Werklund Foundation

Multi-Year Grants

Expression of Interest for Multi-Year Grants

Multi-Year Grants are for organizations that have received grants from the Foundation previously.  These grants support charities working directly with youth and can demonstrate the outcomes of their work. 

Applications for these grants are a two stage process. The deadline for submission of the Expression of Interest is the 8th of March 2024. Expressions of Interest will be considered by the Foundation Board of Directors in May and decisions communicated to all applicants by the 3rd of June 2024.

Charities invited to the second stage will be asked to meet to discuss their application and schedule a site visit, if appropriate. You may also be asked to provide more information in the form of existing policies, evaluation reports etc.  Second-stage applications will be considered by the Foundation Board of Directors in November and decisions communicated to all applicants in December 2024Charities are invited to send their Expressions of Interest to kathleen.newson@werklund.com.

 Before starting an application, please ensure that your charity meets the Eligibility Criteria. The Expression of Interest must provide the following information:

  1. Name of organization
  2. CRA charitable number
  3. Contact details (contact name, address, email, telephone)
  4. Brief description of organization (mission, vision, specific area of focus)
  5. Link to website if applicable
  6. The ages and numbers of youth impacted by this work
  7. Describe the outcomes of the program. If your request for funding is successful, you will be asked to report on these outcomes.
  8. The amount and duration of funding you are requesting from the Foundation and rationale for the amount.
  9. Tell us about your financial management systems. If you have an existing document which describes your systems, you may include this with your application.
  10. Include a brief description of your senior leadership team, a bio of your Executive Director/CEO and bios of your directors (if these exist on your website you may indicate this and insert the link).
  11. Please tell us about any existing or prior relationships with any member of the Werklund family, the Werklund Foundation or the Werklund group of companies.
  12. Attachments: Please include your latest financial statements, annual/impact report, and current strategic plan.

  Contact Information

If you would like to discuss your application, please email Kathleen to set up a short conversation. Please ensure that you have read through all the information on the website to enable an informed discussion.

David Werklund

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~ Melinda Gates, Philanthropist
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