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METCALF
FOUNDATION

Environment

Cycle City

Overview +

The goal of Cycle City is to help build a constituency and a culture that support cycling in Toronto.

Whether through bike lanes or bike parking, bike programs or bike access, or simply celebrating the beauty and fun of propelling oneself and others around the city on two wheels, there is much that can be done to make Toronto an exemplary city for cycling. There are also many benefits to be realized: affordable and sustainable transportation, active and healthy lifestyles, complete streets, and prosperous local economies to name just a few.

Our 2017 Cycle City funding will support public education and community organizing, network building and convening, research and public policy analysis, and other complementary efforts to build on and advance the implementation of recent cycling commitments in Toronto.

Application Process +

Eligibility

Organizations may apply individually or in collaboration with others. Lead applicants must:

  • be committed to improving cycling programs, culture, services, and infrastructure in Toronto;
  • be based and active within the City of Toronto; and
  • have a current, valid charitable registration from the Canada Revenue Agency.

Deadline

The deadline for 2017 applications is February 7, 2017, 5:00pm.

 

FAQs +

  • My organization is not a registered charity but we are incorporated as a not-for-profit. Can we submit an application to the Foundation?

    No. In the Environment Program, the Foundation supports only organizations that have a current charitable registration number from the Canada Revenue Agency.

  • Can a single organization submit more than one application to Cycle City?

    While we recognize that organizations may be involved in many activities and projects, it is not the Foundation’s customary practice to consider more than one application from any one organization in a given funding round. Please limit your request to one project unless otherwise arranged with Foundation staff.

  • Can an organization apply for grants from both Cycle City and Enabling Solutions during the same year?

    Yes. These applications would be treated separately, and each would be assessed on its individual merits.

  • What is the maximum/minimum size of a grant under the Environment Program?

    There is no maximum or minimum grant size; we simply ask that applications be submitted with budgets appropriate to the proposed work, organization’s size, and human resources capacity.

  • Can organizations apply for multi-year funding?

    The Foundation will entertain proposals for multi-year funding; we ask that applications be submitted with appropriate financial requests consistent with the project’s scope and duration.

  • What additional information will help an application?

    We do not encourage the inclusion of additional printed material such as annual reports, newsletters, research reports, or workshop proceedings. If the application is part of a broader initiative, however, please outline the larger context of the project along with other potential and/or secured funding partners.

Enabling Solutions

Overview +

The goal of Enabling Solutions is to help advance the regulatory, policy, and economic actions required for building a low-carbon, resource efficient, and resilient Canada.

Funding will support public education, research and policy analysis, and other complementary efforts to support sustained climate leadership at the provincial and national levels. Underlying much of the work funded in this program is a common desire to create public dialogue, understanding, and space for climate solutions to grow and flourish in Canada.

Bold ideas grounded in evidence-based research, and advanced with creative strategies that blend communications, outreach, and community engagement are encouraged. As are applications from collaboratives that are cross-sector in nature and include non-traditional partners.

Application Process +

Eligibility

Organizations may apply individually or in collaboration with others. Lead applicants must:

  • be committed to advancing low-carbon solutions at the provincial and national levels;
  • be active within Ontario; and
  • have a current, valid charitable registration from the Canada Revenue Agency.


Deadline

For 2017, the deadline for applications to Enabling Solutions is:

April 5 at 5:00pm

 

FAQs +

  • Can an organization apply for grants from both Cycle City and Enabling Solutions during the same year?

    Yes. These applications would be treated separately, and each would be assessed on its individual merits.

  • My organization is not a registered charity but we are incorporated as a not-for-profit. Can we submit an application to the Foundation?

    No. In the Environment Program, the Foundation supports only organizations that have a current charitable registration number from the Canada Revenue Agency.

  • What is the maximum/minimum size of a grant under the Environment Program?

    There is no maximum or minimum grant size; we simply ask that applications be submitted with budgets appropriate to the proposed work, organization’s size, and human resources capacity.

  • Can organizations apply for multi-year funding?

    The Foundation will entertain proposals for multi-year funding; we ask that applications be submitted with appropriate financial requests consistent with the project’s scope and duration.

  • What additional information will help an application?

    We do not encourage the inclusion of additional printed material such as annual reports, newsletters, research reports, or workshop proceedings. If the application is part of a broader initiative, however, please outline the larger context of the project along with other potential and/or secured funding partners.

The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation
38 Madison Avenue, Toronto, ON  M5R 2S1