government grants for non profits

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.

https://www.otf.ca

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.

https://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/owd/english/organizations/index.shtml

Accessibility Grants

The Province of Ontario provide grants to Not for Profit businesses assisting those with accessibility issues.

https://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/PRDR006997

Ontario Sport and Recreational Community Fund

Provides grants to those organizations getting and keeping Ontarians active within the community

https://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/PRDR006918

Overall Grant within Ontario

https://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/GrantsA-Z/index.htm

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.

https://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2740/

Arts and Artist Guides

This provides programs available to those within the arts in Canada:

https://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/index.cfm/starting/getting-started/arts-and-artists-guide/

Women in Business

To support and assist entrepreneurial women:

https://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/index.cfm/starting/getting-started/women-in-business-guide

Women’s Program with the federal government

To assist Not for Profit businesses to support women within the community

https://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/fun-fin/wcf-fcf/index-eng.html

Financing a business

The federal government offers many programs to assist individuals to start and expand businesses whether profit or not for profit.

https://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/index.cfm/financing/government-loans-and-grants/financing-a-business-guide/

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