Grant Applications

OVERVIEW

The St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation works to mitigate the risks associated with poverty through grants to local charitable agencies. Applications for funding are reviewed by a committee comprised of board members from the St. Andrew’s Society and other volunteers.

The Foundation has donated over $1 million in the past 15 years. The focus in 2021 was on helping charities deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Foundation donated $90,000 in conjunction with the Hendrie Trust. You can see the list of current grant recipients here.

Timing

Grant applications for 2023 will be open from October 3 until December 9, 2022. 

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be required to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Toronto-based, charities serving adults, youth and children facing poverty-related risks including unemployment, homelessness, high crime rates, poor health and educational outcomes, domestic violence and/or discrimination based on race, religion, gender, disability and/or immigration status.
  • Priority will be given to smaller underfunded charities (and to specific programs in major charities) which are focused on alleviating the above risk factors.
  • Grants cannot be used to fund operational or administrative costs.
  • Grants will not typically be provided to NFPs in consecutive years. 

Grants Applications Process

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter
  • Information about the agency including an annual report and recent financial statements
  • A description and budget for the program/project being put forward for a grant

We only accept digital applications (.doc, .pdf, etc.).

If you are unable to provide a digital application and/or you have any questions about the process, please contact the St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation by email at sasgrants@gmail.com.