Applications for funding

Applications for funding

***The deadlines for filing a preliminary application are March 1 and September 1 of each year.***

The Foundation favours unifying projects carried out by families and organizations in neighbourhoods or communities and designed to help the children of the most vulnerable families and young people who are at risk.

Please read the following sections carefully before proceeding with your application. Any preliminary application that does not meet the eligibility criteria will be automatically rejected.

A response will be sent to you a few weeks after the submission dates regarding the continuation of the qualification process for your organization and your project.

Please note: Normally a first contribution is not more than $ 10,000.

Eligible applications

Eligible applications

FDG pays special attention to projects that contribute to one or more of the following specific objectives:

  • Enhance the parental experience and the educational role of parents, both mothers and fathers, and encourage them to contribute to projects designed to improve children’s well-being and protect their fundamental rights.
  • Encourage participation by those aged 12 to 17 in projects designed for them, promoting their sense of responsibility as citizens and their social involvement in their own communities.
  • Support the expertise of partner organizations working with families in specific neighbourhoods or focusing on specific areas in order to optimize the use of resources provided by FDG in improving the well-being of children and their families.
  • Give priority to neighbourhoods with scant resources and those in which families with children are particularly isolated and vulnerable, or have to cope with gaps in services normally provided by government.

NOTE: We receive a growing number of requests and our capacity to support organizations and their projects is limited. In order to create a dynamic of proximity between organizations, the Foundation has targeted over the years, a certain number of neighborhoods in Montreal, Quebec City and Charlevoix to concentrate its donations.

Ineligible applications

Ineligible applications

  • Those from quasi-public organizations, government institutions or branches thereof, local chapter of national organizations or subsidiaries thereof, submitted directly by an individual, or concerning activities intended expressly for an individual, related to religious or political activities, sports or professional associations or organizations that fund their activities, a social economy organization, or scholarships;
  • Those seeking emergency assistance, committed to the defence of a cause, intended to make up a shortage of capital funding, or reduce an operating deficit;
  • Contributing to the administrative costs of the organization;
  • Aimed at an international internship, or an international NGO project;
  • Targeting social housing projects;
  • Those forming part of a general fundraising campaign; or to the capital of an organization’s foundation; or to a fund dedicated to the sustainability of the organization;
  • Contributing to an organization’s matching program or endowment fund for the purpose of generating income.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria

  • Non-profit status as a charitable organization duly registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
  • One or more managers recruited and supported by the organization to act jointly with other responders within the community in order to promote social development and avoid any duplication of effort.
  • Development of the organizational mechanisms required for sound management practices, careful planning and the appropriate use of human and financial resources, together with the monitoring and evaluation of activities.
  • Submit satisfactory audited financial statements; in cases where a foundation is associated with the organization, audited financial statements from both entities must be submitted for review.
  • Social relevance within the community in which the organization operates, and the pursuit of concrete, realistic objectives consistent with those of the Foundation that will contribute to the achievement of lasting change in the best interests of the children and their families.
  • Willingness to commit to a partner relationship with the Foundation, and share its values.
  • An emphasis on activities that enhance the self-reliance of those served, and secure their participation in every stage of the project, from design through implementation, monitoring and evaluation.