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Metcalf Renewal Program

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits to Support the
Professional Development of Key Staff Members

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/16/15

Description:

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Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to Ontario nonprofit organizations to support the professional development of key staff members to ensure their effectiveness and the health of their organizations and communities. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to contact program staff prior to applying.

The Metcalf Foundation’s Renewal Program supports exceptional individuals who seek to develop new skills as a form of professional renewal. The program is designed to enable transformative learning or action in order to provide these leaders with an opportunity to renew their ability to contribute to their organization and sector. Opportunities can extend to include residencies, attendance at retreats, participation in conferences or workshops, periods of specialized training or study with masters in the field, research, or travel.

While this program is a Foundation-level initiative and is not situated in any one funding program, applicant organizations must work in one of the three areas funded by the Metcalf Foundation:

-Through the Inclusive Local Economies Program, applications are accepted from organizations located and operating in the City of Toronto with a mandate that focuses on improving low-income people’s economic livelihoods and access to quality jobs.

-Through the Environment Program, applications are accepted from organizations working in Ontario to build a low-carbon, resource efficient, and resilient society. Preference will be given to individuals working within organizations that are aligned to our three environmental focus areas: Cycle City, Electrifying Movement, and Enabling Solutions.

-Through the Performing Arts Program, applications are accepted from professional theatre, dance, music, and opera organizations in the province of Ontario with a minimum of three years’ production history.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161762

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500 - $10,000

Term of Contract:

The Foundation will entertain proposals for multi-year funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This program has been designed for individuals with significant years of professional experience in the charitable sector; and who have demonstrated significant leadership within their organization and contributed to the nonprofit sector.

As a charitable foundation registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, the Metcalf Foundation can only provide grants to organizations with charitable status. Applications must be submitted, therefore, by the charitable organization that employs the leader.

Typically, the Foundation does not consider requests:
-That are part of a general fundraising campaign;
-To reduce accumulated capital or operational deficits;
-For endowments;
-For emergency funds;
-For academic research or scholarships;
-For research or activities related to healthcare or education (unless linked to one of our existing grant programs);
-For international work;
-Involving partisan political activities;
-For production of film or video;
-For publication of books or theses; or
-To promote religious teachings.

Pre-Application Information:

Foundation staff can advise applicants about the program priorities, and they can help applicants to shape the most compelling cases for funding. While it is recommended that prospective applicants speak with staff prior to making a submission to the Foundation, however, it is not a prerequisite for applying.

Review program FAQs here: http://metcalffoundation.com/grants/frequently-asked-questions/

Please mail or courier two paper copies of all materials, printed double-sided to:

Metcalf Foundation
38 Madison Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 2S1

Submit an electronic version by email to: hdunford@metcalffoundation.com

Contact Information:

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

Heather Dunford, Grants Manager
416-926-0366 x 233
hdunford@metcalffoundation.com

Metcalf Foundation
38 Madison Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 2S1

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