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Grants to New Brunswick Charities and Agencies for Arts, Education,
Youth, and Community Development Programs in Greater Saint John

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Foundation / Corporation

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Greater Saint John Community Foundation

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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 to New Brunswick registered charities, municipalities, and government agencies for programs that improve the quality of life for Greater Saint John area residents. Applicants must contact program staff at least one week before the deadline. Funding is intended for programs in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, environment, youth, recreation and sport, heritage, poverty reduction, and social development.

Funds may be used to support projects, one-time purchases of equipment or supplies, and to support programming costs for the duration of the project. Grants are available for capital equipment and small-scale capital projects that have a defined time frame within the granting period.

Applications are encouraged which reflect an identified need in the community, impact a significant number of people and/or priority populations, build effective community partnerships, improve the quality of life in Greater Saint John and plan for sustainability of the initiative/project beyond initial funding.

To be eligible to receive a grant from The Community Foundation, the project/initiative must take place in Greater Saint John and impact local residents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177559

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,500 to $20,000

Term of Contract:

Grants are not awarded to support multi-year funding beyond the annual granting period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All qualified donees are eligible. These include local charities as well as charities located outside of Greater Saint John, provincial charities as well as national charities.

A qualified donee is an organization that can issue official donation receipts for gifts it receives from individuals and corporations. It can also receive gifts from registered charities.

A qualified donee can be:

- A registered charity (including a registered national arts service organization)
- A registered Canadian amateur athletic association
- A registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged
- A registered Canadian municipality
- A registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada
- A registered university outside Canada, the student body of which ordinarily includes students from Canada
- A registered charitable organization outside Canada to which Her Majesty in right of Canada has made a gift
- Her Majesty in right of Canada, a province, or a territory
- The United Nations and its agencies
For lists of other qualified donees, go to Other organizations that can issue donation receipts (qualified donees).

Not funded: large-scale capital projects (new building construction and significant structural renovations), ongoing operational requirements for a charity, such as rent and salaries and multi-year funding.

Grants will not be awarded to:
- Support multi-year funding beyond the annual granting period
- Support any ongoing fundraising activities, including annual fund drives and capital campaigns
- Cover deficits or retire debts
- Provide endowment funds
- Support sectarian, religious, or political purposes
- Provide retroactive funding for project expenses incurred prior to approval of the proposal by the Community Foundation's Board of Directors
- Fund league or club-based sports programs.
- Fund projects for which the applicant has sufficient resources
- Organizations that are not qualified donees
- Fund projects that impact residents outside of Greater Saint John

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must contact the Executive Director at least one week prior to the application deadline to review eligibility requirements and be invited to apply. The Executive Director will also explain the components of the application and the grant cycle timeline.

Once each applicant has been invited to apply, an application package will be sent to the applicant. Applications must be completed online. The successful applicants are determined based on established criteria and the granting priorities of the Foundation.

Applications open: November 5, 2018
Applications close: January 26, 2019
Deliberation: Winter 2019
Applicant notification: End of May 2019
Grants Awarded: June 2019

Applicants may apply for more than one grant at a time during the grant cycle as long as each application is for a different project.

Qualified Donees:

Contact Information:

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

Please contact the Executive Director with any questions regarding eligibility.

Kelly Evans, Executive Director

Street address:
89 Canterbury St., Suite 502
Saint John, NB
E2L 2C7

Mailing address:
PO Box 20061
Brunswick Square
Saint John, NB
E2L 5B2

Grant Coverage Areas:

Greater Saint John Area

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: New Brunswick