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Applying for a SIPS Grant

SOCIAL INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP SUDBURY (SIPS) IS A GRANT PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE SUDBURY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE CITY OF GREATER SUDBURY, AND THE GRANT RECIPIENT.

This grant program is funded by the Greater Sudbury Charities Fund, a fund that is being built by the City of Greater Sudbury from a portion of the proceeds it receives from Sudbury Slots each year.

Grants are awarded to promising local charities to enhance their organization’s effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability or to introduce social enterprise initiatives that support their mission. As a result, stronger and more successful local charities are able to deliver their services more effectively in our community of Greater Sudbury.

This is a partnership model in which the Foundation also provides in-kind business support, management skills, or fund development guidance as needed to assist the grant recipient(s) to achieve a successful result with their SIPS project. Up to $20,000 (differs due to available funding each year) and business support is available over two years to qualified charities.

The application is a two-stage process with typically a June 1st deadline for Stage One: submit a brief and compelling letter of interest outlining the nature of the project and why it is important to your organization. 

Successful Stage One applicants are invited by the Foundation to complete a Stage Two application. A Stage Two application consists of completing an organizational self-assessment, developing a detailed business plan including outcome measurements with the assistance of Foundation staff, and submitting these documents along with current audited statement.

Qualified applicants:

  • Have registered charitable status
  • Are willing to undertake organizational capacity building
  • Are willing to complete self-assessment, business plan development, and outcome measurements
  • Are willing to work with the Foundation to achieve success with your project


pdfSIPS_Final_Funding_Evaluation_Form
pdfSIPS_Year_1_Funding_Evaluation_Form
pdfSIPS Grants Process Overview