We are pleased to announce our two final granting streams of 2020 and we look forward to supporting great causes through these challenging times.
David S. Howes Grant Program is now open to eligible charities with a focus on post-secondary, facilities, research, health-care services, education and humanitarian issues.
Established in 2017, the David S. Howes Grant Program has invested more than $1 million into Niagara’s charitable sector. We look forward to your 2020 applications. For complete details on eligibility and criteria, and provisions for 2020, please click here.
In 2019, Community Foundations of Canada, alongside the Government of Canada and several partner organizations, announced the Investment Readiness Program (IRP), a program that helps social purpose organizations advance their social enterprises to prepare to seek and accept investments. The goal of the IRP is to support these organizations move towards receiving social finance investment, including through the Government of Canada’s Social Finance Fund.
CFC held its first round of funding through the IRP in winter 2020, the results of which are now publicly available. In Niagara, Links for Greener Learning, Niagara Furniture Bank, Niagara Peninsula Homes and The Raft qualified for the first round of the IRP. By accessing these services, social purpose organizations are increasing their own capacity and preparing for the growth investment would provide.
The second round of Investment Readiness Program creates opportunity to access from $10,000 to $100,000 in non-repayable capital for eligible social purpose organizations in Niagara.
Niagara Community Foundation
301-8 Church St., St. Catharines, ON L2R 3B3
ph: 905-684-8688 ext. 22
Helping good people build smart and caring communities since 2000.