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Grants to Ontario Registered Charities, Nonprofits,
and Cooperatives to Benefit the Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alterna Savings

Deadline Date:

04/30/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $1,000 to Ontario registered charities, incorporated nonprofit organizations, and cooperatives in eligible locations for community benefit initiatives. Funding is intended to support proposals where a small amount of money will have a significant impact. While membership in Alterna is not a requirement for grant funding, preference will be given to member organizations. Activities must take place in Alterna Savings service areas, including the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Kingston, Pembroke, North Bay, Dryden, Fort Frances, Ignace, Rainy River, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Dutton, Wardsville, Thamesville, and Peterborough.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161590

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- 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.

Alterna will not support:
- Initiatives that take place outside of Alterna Savings service areas (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:

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2021

Membership information: https://www.alterna.ca/Business/ServicesAndSupport/OrganizationBanking/

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to communitygrants@alterna.ca.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario: Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Kingston, Pembroke, North Bay, Dryden, Fort Frances, Ignace, Rainy River, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Dutton, Wardsville, Thamesville, and Peterborough;

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