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Housing Initiatives

The Foundation will consider applications for projects that address homelessness and the scandalous lack of affordable housing through research, policy development, capacity building and advocacy within the sector. We want to hear from groups engaged in collective efforts to examine and craft solutions for the root causes of Canada's housing crisis. We particularly want to support innovative and cutting edge projects that give priority to Indigenous Peoples and to newcomer/refugee/immigrant communities.

Housing Values & Objectives

The Catherine Donnelly Foundation seeks to collaborate with organizations whose initiatives target the prevention and elimination of homelessness, as well as those advancing the cause of safe and affordable housing. We also wish to partner with groups seeking to move from an emergency response model to a systems-based approach to housing in order to affect real change in the housing situation of marginalized and low-income populations.

Projects that the Foundation will consider supporting may include projects that:

Priority will be given to projects that involve partnerships across organizational and sector lines (non-profit, public and private) and that value collaboration in pursuit of collective impact and sustainable change in the housing sector. Where possible, projects should be replicable.

Grants will be of a one-year duration with the possibility (if invited) to reapply for extended funding.

Please note that the Housing Initiatives area of focus of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation does NOT currently fund:

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