For Prospective Grantees
If you believe you qualify, please take the eligibility quiz. If you qualify, we will get back to you. Please take a moment to read the FAQs below.
We Don't Fund
Operating Expenses/Deficit Reduction
Activities previously supported through government funding
Sabbatical leaves/Student exchanges
Religious or Political Organizations
- Non-Canadian organizations (unless a formal link to Canadian charity exists)
We Do Fund
Canadian registered charities whose programs alleviate homelessness and/or hunger;
Hunger alleviation through fresh, healthy food;
Programs that foster dignity when addressing homelessness;
Programs that alleviate homelessness and hunger among Aboriginal peoples;
- New, untested projects which address homelessness and hunger.
Grantee Application Review (2 to 6 months)
After your application is received, our staff may contact you with clarifying questions.
Those applications which best fit the Sprott mandate to alleviate homelessness and hunger will will be presented to the Board for approval. (Board meetings occur four times per year.)
Once a Board decision is made, you will be informed writing, with the grant amount, duration and terms.
After the Decision (2 site visits)
We will contact you to schedule an initial site visit.
The second site visit is impromptu, conducted to ensure integrity of programs before grants are made.
If all is in order after site visit two, the grant will be awarded.
- In addition, intermittent site visits after a grant has been made are required.