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Grants to Ontario Registered Charities, Organizations,
and Cooperatives to Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alterna Savings

Deadline Date:

03/31/20 Midnight


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Ontario registered charities, incorporated nonprofit organizations, and co-operatives to benefit local communities in regions served by the funding source. Previous grant funding was used for programs in the following areas: empowering girls and women, mental health, arts and culture, and companion pets. Eligible regions are the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Kingston, Pembroke, North Bay, Dryden, Fort Frances, Ignace, Rainy River, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Dutton, Wardsville, Thamesville, 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 checks 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 area
-Groups that discriminate or restrict access based on things like race, color, 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:

The application deadline is midnight on March 31, 2020.
Funds will disburse by June 2020.

For information on past recipients:

Contact Information:

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

Completed applications can be submitted to

Grant Coverage Areas:

Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Kingston, Pembroke, North Bay, Dryden, Fort Frances, Ignace, Rainy River, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Dutton, Wardsville, Thamesville, Peterborough.

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