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Apply for DRDFC Grants

Building a brighter future for everyone in our community

Applying for Grants

Fall Grant Cycle is open until October 31, 2020

The Foundation will make grants on a regular basis to charities providing service to its community. To be eligible to receive a grant, an organization must be recognized as a "Qualified Donee" by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Qualified Donees include any registered charity, any level of government, and most educational institutions. Such organizations include Hospitals, Food Banks, Seniors organizations, Arts organizations, Educational groups, Environmental organizations, Community facilities (the CRA excludes sports clubs).

Applicants must submit an appropriate Grant Application Form and submit a Post Grant Report (see Forms below)

The Foundations supports the following fund areas:

  • Social Services,

  • Health,

  • Education,

  • The Environment,

  • Arts and Culture, and

  • Community.

Grant Applications will be assessed by the Grants Committee based on funds available for disbursement in areas specified by the type of Fund, and on funding priorities.  see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR GRANT SEEKERS for more information

  1. Complete the grant applications  DRDCF Grant Application Form and gather any requested information.

  2. Submit form and information to the DRDCF by regular mail to:

    Attention Grant Committee Deep River and District Community Foundation, PO Box 1171, Deep River, ON, K0J 1P0 or by email to info@drdcf.ca

  3. Note that Charities receiving grants must fill out a Post Grant Report  after the project or activity is complete and submit to the Grant Committee as above

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The Deep River and District Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the region by distributing the income from a permanent, growing pool of funds.
The Foundation makes grants in the areas of social services, health, arts, education and the environment, primarily within the Deep River and surrounding area. The Foundation solicits grant applications that meet the guidelines outlined below.


  • Grants are made to organizations recognized as registered charities by the Charities Division of the Canada Revenue Agency.

  • Groups without charitable status may seek the sponsorship of a bona fide charity, or may qualify to be included in a charitable program of the Foundation.

  • A Group applying for a grant will be expected to demonstrate fiscal responsibility and to have a committed volunteer executive committee.

The Foundation funds projects that:

  • address opportunities

  • lead to self-sufficiency

  • promote cooperation and collaboration with other organizations

  • are efficient in the use of funding and 

  • are innovative.


The Foundation does not support:

  • normal operating costs

  • religious or political projects

  • sports sponsorships (specifically excluded by CRA) or

  • deficit reduction or general fundraising

Grants are made for one year only. Applications for continuing projects must show how provision has been made for future funding.