Community Needs Grants by the Canadian Women's Foundation
$20,000 Grant Opportunity for non-profit organizations doing gender justice work across Canada. Application closes on February 16th, 2024.
The Canadian Women's Foundation is accepting applications for its Community Needs Grants program.
About the Program
The Community Needs Grant Program aims to provide short-term support for organizations doing gender justice work, focusing on smaller grassroots organizations to meet a range of immediate needs.
Qualified organizations can apply for grant funds to cover existing program costs, pilot new projects, undertake timely policy or advocacy initiatives, support organizational capacity-building or professional development, build networks, and cover core operational and administrative expenses.
Twenty-five(25) grants awarded up to a maximum of $20,000 each will be selected.
To be eligible, the organization must
Be an incorporated non-profit organization or in partnership with another organization that is a registered charity or qualified donee with a mandate relevant to your proposal.
Offer Gender-based programming, services, and/or advocacy are core or central to your organization's mission and have significant experience offering gender-based programs, services, and/or advocacy initiatives with/for women, girls, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people who face multiple barriers and are underserved.
Be a grassroots organization with a small budget, defined as follows:
Shelters or transitional housing providers with an operating budget of less than $2 million per year;
Organizations not providing shelter or housing services with an operating budget of less than $1 million per year or
Larger organizations (ex., Band Councils, shared platforms, etc.) may present an application on behalf of a non-profit organization without charitable or qualified donee status.
Be Seeking funds that align with the Foundation's Funding Pillars: Funds would be used to support your organization's ability to provide programs, services, and advocacy initiatives, either directly through funding program or service costs or indirectly through funding core operational costs, that align with one or more of the Foundation's funding pillars, including Gender-Based Violence, Economic Development, and Girls' Empowerment.
HOW TO APPLY
For more information on the grant program, view the original article on the Canadian Women's Foundation website. Click the link below to navigate the site and submit your application.
Applications for this program are due by Friday, February 16th, 2024.
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