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Leading and Learning Program - Individual Leadership Fund

Grants to Toronto Ontario Nonprofits for Professional
Development Training of Nonprofit Senior Managers

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Metcalf Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/06/18 2:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Ontario nonprofit organizations in the City of Toronto to support professional development leadership training opportunities for nonprofit leaders at a recognized leadership institution. Eligible applicants must be leaders of charitable organizations in one of following three areas: environment, performing arts, and economic development for low-income populations.

Applicants can apply for grants to cover the costs of designated program fees, along with associated travel and accommodation expenses. A strong proposal will provide the rationale for why the designated program is of value to the applicant’s work, including how it will enhance their contributions to their organization and sector.

Applicants must work in one of Metcalf’s three program areas:

- Environment – Organizations must be working to build a low-carbon, resource efficient, and resilient Canada. The lead charitable organization must be based in the City of Toronto.
- Performing Arts – Professional theatre, dance, music, or opera companies working to leverage opportunities for new approaches and shared learning in the performing arts. All organizations must be based in the City of Toronto.
- Inclusive Local Economies – Organizations must be working to improve the economic livelihoods of low-income people in Toronto. All organizations must be based in the City of Toronto.

This fund has been designed for individuals who work for a charitable organization in a leadership position with decision-making authority, and who have made notable contributions to the non-profit sector.

Examples of programs would be those offered at the Banff Centre and the Rockwood Leadership Institute. Funding support will be conditional upon acceptance to the training opportunity. Applications can, however, be submitted to the Foundation prior to program application and/or acceptance.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182344

Estimated Size of Grant:

For the Individual Leadership Fund, applicants can apply for grants up to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

As a charitable foundation registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, the Metcalf Foundation can only provide grants to organizations with charitable status. Applications must be submitted, therefore, by the charitable organization that employs the leader.

Current Metcalf Foundation grantees may apply to the Leading & Learning program as long as the proposed activity does not duplicate existing work funded by the Foundation.

Pre-Application Information:

While Leading & Learning is a Foundation-wide initiative, individuals and organizations are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate Program Director (Performing Arts, Inclusive Local Economies, or Environment) to discuss their ideas in advance of submitting an application.

For 2018 awards, applications for the Individual Leadership Fund will be accepted on or before:

2:00pm, May 15, 2018
2:00pm, November 6, 2018

More information on the program areas:
- Environment:
- Performing Arts:
- Inclusive Local Economies:

Contact Information:

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

Submit application to:

Heather Dunford, Grants Manager
416-926-0366 x 233

Adriana Beemans, Inclusive Local Economies Program Director
416-926-0366 x 224

Michael Trent, Performing Arts Program Director
416-926-0366 x 225

Andre Vallillee, Environment Program Director
416-926-0366 x 230

Metcalf Foundation
38 Madison Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 2S1

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario