Searching for foundations to submit grant applications to can be an overwhelming process.
It’s important to make connections with a number of foundations that align with your organization’s values, regardless of their size*. It’s important to keep in mind that larger foundations tend to have longer wait times, so it’s best not to only rely on their contribution.
To help you begin your search, check out our top 5 tips to consider when searching.
For this edition of our Charity Funders Spotlight, let’s take a deeper look into the Honda Canada Foundation.
About Honda Canada Foundation
The Honda Canada Foundation was created to help non-profit charities registered to CRA meet their charity fundraising objectives.
Their goals include recognizing and responding, investing, and involvement.
- Recognizing & Responding – to the need of our communities as they change
- Investing – in people and charitable groups to make a difference
- Involvement – maximize the usefulness of our contributions
Honda Canada Foundation strives to give back to Canadian communities and work with organizations that aim to build a better society.
Eligibility for the Honda Canada Foundation
Charity organizations that are officially registered with the CRA are eligible for funding such as:
- Education institutions (primary, secondary, college, university)
- Charitable non-profit organizations
- Other, tax-exempt, national institutions in the fields of family, environment, engineering, and education.
Honda Canada Foundation excludes charitable giving to for-profit organizations, churches or religious organizations, issue advocacy groups, political organizations, and more. You can view the full list of eligibility requirements here.
Applying for Funding
The Honda Canada Foundation uses an online application form that you can access on their website. The time it takes to complete this application is approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
The form takes you through a series of standard questions that will determine your eligibility and help the committee make a final decision on your application. Your organization must be a registered charity with the CRA to complete questions within the application process.
Securing Grant Funding with Grant Advance
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*DISCLAIMER: Large national foundations, such as this, should absolutely be on your list of philanthropic organizations to start nurturing. However, they often have stringent application and reporting processes, long timelines, and LOTS of applicants. We know a better way.
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