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Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation
Granting Guidelines and Eligibility
 
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 The Foundation will focus its resources primarily on providing one-time funding for programs as follows:
The Foundation supports charitable organizations whose work directly benefits the quality of life in Toronto for children, youth, seniors and indigenous people, as well as disadvantaged and marginalized groups who are most vulnerable to the economic, social or environmental challenges of an urban environment, including the homeless, recent immigrants and the poor. The Foundation also supports charitable organizations whose work responds to the needs of the Indigenous communities outside of Toronto, primarily within the Province of Ontario. From time to time, the Foundation also provides disaster relief.  
 
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.
  • . Donations to general Capital Campaigns that are not focused on specific projects with which the Foundation can be associated with will not be considered.
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 be considered for a Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation grant your organization must be a registered Canadian charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), or a CRA-qualified donee operating in Canada, and have audited financial statements.
 
 
Donations Strategy
We are dedicated to working with charitable organizations that share our goal to help make a difference in  the GTA community . We receive 100s of requests for funding each year. We encourage synergies between organizations. Our goal is to ensure that our charitable partners have sustainable sources of funding and use their donors' funds responsibly.
Our Review Committee follows a rigorous process when evaluating proposals to ensure our funds are invested with the utmost care and responsibility. The process includes a complete assessment of your charity's financial statements as well as its fiscal management and governance practices. We require our charitable partners to clearly demonstrate the social impact of our contribution.
Read below to find out how applications are evaluated so that you can judge your strategic fit with our corporate donations program.
 
We Fund:
  • Organizations that are registered charities in their jurisdictions
  • Charitable organizations that provide direct community service
  • Websites and other communication vehicles that deliver a specific service-related program
  • Programs with measurable social outcomes
We Do Not Fund:
  • Political or fraternal organizations, Service Clubs, or third-party organizations that raise funds for charity
  • Individual pursuits
  • Private (fee based) elementary or secondary schools
  • Religious organizations, unless they are engaged in a significant project benefiting the entire community
  • Endowment or memorial campaigns
  • Conferences, events or golf tournaments
  • Advertising or promotional campaigns
  • Travel-related events, including student trips or tours
  • The creation or repair of statues, monuments, art work or beautification projects
  • The publication of books or movie productions
  • Private foundations
  • 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.
  • Donations to general Capital Campaigns that are not focused on specific projects with which the Foundation can be associated with will not be considered.
 
Your Application/Proposal
To submit a proposal for a potential grant, please provide us with the following information:
 
Submitted to:
Chair, Research and Appeals
The Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation 
c/o Carol Hutchinson Executive Director
 
1. Name of Organization, address and the contact person's information for organization requesting donation.
2. Business Number (BN). Formerly known as the Registered Charitable Number.
 
PART A: THE PROJECT
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. .       Have you requested the funds available to Charities and Non-Profits from the Covid-19 government funds?
7.         When will the project start?
8.         Have you or your organization previously requested funds from The Rotary Club of Toronto in the last 3 years?  If yes, when and how much did you receive?
 
PART B: FINANCIAL BACKGROUND
1.         Please provide the detailed budget for the program/project.
2.         Please provide a copy of audited financial statements covering a two-year period for the organization responsible for your project. 
3..         If the project is ongoing, how will operating costs be met in future years?
 
PART C: GENERAL BACKGROUND
Give names of officers of the organization and members of the Board of Directors, if so constituted.
Please provide general information about your organization: background, the issues you address, who benefits from your activities and achievements.
With what other agencies do you co-ordinate?
What geographical area do you service?
What recognition and publicity would Rotary receive if your appeal is approved?
 
Please us the WORD DOC TEMPLATE Application (NOT PDF)  to complete the Application and
 
Send to
Chair, Research and Appeals
The Rotary Club of Toronto
 
EMAIL: WORD DOC granting quidelines application and relevant documents (PDF is okay for relevant documents) to:
Carol Hutchinson, Executive Director at: office@rotarytoronto.com