Foundation Sponsors: All Disciplines

Max Bell Foundation: Supports innovative endeavours that impact public policies and practices with emphasis on health and wellness, education and the environment, for the purpose of improving Canadian society.

Carthy Foundation, Calgary: With the view of enhancing the future prosperity of Canada, their mission is to create opportunity with, and provide education for young people. Programs; Youth education and development; sustainable environmental development

DONNER Canadian Foundation: Supports organizations undertaking public policy research and education, international affairs and development projects, land and wildlife conservation, social services, medical research, arts and culture, and other projects. Does not respond to letters of inquiry or unsolicited requests for funding.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Funds organizations (not individuals); programs include reducing poverty and hunger in developing countries (agriculture), global health such as HIV, malnutrition, children's health, etc.

Laidlaw Foundation: Interest lies in the development of children and youth and the arts, and environment. Environment focuses on envir. justice, envir. health and youth engagement. Contact: Ana Skinner, Environment Program Coordinator, 416-964-3614 x 307, (email address) 

Lawson Foundation: Supports sustainable community based programs that positively influence the life of Canadian families. Three programs include beginning years, healthy communities, and special and advised. Unsolicited letters are not accepted.

Open Society Institute: OSI implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media; Areas: education, governance,health, human rights, law & justice, children & youth, economic development. Media, arts & culture, women.

The Canada-US Fulbright Program: The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program strengthens binational collaborative research and promotes thoughtful public debate on topics that reflect the broad range of contemporary issues relevant to Canada, the United States, and the relationship between the two countries. The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in the United States.

The McLEAN Foundation: Funds the arts, education, general, conservation, health and welfare.

Toyota Foundation: Supports research grants under the theme "The Search for the Richness of Human Life and Activity. Up to 20M yen for a 2yr project.

Volkswagen Foundation: The Foundation only funds academic institutions.The Volkswagen Foundation focuses its funding activities on selected funding initiatives.The funding initiatives are grouped into four areas: "Support of Persons and New Structures", "International Focus", "Thematic Impetus" and "Social and Cultural Challenges". Also accept research project that have an outstanding idea and pursuing an innovative and unusual line of research, have already secured appreciable progress for your field, think across disciplines and the mainstream. Additionally there are two special funding offers at the moment, called European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences, and the Humanities and Science, the Public, and Society.

W. Garfield Weston Foundation, Toronto: Supports organizations which undertake innovative work in the areas of education and environment that benefit Canadians.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation - Fellowship: "Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts."