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Financial Inclusion Grant Program

Grants to Ontario Registered Charities, Nonprofits, and Cooperatives
to Improve Financial Literacy in Underserved Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alterna Savings

LOI Date:

05/31/21

Deadline Date:

09/10/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $40,000 to Ontario registered charities, nonprofit organizations, and cooperatives to address financial literacy and inclusion in underserved communities. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal. Special attention will be given to proposals that offer opportunities for scale and/or replication to other communities. Emphasis will also be placed on initiatives that offer broader opportunities for partnership with the 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 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates
- Letter of Inquiry Deadline: May 31, 2021.
- Proposal Deadline: September 10, 2021.

Application Process:
- Step 1. Letter of Inquiry. If you have an idea that you think would be a good fit for the Financial Inclusion Grant Program please submit a maximum 2-page Letter of Inquiry detailing your initiative.
- Step 2. Request for Proposal. Alterna will review all letters of inquiry and invite a limited number of organizations to submit full proposals for funding.
- Step 3. Proposal Submission, Alterna will only consider proposals from organizations that have been invited to submit a full proposal based on their letter of inquiry.
- Step 4. Application Review. Received proposals will be reviewed by an internal committee of Alterna staff. Proposals will be evaluated on a number of criteria including potential for replication or scale of the initiative, impact, measurable results.
- Step 5. Grant Approval. Alterna will inform all applications as to the status of their application. Successful applications will be announced on Alterna website and social media.

Contact Information:

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

Contact Form: https://campaigns.alterna.ca/contact-community-team/

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

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