Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Community Grant

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits for Programs
that Benefit Eligible Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Stratford Perth Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/28/21 11:59 PM


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Ontario nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for a wide variety of programs that benefit the community. Funding is intended to address emerging and existing community needs, and for innovative solutions, ideas, and opportunities to improve life for local residents. Grants must provide services within Perth County, Stratford and/or St. Marys.

The Foundation will make its decisions based on the following criteria: 
  • Strengthen the applicant’s and the community’s capacity 
  • Have additional funding partners and/or developed strong collaborative relationships
  • Improve organizational effectiveness 
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and sustainability 
  • Receive volunteer support from the community 
  • Build on the community’s strengths, assets, skills and resources
  • Develop leadership and self-reliance, mobilize civic participation and resources 
  • Do not duplicate programs offered.

The Stratford Perth Community Foundation knows operating an organization during this past year has been difficult and many organizations will continue to experience challenges as the region moves from a pandemic crisis to a recovery phase.

In response, and in an effort to support the organizations serving the community, the Community Foundation will take into consideration funding a portion of operating expenses in their application. To be successful with this request, applicants will need to clearly demonstrate that the funding will provide an essential bridge that will aid the organization in moving towards building a more sustainable plan for the organization. All applicants should exhibit a well-thought-out plan for conducting programs and services in an environment where COVID-19 restrictions may continue to exist.

The three categories of initiatives that will be considered are:

    Operational: Costs associated with the ongoing day-to-day operations of the charity. Including salaries, rent, existing programming, PPE, etc.

    Programming: Costs associated with the development, delivery, or evaluation of existing or new programs. Including salaries, program materials, promotion, etc.

    Capacity Building: Costs associated with strengthening a charity’s ability to deliver on its charitable mission. Including consultants, professional development, organizational assessments, etc.

    GrantWatch ID#:

    GrantWatch ID#: 164813

    Term of Contract:

    Multi-year projects may be considered.

    Additional Eligibility Criteria:

    In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, an organization must:
    - Be registered as a charity with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for at least one (1) year and have filed at least one (1) T3010 with CRA, or be sponsored by same
    - Provide services within Perth County, Stratford and/or St. Marys
    - Provide services without discrimination

    Not Funded:
    - Direct religious activity
    - Direct political activity
    - Programs that are mandated by another funder
    - Deficit reduction
    - Endowment campaigns
    - Expenses incurred prior to awarding the grant.

    Pre-proposal Conference:

    During the month on February, the Stratford Perth Community Foundation will be providing the opportunity to discuss your program/project on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Consultations will be limited to 20 minutes.

    To schedule a time, please sign up here:

    Pre-Application Information:

    Applications will be accepted January 29 until February 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

    The online grant application MUST be received with all the required supporting documents by the
    above application deadline.

    Funding decisions will be communicated to applicants by Friday, May 14, 2021 with grant payments being issued by EFT (electronic funds transfer) on Monday, May 31, 2021.

    Contact Information:

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

    The link to apply will become available January 29, 2021.

    If any questions arise during registration, please contact Amanda Willie, Grants and Data Manager at or call her directly at 519-801-7373.

    Stratford Perth Community Foundation
    55 Lorne Avenue East, Unit 5
    Stratford ON, N5A 6S4

    Grant Coverage Areas:

    Perth County

    URL for Full Text (RFP):

    Geographic Focus:

    Canada: Ontario: Perth County, Stratford and / or St. Marys;

    Suggested Grants:

    Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

    Deadline Ongoing

    Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

    GrantWatch ID#: 123735

    Opportunity to Enter a Contest for USA and Canada Nonprofits and Registered Charities to Sup...

    Deadline 03/24/21

    Opportunity to enter a contest for USA and Canada nonprofit organizations and registered charities in multiple states and provinces to support community gardening projects. Winners will receive $5,000 to use for the development of an organic garden. Applicants in all US

    GrantWatch ID#: 128600

    Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

    Deadline 05/01/21

    Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

    GrantWatch ID#: 129644

    Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

    Deadline Ongoing

    Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

    GrantWatch ID#: 131400

    Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Early-Career Psychologist for Child Psychology Rese...

    Deadline 06/15/21

    Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast

    GrantWatch ID#: 132694

    Grants to Ontario Nonprofits for Recreation, Civic, and Social Programs that Benefit the Loc...

    Deadline 12/01/21

    Grants of up to $1,000 to Ontario nonprofit and volunteer-based organizations in eligible locations for programs, events, and direct services that benefit the local community. Program focus areas include civic and social services and recreation. Applicants must provide

    GrantWatch ID#: 138427

    Grants to Canadian Registered Charities and Individuals for Outdoor Safety Education

    Deadline Ongoing

    Grants of up to $2,500 to Canadian registered charities and individuals to promote outdoor safety. Funding may be used to train and educate youth and outdoor leaders on risk avoidance, and to provide activities to facilitate communication among youth, leaders, and paren

    GrantWatch ID#: 139039

    Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International IHEs for Research Studies on Fragile X Syndrome

    Deadline 02/01/22

    Fellowships of $45,000 per year to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit educational institutions for postdoctoral research programs on Fragile X syndrome. A letter of intent is required prior to submitting a full proposal. The program aims to advance studies that se

    GrantWatch ID#: 139422

    Grants to Ontario Nonprofits to Hold Events on Public Streets

    Deadline Ongoing

    Grants to Ontario nonprofit organizations to hold events on public city streets in eligible regions. Funding is intended for sporting competitions that demonstrate the potential to attract tourists and participants from out of town. Funding is also intended for events t

    GrantWatch ID#: 139756

    Grants to USA, Canada, and International IHE Students and Faculty for Research Related to th...

    Deadline 10/15/21

    Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International graduate students and faculty affiliated with nonprofit institutions of higher education for research to benefit the health and safety of children and youth. Funding is intended to support behavioral and psycholog

    GrantWatch ID#: 140392