Published September 20, 2022 | Nonprofit News
Find funding opportunities for nonprofits, ranging from grants to advance access to justice to loan financing for nonprofit social enterprises. We will refresh this section regularly, but please note that funding deadlines may have passed between updates. Note: We are not able to provide more information about specific opportunities; please contact funders directly.
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The Public Voice Fund provides funding to Canadian environmental organizations so they can hire skilled government relations professionals to influence decision makers.
- The Call for Proposals for the second Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is now open. Proposals may be submitted until September 26.
- The 2023 WSIB Research and Grants Program is now open for proposals. The program seeks to enhance workplace injury and illness insurance system outcomes by supporting innovative proposals that help advance its strategic mandate. Proposals are due October 14.
- YWCA NESS Fund: YWCA Canada launched Canada’s first National Emergency Survivor Support Fund (the NESS Fund). This fund provides women/gender-diverse people over 16, with one-time financial support of up to $2,000 to leave unsafe homes or emergency shelters/precarious housing situations. Organizations who want to support the fund are also welcome to donate to the fund directly.
- Government of Canada accepting applications to the Natural Infrastructure Fund: Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced that the Government of Canada is accepting applications for new projects through the Small Projects Stream of the Natural Infrastructure Fund (NIF). Nonprofits are welcome to apply.
- BuySocial Canada Seal the Deal Fund – provides social enterprises, diverse-owned businesses or social purpose organizations with financial support, consulting, or expert advice to take advantage of a contract opportunity.
- Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Ecosystem Fund – $40 million is available for projects that deliver business supports for women entrepreneurs and contribute to their business development and growth. To be considered, projects must be led by nonprofit organizations and be national or multi-regional in scope. Proposals are due by September 26, 2022.
- The federal government’s Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities initiative provides funding to implement Indigenous-designed projects to improve community safety and well-being.
- Innoweave provides funding to help organizations access coaching for implementing a new approach. It is expected that organizations will have discussed a potential scope of work with their prospective coach before applying. Eligibility and requirements vary depending on the coaching stream you are interested in pursuing for your organization.
- The Public Voice Fund provides funding to Canadian environmental organizations so they can hire skilled government relations professionals to influence decision-makers. No deadline; applications accepted on a rolling basis.
- Health Canada’s Addressing Racism and Discrimination in Canada’s Health Systems Program was established to foster health systems free from racism and discrimination. The Program provides contribution funding for time-limited projects that address current and emerging priorities relating to addressing systemic racism and discrimination in Canada’s health systems in a way that is informed by the lived experiences of Indigenous, racialized and marginalized communities.
- The Desjardins Credit Union GoodSpark Fund aims to boost regional development and socioeconomic recovery, investing $250 million by 2024 in projects that support community priorities, including youth, sustainable development and entrepreneurship.
- Nonprofits are eligible for the federal Jobs and Growth Fund if they support clean tech, clean economic growth, green regional clusters, and or help businesses transition to a green economy. Apply through the Regional Development Agencies, FedDev Ontario (Southern Ontario) or FedNor (Northern Ontario).
- The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund has numerous funding programs open.
- The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund is open for monthly intakes.
Other funding opportunities for nonprofits:
- The Ontario Trillium Foundation offers a number of grants for nonprofit organizations, including the Resilient Communities Fund, Community Investments, the Youth Opportunities Fund, and the Community Building Fund.
- Imagine Canada offers a free Grant Preparation Toolkit to help organizations write compelling grant applications (registration required).
- The government of Ontario provides a number of funding and financial assistance opportunities for nonprofits.