- Endangered Species Recovery Fund
- Environmental Damages Fund
- Great Lakes Sustainability Fund
- Habitat Stewardship Program
- Interdepartmental Recovery Fund
(Links to funding sources from more federal departments, other governments, the private sector, and non-profit organizations)
- Canadian Climate Forum
- Environmental Assessment - Participant Funding Program
- Environmental Youth Corp
- The Green Source: A Quick Reference of Funding Sources for Environmental Projects by Non-Profit Organizations (Database)
- Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment Implementation Grant Program
Environment Canada Green Source Funding Guide
A list of funding programs
An on-line reference to available funding sources for environmental projects
A brief, one-page information summary on each program/organization is provided. The information, although not comprehensive, offers a general overview of each source of assistance. You should always contact the program sponsor before applying for funding to verify that the information that you have is up-to-date and double-check important details such as deadlines. You will also want to get in touch with the sponsor to ensure that you have all the information you need to submit a successful application. In addition to the programs listed in this database, there may be other sources of support available in your community. Here are a few web-based funding directories for your reference:
- Canadian Centre for Philanthropy: http://www.ccp.ca
- Charity Village: http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/main.asp
- Canadian Environmental Grantmaker's Network: http://grants.cegn.org/
- Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism, Recreation and Wellness Promotion Branch: publishes a grants and resources manual http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/grants/index.html
- Atlantic Region's Community Programs: http://www.ns.ec.gc.ca/community/resources.html
- Grant writing Resources: http://www.proposalwriter.com/grants.html#Grantwriting
Saskatchewan Funding Sources
Funding Interests: Environmental Projects
Tel: (306) 777-9822
Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation
For more information contact:
Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation
Suite 501 - 230 22nd St. E.
Fax: (306) 955-6455
SEIMA (Saskatchewan Environmental & Industry Managers)
Green Team is a program developed through a partnership with the Saskatchewan Environmental Industry and Managers Association, Saskatchewan Environment and Saskatchewan Culture, Youth and Recreation. It is designed to provide an opportunity for Saskatchewan students to gain work experience and training in the environmental sector by working on environmental projects.
Green Team will provide approved employers with a subsidy to cover a portion of wages and benefits paid to the student.
Some examples of environmental industries or employment activities are:
Waste Resource Management, Environmental Education, Watershed Management, Pollution Prevention, Energy Conservation and Climate Change.
Website: www.seima.sk.caTel: (306) 543-1567
Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association
- A student group/organization may apply only once per year for the EAP assistance.
- The amount granted will not exceed $500.00.
- Eighty percent of the assistance will be allocated upon approval of the project. Recipients will receive the remaining twenty percent once the final report of the project has been submitted. The final report must be received by SOEEA within a year after approval of the project.
- Funds may not be used for capital expenditures (eg. purchase of equipment).
- Recipients of the EAP assistance must recognize SOEEA and SaskLotteries as sponsors in any publication or promotion related to the project.
National Funding Opportunities
Canon's Take Root Grant Program
Canon and Evergreen have partnered to offer this national program that provides funding for stewardship and restoration activities across Canada.
Amount offered: $5,000 and a Canon PowerShot camera
Application deadline: May 25, 2012
Funding Interests: Schoolground Naturalization
Evergreen is an innovative charity that explores the relationship between nature, culture and community in urban spaces.
*The deadline for applications to all Common Grounds grants is: Friday, February 2nd, 2007; applications received after this date will not be considered.
Wal-Mart Evergreen Green Grants or The Home Depot & Evergreen Rebuilding Nature Grant
355 Adelaide Street West, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1S2
For more information, or to obtain an application form, please contact:
Michele Thomas, Office and Grants Administrator
Phone: 416-596-1495 x285, (toll free outside Toronto: 1-888-426-3138 x285)
Home Depot Environment Program
Funding Interests: Forestry, sustainability and green design, cleanup and recycling, and lead poisoning prevention
TD Canada Trust Friends of the Environment Foundation
Funding Interests: Protects and preserves the Canadian Environment;Assists young Canadians in understanding and participating in Environmental activities in local communities; enhances cooperation among Environmental organizations
Amanda Perry, Regional Manager
700 West Georgia Street
TD Tower - 3rd Floor
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1A2
Tel: (604) 654-8832
Fax: (604) 654-5531
J.W. McConnell Foundation
Funding Interests: Community, Environment, Action projects encouraging active citizenship
The FoundationÕs objective is to encourage active citizenship and to create resilient communities. As a national funder, the McConnell Foundation seek initiatives, often innovative in nature, that have the potential for country-wide impact.
