Grant programs seem to be getting scarcer by the day. Many organizations rely on project funding to allow them to carry out the good work that they do in their communities. One grant program that you may not be aware of is Green Shield Canada’s Community Giving Program.
The Community Giving Program provides funding to community-based, nonprofit organizations to help them achieve success with their goals. Green Shield Canada accepts applications from Canadian nonprofit organizations and charitable organizations registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) each year. The online application link for their Community Giving Program is posted on their website and applications are due by March 15 each year. All nonprofit organizations can apply for funding; there is no need to be a Green Shield client. Green Shield’s objective is to provide funding annually for projects that:
- Address an under-serviced or under-funded subject, geographic region or demographic
- Outline clear, measurable outcomes with demonstrable results
- Include a strategy to address projects’ longer term sustainability
OASSIS is proud to partner with Green Shield Canada as our health and dental provider. In 2013, eight OASSIS agencies were funded through the GSC program for a total of $158,650 in grants.
For additional information and to apply for funding, please visit the Community Giving Program website.
Karen Bentham, Executive Director, OASSIS