Make a Funding Request
Welcome to The Counselling Foundation of Canada's funding request page. We recognize that writing a funding request is time-consuming. To respect your valuable time, we have developed a two-step process – a Letter of Intent, followed by a formal Grant Application. Only if Foundation staff see alignment between your Letter of Intent and the Foundation’s goals will you be asked to submit a formal Grant Application.
Please note that the Foundation has developed a narrated fifteen-minute PowerPoint presentation that provides insight into some considerations to think about when designing a project to address a societal problem. The Project Scope/Planning 101 presentation uses a fictional case study to touch upon various cornerstones we consider when evaluating funding requests. All funding requests must be submitted via our Online Funding Request and Grant Management portal.
The Foundation's two-step funding request process:
Step One: Submit a Letter of Intent
Submitting a Letter of Intent will allow us to get a preliminary outline of your intended project. If Foundation staff sees alignment between your project and the Foundation's goals, you may be invited to submit a formal Grant Application.
Download the Sample Letter of Intent of a fictional project which offers the type of information required (length and level of detail) to complete the Letter of Intent form. Developing a Letter of Intent in our online Funding Request and Grant Management portal takes about 60 minutes.
Here is the link to our ONLINE FUNDING REQUEST AND GRANT MANAGEMENT PORTAL where you can develop and submit your Letter of Intent for staff assessment.
Step Two: Submit a Grant Application
Foundation staff will inform you following the assessment of your Letter of Intent if they would like you to submit a formal Grant Application. You will be told about specific deadlines for submitting your Grant Application which is typically at least one month in advance of an upcoming Meeting of the Board of Directors. This period allows the President to review the request, conduct necessary research, ask further questions, and develop a summary for the Board. This due diligence is an important part of the vetting process so late or last-minute Grant Applications are not usually accepted.
Please download the Sample Grant Application of a fictional project. It offers the type of information required (length and detail) to complete the Grant Application Form. Developing a Grant Application (including the Grant Application Form and the supporting documents) takes between two and three hours.
A few tips and guidelines for your Grant Application: