Eligibility

Is my organization eligible for a grant?

The Trottier Foundation can only provide grants to “qualified donees” or “registered charities” as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian Income Tax Act.  A list of qualified donees can be found here.
 
Take our quiz to find out if you are eligible for a grant.

To apply

Make sure you answer all questions posed in the application process. Create a profile here and start by the eligibility process.

What happens If I am eligible?

If you are eligible for a grant, you will then be prompted to complete a Letter of Intent. If your Letter of Intent is approved, you will be prompted to complete the application process.

What does the Trottier Foundation fund?

The Foundation considers projects in our key granting priorities. The main interests of the Trottier Foundation are in the following areas:

  1. Science
  2. Environment
  3. Health
  4. Education

Cross-cutting or intersecting projects are viewed positively.

We also support some community and international projects, especially those that have a science, environment, health or education component.

What does the Trottier foundation NOT fund?

The Foundation does not grant to the following projects or organizations:

  • Non-qualified donees (individuals or not-for-profit organizations)
  • Film, video or documentary projects
  • Political donations or partisan political activities
  • Religious institutions or religious projects or activities
  • Individual research projects
  • Emergency relief for operating deficits
  • Arts and other cultural purposes
  • Retroactive funding for activities or projects that have already taken place
 

Guidelines

How do I apply?

There are three steps:

  1. Submit a basic eligibility quiz by applying here.
  2. Once registered, submit a short Letter of Intent. It will be reviewed by our grants committee. 
  3. If successful, you will be invited to finalized the Application Process.

Why a Letter of Intent?

A Letter of Intent allows the Foundation to ascertain whether your project fits into the Foundation’s granting mission. This is made to ensure both applicant and recipient make the most efficient use of their time.

How long will it take for the foundation to review the Letter of Intent?

The Foundation strives to review the Letter of Intent as quickly as possible. The staff review and decide whether the grant meets the Foundation’s mission. Given the large amount of applications received, we strive to review the Letter of Intent within 30 days. 

What happens if my Letter of Intent is accepted?

You will receive an email notification asking you to complete the application process.

Grants under $20,000

Grant requests under $20,000 will not need to complete the entire Application Process. 

 

Application Process

After submitting a Letter of Intent, the staff at the Trottier Foundation will review and decide whether it meets the criteria. The applicant will be required to finalize the remaining application. 

Once the Application Process is complete the staff at the Trottier Foundation will analyze your file. You may be contacted if there are additional questions.
 

 

Deadlines

Applications are studied all year round. The Board meets quarterly and adheres to following schedule:

1st intake:

Submission deadline:

Board of Directors meeting: March


2nd intake:

Submission deadline:

Board of Directors meeting: June


3rd intake:

Submission deadline:

Board of Directors meeting: September


4th intake:

Submission deadline:

Board of Directors meeting: December