About the program
The Community Investment Program provides grants for not-for-profits to better deliver human and social services.
Peel’s not-for-profit sector is an integral part of our human services systems continuum. Not-for-profit programs and services are vital in supporting the community through the design and delivery of programs and services that meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents.
Our funding strengthens not-for-profit organizational capacity and Peel’s overall human services system to address various social challenges.
Who we fund
General eligibility includes:
- Be located in Peel region or primarily serve Peel residents.
- Be mandated to provide human and community services.
- Be incorporated as a not-for-profit organization for a minimum of 2 years.
- Be governed by a volunteer board of directors that is representative of the community it serves.
- Comply with the Ontario Human Rights Code in hiring practices and provision of all its services.
- Comply with federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations.
- Have established and documented financial management systems in place and be able to provide annual audited financial statements or equivalent.
Eligibility criteria are fund specific. Some funds may have additional eligibility requirements. Refer to the funds’ program guidelines for full eligibility criteria.
Who we do not fund
- For-profit organizations.
- Organizations acting in the capacity of a funding body.
- Organizations affiliated with a political party or that have a political mandate.
Programs where the Canadian or Ontario government have the primary responsibility for funding, including but not limited to:
- Based health programs.
- Medical research.
- Arts and cultural programs.
- Formal education and training.
- Settlement and English language instruction programs.
Programs funded or delivered by Brampton, Caledon, or Mississauga, including but not limited to:
- Parks and recreation
- Environmental programs
- Economic development