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Community Impact Grants (CIG)

Grants to Ontario Charities, Municipalities, and Amateur Athletic Associations to Benefit Residents of Windsor and Essex Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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WindsorEssex Community Foundation (WECF)

Deadline Date:

09/20/19 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000 to Ontario charities, municipalities, and registered amateur athletic associations for programs that benefit residents in Windsor and Essex Counties. Funding is intended to support activities that address critical issues, create partnerships, and have a long-term positive effect on the area's communities.

The Foundation's grant programs help organizations and groups achieve their goals of filling gaps in the community by addressing important community needs. By providing funding to community projects and programs, the WindsorEssex Community Foundation inspires leadership, community collaboration, and innovation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172543

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Impact Grants can provide up to $15,000 in funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility requirements:
a) You must either be (1) a registered charity, (2) a registered amateur athletic association, or (3) a municipality. If you do not have a registered charitable number, you must have a registered charitable organization act as an intermediary on your behalf.
b) Individuals and “for-profit” organizations/businesses are not eligible to apply.
c) Organizations must either be based in Windsor or Essex County, or be offering programs to the Windsor-Essex region. Applications that fund services offered to outside communities will not be accepted.
d) Organizations that received a Community Impact Grant in the last grant round are not eligible to apply for a Community Impact Grant in the subsequent year.
e) Organizations that have not fulfilled the terms of a previous grant are not eligible to apply. This includes not submitting a signed grant agreement or final report for your project, and not fulfilling terms outlined in an approved grant application.
f) Projects that support sectarian, religious, or political purposes are not eligible for funding. However, religious organizations may receive funding for projects that are of a benefit to the broader community

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Applications will be accepted between July 3 and September 20, 2019. Applicants should ensure the application contact information is correct and the person listed will be available by phone or email during the application window.

At the end of October/ early November, the successful applicants will be notified by the Foundation staff via phone. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via letter.

Successful applicants will be asked to attend the WECF’s Annual General Meeting and Grant Award Ceremony held at the end of November for recognition.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to

Direct questions to Anna Maruska at:

The WindsorEssex Community Foundation
3200 Deziel Drive, Suite 511
Windsor ON N8W 5K8
Phone: 519-255-6572

Grant Coverage Areas:

Windsor and Essex Counties

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario