Government Grants and Funding For a Not for Profit Business

government grants for non profits

Originally Published: Feb 16, 2016

We often have clients who ask us where to go to find grants or funding available to Not for Profit or charitable businesses.

It is important to deal directly with the government regarding applying for Not for Profit or Charitable grants

Ontario Grants

The Trillium Foundation
The business of the Trillium Foundation is to provide assistance to community-based initiatives by providing grants to community-based businesses that assist to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario. Every year, more than 3,000 applications are received, and over $110 million is awarded to some 1,300 public benefit sector organizations.
Trillium Foundation website

Women’s Organizations
Makes grants available to organizations for costs directly associated with the delivery of programs and services that support women’s safety and economic independence.
Women’s social and economic opportunity

Accessibility Grants
The Province of Ontario provide grants to Not for Profit businesses assisting those with accessibility issues.
Age-friendly and accessibility grants

not for profit / charitable incorporation

Ontario Sport and Recreational Community Fund
Provides grants to those organizations getting and keeping Ontarians active within the community.
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Gaming and Ministry of Sport

Overall Grants Within Ontario

Incorporating Your Not For Profit Business:

For you to be recognized as a Not for Profit organization requesting a grant with the Province of Ontario or with the federal government it is important for you to incorporate the business prior to applying for grants.

If you would like to incorporate with us in the jurisdiction of Ontario, here is the link to do so:

Ontario Not For Profit Incorporation

If you would like to incorporate with us in the Canada or federal jurisdiction, here is the link to do so:

Federal Not For Profit Incorporation

Canada or Federal Grants

The federal government has a full listing of grants available within each Province and Territory in Canada.
Business grants and financing

Arts and Artist Guides
This provides programs available to those within the arts in Canada:
Art and Artists Funding Guide

Women in Business
To support and assist entrepreneurial women:
Funding For Businesswomen

Women’s Program With the Federal Government
To assist Not for Profit businesses to support women within the community:
Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

Financing a Business
Business Benefits Finder
The federal government offers many programs to assist individuals to start and expand businesses whether profit or not for profit:

Incorporating Your Not for Profit Business:

For you to be recognized as a Not for Profit organization requesting a grant with the Province of Ontario or with the federal government it is important for you to incorporate the business prior to applying for grants.

If you would like to incorporate with us in the jurisdiction of Ontario, here is the link to do so:

Ontario Not For Profit Incorporation

If you would like to incorporate with us in the Canada or federal jurisdiction, here is the link to do so:

Federal Not For Profit Incorporation