Westminster College Foundation, London Ontario, Canada

Westminster College Foundation
Supporting Registered Charitable Organizations

Guidelines & Information - Capital Grants

WCF Granting Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria

Please note that available income does not permit assistance to all applicants

  1. Westminster College Foundation provides grants to registered charitable organizations in support of youth and seniors that help advance or assist with education, health and/or spiritual care. However, initiatives may be considered on an individual basis. All applications must provide clear and concrete objectives for which they are requesting funding.
  2. The maximum grant available for capital requests is $50,000 per application paid out one-time or optionally up to a 3-year period.
  3. Only non-profit charitable organizations with a charitable registration number in good standing are eligible to apply for a WCF grant.
  4. Organizations requesting funding must demonstrate that they have a strong committed Board, fiscal responsibility and management qualifications.
  5. Any type of an administration fee tied to a request will not be funded through the grant.
  6. Grants are not made to establish or add to endowment funds.
  7. Any portion of awarded grant funds not used or required to complete or meet the approved objectives, must be returned to Westminster College Foundation.
  8. Follow-up reporting will be required from all successful applicants.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Funded projects should show creative development of new initiatives that make a difference, and are not considered just status quo.
  2. Projects should have a definite purpose, covering a specific period of time and ideally will continue to have an impact after the grant is expended.
  3. Preference will be given to funding requests that have at least 50% of the funding from other sources.
  4. Pilot projects must include provision for evaluation and a financial plan for continuation of the project beyond the pilot stage.