Canadian Women’s Foundation Accepting Proposals for Economic Development Grants 2017-2022

Multi-Year Economic Development Program Grants

Accepting proposals until March 20, 2017

Organizations can apply for one of the following types of grants:The Canadian Women’s Foundation is accepting proposals as of January 30, 2017, for multi-year Economic Development grants (2017-2022).

  • Self-Employment Training and Business Accelerator Programs: Support for organizations that help women create a business plan and launch their business by the end of the program.
  • Women’s Social Enterprises: Support for women-specific social enterprises focused on improving the economic opportunities of women by providing on-the-job training, developing transferable skills, offering fair-wage employment opportunities, job placements, or opportunities that foster self-employment.
  • Women in Trades & Technology Programs: Support for organizations that develop meaningful opportunities for women to enter work in the area of skilled trades and technology.

We will select up to 10 grant recipients at a maximum of $65,000 annually for 5 years. The Foundation’s selection committee will attempt to ensure that the range of funded programs is geographically representative of the total group of applicants and serves diverse populations of women. Please note that we will only accept one application from an organization for a multi-year economic development grant.

The submission deadline is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.
Proposals submitted after this date will not be considered.

The online application portal is open as of January 30, 2017.