Foundation / Corporation
The Canaday Family Charitable Trust
Grants to Vermont nonprofits for programs and projects that aim to improve the lives of children and families, promote environmental education and conservation, and preserve the environment. The funding source seeks to fund innovative programs with clear, measurable goals for creating unique and significant improvements in the lives of children and in the environment.
More details on the program areas are as follows:
- Children and Youth Services: Grant areas include, but are not limited to, children's education, health, housing, and insofar as it is in keeping with the Trust's charitable nature, advocacy for children. Projects may directly benefit Vermont children, or might engage in public education on children's issues or in research to identify, characterize, and measure children's needs.
- Environment: Grant areas include, but are not limited to, quality of land, water, and air, land use, waste disposal, biodiversity, sustainability, community involvement, and education. Vermont already has some of the most stringent environmental laws in the country; research into non-regulatory means of achieving environmental goals is encouraged.
- The Foundation prefers to fund special projects or initiatives. The Foundation generally does not provide operating funding for existing organizations.
- The Foundation prefers to be a primary funder for projects rather than meeting existing challenge grants. However, the trustees welcome cooperation with other grant-making organizations in jointly evaluating and funding projects.
- The Foundation prefers to fund projects that are Vermont-grown and Vermont-focused. Projects that duplicate or extend work done in other states, or that carry Vermont-based work outside the state are of less interest than projects that spring from the unique physical, human, and political landscape of Vermont.
- The Foundation is open to experimental projects even when a successful outcome is not assured, provided the impact of the projects is significant. The Foundation believes that a failed project that discovers why it failed may in the long run be more valuable than a successful project that learns nothing from its success.
- Specificity, clarity, and brevity are encouraged.
GrantWatch ID#: 178426
The Foundation supports organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not classified as private foundations under Section 509(a) of the Code. The Foundation does not award grants to individuals, capital campaigns, or endowments.
Note: In response to calls from Israeli and Palestinian peace organizations, the Canaday Family Charitable Trust has divested whenever possible from companies that are engaged in the production of weapons.
Letters of Inquiry are due February 1.
Organizations in which the Foundation is interested will be contacted and invited to submit a formal grant proposal. The Foundation awards grants in July.
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When a project has activities partly inside and partly outside of Vermont (for example, the project's boundaries are watershed-driven, as opposed to political), the Foundation will consider funding the Vermont portion of the project, but other funding must be found for the non-Vermont portion.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit an LOI online: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1116?SA=SNA&FID=35235
Questions should be directed to:
The Canaday Family Charitable Trust
c/o Christine O'Donnell
Bank of America, N.A.
One Bryant Park
New York, NY 10036