Foundation / Corporation
07/29/19 2:00 PM Receipt
Grants to Toronto, Ontario registered charities to develop creative strategies to enhance the economic opportunities and livelihoods of low-income individuals. Applicants must submit a letter of interest prior to applying.
The funding source intends to support strategies that:
- Make precarious jobs better (raise the floor) and support the upward mobility of workers (build ladders);
- Reduce barriers for low-income entrepreneurs and alternative business models; and
- Leverage the capacity of neighborhoods to improve the economic livelihoods of low-income residents.
These strategic areas comprise the focus of the Foundation's funding and align with the Foundation's long-standing commitment to advance pragmatic approaches in support of bold visions. Applicants must address one or more of the three strategic focuses listed above, in their proposals.
Metcalf is interested in approaches that: encompass an understanding of the broader landscape of public policy, research, and community action; include an analysis of equity and inclusion; and enhance the participation and leadership of low-income people in addressing the conditions they face.
An equitable local economy is a complex challenge that requires multiple, well-aligned efforts by many partners, including business, labor, residents, non-profits, entrepreneurs, academics, advocates and governments. The Foundation encourages applications from collaborative groups and organizations whose ideas are grounded and informed by practice. The aim is to help develop approaches, strategies, and policies that can create sustainable economic opportunities and improve the economic livelihoods of low-income people. The Foundation is committed to fostering connections and learning alongside its grantees.
GrantWatch ID#: 172354
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Letters of interest are to be submitted in electronic form only. Submit one pdf file of all parts listed to email@example.com.
Attention: Adriana Beemans
Inclusive Local Economies Program Director
38 Madison Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2S1
416-926-0366 x 224
City of Toronto