Please review the following guidelines before submitting a grant application to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation.
To apply for a grant from the Kenora & Lake of the Woods Community Foundation, you must be a qualified donee as per the Canada Revenue Agency. Below is a list of qualified donees:
➢ Non-profit organizations that do not have a charitable registration number, but would like to apply for a grant, can do so through a “sponsor” registered charity. Please refer to “Confirmation of a Written Agreement between a Registered Charity and a Non-profit organization”.
➢ Applicants, please be aware that meeting the eligibility criteria allows you to apply to the Community Foundation. It does not, however, guarantee that you will receive a grant. If your organization does not receive a grant, it may not reflect the merit of the project; it could depend upon the funds available for the current year.
The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation considers grants for charitable organizations that fall into the following categories:
Grants made from the Moffat Family Fund will consider the provision of services for:
❖ Organizations must demonstrate a strong and committed board, fiscal responsibility, and effective management. An operating budget must be submitted, using the online template provided.
❖ Projects must primarily benefit the people in the catchment area of the Foundation. (www.klwcf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/grant-recipient-catchment-area.pdf)
❖ Applicants must establish that there is a need for the project and clearly demonstrate the impact that project will make at a community level.
❖ Grants are awarded for specific purposes and for projects covering a definite period of typically one year or less.
❖ Pilot or demonstration projects must include provisions for evaluation and a realistic plan for fiscal financial viability beyond the pilot stage.
Preference is given to projects that:
Grants are NOT made to projects/initiatives that primarily support:
If you received a grant in the previous year, you must complete all obligations and have submitted the online Post Grant Report to be able to apply for new grants. (www.klwcf.ca/granting/post-grant-report/)
Eligible Organizations can apply for funding once per calendar year.
There are two deadlines each year for grant application to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation:
When to Apply:
If you would like to confirm a deadline, please feel free to call the Community Foundation office at 467-4427.
All applications must be submitted online, through the website portal at www.klwcf.ca.
After you have submitted your Application you will receive an email confirming our receipt of your application. If you do not receive this email, please feel free to contact our office.
If your application is approved, we will send you an email confirming the grant and providing all necessary details.
A Post Grant Report is required when the Project is completed, online, as per the due date in the Grant Agreement. Copies of receipts may be required for submission. This final report will provide our Foundation and Donors with a clear understanding of the community impact the grant had. We also encourage the submission of photographs of your “grant in action”, with permission of use to the Foundation.
Recognition of the Foundation is required if your organization receives a grant from the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation, as outlined in the Grant Application and Post Grant Report.
If you have any questions about eligibility, the grant application or process, or wish to discuss your project before you submit please do not hesitate to email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 807-467-4427.