Link: http://www.saferoutestoschool.ca/Ontario-active-school-travel-fund/

    Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Grade 9 Try Day Program

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: Up to $700

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • To expose Grade 9 students to new/ unconventional sports or physical activities
    • To motivate Grade 9 students to get involved in high school sport & activities
    • Small & rural schools encouraged to apply
    • Minimum of 60 Grade 9 students, OR a minimum of 80% of the Grade 9 population in schools with 75 or less Grade 9 students, must participate

    Application deadline: Ongoing

    Link: http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/programs/try-day

    Ontario Trillium Foundation

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Support the building of healthy and vibrant communities through community-based initiatives that strengthen the capacity of organizations in the arts and culture, environment, human and social services and sports and recreation sectors

    Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

    Link: http://www.otf.ca/what-we-fund?redirected=1

    Ontario Trillium Foundation – Youth Opportunities Fund

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: $70,000-$250,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Provides grants and capacity building supports to community-based organizations and grassroots groups serving young people who face multiple barriers to economic and social well-being
    • There are two streams for this grant

    Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

    Link: http://www.otf.ca/yof

    Parents Reaching Out Grants for Regional/Provincial Projects (Ministry of Education)

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: Up to $30,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Regional/provincial grants are available to parent organizations, school boards, non-profit organizations, volunteer-sector associations, or post-secondary institutions working in partnership with parents
    • Supports projects designed to enhance parent involvement on a regional or province-wide basis
    • Deadlines: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

      Link: www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/regional.html

    Physical Activity in Secondary Schools (PASS) Grant

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: Up to $15,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • All secondary schools and school boards in Ontario are eligible and encouraged to apply for a PASS grant.
    • Please note that each school board must review, approve, and submit applications to the ministry to be considered for funding for the 2017-18 school year. 
    • PASS grants can support projects that are regional, board-wide (including co-terminus boards), or targeted to an individual secondary school or a group of secondary schools.

    Application deadline: January 23, 2018

    Link: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/memos/nov2017/pass_applicatio...

    President’s Choice Nutrition Grant Program

    Region: National

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Help provide education and encourage empower within communities to deliver school-based nutrition programs
    • The grants are used to strengthen programs, by raising the quality and increasing sustainability

    Application deadline: Application period May 8th -June 30th

    Link:http://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/community/pccc/apply-for-funding.html

    RCMP Foundation

    Region: National

    Funding: Less than $10,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Projects that serve broader community, demonstrate linkages with RCMP operational priorities, mission and mandate

    Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

    Link: http://www.rcmp-f.ca/

    S' Cool Life Fund

    Region: National

    Funding: Average $3,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Grants for D.R.E.A.M.S. (Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music, or Sports)
    • Supports projects for non-tuition elementary school children (K-8)

    Application deadline: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

    Link: http://www.scoollifefund.ca/index2.php?id=3

    Seniors Community Grant Program

    Region: National 

    Funding: $500- $8,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Support opportunities for seniors to network and become better integrated into the social fabric of their communities

    Application Deadlines: See website for 2017/18 deadlines

    Link: www.ontario.ca/page/information-seniors-organizations

    Shell Social Investment Grants

    Region: Regional

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Shell provides funding for community projects and initiatives located near our facilities throughout Canada. They fund project which meet their social investment interests that have a positive impact the community.

    Application Deadlines: 2018 deadlines between Feb. 15 and October 15 

    Link: www.shell.ca/en_ca/sustainability/communities/funding-guidelines-process.html

    Speak Up Project

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • For students in Grades 7-12 with opinions and ideas about Ontario’s school system
    • Student-led projects that will improve the school community
    • All projects require the mentorship of a project facilitator and support of the school principal

    Application deadline: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Link: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/students/speakup/projects.html

    TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

    Region: National

    Funding: Average $2,500/project

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Educational institutions (primary / secondary / post-secondary)
    • Eligible projects include: environmental education, tree plantings (native plant species), energy conservation, schoolyard or urban naturalizations projects, community gardening programs, etc.

    Application deadline: Winter submission - January 15, 2019; Summer submission - july 15, 2019

    Link: https://fef.td.com/funding/

    Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds School Ground Greening Grants

    Region: National

    Funding: Up to $3,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Helps schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn, and develop a genuine respect for nature
    • Canadian schools (JK–Grade 12) and not-for-profit daycares for onsite greening projects

    Application deadline: See website for 2017-2018 deadlines

    Link: http://www.evergreen.ca/get-involved/funding-opportunities/school-ground-grants/

    Tree Canada Greening Canada's School Grounds Program

    Region: National

    Funding: $500- $3,500

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Contributes making Canadian schools cleaner, greener places for children to learn and play

    Application deadline: Year Round/Ongoing

    Link: https://treecanada.ca/en/programs/greening-canadas-school-grounds/

    WestJet Community Giving

    Region: National

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • This grant gives money to multiple types of projects, no specifications about project type

    Application deadline: Ongoing

    Link: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/about-us/community-investment/airport-comm...

    Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program

    Region: National

    Funding: Up to $2,000

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • School Garden Grant program provides a monetary grant to supper an edible educational garden on the grounds of a primary or secondary schools

    Application deadline: October 15, 2018

    Link: https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/schools/programs/school-gardens-canada

    Youth 4 Action Canadian Cancer Society

    Region: Provincial

    Funding: Not Specified

    Eligibility/Funding Criteria:

    • Geared toward secondary, post-secondary and community-based youth groups
    • The project must related to one of the 4 topics to prevent cancer, tobacco use, tanning use, sugary drinks consumption or physical activity

    Application deadline: Applications open February 5th, 2018; closes February 28, 2018

    Link:http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-you-can-do/youth-4...