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David S. Howes Fund Grants Program

Grants to Ontario Charitable Organizations for Capacity Building or
Research, Education, Health, and Humanitarian Programs in Niagara

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Niagara Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/16/19 Noon


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Grants to Ontario charitable organizations for capacity building or programs that benefit the residents of Niagara. Applicants must consult with program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support research, education, post-secondary, facilities, health-care services, and humanitarian issues.

Grantmaking priorities:
- Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2017, or,
- Capacity Building: Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training

All proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- How was the project need determined and what were were the methods used to identify the need?
- How does the project fit with the priorities of the Niagara Community Foundation?
- If similar programs are offered within their delivery area, why should the applicant’s program be considered?
- What is the capability of the applicant to undertake the project?
- How will the success of the project be determined?
- How sustainable is the project (if applicable)?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185651

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The David S. Howes Grants Program provides grants to eligible organizations providing services in Niagara.

Charities applying for grants will need to have 8 out of 13 governance practices in place to be eligible to apply for a grant from the Foundation. The check list is included in the grant application. If a minimum of 8 practices are not in place, a charity is allowed to apply once and the charity is directed to appropriate resources and support to address gaps.

Grants are not available for:
- Current program costs
- Operating or capital deficits
- Activities of religious organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or their direct religious purposes
- Endowment funds
- Retroactive funding for any project expenses incurred prior to the Foundation’s decision date
- Individuals
- Political activity as defined by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency’s publication on registering a charity
- Programs and services outside of Niagara

Applicants cannot apply for a concurrent grant unless they are part of a collaborative and are in good standing with their open grants to the Foundation

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit applications is Monday, September 16, 2019, by noon.

All applicants must have a grant consultation with the Foundation prior to applying. This must be done at least 7 days before the deadline. Further information is available by calling or emailing JoAnne Krick.

Applicants must complete the governance checklist. Applicants will also need to indicate which priority their application fits under.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

JoAnne Krick
05-684-8688 x 23

Niagara Foundation
8 Church St, Suite 301
St. Catharines ON L2R 3B3
Tel. 905-684-8688

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Canada: Ontario