In addition to distributing our own grants, the BCF is under contract with the City of Brantford to review and distribute Municipal Grants.
The Brant Community Foundation is interested in initiatives that inspire change and make a difference. Preference will be given to applications that:
In assessing requests, the foundation looks at organizations that show fiscal responsibility, have a committed volunteer board, represent the community they service and have the capacity to carry out the work. Applicants must demonstrate how their initiative will benefit the community and how the project will be funded beyond the grant from the Brant Community Foundation.
Grants from the Brant Community Foundation must be made to qualified donees or organizations sponsored by a qualified donee as stipulated by Canada Revenue Agency. Qualified donees are organizations that can issue official donation receipts for gifts that individuals and corporations make to them. Visit the Canada Revenue website at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/dnrs/menu-eng.html for more information.
The applicant organization's Board of Directors must be based in the City of Brantford, the City of the County of Brant, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the New Credit.
Generally grants will not be considered for the following purposes:
The Brant Community Foundation accepts grant applications before October 15 each year. Please contact local school boards for scholarship / bursary deadlines.
Grant application guidelines are included in the application form. Please ensure that you have a current grant application form. We ask that you carefully review them before submitting an application. Your organization should verify that it qualifies for the grant program prior to submitting an application. If you have questions about eligibility or criteria, please contact our office by phone 519-756-2499 or by email.
Download, complete and mail to us the Grant Application and supporting documents. To receive the form by mail, please contact us. Only applications received before the deadline date will be reviewed.
Please mail your application and supporting documents to:Brant Community Foundation
If you have any questions, please call 519-756-2499 or by email
Grants in 2011-12 - over $195,000
Organizations supported - 59
Total Grants since 1997 - Over $1.7 million
Grant area - Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations, New Credit