Fall granting decisions postponed to December

Please be advised that The McConnell Foundation is postponing decisions on new grants until December, 2020.* This pause will enable us to complete a leadership transition; to manage the large volume of grants made in response to the COVID pandemic and in line with our commitment to disburse at least 5% of our endowment; and to reflect on our future direction in light of the changing context for philanthropy in Canada.

We recognize that some projects will be delayed as a result of this pause, but feel certain that this time is necessary and will improve our capacity to support grantees and partners. Meanwhile, all previous commitments will be honoured and fulfilled on schedule.

The Foundation’s granting portal remains open for applications, but we caution that it may take an additional three to four months to complete review.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ or email us info@mcconnellfoundation.ca.

*This note has been superseded by the new announcement of December 17.