Other questions email them to us at email@example.com
*Be sure to check this website out. It gives very useful info about proposals and applications and has a huge grants database which you can browse.
Green Street Program:
Program inititative funded by the McConnell Foundation
Mission: The Program endeavours to provide opportunities to actively engage students and teachers in environmental learning and sustainability education. The Program links schools in Canada to reputable Environmental Education organizations across the country. We aim to deliver credible, accessible and affordable programs that are relevant to studentsÕ concerns, curriculum-linked, encourage a sense of personal responsibility for the environment, foster a commitment to sustainable living, and promote an enduring dedication to environmental stewardship.
2490, prom. Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 1E1
Tree Canada – Green Streets Canada
Funding Interests: Forestry
Green Streets Canada is a flagship program of the Tree Canada Foundation – the only nationally based municipal forestry innovation program. The purpose of the Program is to encourage the adoption of innovative best management practices and policies in municipal forest management on as wide a regional basis as possible.
*Proposals will be due by February 2, 2007
Tree Canada Foundation
222 Somerset St. W.,
Ottawa, ON, K2P 2G3
TEL: (613) 567-5545
FAX: (613) 567-5270
Another program of Tree Canada: Greening CanadaÕs School Grounds
Tides Canada Foundation
Tides Canada Foundation provides charitable giving services to donors passionate about creating a better world. We are Canada's first national public foundation focused on the environment, social justice, and innovation in the non-profit sector. We act as a bridge; connecting donors with innovative charities and organizations addressing the root causes of social and environmental problems across Canada and worldwide.
#680-220 Cambie St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9
1-866-TIDESCA (843-3722) toll-free within Canada and the U.S.
Fax: 604- 647-6612
#360-215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
F.K Morrow Foundation
Established in 1944 in Ontario, the F. K. Morrow Foundation is one of the top 100 charitable Foundations in Canada. With assets in excess of $70 million its objectives are to promote religion, education, charity and charitable activities in the interest of the public.
F. K. Morrow Foundation
Fern Demsen, Secretary and Treasurer
3777 Bayview Avenue
North York, ON M2M 3S4
George Cedric Metcalfe Foundation
Funding Interests: Environment - The Metcalf Environment Program seeks to strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of people and organizations working together to ensure the ecological health and integrity of CanadaÕs natural and working lands.
George Metcalfe Foundation
Betty Emperatori, Office Manager
174 Avenue Road
Toronto ON M5R 2J1
The Schad Foundation's mission is to restore, protect and respect our natural systems, and does so by investing in projects whose focus is education, conservation and restoration of wilderness, development of sustainable technologies and practices, and promotion of humane treatment and respect for all species.
Peter Kendall, President
500 Queen St. Louis St. South
Bolton, ON L7E 5S5
Environmental Youth Corp
Mr. Joel Pagnucco
308 - 11 Avenue South-East
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0Y2
Telephone: (403) 233-0748 ext. 228Fax: (403) 269-9544
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Web site: http://www.eco.ca/portal/default.aspx?lang=0
Environmental Youth Corp. (EYC) is funded under the Youth Employment Strategy program. Both Employers and Interns need to apply for the program to get approval from ECO Canada. Funding will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.The Environmental Youth Corp. (EYC) is designed to create a six to twelve month window-of-opportunity for post-secondary graduates under the age of 30. These individuals are eitherunemployed or underemployed and are seeking to gain experience in either a national or international environmental project.
The McLean Foundation
Funding from the McLean Foundation covers a diverse range of topics including: Arts: Musical, Theatre and Visual, Environment and Conservation, Education, Health, Welfare.
Effective immediately, The McLean Foundation will only accept applications from organizations that have first submitted a letter of inquiry and then been asked to submit a full proposal. Letters of inquiry should be sent via regular mail and not by fax or e-mail. Form letters and mass mailings will NOT be regarded as letters of inquiry.
A selections committee will review letters of inquiry and decide whether or not to invite a full proposal.
Letters of Inquiry should be addressed to:
Ms. Ev McTaggart
The McLean Foundation
2 St. Clair Ave. W., Suite 1008
Canada M4V 1L5
Tel: (416) 964-6802
Fax: (416) 964-2804