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Carman Area Foundation Grant

Grants to Carman Area, Manitoba
Nonprofits to Benefit Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Carman Area Foundation

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Deadline Date:

02/09/18 4:00 PM


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Grants to Carman area, Manitoba nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit local communities. Preference is given to projects that benefit the entire community, encourage efficient use of resources, employ new approaches to community problems, promote cooperation and sharing among organizations (thereby eliminating duplication of services), effectively utilize volunteer participation, and strengthen an organization’s capacity to be sustainable.

When approving grants, the Board may consider:

- The likelihood of the project to meet CAF donor wishes and interests.
- The ability of the applicant organization to fund its own activities.
- The vulnerability/need of the constituency that the application serves (e.g. children, seniors,persons with disabilities).
- The likelihood of the project proceeding without CAF funding.
- The question of whether CAF funding is crucial to the organization’s ability to leverage other support.
- The number of people who might potentially benefit.
- The influence the project may have on the future of the community.
- Geographic distribution of projects being adjudicated.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145763

Term of Contract:

Grant recipients will be required to complete a grant report showing accountability for the use of the funds within one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Grants are made to registered charities.
- Projects must benefit primarily the people of the “Community” (defined as R.M.s of Grey, Roland, Dufferin, Town of Carman and the community of Sperling). Grants to organizations that serve a broader community than that served by Carman Area Foundation may be considered if the proposed project is deemed to benefit the people in Carman Area Foundation communities.
- Recipient organizations must demonstrate a strong and committed board, fiscal responsibility and effective management.
- Applicants must establish that there is a need for their project.
- Grants are awarded for definite purposes and for projects covering a specific period of time. Grants for ongoing operational funding are not preferred, but may be considered at the discretion of the Board.
- Applicants requesting funding for capital projects must demonstrate ongoing ability to operate and maintain the asset.
- Matching or challenge grants may be made in appropriate circumstances

Not Funded:
-Political activities
-Establish or add to endowment funds
-Annual fund drives
-Direct religious activities
-Mortgages or deficit reduction
-Specific medical or scientific research projects
-Scholarships or bursaries
-Projects completed before the grant decision takes place.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Carman Area Foundation will be hosting a community presentation to provide assistance to community organizations in the art of Grant Application writing. Cindy Kowalski, Regional Consultant with Recreation and Regional Services, will lead the session and address multiple aspects of funding availability and grant application writing. This session is intended to raise awareness of possible sources of funding and to provide insight into the art of writing a strong grant application.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Carman Collegiate
(Middle Home Economics Room)

If possible, please notify the Executive Director in advance if your organization is planning to attend via email.

Pre-Application Information:

The Carman Area Foundation will be accepting 2018 Grant Applications commencing January 1, 2018 until February 9, 2018.

Grant recipients will be announced at the 2018 Foundation Gala Dinner to be held on Friday, April 20th.

Contact Information:

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

Applications may be emailed, mailed, or delivered.


Mail to:

Carman Area Foundation Inc.
PO Box 160
Carman, MB R0G 0J0

Or, Drop it off at the Town Of Carman Office.

Please contact Fred Colvin, Executive Director at 204-745-6947 or email for more information or to RSVP for the grant writing presentation.

Grant Coverage Areas:

R.M.s of Grey, Roland, Dufferin, Town of Carman and the community of Sperling

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Manitoba