Initial approach should be made by letter, no more than three pages, outlining the following:
Organizationís general objectives, names of directors and officers must be supplied
Description of project, description of its expected outcomes supported by budget showing sources of funds and anticipated expenses
Registration number as a "registered charity".
An annual report, if available, is useful information. At a minimum, the Foundation requests a copy of most recent financial statements.
The Foundation will review the initial proposal and may request additional information. The Foundation will respond to this letter either positively or negatively. As a large number of applications are received annually, the foregoing process may take several months. Requests for funds should therefore be made at least 6 months in advance of the need for cash.
Inquiries or proposals sent by facsimile, form letters, or multiple solicitations are neither accepted nor acknowledged.