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2017 Musagetes Grant Program

Grants to Guelph Area, Ontario
Nonprofits for Arts and Cultural Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Guelph Community Foundation - Musagetes Fund

Deadline Date:

07/26/17 4:00 PM


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Grants totaling $50,000 to Guelph Area, Ontario nonprofit registered charities to support the ongoing production and enjoyment of visual, performing, and literary arts in the local area. Applicants should contact the Foundation to discuss eligibility prior to submittal. The Fund wishes to support organizations that make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the community and its arts scene.

Each year the fund looks for different types of projects, programs or activities that strengthen community through the arts. This year the Musagetes Fund is interested in organizations that engage a community-based partner with a connection to social justice, environmental resilience and/or intercultural relationships.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157792

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract:

Multi-year commitments are not available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must have registered charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency [CRA]. Your charitable registration must be provided.

Your organization may wish to establish a formal agency relationship with a registered Canadian charity, in which case the link must be legitimate and an acceptable agency agreement must exist as per CRA Guidelines. Additional paperwork is required.

Additionally, organizations must:
-Provide services within Guelph and surrounding communities;
-Make services available without discrimination;
-Demonstrate fiscal and management responsibility, capacity for accountability, and financial need.

Note: School-based projects will not be considered.

Not Funded:
-Sabbatical leaves or student exchanges
-Operating or capital deficits
-Annual campaigns or fundraising activities
-Ongoing operational costs
-Retroactive expenses
-Endowment campaigns
-Multi-year commitments
-Activities that serve primarily the membership or purposes of religious organizations
-Political organizations or advocacy initiatives

Pre-Application Information:

What you do:
1. If your organization falls within the guidelines of eligibility outlined above, contact GCF to further discuss eligibility.
2. After discussion with GCF and the project is considered to be potentially fundable, complete the on-line application form and submit with accompanying attachments (including list of Board to Directors, current operating budget, most recent audited/unaudited financial statement).
3. Participate in interviews as needed throughout the review process.

The project cannot commence before a grant is approved. Funding is not retroactive as per eligibility criteria.

General eligibility guidelines:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online here:

Chris Willard, Executive Director

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1311
Guelph, ON
N1H 6N6

46 Cork Street East
Guelph, ON
N1H 2W8

Grant Coverage Areas:

Guelph area

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario