Social Impact Grants Program

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Transform non-profits through funding and digital solutions

Our mission is to help non-profit organizations in Canada achieve their goals by providing access to funding through grants. As a leading cloud solutions and services provider, we understand the challenges that non-profits face in transforming their operations and securing the funding they need to make a difference in their communities. That’s why we’ve created Social Impact, a program designed to help non-profits obtain funding so that they can invest in tools that will make a lasting impact on their clients.

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How We Help

We work closely with non-profits to identify funding opportunities and provide the support they need to prepare and submit successful grant applications

Eligibility Assessment and Application Support

Collaborate with us to determine the eligibility of your project or service. Tap into our expertise to enhance your grant application and increase your chances of approval.

Current State Analysis and Recommended Approach

We conduct a comprehensive analysis of your existing processes and technology, identifying areas where technology can be leveraged to maximize opportunities for your non-profit.

Technology to Drive Social Impact

As a leading provider of digital transformation tools and services for non-profits across Canada, we collaborate with your team to assess how various technologies can be leveraged to meet your organization's needs and those of your funders.

Discover Grants Opportunities

Unlock Funding for your
Non-Profit with Our Expertise

Discover the funding opportunities available to your non-profit organization and access the grants you need to invest in digital solutions that create lasting impact. Below, you can view the opportunities we’ve identified, and with our expertise, you can prepare successful grant applications to help your organization thrive. To uncover a wide range of grant options and determine your eligibility, book a quick contact session with us.

Underserved Community Grant

To USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and non-governmental organizations to address urgent social issues. Applicants must complete an eligibility quiz and submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended for projects and activities within the focus areas of economic empowerment, education, and crisis response. Eligible programs benefit underserved populations and leverage technology to enhance the effectiveness of services.

Funding

There is a funding amount of up to $75,000 to support underserved communities.

Planning Initiatives and Technology Project Grants

These grants are specifically designed to support nonprofits in executing strategic and transformative projects that have the potential to substantially enhance their impact, efficiency, or long-term sustainability. The funding is intended to assist organizations in implementing capacity-building initiatives in two key areas:

Planning Initiatives

These grants provide financial support for nonprofits to engage project consultants who will assist in developing various types of plans, such as strategic plans, business plans, feasibility plans, and technology plans. These planning initiatives are essential for guiding organizations towards achieving their objectives and maximizing their potential.

Technology Projects

Funding is also available for high-impact technology initiatives that can significantly improve an organization's efficiency, effectiveness, and overall sustainability. Eligible projects may include the development of front and back-end office systems, performance measurement systems, online functionality, financial accounting systems, inventory management systems, point-of-sale systems, and other crucial business systems.

Funding

The grant funding supports proposed project budgets of $100,000 or more. These substantial funding opportunities aim to ensure the successful execution of transformative projects that can drive significant positive change within nonprofit organizations.

Collaborative Services and Fragmentation Reduction - Mental Health and Other Programs

This grant aims to support programs that foster collaboration among service providers to reduce fragmentation within the mental health system. The ultimate goal is to achieve integration not only within the mental health system but also between the mental health and general health systems. The funding initiative prioritizes programs that offer unique services and do not duplicate the efforts of other organizations.

We are committed to supporting organizations and programs that meet the following criteria:

  • Thoughtful and Evidence-Based Program Design:
    Applicants should demonstrate a program design that is informed by best practices, successful program models, academic evidence, and the valuable input of parents and youth with lived experience.
  • Evidence of Success:
    Organizations should provide evidence, both quantitative and qualitative, indicating their capability to deliver services and solutions effectively.
  • Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration:
    Programs should demonstrate a commitment to advancing the sector through collaboration among multiple stakeholders.

