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Prospera Foundation Grants

At Prospera, we believe that thriving communities inspire, support growth, and continuously foster a better future for those who live there. That’s why we actively reinvest our profits and resources into the well-being of our local citizens, families, and businesses. As proud sponsors of local, we’re a part of the fabric in the communities where we live, work and play, and know that when our economy thrives, our local communities thrive.

Previously known as the Westminster Savings Foundation, the Prospera Foundation (“the Foundation”) supports local programs and projects that help make our communities stronger and more inclusive places to live. The Foundation supports charitable projects and programs in the areas of:


Local Business

Charities supporting local businesses, including:

  • Back to work or career transition services
  • Optimizing local business presence in communities

Health

Charities offering preventative wellness services for employees:

  • Mental Health
  • Physical Wellness
  • Work/Life Balance

Education

Charities supporting the following education programs:

  • Financial literacy
  • Scholarships and Grants
  • Mentorship programs
  • Entrepreneurship

To qualify, applicants must hold charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency. Please read our guidelines carefully before submitting an application for funding. If you are seeking sponsorship support, please email your requests to marketing.requests@prospera.ca


Given budget limitations, some programs or projects are beyond the granting scope of the Foundation regardless of their merit. However, we’ll ensure that every application is reviewed carefully and evaluated against set criteria to ensure funds are invested carefully.

Important Dates

Summer Application Winter Application
Application period opens July 6 November 1
Deadline for submissions July 30 January 15
Board meeting Early September Early March
Applicant notified of funding decision By end of September By end of March
*2021 has a condensed summer grant application period. In 2022, the summer grant app period will run from May 15 to July 15.