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What We Fund
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.
The mission of the Astley Family Foundation is to support innovative projects, primarily in Waterloo Region, that encourage personal development of troubled youth, to aid in the prevention of destructive behaviours.
The Foundation prefers to consider projects that provide more than just support for existing conditions. The hope is these projects will help educate youth and build their skills to help deal with root causes, while having a lasting impact.
The Foundation is receptive to specific projects, particularly innovative, new ideas. However, the Foundation will consider established projects especially those that do not have a wide support base.
The ability of a proposal to show evidence of positive change will enhance the likelihood of a decision to fund.
The Foundation prefers to fund operating programs rather that 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.
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 within Canada.