  • Reduction of Fragmentation:
    Applicants should showcase how their program actively works to increase sector collaboration and reduce fragmentation in their service region and beyond.
  • Outcome Alignment:
    Programs must articulate intended outcomes and metrics aligned with RBC's intended outcomes.
  • Intended Impact and Measurement:
    Applicants should clearly articulate the intended impact of their efforts and provide measurable metrics to assess that impact.
  • Inclusive Approach:
    Programs must be inclusive and designed to meet the needs of diverse populations, including Aboriginal youth, immigrants, and other underrepresented groups.
  • Education of parents, youth, and families should also be an integral component of the proposed program.
Funding

The grant program offers funding in the range of $10,000 to $100,000,

Education and Employment

These grants are available to registered charities, nonprofit organizations, and qualified donees in Canada for initiatives that promote inclusivity. The grant program focuses on the following areas of interest:

Education and Employment Opportunities for Underserved Communities:

Eligible programs aim to increase access to education and employment for underserved communities. This includes initiatives that provide reskilling, upskilling, and address the digital divide. Projects may encompass skills development, employment services, educational programming, and support to remove barriers and foster inclusivity.

Health and Education for High-Needs Children Aged 13 and Under:

Funding is available for programs that specifically address the health and education needs of high-needs children aged 13 and under. This includes culturally-informed projects that fill evidence-based gaps in the identified community. Areas of focus may include medical assessment, treatment, innovation for childhood disabilities, specialized programs to overcome impairments, and support for families.

Projects aligned with the following criteria will be considered:

  • Increasing access to education and employment through reskilling, upskilling, and addressing the digital divide.
  • Initiatives that remove barriers and enhance access to education or employment for underrepresented communities.
  • Addressing the digital divide by promoting digital accessibility, affordability, technology courses, and digital skills training.
  • Upskilling and reskilling projects targeting underserved communities in high-demand areas such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), digital literacy, entrepreneurship, and cyber security.
  • Creating a sense of belonging for children aged 13 and under.
  • Support for high-needs children and their families, including childhood disabilities and specialized programs to overcome impairments.
  • Programs that promote healthy active living and develop health-conscious skills and habits in children from a young age.
Funding

To be determined based on the discretion of the funders.

Organizational Improvement Fund

These grants are available to community-based organizations in Ontario that are striving to recover, build capacity, enhance resilience, and ensure sustainability. The grant program has prioritized the following areas of intervention:

Development of New Revenue Streams:

Eligible initiatives aim to create novel approaches to generate income, ensuring financial stability and sustainability. This includes innovative methods of fundraising, exploring financial technology resources, and other avenues to diversify and enhance income.

Organizational Planning and Strategy Development:

Funding is extended to organizations seeking to develop and implement medium to long-term strategies. These strategies should address existing challenges and plan for potential future obstacles, thereby reinforcing organizational resilience.

Technological Advancements and Adaptability:

With the rapidly changing technological landscape, grants support organizations that need to transition to cloud-based systems, procure technology for flexible working conditions, and adhere to evolving public health standards.

Projects aligning with the following criteria will be given consideration:

  • Crafting and executing medium to long-term plans to address recovery and resilience.
  • Adjusting to the evolving needs by revisiting and amending organizational strategies.
  • Preparing for future challenges to ensure sustainability and adaptability.
  • Addressing the digital and technological needs to support smooth transitions between different working conditions.
  • Ensuring alignment with pertinent public health standards, especially in the realm of technology.
Examples of Project Outcomes:
  • Procurement of technology to facilitate transitions between office and remote working environments.
  • Switching to cloud-based data systems for business continuity during disruptions.
  • Exploring and identifying fundraising and financial technology resources.
  • Planning and procurement processes to adhere to relevant public health standards.
Funding

The grant program offers funding in the range of $10,000 to $100,000,

Community-Specific Support: Recognizing Diverse Needs & Priorities
Grants for Community-Specific Funding Priorities

Communities, varying from rural to metropolitan settings, have their own unique needs and aspirations. Local advisory committee members, drawn from the employee base, work diligently to determine funding priorities that reflect the intrinsic values and needs of each community. The main areas of focus include:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Education & Youth Development
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Human Services
  • Civic & Cultural Growth
  • Workforce Development
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
When assessing requests for support, emphasis is placed on projects and programs that:
  • Engage a wide spectrum of community residents.
  • Address a pronounced community need within the established focus areas.
  • Receive substantial endorsement from community leaders and other funders.
  • Exhibit a history of responsible management, effectiveness, strong leadership, and innovation.
  • Have the potential to make a considerable, measurable improvement in community life.
Funding

To be determined based on the discretion of the funders.

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