Fiscal Sponsorship


What is a Qualified Donee?

A qualified donee is an organization that can issue official tax receipts for gifts they receive from individuals and corporations.

A registered charity can make gifts/grants only to other qualified donees.

Who are Qualified Donees?

Qualified Donees are:

  • a registered charity (including a registered national arts service organization)
  • a registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada
  • a registered Canadian municipality
  • a registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged
  • a registered Canadian amateur athletic association

How to find a Qualified Donee

If you are not a qualified donee, you will need to secure a fiscal sponsorship with an organization who is a qualified donee. If you are successful in a grant, we send the grant cheque to your fiscal sponsor who then distributes the funds as your grant progresses. A great tip is approaching an organization who has similar values and missions to your Not For Profit. 


Watch our video on Obtaining a Fiscal Sponsor

Download the Fiscal Sponsor Agreement

Download the Fiscal Sponsor Information Package

Visit the CRA website



Contact Sarah Witmer at 519-725-1806 x 206.