Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation’s Grant Program

Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation
Last date: 
Friday, February 19, 2021

Detailed Description

The Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its grants program.


Guiding Principles:

  • Building community assets and facilitating philanthropy.
  • Establishing an effective and imaginative grants program.
  • Implementing responsive and accountable processes.
  • Reflecting the diversity and fostering renewal.
  • Building community capacity.
  • Creating community dialogue and partnerships.

Operating Principles:

  • Maintaining and respecting the confidentiality of information obtained throughout all processes.
  • Declaring and recognizing conflicts of interest that may arise through the granting process.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Grants are made only to groups/organizations registered as Canadian charitable organizations and others qualified as described in Section 110 of the Income Tax Act.
  • Preference will be given to projects, which contribute to the community’s growing needs for artistic, cultural, recreational, educational, environmental, health and social service-related programs.
  • Organizations must demonstrate vision, action, effectiveness, fiscal responsibility and good management.
  • Applicants must establish the seriousness of the need and the degree of potential benefit to the community served.
  • It must be clear that the organization and its personnel are able to achieve results.
  • A clear outline of partnership, co-operation and co-ordination with other similar programs or projects should be evident.
  • The likelihood of independence from Foundation support must be clear as well as reasonable assurances that the amount requested is sufficient to achieve results.
  • The degree of volunteer participation and citizen involvement along with constructive attention to diversity and positive change should be evident.
  • All applicants will be required to complete a grant application form and supply requested reference information. A meeting with the Grant Making Committee or the President & CEO may be required.


The Foundation does not support the following items:

  • Fundraising events or campaign activities;
  • Partisan, political or direct religious activities;
  • Individuals Sports and recreation teams or club sponsorship;
  • Pay down of mortgages, deficit reduction or projects already completed;
  • Operating expenses of established agencies or programs or capital building campaigns;
  • Multiple year requests;
  • Research, a publication of studies, educational material, seminars, conferences or workshops, tours or travel outside the community and scholarships or fellowships.


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