For Grant Seekers
The Dufferin Community Foundation will begin making grants once initial gifts begin creating investment income. The Dufferin Community Foundation will be making charitable grants on behalf of their donors that promote and support community initiatives.
Grant applications will be reviewed by The Dufferin Community Foundation Board of Directors. Please check our website for future granting schedules and criteria details. To ensure you do not miss a funding opportunity, we encourage charitable community organizations to read our blog, and visit our website monthly to view updates to the granting schedule.
Criteria for Selection
All applications for grants from The Dufferin Community Foundation will be reviewed to determine their eligibility.
All eligible applications will be reviewed by the DCF Board of Directors and assessed based on:
- submissions that address the stated guidelines in our call for grants
- broad geographic representation with Dufferin
- project/program quality:
- SMART standard: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound
- success/progress metrics that address activity, output and anticipated outcomes
The Community Wellbeing report published by Headwaters Communities in Action may be used as a tool to identify priority areas of need within our community. That report is available here.
How to Apply
The Dufferin Community Foundation will announce a “call for grants” throughout the media, social media and on our website. Please ensure you and your organization are on our mailing list so that you receive important announcements and reminders.