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Grants to Ontario Charitable Organizations in the Waterloo Region for
Literacy Programs Benefiting Adults, Children, and Newcomers

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) - Waterloo Region Record Literacy Fund

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to Ontario charitable organizations for literacy programming that will benefit residents of the Waterloo region. Applicants are required to submit a pre-screen application before submitting a full application. Eligible programs include literacy services for adults, literacy activities for children, and English language training for newcomers.

The Foundation will also fund other activities that have a significant impact on literacy such as:
- Resource materials
- Childcare and/or transportation costs for learners
- Field trips
- Community outreach and advertising
- Research directly related to program delivery

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174391

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 - $2,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Registered charitable organizations in the Waterloo Region are eligible to apply.

Not Funded:
- Individuals
- For office furniture and equipment (including computers)
- Building funds
- Deficit funding

Pre-Application Information:

Pre-Screen opens: Monday April 1, 2019
Pre-Screen due: Friday April 26, 2019
Application due: Friday May 3, 2019
Decision announced by: Late May

Contact Information:

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

For questions, contact Sarah Witmer at 519-725-1806 x 206 or

The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation
29 King Street East, Suite B
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 2K4

Grant Coverage Areas:

Waterloo Region

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario