Apply for a grant

London Community Foundation helps build a vital community by supporting local initiatives and organizations that strive to improve the community. We support a variety of causes tackling our community’s most pressing issues. Thanks to our generous donors, London Community Foundation grants over $3 million into the community each year! Supporting everything from the environment to the arts, we provide local charitable organizations with the funds they need to create positive change in the community.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW :

  • which grant program you're eligible for, OR 
  • you've never applied before to the Community Foundation OR 
  • you already have a working relationship with the Foundation and wish to keep us informed of your current funding needs...

Please submit through our General Intake Application Portal (formerly Donor-Directed).

IF YOU KNOW which one (or more) of our grant programs you may qualify for, you can access the application and more program details through the links listed below.  

  • Acorn Fund for Youth: $10K Provides funding for youth-led projects and initiatives.
  • Awards: Honours individuals who are committed to improving the state of our community.
  • Community Vitality: $1M - Supports high impact, “game-changing” initiatives that tackle Vital Signs issue areas.
  • General Intake (formerly Donor Directed): This is the “door” to come through to access all funding support opportunities; especially if you’re not sure if you qualify for one or more of the Foundation's formal grant programs. 
  • Loan Fund: turns donations into capital loans for community and non-profit groups pursuing affordable housing projects.
  • London Endowment for Heritage:$19K  Supports heritage projects in the City of London.
  • Maple Leaf Community Fund: $40K Supports the capital-related needs of food security programs in Middlesex and Oxford counties that promote dignity and build individual and community capacity
  • Vital People: $10K Supports professional development of employees working in the London & Middlesex County non-profit sector.

Eligibility

As a public foundation London Community Foundation can only makes grants to qualified donees (which includes registered charities). Don't have charitable status? Learn more about grant eligibility for organizations without charitable status. 

Register to receive our enews to stay informed of open grant programs.

Questions?  

Contact Lori Runciman, Director, Grants