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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
ē build critical life skills, positive attitudes and self esteem;
ē overcome emotional and behavioral problems;
ē avoid destructive behaviors.
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.
The Foundation prefers to fund operating programs. However, capital grants will be considered when the capital plan is essential to the delivery of valued programs.
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 Donít Fund
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.
The Foundation will not grant funds to an organization which depends on a fiscal sponsor, except in very unusual circumstances.
We donít typically consider arts or sports programs unless their primary purpose is to build critical life skills within targeted groups.
We donít fund programs which exclude youth on the basis of ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.