Community capacity building can be defined in a number of ways:
Community Impact Grants - Our primary grant program available to local Registered Charities for projects that seed, nurture and support community initiatives.
HATCH Grants - The Helping Assure Tomorrow's Charitable Hearts (HATCH) Grants Program is used to develop projects chosen by local students to benefit their school community.
Job Opportunity for Youth Grants - The Job Opportunity for Youth initiative provides charitable and not‐for‐profit organizations with grant funding to provide summer employment for youth in our community.
Community Fund for Canada's 150th - Congratulations to the seven successful organizations who are receiving grant funding for Canada 150 Projects! See them all>>
Note: Organizations cannot apply for a grant unless they are in good standing with their previous years grants. Final project reports should be complete and submitted in a timely manner.
In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, an organization must:
When considering applications for funding, our grant review committee considers projects that:
• Address challenges and opportunities
• Promote networking and sharing
• Impact people in a significant way or means
• Build effective community partnerships
• Improve organizational effectiveness
• Plan for continuation of the project beyond initial funding
• Realize a significant and sustainable result with a moderate amount of funding
• Are innovative
• Core operating costs
• Capital building campaigns
• Deficit reduction
• General fundraising activities
• Religious or political activities
• Endowment campaigns
• Expenses incurred prior to CSCF awarding the Grant
• Individuals, sabbatical leaves or student exchanges