Please visit the Application section of our website where you will find the eligibility criteria and application guidelines for our grant streams. Please ensure that your charity meets the eligibility criteria before you apply.
Life skills are a broad range of competencies and practical skills for independent living. Life skills encompass a very broad range of skills and as such we do not have a definitive list; skills can range from healthy eating and cooking, to changing a tire, to financial literacy.
The Werklund Foundation has given grants as small as $100 and as large as $2M. You should ask for the amount of money you genuinely need. That said, in recent years the most common amounts approved have been between $5,000 and $25,000 for our one-year grants.
Yes, long-term partnerships will be considered. Please visit our Applications page for more details on our Multi-Year Impact grants.
The Foundation will only consider funding for applications received by the deadlines stated in the Application Guidelines. Funding decisions will be communicated to all applicants by December 1st. Funds will be distributed before year-end.
The Werklund Foundation does not have a set rule about how frequently we will grant to the same charity.
Members of the Werklund family are provided with the opportunity to donate to charities of their choice that are personally meaningful to them. As such, a small amount of funding dollars are provided to charities outside of the Foundation’s mandate, but will not be considered by the Foundation Donation Committee.
Please check the eligibility criteria on our Applications page.
We ask that you go through the information on the website first. If you then have clarifying questions, please contact Kathleen Newson, Executive Director at the Werklund Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
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