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Grand Slam Grants

To help children and youth get the best start in life, Jays Care Foundation supports charity and community groups that offer programs focused on physical activity, life-skill and educational development, and healthy living. In 2013, Jays Care Foundation invested over $450,000 in Grand Slam grants, reaching more than 4,000 children and youth across Ontario.

To date, Jays Care has invested nearly $3.5 million into the community through the Grand Slam Grants program.

These organizations include:

  • Easter Seals Ontario
  • Max & Beatrice Centre - Camp Erin
  • McMaster Athletes Care
  • Moorelands Community Services
  • Precious Minds Support Services
  • Right to Play Canada
  • ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids)
  • Success Beyond Limits
  • Sudbury Manitoulin Children's Foundation
  • Tides Canada Initiatives – East Scarborough Storefront
  • Toronto Foundation for Student Success – beyond 3:30
  • Trails Youth Initiatives
  • Variety Village
  • Youth Assisting Youth


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • MUST have registered charitable status, non-profit status OR legal affiliation with a registered charity or non-profit organization
  • MUST serve children and/or youth in need
  • MUST focus on at least one of the following three areas:
    1. Physical Activity   includes programs that promote healthy physical activity for children and youth at all ages and skill levels
    2. Education   includes mentoring/tutoring programs, literacy efforts, and programs that encourage academic achievement
    3. Life-Skill Development   includes programs that focus on leadership, teamwork and character development, youth health and welfare, substance abuse education, healthy living and safety initiatives, and self-esteem development
  • Program MUST operate in Ontario (preference will be given to organizations from the Greater Toronto Area)
  • Program must work with children and/or youth over an extended period of time (generally, Jays Care Foundation does not fund one-time events or workshops)
  • Jays Care Foundation's preference is that Grand Slam Grants funding be used to cover direct program costs
  • Organizations who have received funding from the Jays Care Foundation in previous years, must re-submit an application to be eligible for repeat grants, unless otherwise stated in the Letter of Agreement.
  • Grand Slam Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of $50,000 per year. All granting decisions are at the discretion of the Jays Care Foundation Board of Directors.

The following categories of requests will not be considered for Grand Slam Grants funding:

  • Multi-year commitments
  • Programs outside of Ontario
  • Capital Projects (please see Jays Care Foundation's Field of Dreams Grant Program)
  • Outside of baseball and softball, a single-sport program/project (i.e. hockey, basketball, soccer, etc.). However, Jays Care Foundation does support multi-sport programs and physical fitness programs.
  • Organizations with outstanding Post Grant Reports.

GRAND SLAM GRANTS APPLICATION PROCESS

Application is now closed.

If you have questions about Jays Care Foundation programs and outreach initiatives, or to inquire about fundraising events and giving opportunities, please contact Toyah Howarth, Coordinator, Granting & Partnerships at 416-341-1128.