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How To Apply
Every year, the Astley Family Foundation receives an impressive number of grant applications.
Unfortunately, not all requests can be accepted. This is not a negative evaluation of the project or of the dedication and hard work of those involved, but simply reflects the Foundationís need to make choices.
We want to make it easier for you to submit a successful application and avoid submitting one that will not be considered. We strongly encourage you to invest the time necessary to review our Granting Policy , What We Fund, and finally our Review Process and reflect on it before moving to the application itself; you may discover that the project you have in mind is not a good candidate, or needs further development.
Three Key Considerations:
1. The Astley Family Foundation accepts proposals for funding from organizations that work with youth, aged 12 to 18 and/or provide programming aimed at youth, aged 12 to 18.
2. The Foundation prefers to fund operating programs rather than capital grants. However, there may be occasions when capital grants will be considered. The Foundation values co-operation and collaboration. Therefore, the Foundation will look most favourably on projects that demonstrate these values.
3. The Astley Family Foundation is registered as a charitable foundation with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and therefore can only grant funds to non-profit organizations that are registered charities and have a valid charitable number.
The deadline for submission of proposals is shown on the News page. All organizations that submit a proposal will receive notification that the proposal was received within two weeks of the deadline.
The Astley Family Foundation will communicate their decision to fund or not fund a proposal by the end of April of each year.
Application FormsThe proposal is available for download on-line. The completed proposal, along with a copy of the financial statements, can be emailed to Jennifer Astley-Kinsey, Executive Director. Jenniferís email address can be found on the first page of the proposal.
Click here to download the application form.