GRANT FAQ

GRANT FAQ

The Headingley Community Foundation (HCF) is a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency, incorporated in 2015 for the purpose of establishing permanent endowment funds. The purpose is to assist and promote the well-being and betterment of the Headingley Community and its citizens by distributing funds to qualified donees.

The Foundation is funded by many donors, from all walks of life, and donations range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. These donations are invested in capital funds with only the income from the investments being used for grants. The grants awarded through the Annual Grant Application Program are funded mainly by the Undesignated Fund and also by some of the Designated Funds. As our funds grow, so too does HCF’s ability to support our community.

Who is eligible for a grant?

Grants are given to charities registered with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If you are unsure if your organization qualifies as a charity, please contact HCF at least 2 weeks in advance of applying for a Grant for clarification and/or guidance on options to partner with a qualified donee/sponsor.

How do we apply?

Applications are completed electronically using the link on the Grant Guidelines and Application page. When completing the online HCF application, please be prepared to answer multiple questions and to provide your charitable number or identify your partner donee/sponsor. You will also need to attach the following documents in PDF format to your application: a) list of current Board of Directors; b) most recent financial statement.

What financial documents do we need to submit?

We will accept your most recent treasurer’s report or year end financial statement. Please do not submit a bank statement.

How do we turn a document into a pdf?

It all depends on your computer software and there are various explanations online. For example, if you are converting a Word or Excel document, you may follow these steps:

  1. Open the document you are going to attach to your application.
  2. Click “Save As” and then change the File Type to .pdf and Save.

If you require assistance, please give us a call.

Can we begin an application and then finish it later?

Applications should be completed in one sitting. HCF cannot guarantee that incomplete applications will be saved. Closing your browser or exiting the application will cause you to lose your work.

Can we preview the application before filling it in?

Absolutely! Just answer the 3 questions on the first page of the application, then scroll through page 2 where you will find all the questions and information needed to complete the form.

How will we know you have received our application?

The Signee from Step 1 will automatically receive an email confirmation along with a PDF copy of your completed application. Please contact us if you do not receive this confirmation.

When can we apply?

Applications are accepted from June 1 to September 15.

What kind of things does HCF hope to fund?

We support projects and programs where a moderate grant will have a significant impact.

Is there something HCF doesn't fund?

We do not provide funds for ongoing operating costs, nor to support annual fundraising campaigns, or cover deficits or retire a debt, to establish or create endowment funds, nor would we fund requests for sectarian, religious or political purposes.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave us a message at (204) 889-3132 Ext. 2 or email us at HCFinfo@headingleycommunityfoundation.ca.