Reporting Guides & Materials
Final Report Form
Final Reports are now submitted via our online system "FluidReview".
CDF Logos for Download
In providing grants the Catherine Donnelly Foundation supports charitable organizations who have demonstrated innovative and creative ways of responding to the urgent needs of our society.
CDF Biennial Report 2016 - 2017
This report documents the challenges that the Foundation’s board and staff have been grappling with as we seek to integrate an Indigenous-influenced perspective into our granting and investing process in order to “decolonize” our philanthropic approach. It also shares the learning that is emerging as we participate in community-driven coalitions aimed at preventing and ending youth homelessness, championing the right to a healthy environment and “righting relations” by addressing social, cultural, political, economic and environmental issues.
DOWNLOAD a printable copy of the CDF Biennial Report (PDF)
Adult Education Initiatives
The Catherine Donnelly Foundation has committed $1.25 million over five years in support of Righting Relations (www.rightingrelations.org): a Women-Led, Pan-Canadian network of adult educators and adult education to bring about radical social change through political and economic literacy for a just society in Canada. Current partners in this program include the: John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (www.jhcentre.org), the Mennonite New Life Centre (www.mnlct.org/) and the Tri County Women's Centre (www.tricountywomenscentre.org).
The Catherine Donnelly Foundation has renewed its commitment to Ecojustice for another five years bringing its total investment to $1.8 million in support of Bringing Environment Rights to Canada (www.ecojustice.ca).
Environmental Defence received a one-time additional grant of $30,000 in September 2016 (in addition to the $1 million previously awarded) to support the Redefining Canadian Policy on Health, Toxins and the Environment (www.environmentaldefence.ca).
The Catherine Donnelly Foundation (CDF) is pleased to be engaging in a renewed multi-year commitment of $1.25 million in the fight against youth homelessness by partnering and working together with A Way Home Canada (www.awayhome.ca) over the next five years. A Way Home Canada is an innovative collaboration of organizations and funders from across the country, that together are aligning strategies and resources to affect real change on the issue of Youth Homelessness. With a ten-year mandate, the goal of A Way Home is to shift the focus from simply emergency services to prevention and the eradication of youth homelessness in Canada.
This signifies a total investment of $2.5 million dollars over 10 years from the Catherine Donnelly Foundation to prevent and eradicate youth homelessness.
The following database contains a searchable listing of one-year project grants that the Foundation has awarded since 2005. Grants can be sorted in either direction by clicking on any one of the column headers. (Hold SHIFT and click to sort more than one column).
Use the search boxes below the headers to locate grants by organization and area of focus (Adult Education, Environment, Housing) within the Catherine Donnelly Foundation.