Annual Violence Prevention Grants 2017

Organization name: 
Canadian Women's Foundation
Deadline date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
Fixed date

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for 
2017-2018 Annual Violence Prevention Grants.

Organizations can apply for one of the following types of grants:

A. Rebuilding Lives: Support women’s organizations and programs in Canada to help women and children rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing violence
B. Loan Funds: Provide interest-free loan funds to women who have experienced domestic violence to aid them in becoming financially independent

We will select approximately 30 grants up to a maximum of $20,000 each.  If your organization and work fits the selection criteria, you may apply for additional funding of up to $3,000 to assist with access costs. Please note that if you have already received funding for the same project for THREE years, you may NOT reapply for the same project. If in doubt, please contact us to verify. 

The submission deadline is Monday, February 6, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. Proposals submitted after this date will not be considered. 

The online application portal is open as of December 9th, 2016.

Click here to review the questions ahead of time for:
1. Rebuilding Lives proposals
2. Loan Fund proposals

Contact us with your questions:
If you have any questions, please e-mail or telephone:
Phone: 416-365-1444                    Fax: 416-365-1745
Toll free: 1-866-293-4483             TTY: 416-365-1732
Keetha Mercer (ext. 238)              Rifka Khalilieh (ext. 223)      
Manager, Violence Prevention        Grants Administrator

Need more information?
To learn more about our violence prevention work:
Canadian Women’s Foundation Annual Campaign supported by Winners and HomeSense, and Rogers Media. Major funding partners: The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation Fund, and Procter & Gamble. The Canadian Women’s Foundation Violence Prevention Fund supported by the Avon Foundation for Women, TD Bank Group, Scotiabank Fund, Assured Natural Distribution, Aimee Quitevis Memorial Fund, Tony McNaughton Memorial Fund, Paula Menendez and Julie Crocker Memorial Fund, Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Superior Plus, Aragon Development Corporation, Canadian Progress Club Elevate, The Body Shop Canada, and other businesses, organizations, and individuals.  
Interested in applying?                         

  1. Read the grant guidelines
  2. Read the application instructions for the grant area you are interested in:
  • Read the frequently asked questions.
  • Download the sample BUDGETS for Expenses and Revenues and sample ACTIVITY TIMELINE.
  • Click here to go to the online application form.
  • Register for our Webinar on Annual Violence Prevention Grants Applications: What You Need to Know – January 16, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST.
  • RFP status: