The Gordon & Ruth Gooder Charitable Foundation
Granting Guidelines

Grant recipients are required by law to be qualified donees as described by the Income Tax Act. The Foundation cannot make grants to individuals, for-profit organizations or even not-for-profit organizations that are not registered Canadian charities or qualified donees.

 2. Application Procedures 

The Foundation will consider proposals from qualified applicants whose requests for funding fall within the Foundation's granting criteria as outlined in the mission statement. Unsolicited applications will not be accepted.

If the project is within the Foundation's guidelines and the Foundation has the capacity to consider the proposal, the grant seeker will be asked to provide a full, written proposal. The grant seeker may also be asked to meet with Foundation directors to discuss the project in person.

The Gooder Foundation has a two-step procedure, beginning with a letter of inquiry, which should contain the following.

  • A brief description of the project or purpose for which the funding is sought
  • A brief description of the organization's history, objectives and activities
  • A brief budget and timeline for project

Proposal Deadlines

Letter of Intent: February 1st September1st
Full Proposal: March 1st October 1st

 3. Geographic Restrictions 

The Gooder Foundation's granting is limited to organizations in the Province of Ontario or national programs that benefit Ontario-based organizations.

 4. Purpose and types of Grants 

The Foundation will support capital items, specific programs and projects, rather than general operating expenses. The foundation will not consider funding ongoing general operations, nor will it fund research, or operational deficits.


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