The Levenhurst Foundation is dedicated to partnering with organizations who are working in Nova Scotia communities providing the following services:

1. Food Security Programs in vulnerable communities
2. Extra-curricular Programs providing experiential opportunities for youth

Funding is provided to registered Canadian charitable organizations whose mandates and missions are to work in these areas in Nova Scotia. Successful applications must have a well-developed program or project for which they are seeking funds. Please articulate clear and specific objectives, outcomes and impact.

The applying organization must make services available without discrimination because of race, colour, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

Who can Apply

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) permits Foundations to make grants or distributions to only registered charities or qualified donees. A nonprofit organization that is not a registered charity wishing to apply for funding from the Foundation may consider a trusteeship with a registered charity that would receive the funds for the proposed project. The CRA requires this relationship to be set out in writing, signed by the charity and nonprofit organizations.

Terms of the agreement should include:

  • a full description of the project requesting funding

  • details on how the project is completed by the nonprofit as described

  • confirmation that the charity has responsibility for distribution of funds to the nonprofit

  • the charity's responsibility/accountability to the Foundation for performance of the nonprofit project

The relationship between the Charity and the nonprofit must be an appropriate link, not simply one of convenience (e.g.: a library would not be an acceptable intermediary for a little league baseball team). Please note: for Levenhurst to consider a request for funding from an organization that is not a registered charity, a signed agreement between the charity and the NPO must be included with the application.

Grant Restrictions
The Levenhurst Foundation does not fund:

  • Operating deficits

  • Core operations

  • Attendance at conferences

  • Endowment funds

  • Event or fundraising sponsorships

  • Marketing materials

  • Retroactive funding

  • Political or religious activities

How to Apply

Please visit the application page to apply. We encourage you to be as clear and concise as possible. You have the best understanding of your work, and we may not know much about your industry. Only email proposals will be accepted.