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Call for Proposals 2020 – Community Fund

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits for Programs
that Benefit Residents in Eligible Communities

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United Way East Ontario - Ottawa

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Grants to Ontario nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for human services programming that benefits local residents. Funding is intended to support community service agencies for activities that align with the Foundation's priority areas and serve the residents of Ottawa.

The 2020 Call for Proposals will focus on the following 10 priority goals:

  • School Readiness
  • Critical Hours
  • Agency Capacity Building
  • Crisis Supports
  • Strong Neighborhoods
  • Successful Aging
  • Mental Health and Addictions Supports
  • Youth Homelessness
  • Employment for Newcomers
  • Employment for Persons with Disabilities

Focus Areas:

  • All that Kids Can Be:
  • Healthy and Resilient Children Ready to Learn
  • Engaged and Active Children and Youth

From Poverty to Possibility:

  • Decrease Youth Homelessness in Ottawa
  • Improve Employment and Labor Market Outcomes for Newcomers
  • Improve Employment and Labor Market Outcomes for People with Disabilities

Health People, Strong Communities:

  • People experiencing mental health and/or addition challenges have access to coordinated community-based supports
  • Ensure people in crisis have access to coordinated and immediate supports
  • Improve the well-being of seniors by reducing the factors that lead to isolation and vulnerability while respecting their independence
  • To build healthy and vibrant communities by increasing equity, social cohesion, and inclusion
  • Strengthening organizations so that they have a greater capacity to meet community needs and change more lives.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149587

Term of Contract:

One to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The process is open to all local community service agencies who demonstrated results and who are aligned with the Foundation's priority goals.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Non-profit organizations are invited to attend one of United Way East Ontario’s upcoming Investment Strategy and 2020 Call for Proposals information sessions.

For those who prefer to attend remotely, video conferencing is offered.

Please register here for one of the Information Sessions:

- Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – in English
- Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – in English
- Friday, December 13, 2019, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – in French

Due to limited space, it is requested that a maximum of two representatives per agency participate.

Pre-Application Information:

The application opens on January 8, 2020. Applications are due by February 19, 2020.

- January 8, 2020: Launch of Call for Proposals
- February 12, 2020: Document Checklist Deadline
- February 19, 2020: Call for Proposals Deadline
- February – April 2020: Assessment of Call for Proposals Submissions
- Early May 2020: Notification to all Applicants
- July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021: Next Funding Cycle

Contact Information:

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

Apply online (from January 8, 2020):

For more information, contact

United Way East Ottawa
363 Coventry Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2C5
Telephone: 613.228.6700
Fax: 613.228.6730

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