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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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.

Youth - Mental Health and Climate Change
Youth Mental Health

The percentage of children and youth experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety has doubled during the pandemic. Eating disorders and substance use have been on the rise. Young people across the country have been impacted by school closures and the lack of in-person connection with friends, mentors and loved ones. Charities offering innovative solutions to promote youth mental health and build community will help to meet the needs facing young people today and build their capacity to thrive in the future.

Environmental Education or Climate Action Programs for Youth

Today’s youth have come of age during a time of rapid climate change, and they have the most at stake in how society responds to it. Climate change brings economic and environmental challenges as well as opportunities, and youth who understand the issues will be better prepared to act and respond with innovative solutions. Charities offering creative approaches to climate education and action will help youth to build skills and knowledge and to be inspired to address the urgency of the climate crisis.

Funding

Non-profits can secure a $100,000 grant for one year or choose a $200,000 grant spanning two years, contingent on meeting milestone progress.

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.

Youth Support Services

We are dedicated to supporting registered charities, non-profits, and Indigenous communities that aim to lead collaboratives focused on designing and implementing systems change strategies for the benefit of youth. If you are interested in applying for this grant, please ensure that you register and contact our office staff prior to submitting your application. The funded projects should primarily benefit young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who face systemic barriers. Additionally, projects that support youth between the ages of 12 and 29 with special needs, disabilities, mental health needs, and/or addictions are also eligible.

Groundwork

Laying the groundwork is a crucial step in strengthening the system of services or opportunities for young people who will benefit from your collaborative efforts. Your collaborative can undertake the following activities:

  • Identify and gather essential information, knowledge, and key individuals to inform an effective and sustainable system change strategy.
  • Conduct research to gain a deep understanding of the experiences and needs of young people as they engage with the specific system.
  • Explore potential models and best practices to inform your approach.
  • Design a theory of change and draft an action plan that outlines the steps towards achieving your goals.
Implementation

Implementing strategies is the next phase of strengthening the system of services or opportunities for young people benefitting from your collaborative work. Here's what your collaborative can focus on during implementation:

  • Engage a group of partners who are actively invested in working together towards a shared strategic vision.
  • Put into action the collaborative's governance model, theory of change, strategic framework, and action plan.
  • Develop a robust capacity building framework that includes approaches to support staff training within the collaborative organizations and those that directly serve youth.
  • Implement strategies aimed at creating meaningful systems change.
Funding

You have the opportunity to receive up to $250,000 in funding to support your youth support services initiative.

Empowering Local Communities

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive grant application assistance to nonprofit organizations in Canada seeking funding for a wide range of projects and programs that benefit local communities. To initiate the application process, applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) before submitting a full grant application. Eligible programs should align with one of the following areas of focus:

  • Youth: Projects and programs that empower and support young people,
    addressing their needs, aspirations, and development.
  • Climate Action: Initiatives that contribute to addressing climate
    change, promoting sustainability, and fostering environmental stewardship at
    the community level.
  • Indigenous and Interfaith: Programs that celebrate and support
    Indigenous communities, as well as those promoting interfaith dialogue,
    cooperation, and understanding.
  • Anti-Racism/Islamophobia: Projects aimed at combating racism and
    Islamophobia, fostering inclusivity, and promoting diversity and equality
    within communities.

Each grant program may have its specific eligibility criteria and funding priorities

Funding

The funding amount for each grant is contingent upon the available funds and the potential value of the proposed initiative to the community.The specific grant programs may vary in terms of their funding levels and guidelines.

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.

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Let us help you access the funding you need and streamline your operations. Contact us today to learn more about how Social Impact by Process Fusion can benefit your non-profit organization.
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