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- BY Nicole Pelette
Applications are now open for the Ottawa Community Foundation’s One-Year Community Grants Program.
The CGP funds initiatives in the following broad areas: social services, arts and culture, education, environment, health, and animal welfare.
The Community Grants program does not provide funding for the following. If you are unsure whether your application falls into one of these categories:
Note: Staff salaries and/or maintenance and administrative costs are not eligible if associated with basic operations and established, ongoing programs. These costs can qualify, however, if associated with the development and/or implementation of new programs, the expansion or evolution of existing programs, or such other initiatives as capacity development, strategic planning, evaluation, etc.
Typically, registration with Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization is required to be eligible to apply for a Community Grant. Incorporation as a not-for-profit is not sufficient to qualify. However, an organization that does not have charitable status can apply in a formal partnership with a charitable organization if, through the initiative in question, the non-charitable organization is helping the charity fulfill its mission and mandate. There are also a limited number of other categories of organizations that are eligible to apply directly.
Initiatives must do one or more of the following:
In accordance with the principles and commitments of the Foundation, the Grants Committee pays close attention to whether and how proposed initiatives incorporate diversity and inclusion. The Committee also takes into account applicants’ resources, capacity and options for fundraising and marketing, to ensure that the funding reaches capable organizations that may have more limited scope in these areas.