Application Guidelines

Presently the Foundation is not seeking applications for funding, and does not respond to unsolicited inquiries or applications.

It is considered a conflict of interest for an organization to receive a family grant in which a family member has any financial reimbursement directly tied to the grant.

The Flavelle Family Foundation has in place at this time, procedures for two types of funding grants to registered charities:


Matching Grant

This is a grant matching any individual family member’s personal donation from $50 to $3,000 CAD a year to a registered Canadian charity.

Family Grant

For this grant, the Flavelle Family Foundation only accepts and considers grant applications with both of the following two criteria;

  1. Ontario-based organizations successfully registered as a charity by the Canada Revenue Agency
  2. Organizations that have been invited to apply and are championed by a Foundation family member

At this time Family Grants are typically for $5,000, with some variation for special circumstances, as determined by the Foundation.

Primary Interest Areas



Social Services


Grants are typically NOT made for the following:

Application Check List


Application cover sheet including Charitable Registration number.


A letter to include;

  1. Name of Flavelle family member inviting your organization to apply.
  2. Name of the project/initiative proposed for the grant.
  3. Brief description of organizations’ objectives and experience in context of the project/initiative.
  4. Full description of the project/initiative’s activities, scheduling and intended impact.

Copy of the project/initiative’s budget including other pending sources of income to support it.


Copy of the organization’s most recent audited/reviewed financial statements.


Listing of the organization’s Board of Directors

How to Submit Your Grant Application

Send your completed application Attention: Susan Rowbottom, Manager by e-mail to or by post to:

Flavelle Family Foundation
P.O. Box 20057
RPO Root Plaza
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1H 0C4

Grant Decisions

The Flavelle Family Foundation’s executive meets, typically, twice a year to review grants (spring and fall), to oversee the review process and determine which grants will be approved. At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the spring, all grant applications whether successful or not, are reported to the full family membership.