Thinking of starting a new ministry in your community? Interested in running a children’s summer program? Considering a renovaiton or expansion to your facilities?

What happens when you’ve got a great idea that meets a specific need, you’ve got people who are passionate and skilled, the board and congregation are supportive, but you don’t have enough money to underwrite the project or ministry opportunity. If this type of scenario sounds familiar to you, your congregation may be eligible to receive funding through Canadian charitable foundations.

Through the FMCIC subscription to two online databases: Big Online and Foundation Search, your church has access to over 9,000 Canadian foundations and 20,000 US foundations. While many of these foundations don’t fund religious projects, there are many that do.

If you are interested in more information about how these databases work, download the Foundation Search Information document. If you are interested in conducting a search, download the Foundation Search Request Form, complete it and fax it to the ministry centre at 905-848-2603.

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