Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Financial Literacy/Financial Inclusion Grant Program

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits to Address
Financial Literacy in Underserved Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Alterna Savings

Deadline Date:

04/30/20 11:59 PM


Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $40,000 to Ontario nonprofit organizations to address financial literacy and inclusion in underserved communities. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to applying. Eligible programs are those that place emphasis on initiatives that offer opportunities for replication and scale into other communities. Emphasis will also be placed on initiatives that offer broader opportunities for partnership with Alterna Savings Credit Union.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147607

Number of Grants:

1 or 2

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Financial Literacy/Financial Inclusion Grant Program will typically award grants of up to $40,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Alterna’s Financial Literacy /Financial Inclusion Grant Program supports:
-Registered Charities
-Incorporated non-profit organizations
-Co-operatives without share capital
-Unincorporated associations are eligible with the sponsorship of an eligible incorporated organization. Alterna will only issue cheques to incorporated groups.
-While membership in Alterna is not a requirement for grant funding, preference will be given to member organizations. Find out more about who your organization can benefit from membership at Alterna:

Alterna will not support:
-Initiatives that take place outside of Alterna Savings service area (Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Kingston, Pembroke, North Bay, Dryden, Fort Frances, Ignace, Rainy River, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Dutton, Wardsville, Thamesville, Peterborough)
-Groups that discriminate or restrict access based on things like race, colour, religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability among others
-Political or fraternal organizations, Service Clubs, or third-party organizations that raise funds for charity
-Private (fee based) elementary or secondary schools
-Religious organizations, unless they are engaged in a significant project benefiting the entire community
-Endowment or memorial campaigns
-Conferences, events or golf tournaments
-Advertising or promotional campaigns
-Travel-related events, including student trips or tours
-The creation or repair of statues, monuments, art work or beautification projects
-The publication of books or movie productions
-Private foundations
-Sports teams (unless they are sponsored by a qualified donor)

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: April 30th, 2020
Proposal Deadline: September 2020
Proposal Presentation: October 2020
Disbursal of Funds: November 2020

Please note that the disbursal of funds to successful candidates will be November 2020 and your program date should align with this.

Contact Information:

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

Contact form:

Head Office
Alterna Savings Ottawa
319 McRae Avenue, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1Z 0B9

Corporate Office
Alterna Savings Toronto
2 Bloor Street East, 26th Floor
P.O. BOX # 73
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8

Toll-Free 1.877.560.0100
Toll-Free Fax 1.866.267.1064

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario;

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Early-Career Psychologist for Child Psychology Rese...

Deadline 06/15/21

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Scholarship to a Canada Student to Study in an IHE in Israel

Deadline 05/01/21

Scholarship of $5,000 to a Canada individual to study abroad. The purpose of this program is to help a local student study at an institute of higher education in Israel. Scholarship decisions will be based on academic performance and merit. Eligible applicants are stude

GrantWatch ID#: 133504

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits for Recreation, Civic, and Social Programs that Benefit the Loc...

Deadline 12/01/21

Grants of up to $1,000 to Ontario nonprofit and volunteer-based organizations in eligible locations for programs, events, and direct services that benefit the local community. Program focus areas include civic and social services and recreation. Applicants must provide

GrantWatch ID#: 138427

Grants to Canadian Registered Charities and Individuals for Outdoor Safety Education

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $2,500 to Canadian registered charities and individuals to promote outdoor safety. Funding may be used to train and educate youth and outdoor leaders on risk avoidance, and to provide activities to facilitate communication among youth, leaders, and paren

GrantWatch ID#: 139039

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International IHEs for Research Studies on Fragile X Syndrome

Deadline 02/01/22

Fellowships of $45,000 per year to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit educational institutions for postdoctoral research programs on Fragile X syndrome. A letter of intent is required prior to submitting a full proposal. The program aims to advance studies that se

GrantWatch ID#: 139422

Fellowships for USA, Canada, and International Scholars for Social Sciences and Humanities R...

Deadline 07/15/21

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International scholars with advanced degrees for research projects. Funding is intended to support research in the areas of social sciences and humanities. Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate relevance to contemporary c

GrantWatch ID#: 139604

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits, Collectives, and Artists for Arts Projects in Eligible Locatio...

Deadline 05/07/21

Grants to Ontario nonprofit organizations, artist collectives, and individual artists for arts activities in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support innovative arts projects across the arts disciplines, including visual arts, performing arts (dance, music, th

GrantWatch ID#: 139751