The Community Impact Grant is our signature Canadian giving program. Grants are made to specific projects that make a positive and sustained impact on the community, by benefiting youth, vulnerable and under-represented people or by supporting our communities’ unique cultural programs. We administer the grants under the auspices of our charitable trust owner, Allchurches Trust Limited.

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Who qualifies?

The Community Impact Grant program is national in scope. It is open to registered Canadian charities with a mission that aligns with Ecclesiastical’s values and deep-rooted commitment to “Greater Giving” — helping people in need and making a measurable impact on our communities.

Assessment Process

The applying organization must be a Canadian registered charity as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Grant requests must be for the sole purpose of funding a specific Canadian project or program that is sustainable beyond the period covered by the grant.

The donated funds must be applied in Canada, and the organization must be able to provide a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of the grant.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions for additional information and exclusions to eligibility.

To be eligible

There is a rigorous review and assessment process involving our Volunteer Committee which is made up of staff from across the country. Based on their recommendations, successful recipients are then selected by the Community Grant Giving Committee, which consists of select senior Ecclesiastical executives, who work alongside an independent chair, appointed by our charitable trust owner, Allchurches Trust Limited.

Grant applications go through a rigorous review and vetting process. Our national Volunteer Committee, comprised of staff from across Canada, carefully review and assess all applications and submit their recommendations to the Canadian Grant Giving Committee, consisting of senior Ecclesiastical staff and Chaired by an external member.

Each grant application is assessed against the following success criteria:

The scale and impact of the program

The program’s potential for long-term sustainability and success

The program’s innovation, creativity and inclusion

The organization’s ability to measure results and provide outcomes

The program’s cost-effectiveness and long-term financial soundness

The program’s diversity and inclusion

We welcome your grant application

Grant applications are accepted each summer. We look forward to reviewing your organization’s application and learning more about how your initiative will make a lasting impact upon our community.