Application Guidelines

Only cultural organizations in the City of Toronto may apply. All applicants must have charitable status.

There are no application forms. Only one copy of a proposal is required. It should contain the following information:

  • A brief description of the organization’s history, objectives and activities
  • A concise statement of the purpose of the request, its significance or uniqueness in relation to other work being done in the field and the results sought
  • The specific amount being requested
  • A detailed budget for the program and an indication of other prospective funding sources
  • A list of the members of the Board of Directors
  • The organization’s National Revenue Registration Number confirming the applicant’s status as a registered charity
  • Applicants with annual revenues over $100,000 will be required to provide audited financial statements

The Foundation prefers to initiate site visits or meetings, if needed, after receiving an application and generally discourages pre-application meetings.

Funding Limitations

The Hal Jackman Foundation does not normally provide support for:

  • General operating support for ongoing activities
  • Capital campaigns or major capital expenditures such as building construction and renovation
  • Endowment campaigns
  • Budget deficits
  • Galas, benefits, and other fundraising activities
  • Television or film productions
  • Requests from an organization which has already received a grant in the same calendar year
  • Umbrella organizations, or requests from organizations intending to distribute the grant to other beneficiaries
  • Programs/projects whose fundamental purpose or benefit falls within the social services, health or community development fields
  • Arts service organizations
  • Grant requests from organizations outside the City of Toronto

Application Deadlines for 2018

  • February 1, 2018
  • June 1, 2018
  • October 1, 2018

Grant requests may be submitted by e-mail or addressed to:

Victoria Jackman
Executive Director
Hal Jackman Foundation
165 University Avenue, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 3B8

Dan Chameroy in Soulpepper Theatre's Of Human Bondage. Photo: Cylla von Tiedmann.

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