Applications for funding

Applications for funding

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 submitting your application. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected automatically.

Please note: Normally a first contribution will be less than $ 10,000. For 2017, we will prioritize the granting of donations for the Montreal region. Period for the next preliminary demands: in January-February, 2017.

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: The Foundation considers only projects originating in Greater Montreal, Greater Quebec City, the Charlevoix region and the country of Mongolia.

Ineligible applications

Ineligible applications

  • Those from quasi-public organizations, government institutions or branches thereof
  • Those received directly from local chapters of national organizations or subsidiaries thereof
  • Those seeking emergency assistance
  • Those committed to the defence of a cause
  • Those submitted directly by an individual, or concerning activities intended expressly for an individual
  • Those forming part of a general fundraising campaign
  • Those intended to make up a shortage of capital funding, or reduce an operating deficit
  • Those related to religious or political activities
  • Those submitted by sports or professional associations or organizations that fund their activities
  • Those submitted by other foundations or donors, except where the foundation submitting the application is acting as a general contractor and satisfies specific conditions:
    1. the application is for a project directly related to FDG’s strategic objectives; and
    2. the application concerns more than one FDG partner.

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.
  • Satisfactory audited financial statements submitted in advance of review of the proposal by the FDG board; 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.

NOTE: For examples of projects that have been approved, please see the Partners section.