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Government Funding Opportunities
Community Programs, Prairie and Northern Region Website
Important Announcement About Ecoaction
IMPORTANT NOTICE: For the upcoming February 2006 application round only, the submission deadline has been extended to March 1st, 2006. Please contact your regional office for further information.
What is EcoAction?
The EcoAction Community Funding Program is an Environment Canada program that provides financial support to community groups for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. EcoAction encourages projects that protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment and builds the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future.
Who can apply?
Non profit groups and organizations are eligible to apply to the Funding Program. This includes, but is not limited to: community groups, environmental groups, aboriginal groups and First Nations councils, service clubs, associations and youth and seniors organizations.
How can my group receive funding?
Priority funding is given to projects that will achieve results in the following areas: Clean Air, Climate Change, Clean Water and Nature. Projects require matching funds or in-kind support from other sources. Submission deadlines to the Funding Program are February 1 and October 1 annually. For further information on funding, please click on "Before you Begin" on the menu bar in the top left corner.
One Tonne Challenge
Canada's Climate Change Plan challenges all Canadians to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by one tonne. There are many practical things you can do right away to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at home and on the road. By using energy more efficiently, you will contribute to cleaner air.
Green Source - a funding guide
Community Animation Program (CAP)
The CAP program, jointly managed by Environment Canada and Health Canada, ended on March 31, 2004. However, capacity building initiatives are now supported through Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program.
What You Can Do: Down to Earth Choices for Sustainable Living
Social Development Canada
Partnership Initiatives and Funding Programs: A list of currently available funding projects specifically for learning and labour organizations, voluntary organizations and community groups. Includes links to partners.
Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund - Call For Proposals
Call for Proposals for Mass Media Contribution Funding - 2005-2006
Private Funding Opportunities
An effort has been made to include only current funding opportunities and organizations, and contact info/web site addresses are provided whenever possible. These opportunities may be available in certain regions only. Please check provided URLs for additional information about requirements and application information.
Air Canada has a proud history of supporting organizations that focus on improving the lives of Canadians. Our support of community organizations has made Air Canada an active participant in their efforts and in their successes.
Our In The Community support is twofold:
- We invest in your community's social fabric by supporting charitable organizations that help children and youth through our Kids' Horizons program.
- We also sponsor local events or activities by non-profit organizations who contribute to your community's economic growth.
Each year, Air Canada, including Air Canada Jazz, receives thousands of requests for support. In order to streamline the process and accelerate our response time, we have implemented a mandatory online application system for all donation requests by community organizations like yours.
If after reviewing our charitable focus in our In The Community - Overview page you are satisfied that your organization meets our criteria, please apply online. Our easy-to-use online form guides you through the application process asking the information we need to properly consider your request.
Kindly submit your request at least three months before the start-up of activities related to your event or project.
At this time, we are unable to consider requests that require a cash contribution.
Four simple steps to submitting a request for community support to Air Canada:
- Step One – Does your request fit our Community focus on children or economic development?
- Step Two – Does your organization qualify? Review our program exclusions.
- Step Three – Instructions for completing your online application form.
- Step Four – Complete the application form and submit.
At Cabot, we are committed to being responsive, responsible and respected citizens in the communities in which we live and work. As Cabot employees, we demand that we operate facilities as if they were located next to our own homes, and we conduct our business in an honest, concerned and caring manner. Earning the goodwill of our neighbors is our goal and our legacy.
Our Corporate Giving strategy is designed to support Cabot's community outreach activities, with priority given to science and technology education, and community and civic improvement efforts in the communities where we operate. A key element of this strategy is to have Cabot's four regions — North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and South America — be participants in Cabot's Corporate Giving program.
In 1953, Cabot Corporation Foundation Inc. was established to support qualified charitable, non-profit organizations in the United States. The Foundation's charter was amended in 1992 to include grants to qualified charitable organizations outside of the United States. In addition to the Foundation, Cabot Corporation makes contributions to appropriate organizations.
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Phone: 617 342-6105
Fax: 617 342-6320
Canadian Directory to Foundations and Corporations
Canada’s most accurate and detailed fundraising database
Produced by a dedicated research team, the Directory lets you access thousands of detailed records on foundations and corporations that support organizations just like yours.
As a subscriber, you can access the Canadian Directory to Foundations and Corporations from any Internet connection anywhere in the world. From home, from the office or on the road – the Canadian Directory to Foundations and Corporations is your fundraising resource – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Online Directory consists of both foundation information and corporate information. You can purchase these components separately, or together as a bundle and save.
- The Foundation Directory is a searchable database of more than 2,200 foundations that make grants to registered Canadian charities.
- The Corporate Directory is a searchable database of more than 140 Canadian corporations that support organizations in the community.
The Foundation Directory is also available in a print edition – the same foundation information in a two-volume book.
Easy-To-Use Search Functions Help You Access the Information You Need
The Directory’s search functions will allow you to:
- Narrow down all the grantmakers in the Directory to the ones that are most likely to support your cause.
- Find out which grantmakers are funding organizations in your field.
- Use our detailed records to determine the best way to approach grantmakers for funding.
