The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA) has launched the 2020 Fall Community Grants.
For the Fall 2020 Community Grants round, CFKA has identified the following granting priorities:
- Partnerships: Look to partner, collaborate, and coordinate with others in the application. Opportunities may exist to share resources, equipment, space costs, etc.
- Diversity & Inclusion: Consider diversity, equity, and inclusion in the project/program design and delivery.
- Resilience: Develop initiatives that build on existing strengths and develop resiliency in people, organizations, and communities.
- Emergency Response & Recovery: Continued efforts to address the effects of COVID-19.
Fields of Interest
- The Community Grants program provides grants in all the Foundation’s fields of interest: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education and Literacy, Environment, Health and Social Services, Heritage Preservation, Recreation, Youth, and Children’s Mental Health.
- Preference is given to projects that align with our Smart & Caring Community priority areas: Getting Started, Food Security, and Community Engagement.
City of Kingston, Loyalist Township, Township of Central Frontenac, Township of Frontenac Islands, Township of North Frontenac, Township of South Frontenac.
- Environmental projects must lie within this area and/or in the Cataraqui Watershed.
- Children’s Mental Health projects may be in the above or in Lennox & Addington County.
- An applicant organization must be a charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency, a municipality, or a qualified donee registered on the CRA’s list of qualified donees.
- Be formally partnered with an organization that is either a charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency or a municipality. Please refer to the information on Partnership Agreements and the Confirmation of Partnership form.
- Project activities must have a well-defined purpose and take place within one year of receiving the grant.
- Their Community Grants application process is now one stage only. The application deadline is now the 15th of February and September.
- They hold a Community Grants information session for applicants in advance of each round. Please ensure you are on their mailing list if you would like to receive notification of this event and/or other updates on the Community Grants program.
- Once you submit your application it is reviewed for completeness and eligibility by the Grants Coordinator. If all is in order, the application is reviewed by an experienced and knowledgeable grants committee who make a recommendation to the Community Foundation board of directors.
- The board will then make the final approval. Applicants are notified either way of the success of their application. Grantees are invited to a grant celebration to receive their cheque in May or December. The entire process, from deadline to cheque in hand, takes about 3 months.
- They strongly encourage you to read and follow the guidelines provided below in order to ensure that your application has every chance of success.
The CFKA is unable to accept applications from:
- For-profit organizations
For more information, visit https://cfka.org/2020-fall-community-grants/