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Musagetes Grant Program

Grants to Guelph Area, Ontario Registered Charities
to Strengthen the Community through Arts and Culture

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Guelph Community Foundation (GCF) - Musagetes Fund

Deadline Date:

07/19/19 4:00 PM


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Grants to Guelph Area, Ontario registered charities to strengthen the local community through arts and culture. Funding is intended for projects that promote the enjoyment and production of visual, performing, and literary arts in the local area.

The Foundation strengthens the community by funding projects that:
- Address community needs and emergent opportunities
- Demonstrate innovative, creative or interdisciplinary approaches
- Encourage networking or collaboration among organizations
- Demonstrate evidence of need and degree of planning
- Provide community benefit and impact
- Reflect diversity and inclusivity
- Provide leveraging possibilities or potential for additional funds from other sources

For 2019, the Musagetes Fund is particularly interested in projects that bring new approaches to building community and culture, making the arts more central and meaningful in people’s lives.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157792

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Have registered charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency [CRA]. Your charitable registration must be provided. (Your organization may wish to establish a formal agency relationship with a registered Canadian charity, in which case the link must be legitimate and an acceptable agency agreement must exist as per CRA bulletin June 20, 2011, CG -004. Additional paperwork is required.)
- Provide services within Guelph and surrounding communities
- Make services available without discrimination
- Demonstrate fiscal and management responsibility, capacity for accountability, and financial need

Applying charitable organizations may also be a fiscal sponsor for up to one other application by a not-for-profit group.

Not funded:
- Individuals
- Sabbatical leaves or student exchanges
- Operating or capital deficits
- Annual campaigns or fundraising activities
- Ongoing operational costs
- Retroactive expenses
- Endowment campaigns
- Multi-year commitments
- Sponsorships
- Activities that serve primarily the membership or purposes of religious organizations
- Political organizations or advocacy initiatives
- School-based projects

Pre-Application Information:

All applications are due: Friday, July 19, 2019 (at 4:00 PM sharp).

Multiple applications from an organization will not be considered within the same granting stream.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application form:

The Guelph Community Foundation
PO Box 1311, Guelph, ON N1H 6N6

Grant Coverage Areas:

Guelph and the surrounding area

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario