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Donner Canadian Foundation

Grants for environmental conservation and community-based sustainable development

Principal Office: Canada

The Donner Canadian Foundation makes grants for public policy research, environment, social service projects, and international development.

Grant making includes interests in land and wildlife conservation in Canada and internationally.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Grants in support of international affairs; grants in support of conservation. Some of the Foundation’s grants in these two program areas support projects related to wildlife conservation, water supply, and other dimensions of natural resources in the developing world.

Donner’s grants are restricted to organizations that have Canadian charitable status.

The majority of grants range from CAN$5 thousand to CAN$100 thousand, with a few that are larger.

 APPLICATION: The Foundation does not regularly respond to letters of inquiry or unsolicited requests for funding.

However, it maintains information about charitable organizations and their work. Organizations may send a brief description of their goals and programs to the Foundation’s Executive Director. If there is a potential match with the Foundation’s interests, Donner will reply to request more information.

About requests for funding

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


Donner’s website is available in English and French.

Grant recipients are shared on the Foundation’s website.

The Foundation has an interest in “International Development and Human Rights.” Most grants are for projects in health, education, women’s rights, and humanitarian issues – sometimes connecting to issues of natural resources, e.g., community water.

Contact provides information for the Foundation’s office in Toronto.

June 2021