Mission

Motivated by Christian faith, River Dali Foundation participates with all charities to establish and restore value to individuals and communities in Waterloo Region and beyond.

Vision

River Dali Foundation dreams of creating thriving communities through empowering people to actively and intentionally enrich their locality.

Portfolio Focus

  • 70% Waterloo Region
  • 30% Beyond Waterloo Region

NOTE: For the Spring 2020 granting round, River Dali Foundation understands charitable activity will be compromised by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will welcome proposals which address the resulting gaps within Waterloo Region. 

Size of Grants

A variety of grant requests will be considered up to $25,000.

Involvement

River Dali Foundation seeks personal involvement of various kinds with all organizations receiving grants.

Eligibility

Applicants must be registered Canadian charities undertaking projects which fulfill River Dali Foundation’s mission in Waterloo Region and beyond.

Timetable

In Spring 2020, River Dali Foundation will consider grant requests focused on Waterloo Region:

  • Open for LOIs – March 10-April 30, 2020
  • Shortlisted LOIs will be asked to complete a project application in May 2020
  • Grantmaking meeting – June 2020
  • Grants are issued by June 30, 2020

In Fall 2020, River Dali Foundation will consider grant requests focused beyond Waterloo Region in collaborative projects with the support of other foundations. Applicants for these grants will apply through the Stronger Together process and not directly to River Dali Foundation.

  • Open for LOIs – August 24-September 18, 2020
  • Shortlisted LOIs will be asked to complete a project application
  • Grantmaking meeting – November 21, 2020
  • Grants are issued by November 30, 2020

To begin a grant application:

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