2023 Grant Information Session

Its that time of the year! Join us for the 2023 Grant Information Session to learn about available grants at the Community Foundation of Mississauga.

The Foundation cherishes its ability to fund projects that meet the pressing needs of the community! Join us to learn about the various focus areas that your charity can apply a grant for.

We will provide a comprehensive overview of our funding streams, grant application process, application timeline, eligibility rules and guiding principles.


Tuesday, February 14th from 10:00am – 11:30am


Virtual Zoom Meeting. Please register on Eventbrite to receive your Zoom link.


CFofM’s staff including:

  • Lorraine Crow, Director, Grants & Community Initiatives
  • Mohsin Kamal, Coordinator, Grants & Community Initiatives
  • Glenn Gumulka, President & CEO


  • About the Community Foundation of Mississauga (CFofM)
  • Info on NEW application system and CommunityGLM web portal
  • Understanding our granting process
  • 2023 granting timeline, eligibility and available funds
  • The CFofM's 2021 Vital Signs & positioning your application
  • FAQ's
  • Q&A


NEW! Grant Database Information Session

For the 2023 grant cycle, we will be launching a new grant system and database. For a virtual information session to learn about Community Foundation of Mississauga’s new grant system, where we provide a demo of the CommunityGLM application software, please see the video below. All applicants, new and returning, are highly encouraged to view this.

2023 Grant Cycle - Key Dates:

  • Granting Round Opens: February 22nd, 2023 @ 8:00am
  • Granting Round Closes: March 24th, 2023 @ 5:00pm
  • Deliberation Timelines: April 3rd - April 28th, 2023
  • Notice of Approval or Decline: April to May 2023

Can two charities partner on one application?

Yes, two registered charities are more than welcome to apply for funding together. However, one charity must become the lead organization on an application. If successful, this lead charity will receive The Foundation’s grant and be responsible for its stewardship throughout the year. Charitable partnerships must be outlined within in the application. There is a question which specifically asks for details around partnerships and collaborations. If two charities are partnering together on an application both charities in the application are only eligible to submit one collaborative application to one funding stream, once this application is submitted that funding stream will accept no more applications from the two charities who have partnered. All other funding streams remain open to the two charities for unique applications.

Can an organization without Canadian registered charitable status (e.g. Not-For-Profit) apply for a grant?

There are considerations when an organization that does not have Canadian registered charitable status wishes to apply for a grant. Please preview the following form for more information,  PARTNERSHIP CONFIRMATION AGREEMENT. This form will be required to completed in our new CommunityGLM application portal. There will be instructions in the CommunityGLM grant application to determine if you are required to submit the form.

Does our organization qualify to apply?

Grants may only be made to qualified donees (i.e. registered charities) as described by the Income Tax Act. A list of registered Canadian charities can be found in the Charities section of the Canada Revenue Agency web site at:


Does a grant to a project in one or multiple years in the past imply success for the same project in the future?

No, funding is always granted for a single year. Even if your project or program has received funding for several years in the past this does not imply future funding.

How often can we apply?

Application to our granting round are accepted annually for a four-week period beginning on February 22nd. There are four different streams of funding and applicants are entitled to submit ONE unique application to each stream, if an appropriate project or program exists. The Foundation will not fund the same project or program through multiple streams of funding.

Which funds are currently accepting applications?

Information about which funds are currently accepting applications will be posted under the link for Active Grants. Please visit this page from time to time as additional opportunities may become available.

What is the next deadline for applications?

The deadline for receiving applications for the spring granting cycle is generally the middle of March. Please check back on our web site in early February to find the most up to date information on the spring grants cycle. Additional grant opportunities may become available throughout the year. Deadlines for those opportunities will be included in the applications posted under the Active Grants page.

Are late applications accepted?

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

When can we expect to hear if our application has been approved?

Grants are generally approved in April. Your organization will be notified if your application has been successful.

What if our organization receives a grant for a particular project and we are unable to proceed with the project?

It's essential in this situation that you let our Grants and Community Initiatives Manager know as soon as possible. We will work with your organization to see what alternatives can be found, but it is possible in certain circumstances that the grant (or a portion of the grant) may need to be returned to the Foundation.

Does the Foundation provide grants to religious organizations?

Registered charitable organizations serving people in Mississauga are eligible to apply for project grants. This may include religious organizations. However, the project proposal submitted cannot be religious in nature. This includes operating costs, facilities and activities that are being used for religious observance or proselytizing. The project being considered must align with the Foundation's funding priorities.