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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Opportunities of the week

New grants and funding just keep rolling in to Fundtracker’s database. We hope you’ve got a competitive spirit because this week our research team found two corporate sponsorship competitions taking place really soon.

If I had a million dollars…
The Aviva Community Fund is giving away $1,000,000 to the non profit with the best idea to improve the community. You can still submit your idea and the second round of voting isn’t over until November 5th. So get your proposal together soon for a chance at the big money.

Rally your teammates!
This year, the MLSE Team Up Foundation is offering grants of up to $50,000 for Ontario charities involving youth and sports or who have a recreation facility in need of repairs. Applications will be accepted from October 29th to November 30th and a winner will be chosen by voting online, so get your volunteers ready to click!

Museum Money
The third grant we found this week is a little more educational. Saskatchewan Culture helps bring knowledge and history to life by supporting museums across the province with the Museum Grant Program. There is special funding available for first time applicants but the amount varies depending on availability. Application deadline: November 30th.

Good luck and happy grantwriting!

Fresh Funding

As always, our research team has been poring over the figures and lately we’ve turned up these cool opportunities.

  • In Saskatchewan, the ArtSmarts/TreatySmarts Grant connects professional artists with youth in a school setting. Up to $7,500 is available to engage students in innovative arts projects in any medium. The project should be coordinated by, or in partnership with, a teacher in the community. Applications close November 1st.
  • In Ontario, The Community Environment Fund puts the fines for environmental penalties to work cleaning up the damage caused by the infraction. Grants vary in size depending on the severity of the environmental problem. If your area falls within the affected communities, your organization can be a part of the solution by submitting your proposal by November 7th.

Nationally, there are two more great opportunities: one arts-related and the other related to the environment.

  • Canada Council for the Arts is offering the Elder and Youth Legacy Program. This program gives Aboriginal Arts Organizations the funding to choose an elder to share their knowledge with youth and promote the preservation of artistic knowledge. Grants of up to $20,000 are available. Apply by November 15th.
  • The EcoAction Community Funding Program invites non profit organizations from across Canada to propose projects that promote clean air, clean water, habitat protection or reducing climate change. The maximum grant is $100,000 and all funds must be matched by non-federal partners through in cash or in-kind contributions. Submit your application by November 1st.

Good luck and happy grant writing!

Opportunity Watch

Ajah’s research team is continually looking for new information and sources of funding to add to Fundtracker. Three upcoming deadlines caught our eye the other day – take a look and see if your organization qualifies for one of these great opportunities.

  1. Trying to make your city block a little greener? Mountain Equipment Co-Op’s Urban Sustainability Grant supports environmental groups that are taking on urban sustainability issues such as waste, energy, or transportation. Grants range from $500 to $2,000. Apply online by October 30th 2012.
  2. PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada wants to help your organization develop its human capital. The Leadership Grants Program supports the staff or volunteers of small to medium nonprofits by offering up to $5,000 towards a proposed professional development plan for a team or an individual. Deadline: 3:00pm EST Friday October 26th 2012.
  3. Help put a stop to bullies with the Crime Prevention Action Fund. This year CPAF is looking to fund projects that focus on preventing violence amongst youth ages 12 to 17, urban aboriginal youth, and school-based bullying. Submit your Letter of Intent and Application Form on or before October 25th 2012.

Good luck and happy grant writing!