School Funding and Awards
The information on this website is for information purposes. Please use your professional judgment in ensuring resources/activities meet your students' needs and your school's/board's policies.
Expired 2012-2013 Funding
GTA-Specific Funding Organizations
Hydro One PowerPlay Grants for Projects in Ontario - Next deadline is June 30, 2013
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation - deadlines for 2013: January 15, March 15, July 15, and November 15
Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds School Ground Greening Grants - deadlines September 21, 2012 – for schools that have completed their design process and are ready to plant in the fall; November 16, 2012 – for schools that have completed the design process and need planning time for their spring plant date; March 1, 2013 – for spring plantings; May 31, 2013 – for late spring/early summer or early fall plantings
Canadian Wildlife Federation Habitat 2020 - applications are processed in spring and fall
Environmental Earth Angels
Honda Canada Foundation
Horticultural clubs (check local listings)
It’s About Time, Ontario Teacher's Federation
The McLean Foundation
Rotary clubs (funding availability/criteria varies locally)
Tree Canada - Greening Canada's School Grounds - Applications accepted year-round.
Expired 2012-2013 Funding Opportunities
Aviva Community Fund - deadline to submit idea is November 26, 2012.
Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund - Next deadline to be announced. Funding has historically been awarded twice a year, in spring and fall.
Earth Day Canada - Hometown Heroes (schools are eligible for the group prize) - deadline April 1, 2013
EcoCanada's Green High Schools - deadline May 8, 2013
ECO Canada Scholarship Program - next deadline May 21, 2013.
EcoLeague - deadline March 15, 2013.
Green Apple School Program - deadline December 31
Imagineaction - deadline November 30, 2012.
Majesta “Trees of Knowledge” Outdoor Classroom Competition - deadline January 13, 2013.
MNR Species at Risk Stewardship Fund - deadline January 8, 2013.
Project FLOW - deadline March 15, 2013
RBC Blue Water Project - deadline February 8, 2013.
SpeakUp Grants - deadline March 1, 2013
The Shell Environment Fund: Fuelling Change - deadline January 31, 2013.
Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program - deadline February 15, 2013.
Tree Canada - Green Schools, Green Futures Award - Application window for 2012 closed. 2013 window to be announced.
Walmart Evergreen Grants - next deadline March 1, 2013.
WWF Canada - Green CommUnity School Grants Program - deadline: April 9, 2013.
Every Day Heroes Festival - submissions deadline March
Staples-Earth Day Canada Green Essay Competion - Win a $25,000 computer lab - deadline February 22, 2013.
Greater Toronto Area Specific
City of Toronto Community Projects
Green Toronto Awards
Live Green Community Investment Program
Live Green Toronto Capital Projects Fund
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation