For Grant Seekers

The Dufferin Community Foundation was established with a charter to build endowment funds so that we could distribute the earnings well into the future.

In general, we offer grants to organizations that meet the official eligibility requirements and select those whose projects and programs support the areas of interest and values of our Foundation.

However, community emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic call for special measures. We are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with all the charitable organizations in Dufferin County to ensure that pressing short-term needs are met.

As members of the Community Foundations of Canada, we are uniquely able to participate in national programs, such as last year’s RBC Future Launch Community Challenge and this year’s Federal Government Emergency Community Support Fund.

As a result, we can offer three new grant programs this year. Please take a look at the programs available.

Grants available from the Dufferin Community Foundation in 2020

Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)

Round 2 open until Oct 30/20

The Dufferin Community Foundation has granted the full funding available to our community through the ECSF.

Dufferin Community Foundation Booster Grants



Grants up to $1,500

DCF Emergency Support Fund Grants


OPEN: Stay Tuned for Details

Grants up to $5,000


Is your organization eligible for grants from the Dufferin Community Foundation?

Only organizations providing programs and services to Dufferin County residents, and recognized by Revenue Canada as a registered charity or qualified donee can apply for grants.  Groups without charitable registration may be sponsored by a “qualified donee” provided the sponsoring body agrees to be jointly accountable with the applicant for the use of the grant with signed legal documentation.

For definition re “qualified donee” go to:  Sponsor agreement forms will be available within the application form for grants once they are open.

All applicants must review the grant criteria to determine eligibility and to learn more about what we do and do not fund.  Your organization should verify that it qualifies for the grant program prior to submitting an application.  If you would like to discuss your project before completing an application, please contact us.