Mark Gerretsen

Your member of parliament for


Kingston and the Islands

Mark Gerretsen

Your member of parliament for


Kingston and the Islands

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Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 is an historic moment with the power to bring people and places together as we dream big about our communities and our country.

It’s a chance to encourage all Canadians to contribute to their communities in a way that will foster a greater sense of belonging, support meaningful reconciliation and leave a lasting legacy now and for future generations.

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a collaborative effort, seeded by the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast, and matched and delivered locally by Canada’s 191 community foundations.

 

About the Fund

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will activate a breathtaking array of initiatives and activities that will bring out the best Canada has to offer for the sesquicentennial. The Fund will provide communities with thousands of small grants to support local projects, distributed by participating community foundations from coast to coast to coast.

Community foundations are philanthropic organizations that direct grants, leadership and other investments toward community initiatives. Across the country more than 85% of Canadian communities have access to a community foundation – from our largest cities to our smallest towns.  Use our map to find the community foundation nearest you to learn more about the Fund’s focus in your community, including how and when this opportunity will be available.

Broadly, the Fund will support thousands of local projects connected to Canada’s 150th, that:

  • ENCOURAGE participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
  • INSPIRE a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our country and our communities.
  • BUILD vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a collaborative effort, seeded by the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast, and matched and delivered locally by Canada’s 191 community foundations.

 

Preparing an Application

The following questions will help guide you in the planning process as you prepare to apply for the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th. Be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions links in the sidebar before you submit your application.

The Fund’s Local Outlook

Eligibility

  • Is our organization an eligible qualified donee?
  • If not, is there an eligible qualified donee in our community that would like to collaborate with us?
  • How will our organization provide the required match, whether in cash or in-kind?

Project Planning

The Application Process

  • Are we prepared to complete the three parts of the application to the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th?
    • Application form. A preview of the form’s questions is available here.
    • Project budget. The budget template is available here, please read our FAQ to learn more about eligibility criteria and matching requirements.
    • ‘Other Contributions (Matching)’ form. This form will confirm the sources of your project’s matching contributions, whether in cash and/or in-kind. A preview of this confirmation is available here.

If you have answered all of these questions, you are ready to apply!

For additional information please visit the Community Foundations web page by clicking here.