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.
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.