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Grant Connect


Grant Connect (formerly Canadian Directory to Foundations & Corporations) is a bilingual database that provides detailed information on all Canadian grant-making foundations, hundreds of corporate community investment programs, as well as government funding programs and American foundations that will fund Canadian charities.


  • Updated daily with information from multiple data sources
  • Financial history of the funder
  • Giving history of the funder
  • Application guidelines, including deadlines, evaluation criteria, and application turnaround time

Four Ways to Search:

  1. Quick Look-up by name or charitable business number to find a specific funder
  2. Funder Search to identify which funders are most likely to support your organization or project
  3. Gift Explorer to look for organizations like yours that have received gifts or to find a funder that has made grants to organizations in your field
  4. People Seeker to look for a particular individual associated with a funder (e.g. an officer, board member, or staff person)

Learn more…

Register for 2 free webinars to learn how Grant Connect can help your organization achieve its fundraising goals:

  1. Grant Connect 101: An Introduction to Grant Connect designed for those who have little-to-no experience with Grant Connect or similar tools. Topics include the following:
  • Understanding Prospects: An overview of the funding available to Canadian charities
  • Grantseeking Basics: A look at best practises in grant solicitation
  • Effective Searching: How to find great prospects using our Grant Connect Funder Search
  • Managing Prospects: Perform successful funder management with the MyPipeline report
  • Grant Connect 201: Advanced Learning Session designed for more experienced users who are comfortable using the basic features of Grant Connect or a similar tool. Topics include the following:
    • Our Methodology: An interesting look at the data that drives Grant Connect
    • Advanced Searching: Learn to maximize your results in all four Grant Connect searches
    • Evaluating Prospects: How to distinguish between decent prospects and great ones
    • Networking with Grant Connect: Using the power of LinkedIN to uncover connections


    Imagine Canada is a national charity whose mission is to advance knowledge and relationships to foster effective and sustainable charitable and non-profit organizations. Grant Connect is Imagine Canada’s social enterprise, driven by social good above profit, with decades of success in the Canadian charitable sector.

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