Applying for a Grant

October 2016: The Foundation is not accepting any more applications in 2016. Please check back here in 2017 for updates and announcements about future grant rounds. 

The Foundation invites applicants to contact us at any time to discuss ideas. Our staff can provide advice and guidance to assist groups to submit the best possible application.

Grant Application Guidelines & Procedures

PDF Grant Application Guidelines (English) – pdf 7.7MB 

Before you begin, download and print our Grant Application Guidelines. Please read this document fully before applying for a grant. 

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the following documents for reference.

 Letters of Inquiry

 Full Proposals


As the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is a charitable organization, funding cannot be made to individuals and for-profit businesses. Funding can only be made to registered Canadian charities or other qualified donees such as, incorporated not-for-profit organizations with audited financial statements.

If you have an idea that meets our goals but your group does not qualify, please contact us. We may be able to offer support and assistance in other ways. The Foundation reserves the right to support any appropriate initiative that we deem to be relevant to our mission.

Overhead costs of up to 10% of the total requested project budget will be supported. The Foundation requires that all funding recipients submit audited financial statements before funding can be approved.

Eligible Activities Ineligible Activities
  • Contract and professional service costs
  • Human resource costs, including salary and benefits
  • Materials and supplies
  • Planning
  • Translation, printing, production, and distribution costs
  • Travel
  • Primary research
  • Buildings and infrastructure
  • Capital campaigns
  • Deficit financing
  • Endowments
  • Establishment of new farmers’ markets
  • Land claim disputes
  • Projects occurring outside the Greater Golden Horseshoe
  • Sponsorships, festivals, and events                                             
  • Projects undertaken by other levels of government and government agencies
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