Astley Family Foundation
Astley Family Foundation
Astley Family Foundation
Astley Family Foundation
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What We Fund

Below you will find a more detailed explanation of what we fund and what we don't fund.  Please take the time to read the information below in its entirety.  If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation using the Contact Us form.

What We Fund

Projects supported may help youth

• build critical life skills, positive attitudes and self esteem;

• overcome emotional and behavioral problems;

• avoid destructive behaviors.

The project / program that is being submitted for review must address one of two high-level outcomes for youth: improving mental health and / or increasing community belonging.  For more information about these outcomes other important information about our grants please invest the time to read all the sections of our website.

The Foundation prefers to support projects that show evidence of lasting, positive change.

The Foundation is receptive to innovative new projects. We also consider established programs, especially those that do not have a wide support base.

We value cooperation and collaboration. Therefore, the Foundation will look favourably on projects that demonstrate these values.

We think of youth as typically 12-25 years of age.

What We Don’t Fund
Proposals from organizations that are not registered charitable organizations recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency

Proposals from organizations that are not recognized as Qualified Donees under the Income Tax Act of Canada

Capital campaigns and capital expenditures

Emergency funds or deficit financing

Grants to individuals

Organizations that depend on a fiscal sponsor, except in very unusual circumstances

Arts or sports programs unless their primary purpose is to build critical life skills within    targeted groups

Programs which exclude youth on the basis of ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation

Grants to non-Canadian charities

Disaster relief



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