Community cash grants

The cash grants program is available to organizations that encourage recreation, sports, arts, culture, festivals and neighbourhood participation.


Applications for the 2019 grant program are closed.

Full guidelines are available in the Community Cash Grants Policy (PDF). Eligible groups include:

  • volunteer and not-for-profit groups
  • projects that need one-time funding, not capital funding
  • projects that can be completed within one yearKitchener Waterloo Community Foundation logo
  • operating funding requests that include:
    • rent, insurance, supplies and equipment
    • maintenance
    • employee salaries
    • programs and services
    • volunteer recruitment
    • recognition, training and screening

The volunteer grants committee will only consider an application that is complete, fits a funding category, includes all required information and meets the deadline. If you're applying for project funding, you're required to submit a final report before you apply for any future grants.

Thank you to the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation has provided additional financial support for the 2019 program.

Neighbourhood grants

Visit out neighbourhoods page for info on matching grants.