Q: What are the areas of interest of the Foundation?

A: The main interests of the Foundation are programs/projects that will be of benefit to club members and the community.


Q: What is a reasonable amount to request?

A: There is no minimum or maximum amount.  The amount requested should be aligned with the total budget of the program or project.  Grants for a specific program or project having a duration of less than 12 months will be paid within the program/project duration. Most grants have a duration of 2 to 3 years.  The Foundation does not usually fund 100% of a program or project.


Q: Are letters of reference required?

A: Letters of reference are not a specific requirement, but may be included with the grant proposal.


Q: Does the Foundation sponsor fundraising events such as dinners and galas?

A: The Foundation does not sponsor fundraising events.


Q: What does the Foundation consider to be a key element in a proposal?

A: A clear and concise explanation of how the program/project will benefit the club and the community.


Q: What is the best way to submit a proposal?

A: Electronically, using the online application form.


Q: Can I submit a grant proposal by email or mail?

A: No.


Q: What kind of files can I attach to the online application form?

A: You may only attach PDF files to the online application form.


Q: Once a proposal has been submitted, how long is the decision making process and is a follow-up necessary?

A: The decision making process may take as long as 6 months and no follow-up is necessary.  If we need additional information, we will contact you.


Q: What is the deadline for submitting a grant proposal?

A: Grant proposals must be submitted prior to May 1st or October 1st of the current year.


Q: Can I submit my grant proposal in French?

A: Grant proposals may be submitted in both official languages of Canada.