Grants to Ontario registered charities in eligible regions to address the needs of the local community. Funding preference is intended for projects and activities that contribute to the community’s growing need for educational, artistic, cultural, recreational, and health-related programs. Pilot and demonstration projects are welcome, but applicants must include provisions for an evaluation and a realistic plan for financial viability beyond the pilot stage. Projects approved for granting must primarily benefit the former Town of Forest geographical area.
Grants will be given to registered charitable organizations.
Bursaries and scholarships are awarded to educational institutions and not to individuals.
Grants are not made to support the operating expenses of established organizations.
Grants are not made toward operating or capital deficits. Grants will not be made to support a project that is already started.
The Foundation does not respond to annual fund drives for sustaining support.
Grants are not normally made to establish or add to endowment funds. An exception may be made when a project provides extraordinary benefit to the community. In such a case, the Board of Directors may require additional commitments and reporting to assure due diligence is exercised for the term of the grant. Regardless, each grant will be considered on an annual basis.
Grants are not ordinarily made to fund specific medical or scientific research projects.
Grants are not made to religious organizations for direct religious activities.
Grants are not made to promote political activities, support advocacy initiatives, or provide general conference support.
The deadline for applications this year is September 22, 2023, by noon.
Groups may submit more than one application for different projects.
The Foundation encourages the participation of others in funding projects and, on occasion, provides matching funds or challenge grants to stimulate increased responses from other sources.
Submit the application to:
Forest Community Foundation
c/o Karen Cameron, Administrative Secretary
6 Frances Drive
Forest, Ontario N0N 1J0