Grants

KIWANIS CLUB OF TORONTO FOUNDATION GRANTS 2022

In 2022, the Kiwanis Club of Toronto Foundation awarded grants of up to $10,000 each to successful organizations. Plus, one exceptional charity from the 2022 successful grant applicants received the Community Impact Award grant of up to $40,000.

Our 2022 granting season is now over.
Congratulations to our grant winners!

This year, we awarded over $200,000 in funding to charities across the city.

Mentorship and Leadership Grant winners (funding of up to $10,000 each):
  • Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre (aka East Toronto Family Community Centre)
  • StepStones for Youth
  • YWCA Toronto
  • Sistema Toronto
  • Green Thumbs for Growing Kids
  • Moorelands Community Services
  • Canadian Centre for Men and Families
  • Mentoring Junior Kids Organization (MJKO)
  • High Park Nature Centre
  • Leacock Foundation
  • Creative and Natural Outdoor Experience Inc. (Project Canoe)
Arts and Culture Grant winners (funding of up to $10,000 each):
  • Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care/ Emily’s House
  • Neighbour Link
  • Rainbow Songs Foundation
  • FCJ Refugee Centre
  • Shakespeare in Action
  • Christie Refugee Welcome Centre
  • SAAAC Autism Centre
  • Vibe Arts
Community Impact Award winner (funding of $40,000):
  • Leacock Foundation

Congratulations to each of our grant recipients!


About Our 2022 Grants

Two grant streams: 1) Arts and Culture Grant, and 2) Mentorship and Leadership Grant. Applicants can also apply for our Community Impact Award.

1) Mentorship and Leadership Grant

These challenging times highlight the role of effective leaders in building resilient communities. In response, the Kiwanis Club of Toronto has chose to focus on supporting mentorship and leadership opportunities of children and youth in Toronto with grants up to $10,000 each.

This grant will support initiatives that inspire children and youth to become leaders in their communities.  Funding will contribute towards programs that encourage the development of transferable leadership skills, such as decision-making, teamwork, goal setting, time management and community involvement, to name a few.

2) Arts and Culture Grant

The Kiwanis Club of Toronto is excited to offer a new granting initiative in 2022 to support organizations that provide programming for children and youth with a focus on the arts. 

Grants of up to $10,000 each will support initiatives that facilitate the creation of art as a tool for the development of young minds, and/or coping and supporting mental health by children and youth in Toronto.  These grants will fund programs that encourage young people to express themselves through creative endeavors.

Community Impact Award

All grant applicants will also have a chance to win our Community Impact Award (CIA) — up to $40,000 in additional funding! 

This year, we will be awarding our CIA to an exceptional charity in the amount of $40,000. The CIA is open to all applicants of our Arts grants and Mentorship/Leadership grants. The recipient of the CIA will be a charity which best explains how the additional funding of $40,000 will impact the organization, their existing programming, and the community through new and innovative programming.


What We Support

Healthy Childhood Development
The Kiwanis Club of Toronto aims to foster healthy children and communities.

Leadership Development
We fund programs that encourage the development of skills such as decision-making, teamwork, goal setting, time management.

Mentorship 
These challenging times highlight the role of effective leaders in building resilient communities.

Local Organizations 
The Toronto Kiwanis Foundation annually provides funds to organizations in Toronto to support our local community.


Past Recipients

Every year, the Toronto Kiwanis Foundation provides funding to many organizations to support their work with children and youth in the community. 

Congratulations to our Mentorship and Leadership Grant Recipients of 2021:
  • Youth Unlimited (YFC Toronto)
  • Girls E-Mentorship (GEM)
  • Mentoring Juniors Kids Organization (MJKO)
  • The Stephen Leacock Foundation for Children
  • Moorelands Kids
  • StepStones for Youth
  • Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
  • YWCA Toronto
  • Licensed to Learn Inc.
  • Youth Rising Above
Congratulations to our Centennial Grant Recipients of 2021:

As 2017 was our Centennial year, Kiwanis Toronto had an ambitious, one-time only approach to grant applications. We awarded 100 Centennial Grants to 100 charitable organizations with grants of $2500 each. Programs from Toronto-based charities that helped indigenous youth or children in the developing world were also eligible. 

The applicants who received a 2017 grant were then able to apply for the Community Achievement Award valued at $40,000 – which was awarded to MJKO at our Gala on September 21, 2017.

Map of our 100 Centennial Grant Recipients


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the Kiwanis Club of Toronto Foundation? 

The Kiwanis Club of Toronto Foundation is a charitable organization that funds programs and organizations supporting children and youth in Toronto and also awards several post-secondary scholarships.

The Foundation’s source of funds stem primarily from the generous gifts of Torontonians who choose to create a powerful legacy within the community. Read more here: Our Foundation.

What do the grants fund? 

In 2022, there are two grant streams. 

1) Arts and Culture Grant –  for programs that use art to support and engage youth/children

2) Leadership and Mentorship Grant – for programs that foster leadership skills in youth/children- Community Impact Award (up to $40,000 in additional funding) open to all applicants

This year, the Kiwanis Club of Toronto Foundation will also be awarding our Community Impact Award (CIA) to an exceptional charity in the amount of $40,000. 

The CIA is open to all applicants of our Arts grants and Mentorship/Leadership grants.

When and where do I apply?

Apply between April 4 – May 13, 2022 at https://kiwanis.grantplatform.com/

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

The organization must meet the following criteria:

  • have a Charitable Business Number
  • be located in the City of Toronto
  • support the welfare of youth/children

If I have received a grant in the past, can I apply again this year?

Yes! Past recipients are encouraged to reapply.

When will I be notified if I am a successful applicant?

We anticipate awarding successful applicants by June 1, 2022.

I’m interested! Where can I find more information?

Please email info@torontokiwanis.ca if you have any specific questions! Be sure to follow us on social media for more updates.