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TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grant

Program Category: Climate Adaptation
Program Sub-Category: Environmental Stewardship
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Status: Open

Funder

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Deadline Details

There are two intakes yearly. A winter submission, deadline January 15, regional advisory board meeting in March, and applicant notification in April. A summer submission, deadline July 15, regional advisory board meeting in September, and applicant notification in October.

Funder Organization Type

  • Financial Institution
  • Other

The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs. Eligible projects include schoolyard greening, park revitalization, community gardens, park programming and citizen science initiatives.
  • Community Garden projects need to contain a focus on at least one environmental issue in order to be eligible for funding.
  • Environmental Education projects should contain a focus on local environmental issues and identify why it is important to educate the public. For school projects, the project should focus on information that is appropriate to the target audience combined with a ‘hands-on’ educational component or workshop. If the project involves planting, gardens or any physical alterations to school grounds, the application must be submitted by the school.
  • Outdoor classroom and nature play projects should address the benefits of having one for the school and how the entire school and possibly the community will use this space to take part in environmental learning.
  • For tree planting and greening projects, there should be a focus on engaging the community as volunteers and on planting native species.

Eligible Community

Municipalities and Indigenous groups/communities.

Application limit per community

1

Professional input required

No

Specific eligibility requirements

Project must be publicly accessible/for public benefit. No funding for capital or retrofit costs.

Type of funding

  • Grant

Range of funding available per project

  • Up to $100,000

Description of funding

These grants are available for smaller community based, grassroots initiatives. Funding requests are needs based; however, the majority of TD FEF grants are between $2,000 and $15,000.

Eligible costs

Community Engagement, Equipment/Material Purchase, Staff Costs, Awareness and Education

Reporting requirements

Final report only

Expected timeframe for funding decision

We offer two intakes yearly. A winter submission: deadline January 15, regional advisory board meeting in March, and applicant notification in April. A summer submission: deadline July 15, regional advisory board meeting in September, and applicant notification in October.

All grant applications must be submitted online. Applicants are eligible to submit one application, per project, per year. Whether an applicant is approved or declined, they must wait one full year before reapplying for the same project.

Please see our 2021 Year in Review report for examples of previously funded projects.