Granting through the wishes of fundholders

Giving brilliantly means helping our fundholders grant their wishes annually based on their fund’s purpose.

If you have a funding need that may fit with a fund purpose, please contact us to discuss.

Granting through our community fund

Our annual call for grants for our Community Fund Granting Program has closed as of December 7, 2018. Thank you to all participating agencies for your submissions and for your contributions in making the Burlington community stronger.

See below on this page for more information on next steps for our 2018-19 call for grants.

If you’d like to learn more on our Community Fund click button below.

Burlington Foundation Community Fund Granting Program 2018-19 Call for Grants is now closed as of December 7, 2018


Thank you to all the agencies who submitted Seed and Grow Grant applications.

With respect to Seed Grant applications, we are currently reviewing all applications and will be notifying agencies of their status during the week of December 17th, 2018. Cheques will be disbursed before the end of the year.

With respect to Grow Grant applications, the review process is considerably more robust, and we will be notifying agencies of the status of their applications by mid-late January.  Cheques will be disbursed before the end of February 2019.


2018-19 program reference info:

Program overview – UPDATED Nov. 21

Seed Grant application

Grow Grant application

2018-19 Program highlights:

Our Burlington Foundation Community Fund Granting program is based on our mission to support charitable organizations who demonstrate their ability to help those most vulnerable in our community, promote greater collaboration and partnerships within the Burlington community, and showcase our collective impact through personal storytelling.

The Burlington Foundation’s annual Board of Directors directed Community Fund Granting Program focuses on the following Vital Signs ® 2017-18 and field of interest identified priorities:

  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Income & Poverty
  • Newcomers & Social Inclusion
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Seniors
  • Youth & Young Adults including: Youth & Performing Arts, Youth Mental Health, Youth Employment Supports, Youth General

The total granting envelope this year for Burlington Foundation’s Community and field of interest Funds is $80,000.

For 2018-19, we’ve continued our very successful two-category program structure, with agencies applying for either a Seed Grant OR a Grow Grant. Selected recipients will receive a Seed Grant of up to $2,000 or a Grow Grant from $10,000 – $15,000.


Click here to see a list of last year’s 2017-2018 successful grant recipients.

To read our full Vital Signs® 2017-18 report click here.

Past recipient and like to download our grant report form? Click here

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