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Community Impact Grants (CIG)

Grants to Ontario Charities, Municipalities, and Amateur Athletic
Associations in Eligible Areas to Benefit Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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WindsorEssex Community Foundation (WECF)

Deadline Date:

10/18/20 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Ontario charities, municipalities, and registered amateur athletic associations for programs that benefit residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support activities that address critical issues, create partnerships, and have a long-term positive effect on communities in Windsor and Essex Counties.

The Foundation's grant programs help organizations and groups achieve their goals of filling gaps in the community by addressing important community needs. By providing funding to community projects and programs, the WindsorEssex Community Foundation inspires leadership, community collaboration, and innovation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172543

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility requirements:
a) You must either be (1) a registered charity, (2) a registered amateur athletic association, or (3) a municipality. If you do not have a registered charitable number, you must have a registered charitable organization act as an intermediary on your behalf.
b) Individuals and “for-profit” organizations/businesses are not eligible to apply.
c) Organizations must either be based in Windsor or Essex County, or be offering programs to the Windsor-Essex region. Applications that fund services offered to outside communities will not be accepted.
d) Organizations that received a Community Impact Grant in the last grant round are not eligible to apply for a Community Impact Grant in the subsequent year. If your organization received an emergency grant through one of the COVID-19 emergency granting streams, you are ineligible to apply.
e) Organizations that have not fulfilled the terms of a previous grant are not eligible to apply. This includes not submitting a signed grant agreement or final report for your project, and not fulfilling terms outlined in an approved grant application.
f) Projects that support sectarian, religious, or political purposes are not eligible for funding. However, religious organizations may receive funding for projects that are of a benefit to the broader community.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Monday, October 18, 2020.

Successful applicants will be asked to attend the WECF's Annual General Meeting and Grant Award Ceremony held in November for recognition.

Contact Information:

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

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The WindsorEssex Community Foundation
3200 Deziel Drive, Suite 511
Windsor ON N8W 5K8
Phone: 519-255-6572

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario: Windsor and Essex Counties;

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