International Development

In addition to empowering positive impact for ‘Children, Youth & Families’ and ‘Climate Change’ across Canada, we hope to do the same in developing countries, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. We look for partner organizations with a proven track record of success in effecting positive changes and deep connections with the communities they seek to serve. 

We prioritize the following themes addressing health and well-being, education and economic opportunities, and climate change.

Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible to apply for funding, your organization must:

  • Be a registered Canadian charity
  • Employ at least one paid staff member
  • Have completed a tax return or financial audit for the previous fiscal year
  • Have not submitted an unsuccessful Expression of Interest or Full Application to the Peter Gilgan Foundation in the past 12 months

We do not accept applications for:

  • Capital campaigns
  • Emergency relief
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising drives
  • Fundraising events or galas
  • Government services
  • Grantmaking intermediaries 
  • Individuals
  • Scholarships