Youth Grants

The following chart includes funding opportunities for youth programming:

Funding Agency / Organization  Eligibility  Application Deadline
Aviva Community Fund Competition provides a chance to voice an idea that will create a lasting change in your community. The most popular ideas, as chosen by Canadians, will have a chance at sharing in the $500,000 Aviva Community Fund. Fall 2010 (October) Check website for details
Breakfast Clubs of Canada Breakfast programs in schools with children aged 5 - 18 years old that feed children living in underprivileged areas and that meet requirements of a healthy meal. Anytime
Breakfast for Learning - Nutrition Program Grant Applications are accepted from Canadian schools and community-based groups wishing to establish or enhance breakfast, snack or lunch programs for children and youth. June 30th, 2010 (for Ontario)
Carolyn Sifton Foundation Registered charities in Brockville or the Greater Toronto Area. Supports projects in healthcare, education, social services, and art and culture designed to assist youth at risk. January 31 and July 31
Healthy Communities Fund – Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion Supports local and provincial not-for-profit organizations in the delivery of health promotion initiatives related to: physical activity, sport and recreation; healthy eating; tobacco use and exposure; injury prevention; substance & alcohol misuse; and mental health. The HCF is a cost-sharing program which provides financial support for non-capital projects that contribute to the health and wellness of communities. See website for 2011 – 2012 details
Dreamcatcher Fund Ontario First Nation status members, residing on First Nation Territory. Minor sports teams; individual athletes 25 years old and under; special events. Various times throughout the year.
Forzani Group Ltd. - The Power of Sport for Kids Program Support for community groups, non-profit agencies or schools. A nationwide program created to recognize organizations and schools that assist and support at-risk and disadvantaged families, and youth between the ages of 5 to 18 who would benefit from the infusion of sports in their lives. Not specified
General Mills Canada - Champions For Healthy Kids Grant Program Non-profit registered charitable organizations that work in the areas of youth fitness and nutrition.The goal is to encourage communities across Canada to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of young people ages 2 - 20. Not specified
Good Life Kids Champion Grants Registered charities that provide opportunities for kids to benefit from an active life, primarily focused on elementary school-aged children. Throughout the year.
Hydro One Power Play Municipalities and registered charities. Grants are available for capital projects for facilities where the primary purpose is to support children’s community sports and active play. June 30, 2010
JumpStart – Canadian Tire Community-based JumpStart chapters identify children who meet the criteria and who would benefit from the program. Call 1-877-616-6600 to apply. 2 request session/year: Jan 1- June 1 and July 1- Dec 1
KidSport Ontario Individual athletes between age 6 -17, to help him/her pay for registration fees and/or purchase equipment. Ongoing
Lyle S. Hallman Foundation Registered charitable foundations in Waterloo Region only. Grants support community projects related to health, education or children’s initiatives. Not specified
McLean Foundation The foundation awards grants in a wide range of areas, including education, health, welfare, arts, and conservation. It maintains a flexible policy, with particular emphasis on projects showing promise of general social benefit but which may initially lack broad public appeal. Not specified. Submit a letter of inquiry to be considered for an application
Mike Weir Foundation Registered charitable organizations. Grants support programs that directly benefit the physical, emotional and educational welfare of children. Throughout the year until the end of December. Successful applicants will be notified by March 31st
National Hockey League Players’ Association Goals & Dreams Fund is intended to provide equipment grants for grassroots hockey programs, not as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities. Not specified
Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) – Try Day High Schools in Ontario. Enabling youth aged 13 to 19 years to participate in non-traditional sports or physical activities and/or intramural programs or leagues. Check website for 2010-2011 school year
Ontario Trillium Foundation Activities that promote physical activity and/or recreational activities for people of all ages and abilities. Annually – March 1, July 1, and November 1.
Paloma Foundation Non-profit organizations in Toronto that address women's and children's health and education issues. Not specified.
RBC Children's Mental Health Project Registered non-profit organizations that provide direct community service, programs with measurable social outcomes and/or websites delivering a specific service-related program. These projects/programs must take place in communities where RBC has a business presence. Focus areas are: early intervention and public education. Not specified.
Saputo Organizations that foster youth development, targeting three general areas: children’s nutrition, physical activity (especially soccer), and youth entrepreneurship. Not specified.
S’Cool Life Fund Schools in Canada that are non-tuition elementary; projects must be for K-8. Look to fund areas that fall outside of the core curriculum but are no less important for a child’s development (DREAMS- Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Art, Music and Sports). September 14th 2010 – December 31st 2010.
Spark Together for Healthy Kids Non- profit groups who advocate for and implement increased opportunities for physical activity and ensure better access to nutritious foods for children. May 1 and Nov 1
Stacey Levitt Women And Sport Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is open to a young woman, a girls' team, or a sport organization that exemplifies Stacey Levitt's ideals and qualities and demonstrates a keen interest in sports and a healthy lifestyle. Not specified.
Team Up Foundation Registered charities in Ontario that support programs and sports initiatives for youth and give them opportunities to learn and play. Programs must target at-risk children and or youth ("at-risk" may refer to social and financial background and or disabilities relating to one’s physical and or mental state). Check website for 2011 deadline (estimating March 2011)
Toronto Community Foundation – Vital Youth Registered charitable organizations located in the City of Toronto offering programs that directly benefit children under the age of 18 who are residents of the City of Toronto. Check website for 2011 deadline (estimating March 2011)
Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation Registered charity, or an organization sponsored by a registered charity, aligned with the mandate of the Foundation to preserve and enhance Toronto’s parks and urban forests. One of five priority areas is environmentally related recreation. Check website for 2011 deadline (estimating March 2011)
True Sport Community Sport Fund Priority will be given to projects and programs that provide sporting opportunities for children and youth from low income, Aboriginal and new Canadian families, especially those located in Yukon, North West Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador. Check website for 2011 deadline
WISE Fund – Women in Sport Encouragement – CAAWS Girls and women and/or organizations offering sport programs targeted to girls and women who meet the grant criteria. Check website for 2011 deadline (estimating end of Nov – middle of Dec, 2010)