The Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation
Source of Funds: Donations from members of The Rotary Club of Toronto and the public in general, special club events, donor directed funds, bequests from estates of Rotarians and others as well as investment income.
Purpose: The Foundation has determined to focus its resources on providing one-time funding for programs that:
  • benefit children and youth in the areas of health, education, social development and life
  • support the elderly and the physically and mentally vulnerable through community programs
  • assist the homeless through community programs
From time to time, the Foundation also provides disaster relief, primarily in the form of Shelter Boxes.
Granting Region: Primarily the Greater Toronto Area, with emphasis on the inner-city.
Types of Support: Grants will be considered for seed money, special projects and community emergencies
Funding Restrictions: Grants will generally not be made for operating purposes, deficit financing, endowment funds, or under any form of pledge arrangement.   Grants are not given to individuals for sponsorship, travel, awards, fellowships, scholarships or bursaries.  Applicants must be registered charitable organizations.
Follow-up:   Recipients of grants will be expected to report back to the Foundation on the expenditure of moneys granted and the completion of projects supported by the Foundation.
Granting Guidelines
To submit a proposal for a potential grant, please provide us with the following information:
1. Name, address and contact information for organization requesting donation.
2. Business Number (BN).  Formerly known as the Registered Charitable Number.
1. What is the title of the project?
2. What is the purpose?
3. How much money is required and how will it be spent?
4. How much money has been raised to date?
5. What commitment of funds has been received from other sources?
6. When will the project start?
7. Have you or your organization previously requested The Rotary Club of Toronto to contribute to this or other projects of your organization?  If yes, when and how much did you receive?
  1. Please provide a copy of audited financial statements covering a two-year period for the organization responsible for your project.
  2. Please provide the budget for the project.
  3. If the project is ongoing, how will operating costs be met in future years?
  1. Give names of officers of the organization and members of the Board of Directors, if so constituted.
  2. Please provide general information about your organization: background, the issues you address, who benefits from your activities and achievements.
  3. With what other agencies do you co-ordinate?
  4. What geographical area do you service?
  5. What recognition and publicity would Rotary receive if your appeal is approved?
Please make written submission to:
Chairman, Research & Appeals Committee
The Rotary Club of Toronto
C/o The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front St. West
Toronto, ON   M5J  1W4