Grants Lookout
Summer 2024

At ICL, we know that changemakers are just like superheroes – when we team up and come together, we can do so much more. As one of our past training partners, we’re always on the lookout for opportunities to build capacity, collaborate, and work alongside you. 

Take a look at some of the grants available right now! Let’s join forces to make change happen.

Interested in partnering on a grant? Contact ICL’s Grant Coordinator Melanie Matthews | [email protected], or ICL’s Executive Director Mike Perry | [email protected] 

The Laidlaw Foundation’s Youth Action Fund (YAF) offers grants of up to $100,000 over three years to grassroots initiatives working with youth who are underserved by the education system and overrepresented in the justice and child welfare systems. 

Informed by youth, their families, and their communities, applicant groups should be Indigenous or Black youth-led and supporting youth leadership (30 inclusive and under), Ontario-based and a Charity, Nonprofit, or Grassroots initiative working within the communities they are serving.

Interested in applying? This year’s deadline is June 25, 2024.

The Charles H. Ivey Foundation provides grants to charities who support youth experiencing difficulties due to personal challenges and/or family economic circumstances. The Foundation will consider innovative projects to assist youth at risk in the areas of education, social services, arts and culture and the environment in Southern Ontario, with a focus on those within the age range of 13 to 25 years old.

Registered charities may apply for funding amounts between $5,000 and $150,000, while projects must be scheduled to take place within a one to three year period to be eligible.

Sounds like a good fit? The next application deadline is September 16, 2024.

The Marion Ethel Kamm and Frederick John Kamm Foundation has been awarding funding to registered charities since 1993, primarily supporting vital work in community health and social welfare spaces in Mississauga and the wider Peel region. Specific projects are eligible on an annual basis, with smaller organizations particularly encouraged to apply.

A dream partnership? This year’s call for applications concludes August 31, 2024.

The Project Change Foundation provides financial and mentorship support to early-stage Canadian registered charities with significant potential for creating social or environmental change and a clear vision for improving their communities or the environment. 

Each year, the Foundation awards grants of $2,000 and provides free advisory support to nurture financially sustainable, well-organized charities capable of delivering long-term missions that contribute to the planet or to the community.

Fits like a glove? The deadline for expressions of interest – for funding and support in 2025 – is June 30, 2024.

The Lillian Meighen and Don Wright Foundation supports Canadian charities that work to relieve suffering and enhance the quality of life of vulnerable people.

The Foundation seeks to specifically support women and children who are, or have been, victims of gender-based violence, those receiving hospice or end-of-life care, and people who live with disabilities. 

Just what you’re looking for? This year, registered charities can submit a letter of enquiry up to June 30, 2024.

Interested in partnering on a grant? Contact ICL’s Grant Coordinator Melanie Matthews | [email protected], or ICL’s Executive Director Mike Perry | [email protected]

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