Information for Organizations Without Charitable Status
The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (The KWCF) is a Public Foundation. As such, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) permits The KWCF to make grants and distributions only to organizations that are "qualified donees," which includes registered Canadian charities. The KWCF is not permitted to make grants to a Non-Profit Organization (NPO) that does not have a registered charitable status.
Non-profit organizations wishing to apply for funding from The KWCF may consider the following:
- Make a formal application to CRA to become a registered charity, OR
- Establish a partnership relationship with a registered charitable organization (Charity) that would receive the funds for the proposed project from The KWCF. CRA states that the relationship between the Charity and the NPO must be formalized and documented (through a written agreement), have a history of collaboration, and a similar mission and vision.
- The relationship between the Charity and the NPO must be an appropriate link, not simply one of convenience as a flow-through mechanism (e.g. a library would not be an acceptable intermediary for a sports camp).
The Charity must submit the application on behalf of the NPO. Applications submitted on behalf of a NPO require confirmation that a written agreement is in place in order for The KWCF to consider a request for funding. The project grant, if approved, will be made payable to the Charity for disbursement to the NPO.
Please note: for The KWCF to consider a request for funding from an organization this is not a registered charity, a signed "Confirmation of Written Agreement Between a Registered Charity and Non-Profit Organization must be included with the application.
Click HERE to download the agreement.
For more detailed information:
Click HERE to visit the Canada Revenue Agency website
or call 1-800-267-2384.
Or contact the Manager, Grant Services at The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation at 519-725-1806 or email@example.com.