The McConnell Foundation dedicates itself to work in the following three focus areas, and all funding requests need to align with at least one of them:
Scope: Contribute to Canada’s transition to a net-zero carbon economy in a way that produces sustainable and equitable outcomes for all. For more detailed information visit this webpage.
Scope: Advance a reconciliation economy where wealth and resources are equitably shared and sustainably stewarded for this generation and those yet to come, in relationship with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. For more detailed information visit this webpage.
Scope: Strengthen collective resilience among those affected by continuous stress and the repercussions of the pandemic while building inclusive communities that are more future ready. More detailed information forthcoming in the coming months.
Please read our Strategic Direction announcement for more information.
All proposals must be submitted via our online portal where they will be reviewed by our team.
We seek to advance community wellbeing and environmental sustainability at a generational scale.
We do this by:
- providing funding for organizations to carry out activities that make a difference
- making impact investments
- convening stakeholders within and across domains
- interacting with governments and supporting policy development
- strengthening sector capacities
- fostering communication and collaboration platforms to reinforce the impact of collective efforts
Our portal offers different channels to apply:
Financial support is typically given to registered charities as a result of unsolicited applications made to the Foundation. We support organizations whose ideas have potential for national impact, and we fund organizations in our focus areas across Canada. We’re interested in initiatives that seek large systems change. In addition, we remain close to our Montreal roots, where we continue to support projects that serve communities’ reaching their full potential.
Social Innovation Fund
The Social Innovation Fund supports organizations aligned with our focus areas that want to strengthen their capacity to take their impact to the next level. This could include scaling a new operational model, aligning organizational structure with a new strategy, or creating new partnerships. Learn more here.
Innoweave helps passionate leaders of successful organizations raise their game. It helps them learn about, select, and implement new tools and approaches. A suite of online tools, workshops, and coaching streams enables organizations to generate greater impact and advance their missions. Visit the Innoweave website to learn more.
Once an application has been submitted via our online portal, it undergoes a rigorous due diligence process. This can last four months. The process could take considerably longer if a proposed project might benefit from linking it to other partners, complementary projects or investment strategies.
If you have any further questions, please visit our FAQs.Apply