Search features include:
- Search by grant recipient to find who is funding organizations like yours
- Search by individual names, to find people with whom your organization or your board members may have personal relationships
- Search for U.S. foundations that provide grants to Canadian charities
- Search by geographic location to find the organizations that grant in your community
- Search by funding deadline to ensure you don’t miss any opportunities
Canadian Directory to Foundations and Corporations
Cultural Human Resources Council
The YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (YIP) is looking for proposals from cultural institutions and organizations willing to offer dynamic opportunities in the areas of Arts Practice or Arts Administration to college and university graduates ages 30 and under. If you have a 6-12 month position in mind and are looking for a positive addition to your team download the YIP application form at www.culturalhrc.ca/youthInternship/application-e.asp
The Social Innovation Enterprise was established in mid 2000 as the cornerstone strategic focus of our Community Investing Program. We believe that innovation leading to higher value creation in all sectors is critical to the long-term health and viability of Canada. We have been operating for well over a century in Canada, and during that time we have created a culture that develops and enables the processes that support innovation in our businesses. By applying this competency in the social arena we believe that we can make a unique contribution to society. Rather than focusing on a particular cause, we want to enable all causes to achieve leaps in outcomes and impact.
We expect that by bringing together our capability with that of other organizations, we will develop new insights and uncover untapped potential that will generate new benefits.
Our strategic thrusts are to:
- Invest in research and in the development of tools and methodologies that will help entrepreneurial organizations and communities design and implement projects that achieve breakthrough results.
- Create a Social Innovation Network in Canada that will leverage expertise and investment in support of breakthrough approaches and projects.
Corporate Investing Program
We provide financial support to organizations that have national impact and are directionally aligned with our corporate values and culture, with a specific focus on:
- Science and technology education and innovation
- Sustainable development
- Safety & occupational health
- Environmental protection
We are particularly interested in opportunities where DuPont can be recognized as a leading contributor. See Application Requirements.
Local Site Investing
We provide support in the communities where we have operations, through a combination of financial, volunteer, and community outreach initiatives.
- United Way campaigns are a mainstay of local charitable support at all our sites. In general we run goal-oriented campaigns that encourage broad employee participation.
- Many of our sites have developed relationships with local schools to provide volunteer support in the areas of science and technology and environmental education.
- We provide financial support to local civic causes, health and social services, arts and culture, environmental protection and sustainable development.
Information: DuPont Canada Social Commitment
The Muttart Foundation
Since its founding in 1953, the Muttart Foundation has provided millions of dollars to support worthwhile projects in Canada and overseas. The Muttart Foundation was incorporated as a private charitable foundation in 1953 by Merrill Muttart and Gladys Muttart.
Mr. and Mrs. Muttart were successful business people who believed very strongly in supporting worthwhile charitable organizations.
Even before they created the Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Muttart were recognized as generous philanthropists, contributing their time and money to many community organizations.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Muttart died in the winter of 1969-70, but their strong belief in and support of private philanthropy have been carried on by a Board of Directors comprised of people from a variety of backgrounds. Working with a small staff, the Board of Directors considers applications for grants from registered Canadian charities.
The Foundation is incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act as a corporation without share capital. It is registered in Alberta as an extra-provincial corporation and holds registered charitable status from Revenue Canada.
The Foundation's assets total approximately $60 million.
Since the early 1990's, the Foundation has focused its funding in Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. Most of its funding has supported social service programs, particularly those related to children and youth. In recent years, the Foundation has also been active in programs that increase the capacity of the charitable sector generally.
The Foundation’s main activity is providing grants to charities within its current guidelines. However, the Foundation also provides other supports to the charitable sector and produces material of interest to charities across Canada and beyond.
Scotia Bank Serve Canada Program
Stronger youth for stronger communities—team members in Serve Canada programs provide valuable service in the community while gaining a range of hands-on skills. Our community projects focus on key areas of community need: education, homelessness and poverty relief, environmental protection/renewal, and community development.
This past year, our youth contributed 10,651 hours to the community, making a significant impact on the well-being and quality of life for community members: assisting children, working on environmental renewal and animal welfare, raising HIV/AIDS awareness, supporting people with disabilities or mental illnesses, poverty relief, supporting seniors, and working with other youth.
Through service work and service reflection, youth participants gain a sense of accomplishment, purpose, understanding of and sensitivity to community issues. Youth leave Serve Canada programs committed to overcoming such challenges.
Feedback from one community partner, the Glen Road Community Gardeners, indicates the value of our partnership: “The Serve Canada Team was a true joy to work with…I feel truly honoured to have worked with such a committed group and have only the highest praise for their commendable work in helping the community.”
Serve Canada offers the Experiential Learning Program
Includes after-school, summer and six-month components. Each component involves a combination of personal development and skills building activities; teamwork initiatives and learning to work with diverse people; and community involvement through service work. By working in a team to address community needs you can gain valuable skills and experience that will enable you to achieve success in your future.
“Expanding Minds to End Violence” (for youth ages 17 - 24)
This project will focus on initiatives to address and prevent discrimination and hate-motivated violence. A team of youth will learn, work together, and take action to improve their communities.
STOP HATE, END VIOLENCE
download application form (in Microsoft Word document)
TD Friends of the Environment Program
Since it began in 1990, the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has proudly supported the efforts of Canadians who are dedicated to the well-being of our environment.
Funding Focus Areas
- Protects and preserves the Canadian Environment
- Assists young Canadians in understanding and participating in Environmental activities in local communities
- Enhances cooperation among Environmental organizations
- Organizations must be Canadian, using the funds in Canada.
- Organizations must be not-for-profit, with a Charitable Registration Number.
- Organizations must be able to provide a charitable tax-receipt for the full amount of donation