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Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation Grant

Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation (KLOWRCF)

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #160542

Grant Description

Grants to Ontario qualified donees including government agencies, universities, and athletic associations for programs that address general community needs. Funding is intended for community services, health and wellness, social welfare, arts and culture, environment, and animal welfare. Projects must primarily benefit the people in the catchment area of the Foundation, in Kenora and Lake of Woods Region.

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation considers grants for charitable organizations that fall into the following categories:

  • General Needs of the Community
  • Health & Wellness
  • Social Welfare
  • Arts & Culture
  • Environment
  • Animal Welfare

Grants made from the Moffat Family Fund will consider the provision of services for:

  • Youth
  • Families

Preference is given to projects which:

  • Encourage more efficient use of community resources;
  • Demonstrate innovative approaches and techniques to solve community issues, and build individual, neighborhood and/or community capacity;
  • Address the root causes of issues in the community;
  • Promote cooperation and sharing among organizations, eliminating duplication of services;
  • Promote volunteer participation;
  • Strengthen an organization's capacity to be sustainable.

Organizations must demonstrate a strong and committed board, fiscal responsibility and effective management. An operating budget must be submitted.

Applicants must establish that there is a need for the project and clearly demonstrate the impact that project will make at a community level. 

Grants are awarded for specific purposes. Pilot or demonstration projects must include provisions for evaluation and a realistic plan for fiscal financial viability beyond the pilot stage. 

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  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for a grant from the Kenora & Lake of the Woods Community Foundation, you must be a qualified donee as per the Canada Revenue Agency. Below is a list of qualified donees:
- A registered charity (including a registered national arts service organization);
- A registered Canadian amateur athletic association;
- A registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged;
- A registered Canadian municipality;
- A registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada;
- A registered university outside Canada that is prescribed to be a university, the student body of which ordinarily includes students from Canada;
- A registered charitable organization outside Canada to which Her Majesty in right of Canada has made a gift;
- Her Majesty in right of Canada, a province, or a territory; and
- The United Nations and its agencies.

Non-profit organizations that do not have a charitable registration number, but would like to apply for a grant, can do so through a “sponsor” registered charity. Please refer to "Confirmation of a Written Agreement between a Registered Charity and a Non-profit organization".

Grants are not made to:
- Support operating expenses of established agencies or programs
- Governments
- Individuals

Grants are not made for:
- Annual fund drives
- Reduction of mortgages or other debt
- Projects already completed at the time of granting
- Political activities
- Direct religious activities

Additional Geographic Information:

Pre-Application Information:

There are three deadlines each year for grant application to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation:

- March 6 - Moffat Family Fund applications, supporting projects for children and families
- March 6 - Lake of the Woods Dream Funds applications, supporting projects for the general needs of the community
- September 16 - Community Funds applications, supporting projects for the general needs of the community

If a deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, applications will be accepted until the end of the next business day. If an applicant would like to confirm a deadline, please feel free to call the Community Foundation office.

All applications must be submitted online, through the website portal.

Organizations are eligible to apply for funding once per calendar year.

Additional Funding Information:

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded for projects covering a definite period of typically one year or less.

Contact Information:

Grant Application:

If you have any questions about eligibility, the grant application or process, or just wish to discuss your project before you submit please do not hesitate to contact:
(807) 467-4427

Mailing Address:
Box 441
Kenora, ON P9N 3X4

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