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

A: The main interests of the Foundation are in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, medical, and social services.

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 project or program.  Most grants have a duration of 2 to 4 years.  Larger grants may have a duration of up to 6 years.  The Foundation does not fund 100% of a project or program. 

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: Innovation is considered to be one of the key elements of a proposal.

Q: Does the Foundation produce an annual report?

A: The Foundation does not produce an annual report on its activities.

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

A: Electronically, using the online application form.

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

A: Yes. The application form, grant proposal, and other required documents may be submitted to the attention of the Grants Coordinator by email or by mail.


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: The Foundation accepts grant submissions year-round.

Q: To whom should we address the grant submission?

A: Grant submissions should be addressed to the Grants Coordinator, R. Howard Webster Foundation.

Q: Can I submit my grant proposal in French?

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