Canadian Women’s Foundation

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CANADIAN WOMEN’S FOUNDATION A.) Grants Program Description The Canadian Women's Foundation currently fund women’s organizations and programs doing economic development work and work to prevent violence against women and girls. They give particular priority to funding work with women and girls who face multiple challenges. They fund only programs and projects that take place in Canada. Most grants are for a one-year period. The maximum grant size is between $15,000 and $25,000, depending on which Fund the grants are made from. Larger, multi-year grants are sometimes made through special collaborative funds. Comments The exact timing of grant rounds vary from year to year. If you are not already on their mailing list, please contact the Canadian Women's Foundation to receive notification of calls for grant applications. Contact Information Canadian Women's Foundation Phone: (416)-365-1444 Toll free: 1-866-293-4483 Email: info@cdnwomen.org Website: http://www.cdnwomen.org/index.html B.) Economic Development Fund Description The Economic Development Fund supports projects that give women the skills they need to move into non-traditional areas, higher paying jobs or start their own businesses. The fund has supported low-income women to develop the skills, attitudes and resources to start their own small businesses and several cooperative businesses that provide training for women. Projects for girls have included those that work to increase their self-esteem, and encourage girls not to drop science and math courses that will give them entry into challenging and lucrative careers. Comments The exact timing of grant rounds vary from year to year. If you are not already on their mailing list, please contact the Canadian Women's Foundation to receive notification of calls for grant applications. Contact Information Canadian Women's Foundation 133 Richmond St. W., Suite 504, Toronto, ON M5H 2L3 Toll free: 1-866-293-4483 Phone: (416) 365-1444 Fax: (416) 365-1745 Website: http://www.cdnwomen.orgEmail: info@cdnwomen.org C.) Violence Prevention Fund Description The Fund provides support to shelters for assaulted women, sexual assault centres and other organizations working to prevent violence. CWF supports outreach to women in need and initiatives that help to educate teens about violence in relationships before abusive patterns begin, and projects that help to coordinate prevention strategies between local community stakeholders. Comments The exact timing of grant rounds vary from year to year. If you are not already on their mailing list, please contact the Canadian Women's Foundation to receive notification of calls for grant applications. 8 Contact Information Canadian Women's Foundation 133 Richmond St. W., Suite 504, Toronto, ON M5H 2L3 Toll free: 1-866-293-4483 Phone: (416) 365-1444 Fax: (416) 365-1745 Website: http://www.cdnwomen.orgEmail: info@cdnwomen.org