Each year, our grant program provides funding for social enterprise and co-operative initiatives that create a measurable social and/or environmental impact on our local communities.
Our 2023 Community Compass Grant program is accepting applications from September 11th to October 30th and is open to social enterprises and co-operatives working to make sustainable changes in our communities. Watch our video and find out more information on our website!
Our 2023 Community Compass Grant Program runs September 11th to October 30th.
Click the link below to create a Do Some Good profile to submit your application. Before beginning, be sure to check out our FAQ below.
The Community Compass Grant provides $150,000 in total funding for projects or programs that create a measurable social or environmental impact in our local communities. Open to social enterprises and co-operatives, our grant is designed to foster sustainable changes here at home.
A social enterprise is a revenue-generating organization that could encompass either a charitable organization or a for-profit company. It has two goals: to achieve social, cultural, community economic, and/or environmental outcomes and to earn revenue. Operating as a business, a social enterprise manages its operations and leverages the power of the marketplace to redirect surplus funds toward these identified goals.What is a registered co-coperative?
A co-operative is an association of persons (organization) that is owned and controlled by the people to meet their common economic, social, and/or cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled business (enterprise). To be considered under this application, your organization must be registered as a co-operative with the CRA and follow co-operative principles within your operations.How much money could I get?
Applicants will be asked to select a level of funding in the following allotments:
Yes, it does. However, there are other funding opportunities that you may qualify for. Be sure to check out our Donations and Sponsorship page to apply for other community funding opportunities today!