With an increasing focus on corporate social responsibility and community investment, corporations, co-ops, and other for-profit entities are providing funding through programs such as those listed below.
Affinity Credit Union – Community Development
Priorities: In keeping with the co-operative approach, Affinity Credit Union designates a certain percentage of their profits for community support in the areas of youth, economic development, environment, arts and culture, affordable housing, community building, health, and agriculture.
Requirements: No explicit criteria are mentioned on Affinity’s website, though the application form does ask for charitable status or non-profit registration number if available.
Deadlines: Applications are received on an ongoing basis.
Hitachi Power Systems Canada Ltd. – Community Action Grants
Priorities: Hitachi’s Saskatoon operations provides support for local community issues and needs through monetary donations and/or volunteer activities.
Requirements: Applicants are required to be a registered charity.
PotashCorp – Community Investment
Priorities: PotashCorp provides grants, employee matching funds, and in-kind donations in the areas of food security, education & training, community building, health and wellness, environmental stewardship, and arts and culture.
Requirements: Applicants must be a registered charity.
Deadlines: Applications are received at any time and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Diclaimer: I do not represent any of these groups and I provide this information for convenience only. Any errors are my own – if you’re a representative from one of these granting bodies and see a mistake, please contact me and I’ll correct it as soon as possible.