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The information below will help you better understand our approach to grant making and our process. We recommend that you read this entire page prior to submitting an application.

Click here to learn more about the TD FEF Leadership Grant program, which aims to enhance the organizational capacity of environmental charities by providing funding for both formal and informal training and development opportunities for leaders within these organizations.

Apply for funding

1. Determine whether your organization is eligible for funding

Organizations eligible to receive funding:

  • Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN)
  • Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary)
  • Municipalities
  • Aboriginal groups

2. Determine whether your project is eligible for funding

The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, and energy conservation.

Eligible projects include:

  • Community Gardens
  • Environmental Education Projects
  • Outdoor Classrooms
  • Protection of Endangered Species/Wildlife
  • Recycling/Composting Programs
  • Tree Planting and Urban Naturalization Projects
  • Energy Conservation/Renewable Energy
  • Research Projects
  • Habitat restoration

Please see the FAQ for project-specific eligibility guidelines

3. Determine which of your project expenses are eligible

Click here for a budget template, which you must download and complete to finalize your application. Please attach the filled-in form in Excel format to your application when prompted.

What We Do Not Fund

  • Internal or external salaries or other people-costs where they make up more than 50% of the amount requested (includes web design, graphic design, writers, translation, labour, etc.,)
  • Capital costs or infrastructure (sheds, gazebos, solar panels etc.)
  • Administrative or operating expenses
  • Landscaping/beautification
  • Expenses related to advocacy activities
  • Projects occurring on private land
  • Scholarships, grants or bursaries
  • Awards and prizes
  • Playground equipment
  • Mileage, accommodation, meal costs or other travel expenses
  • Expenses incurred prior to application date
  • Advertising expenses (print media, radio, online, etc.)
  • Postage and shipping costs
  • Venue or equipment rentals
  • Projects taking place outside of Canada

4.  Submit your application for funding prior to the start of your project.

Submit your application for funding prior to the start of your project – taking into account when Regional Advisory Boards meet. Boards cannot provide funding for expenses already incurred.

When planning for your project, please keep in mind that TD FEF has set deadlines and response times throughout the year (see the FAQ page for specific timelines and dates). For example, if your project is beginning in March, you will need to apply for the October 15th deadline in order to have a response by the time your project begins.


To ensure the timely review of your application, please refer to the following schedule:

Application Deadline Regional Advisory Boards Meet Applicants Notified
February 15, 2016 April, 2016 May, 2016
July 15, 2016 September, 2016 October, 2016

5.  Submit your funding request and project budget online.

All grant applications must be submitted online.

Once successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic acknowledgment.

Applicants must attach a budget to their application form. Click here for a budget template which you must download to complete your budget and submit along with your application.

Before beginning the application process, you may wish to review our FAQ.

After reviewing the FAQ and prior to submitting your application, if you have any questions, please contact your local TD FEF Regional Manager to discuss your project. You should be prepared to describe your proposed project to help us better understand your objectives and activities.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

TD FEF prohibits discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, veteran status, disability or other characteristic protected by law. You will be asked to indicate whether the projects, programs and activities for which you seek funding comply with TD FEF’s anti-discrimination policy. TD FEF reserves the right to exclude organizations and decline donations, gifts or sponsorships as it deems appropriate.

If your organization is in need of volunteers, please contact your local TD FEF Regional Manager to discuss the TD Volunteer Network – an online system through which charitable organizations can post local volunteer opportunities and TD employees can search and sign up to volunteer with causes they care about.


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For 25 years, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has worked to help protect the environment and green communities across Canada.  By donating to TD FEF, you’re directly supporting projects that make a difference in your community.

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