Events For Charities

Niagara Funders' Alliance: Funders' Round Table

The Niagara Funders’ Alliance is a partnership of private, public and corporate sector funders who work collaboratively for the well-being of the community by sharing knowledge and information related to community resources, needs, priorities and trends.

This annual event brings together funders from across Niagara to share about granting opportunities, priorities and deadlines. Have a chance to talk with the funders, learn about their grant programs and prepare for the 2023 season.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 8:30- noon | Meridian Community Centre
100 Meridian Way, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E6

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. | Program begins at 9:00 a.m. REGISTER BELOW.

Funders Include: 

Branscombe Family Foundation

To help assure the health and social well-being of Niagara’s people. Priority to poverty (food & housing) assistance and under privileged (mental & physical health).

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Founded in 2005, Jumpstart helps kids overcome financial and accessibility barriers to sport and recreation in an effort to provide inclusive play for kids of all abilities.

City of St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program (SCCIP)

Designed to support the creative sector and strengthen the overall cultural ecosystem in the City of St. Catharines. Available to not-for-profit arts organizations engaged in ongoing creation, production, presentation and dissemination activities related to the performing, visual, literary and media arts.

Meridian Credit Union

Investing in communities is a foundational part of our identity at Meridian. We believe that by using our financial expertise in combination with community-focused partnerships, we can effect meaningful change and help communities build financial resilience.

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport | Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Grants are generally open to incorporated non-profit organizations, First Nations and municipalities. Recent grants have focused on the following sectors: seniors/older adults, age-friendly and inclusive communities, accessibility, and tourism.

Niagara Casinos nc Community Giving Program

Aims to fund charitable organizations that support the immediate needs of our local community including shelter, food insecurity and mental health. We are committed to diversity funding throughout the Niagara region to promote a healthy and vibrant community for all.

Niagara Community Foundation

Supports registered charities and qualified donees in Niagara, looking to build their capacity or grow programs and services in arts, heritage, environment, social services, health, education and community development sectors.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Offers a range of grants to support non-profit organizations. Current core grant programs include the Resilient Communities Fund (RCF) and Capital Fund.


Helping families find, connect and access recreational, cultural and sport programs in their community. Run in partnership between the YMCA of Niagara and the Region of Niagara, ProKids provides funding for eligible families.

United Way Niagara

Works with community partners across sectors to utilize our collective strength to help address the most pressing needs facing our local communities. Funding streams are currently under review.

Wise Guys Charity Fund

Our grants are designed to help fund capital projects/programs of organizations in Niagara. Our goal is to support those in need and aid in making Niagara a better place to be.