Agape Foundation of London

Relevent Country: Canada

The Agape Foundation of London is offering grants to assist in the development of the London area community through grants and special awards to non-profit, charitable groups concerned with education, the arts, recreation, social services, health, and the environment.

The Agape Foundation of London makes grants for start up costs both capital and operating to new organizations intending to provide services of facilities that respond to a documented need in the community.

Grants will also be considered for established organizations whose services will no longer be available to the community without short-term funding. As well, grants are made to established organizations that demonstrate a need for funding for a special capital project. The Letters Patent of The Agape Foundation of London with the CRA dictates they can grant only to not-for-profits within London or that demonstrate a clear London connection and impact.

Funding Information

  • The grants are rarely over $ 10,000.
  • The Foundation prefers not to grant to organizations that have annual revenues, investments, and/or capital assets over $ 250,000, or to organizations that have a payroll that exceeds 50% of the annual budget.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Your organization must have a CRA charitable registration number and be governed by a Board of Directors.
  • Your organization must provide benefits to the community of London, Ontario, and its citizens.
  • The Foundation prefers to fund small, grassroots organizations which seek to meet immediate human needs.
  • The Foundation gives higher priority to seed money for new projects, programs, and initiatives.
  • The Foundation does not fund capital campaigns.
  • Successful applicants must be willing to report on the impact of the grant within six months of receipt.
  • Except for special circumstances, they rarely make an additional grant to an organization for at least two years.