Our Donors share a vision of people being healthy, educated and economically self-sufficient. 
Their priorities guide our grants management services.

Priorities:

You may fit if you...

provide immediate assistance to people who are living in poverty, are disadvantaged, unemployed, sick, or experiencing a crisis
seek long-term, sustainable improvement in the quality of lives of economically disadvantaged children, youth and families.
provide support to the charitable sector to improve effectiveness and encourage philanthropy.
create lasting change in economically disadvantaged communities that leads to greater levels of health, education and economic self-sufficiency.
promote free market solutions, encourage citizen engagement in our democracy or protect individual freedom, economic liberty and equality before the law.
conduct medical, scientific or social science research or initiatives that inform people’s thinking and actions or if you offer innovative solutions with practical application to improve the quality of human lives.

are seeking funds to help people who live in poverty and are disadvantaged, unemployed, sick or experiencing a crisis to

    

  • access subsidized support referrals and resources
  • acquire basic literacy, financial literacy or numeracy skills
  • relieve their immediate needs
  • access subsidized mental, dental or health care

 

Give a Fish projects provide a breathing space to help people who cannot otherwise afford the help they need or who are experiencing an immediate crisis.Our Donors do not support programs that operate on the principle of universality without evidence that a clear majority of participants meet the Economic Disadvantage Threshold. Efforts to assist those experiencing an immediate crisis will be considered without regard to economic disadvantage indicators.

 

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are seeking funds to empower economically disadvantaged children, youth (up to age 30) and families to

    

  • achieve academic success
  • access subsidized enriched learning opportunities
  • gain employment and earn a living wage
  • experience safety and stability
  • be physically, socially and emotionally healthy

 

Our Donors want to help economically disadvantaged children, youth and families overcome the barriers and challenges they face as a result of living in poverty. They do not support programs that operate on the principle of universality without evidence that a clear majority of participants meet the Economic Disadvantage Threshold. Efforts to assist those experiencing an immediate crisis will be considered without regard to economic disadvantage indicators.

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are seeking funds that will help you contribute to the strength and effectiveness of an independent sector and foster charitable organizations to

   

  • improve sectoral effectiveness, and
  • encourage philanthropy 

    

Note: Preference will be given to organizations whose mission, membership or beneficiaries align with our Donors’ vision and other priorities. Preference will be given to projects that have a potential positive impact on people or communities who are economically disadvantaged.

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are seeking funds for a project focused on an economically disadvantaged community defined by geography (neighbourhoods, cities, etc.) with the intention of creating lasting change leading to greater levels of health, education and economic self-sufficiency.

     

Applicants must identify the Donor priority(ies) within Give a Fish, Teach to Fish or Strengthen the Charitable Sector addressed by the project.

     

Community capacity: the combined influence of commitment, resources and skills deployed to enhance community life by addressing a problem or capitalizing on an opportunity. Community capacity is developed through effort, initiative and leadership and is typically identified and supported by or with engaged residents.

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are seeking funds to develop, promote, protect or inform:

   

  • free market solutions
  • democracy and citizen engagement
  • freedom, liberty and equality

 

Our Donors value solutions governed by the laws of supply and demand that are not restrained by government interference, regulation or subsidy.

 

Our Donors value knowledge and effective practices and policies that lead people to health, education and economic self-sufficiency. Dissemination and knowledge transfer are key elements of any project that aims to create Public Policy Solutions.

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are seeking funds for a medical, scientific or social science research or demonstration project that explores robust thinking, informs discovery and enhances policies, practices or knowledge about complex problems in areas related to our Donors’ vision and priorities.

 

Our Donors value knowledge and effective practices and policies that lead people to health, education and economic self-sufficiency. Dissemination and knowledge transfer are key elements of any project that that aims to Inform Knowledge, Practice & Policy.

 

Note: Applicants undertaking social science research need to connect their research and results to one of our Donors’ priorities under Give a Fish, Teach to Fish, Strengthen the Charitable Sector or Strengthening Economically Disadvantaged Communities. 

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