Additional Sources of Funding
Healthy Eating Funding:
Breakfast Clubs of Canada: Offers funding for breakfast programs in all Canadian provinces. Currently there are over 300 Breakfast Clubs in Western Canada.
President’s Choice Children’s Charity: PC® Children’s Charity school grants provide funding to educate and empower communities to deliver school-based student nutrition programs across Canada, helping children and youth realize their full potential in life.
Show Kids You Care: Leads a national network of meal programs for kids living in poverty and other difficult situations in Canada.
Canada Post: The Foundation contributes to building libraries, creating sports and breakfast programs, and ensuring children have access to crisis lines, anti-bullying and mental health initiatives, special needs clinics and life-skills training. The money has helped promote physical activity and play for kids of all abilities and helped at-risk youth gain a better understanding of how education is vital to their future.
Healthy Schools Manitoba: The Healthy Schools Grant is available for all schools in Manitoba, including public, independent (funded and non-funded), institutional, and First Nations Schools.
Winnipeg Foundation: Nourishing Potential Grants provide support for after-school nutrition programs.
Saputo: 1% of profits are put towards community projects through grants, volunteers and product donations. An open call for proposals can be found on their website.
The North West Company Healthy Horizons Foundation: focus on youth in all communities, in the following funding categories: physical Activity, nutrition, education and well-being.
Walmart Action for Healthy Kids: focus on providing schools the resources for students to eat better, stay physically active and be better prepared to learn.
Infrastructure and Equipment:
Local Food Infrastructure Fund: A five-year, $50 million initiative ending March 31, 2024. The program is part of the Government of Canada’s Food Policy which is Canada’s roadmap for a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada. The LFIF objective is to strengthen food systems and to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations.
Positive Social Environments Funding (and related to nutrition):
S’Cool Life Fund: Funding for projects that “leave a legacy” in areas of drama, recreation, extra curricular, arts, music or sports.
RBC After-School Projects: Funding for after-school programs that reinforce basic social skills, improve academic achievement, increase self-esteem, provide safe environments and develop links between school, home and communities.
Environmental Engagement Funding (and related to nutrition):
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation: Eligible projects include community gardens, environmental education, outdoor classrooms, recycling and compost programs and more.
Tree Canada: Apply for funding through the Greening Canada’s School Grounds program (up to $3000), Green Schools Green Futures award (up to $3000), or the Edible Trees program (up to $4000).
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries: Small Capital Sponsorship Program. Charitable and non-profit organizations receive funding for small capital projects that focus on benefiting the community at large.
Aviva Community Fund
Wonder + Cares Healthy Active Kids (George Weston – back in late 2015)
TransCanada Corporation: Apply for support in areas of safety, community and environment.