Please click on the Application section of our website where you will find the application guidelines and instructions to complete an initial expression of interest for your charity. Please ensure that your charity meets the guidelines and is eligible for a Foundation grant.
We invite charities to submit an expression of interest with a short description of the charity to ensure that grant applicants meet the funding requirements and to ensure alignment with the mission of the Foundation. We expect that full grant applications will take time to write and as such, we will only invite applicants that meet our requirements to submit a full application. Full grant applications will include detailed information on the charity and the program(s) requiring funding.
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.
Yes, long-term partnerships will be considered.
The Foundation will only consider funding for Applications received by October 20th. Shortlisted Applications will be considered by the Foundation Donation Committee in November and decisions communicated to all applicants by December 1st. Funds will be distributed before year-end.
Our 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 donation committee.
The Werklund Foundation will only consider applicants that have a Canada Revenue Agency charitable registration.