Our research team found great funding opportunities from some community foundations this week. As you can see from these grants, a community foundation generally has a very specific geographic focus, but a fairly broad mission within that area.

The following grants are all from communities in Ontario. But don’t worry, there are community foundations across Canada. These are just a few that have upcoming deadlines. You can check out the community foundations near you on Fundtracker.

Sudbury Community Foundation is open for the first round of applications to their community grant program. The foundation focuses on nonprofit projects in the Greater Sudbury Area and prefers projects that are focused on prevention, inclusivity, sustainability, and citizen involvement. Applications are accepted on or before March 1st.

Kenora Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation accepts proposals twice a year and the February deadline is coming up.  Grants are available to local nonprofits that work in community services, health and wellness, social welfare, the environment or arts and culture. Apply by February 28th.

The Aylmer Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the Aylmer area. If your oganization’s work falls within that broad definition, the foundation considers proposals from nonprofits for projects as well as capital purchases. Applications are accepted year round and the next review date will be March 1st.

Good luck and happy grantwriting!