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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 2016 Cycle City funding priorities are: constituency building and leadership development, timely research and communications, and convening across sectors to advance evidence-based policy change and action.

Application Process +

The 2017 deadlines will be announced in the early new year.

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 Electrifying Movement 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.

Electrifying Movement

Overview +

The transportation sector is the largest and fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario.

The goal of Electrifying Movement is to help transition our region away from its heavy reliance on fossil fuel-based transportation. We envision a region that is propelled largely by clean electrified transport modes, built around public transit and shared mobility.

Our 2016 Electrifying Movement funding will support initiatives based in the Greater Toronto Area that are: advocating for demand- and supply-focused policies and programs to accelerate electric mobility, advancing transit-oriented planning and development goals, and exploring emerging areas of interest such as the potential for electric car sharing.

Application Process +

The 2017 deadlines will be announced in the early new year.

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 Electrifying Movement?

    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 Electrifying Movement 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 create the necessary capacity for advancing the regulatory, policy, economic, and cultural conditions required for building a low-carbon, resource efficient, and resilient Canada.

Our 2016 Enabling Solutions funding will support efforts to advance fiscal policy reforms, to research and communicate low-carbon solutions, and to develop cross-sector support for sustained climate leadership at the provincial and national levels.

We encourage applications from collaboratives that are cross-sector in nature and include non-traditional partners.

Application Process +

The 2017 deadlines will be announced in the early new year.

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.

  • 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