Peter Gilgan Foundation
Opens Jan 1 2019 12:00 AM (EST)
Description

The Peter Gilgan Foundation accepts applications for funding from Canadian charities that improve life opportunities for children, youth and families, as well as those that contribute to a comprehensive climate solution.

Some details on these two funding priories are provided below. Before you start your application, we recommend you review our funding guidelines which are fully outlined on our website: https://petergilganfoundation.org/

Funding Priority 1: Children, Youth and Families

We believe that everyone, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, deserves opportunities to thrive. We support organizations that enable those lacking resources to seize opportunities at critical junctures in their lives and reach their full potential.

Our giving in this area is focused on three, often overlapping, categories:

1. Education – we support initiatives that:

  • create a ladder of education and career opportunities from early childhood to young adulthood
  • provide options for young people to find and complete post-secondary pathways leading to a stable income and independence
  • prepare young people for the workforce challenges of the 21st century

2. Health and Wellness – we support initiatives that:

  • address the complex and interrelated web of health determinants that affect an individual’s life prospects
  • encompass community-based efforts to promote health and wellness for vulnerable populations by equipping them with the knowledge, tools and resources to reduce risk factors
  • deliver a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to strengthen and align the various systems that affect the health of individuals

3. Economic Opportunities – we support initiatives that:

  • create opportunities and equip families with the tools and supports to pursue them
  • promote social and economic mobility of children and parents, delivering two-generation solutions that address the needs of the whole family
  • deliver educational, employment, social, and health programs in a way that is coordinated and aligned to serve children and their parents together

Funding Priority 2: Environment and Climate Change:

We believe that addressing climate change is both an absolute necessity, as well as an enormous opportunity for economic growth. We support organizations that contribute to a comprehensive climate solution.

Our giving in this area in focused on four major categories:

1. Renewable and Low-Emission Energy Sources – we support initiatives that:

  • advance the transition to renewable energy
  • reduce the carbon footprint of non-renewable energy sources

2. Education and Public Awareness – we support initiatives that:

  • raise public awareness about the causes of climate change and how individual and community action can contribute to a solution
  • translate complex policy and research topics into compelling, relevant, and ultimately actionable messages

3. Green Development – we support initiatives that:

  • deliver environmentally sustainable residential and commercial developments, while also making strong business and economic sense

4. Communities – we support initiatives that:

  • build capacity in disadvantaged communities to respond when policy and business decisions affect their environment, particularly in ways that overlap with health and wellness priorities
  • address the threat that climate change poses to food security, and the contribution that food systems make to climate change, by promoting locally-sourced, high-quality food
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Peter Gilgan Foundation


The Peter Gilgan Foundation accepts applications for funding from Canadian charities that improve life opportunities for children, youth and families, as well as those that contribute to a comprehensive climate solution.

Some details on these two funding priories are provided below. Before you start your application, we recommend you review our funding guidelines which are fully outlined on our website: https://petergilganfoundation.org/

Funding Priority 1: Children, Youth and Families

We believe that everyone, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, deserves opportunities to thrive. We support organizations that enable those lacking resources to seize opportunities at critical junctures in their lives and reach their full potential.

Our giving in this area is focused on three, often overlapping, categories:

1. Education – we support initiatives that:

  • create a ladder of education and career opportunities from early childhood to young adulthood
  • provide options for young people to find and complete post-secondary pathways leading to a stable income and independence
  • prepare young people for the workforce challenges of the 21st century

2. Health and Wellness – we support initiatives that:

  • address the complex and interrelated web of health determinants that affect an individual’s life prospects
  • encompass community-based efforts to promote health and wellness for vulnerable populations by equipping them with the knowledge, tools and resources to reduce risk factors
  • deliver a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to strengthen and align the various systems that affect the health of individuals

3. Economic Opportunities – we support initiatives that:

  • create opportunities and equip families with the tools and supports to pursue them
  • promote social and economic mobility of children and parents, delivering two-generation solutions that address the needs of the whole family
  • deliver educational, employment, social, and health programs in a way that is coordinated and aligned to serve children and their parents together

Funding Priority 2: Environment and Climate Change:

We believe that addressing climate change is both an absolute necessity, as well as an enormous opportunity for economic growth. We support organizations that contribute to a comprehensive climate solution.

Our giving in this area in focused on four major categories:

1. Renewable and Low-Emission Energy Sources – we support initiatives that:

  • advance the transition to renewable energy
  • reduce the carbon footprint of non-renewable energy sources

2. Education and Public Awareness – we support initiatives that:

  • raise public awareness about the causes of climate change and how individual and community action can contribute to a solution
  • translate complex policy and research topics into compelling, relevant, and ultimately actionable messages

3. Green Development – we support initiatives that:

  • deliver environmentally sustainable residential and commercial developments, while also making strong business and economic sense

4. Communities – we support initiatives that:

  • build capacity in disadvantaged communities to respond when policy and business decisions affect their environment, particularly in ways that overlap with health and wellness priorities
  • address the threat that climate change poses to food security, and the contribution that food systems make to climate change, by promoting locally-sourced, high-quality food
Apply
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