Westminster College Foundation, London Ontario, Canada

Westminster College Foundation
Supporting Registered Charitable Organizations

Guidelines & Information

WCF Granting Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria

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

  • Westminster College Foundation provides grants to registered charitable organizations in support of programs or projects that help advance and assist in the fields of education, health and/or spiritual care, focusing primarily on youth and/or seniors. However, other programs/projects may be considered on an individual basis. All applications must provide clear and concrete objectives for the program/project for which they are requesting funding.
  • The maximum grant available is $15,000.
  • Only non-profit charitable organizations with a charitable registration number in good standing are eligible to apply for a WCF grant.
  • Organizations requesting funding must demonstrate that they have a strong committed Board, fiscal responsibility and management qualifications.
  • Grants are not made to support base operating expenses (including administrative salaries) of applicant organizations. However, salaries and expenses directly related to the program/project will be considered.
  • Any type of an administration fee tied to a request will not be funded through the grant.
  • Capital projects will be considered if there is a demonstrated need.
  • Grants are not made to establish or add to endowment funds.
  • Any portion of awarded grant funds not used or required to complete the program/project or meet the approved objectives, will be returned to Westminster College Foundation.
  • Follow-up reports indicating actual outcomes will be required from all successful applicants.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Funded programs/projects should show creative development of new initiatives that make a difference, and are not considered just status quo. The budget submission supporting the request must specifically relate to the new initiative.
  • Programs/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.
  • Preference will be given to programs/projects that have at least 50% of the program/project funding from other sources.
  • Pilot projects must include provision for evaluation and a financial plan for continuation of the project beyond the pilot stage.