Community Economic Development Fund (CED)

Impact Areas:

Disadvantaged individuals or communities




Funding Amount:

$10k - $25k, $5k - $10k

Geographic Area:



The purpose of the fund is to support community enterprises and initiatives that create local employment and promote local self-reliance.

Program Objective:

Sustainable economic development initiatives and community enterprises

Investment Type:

Grants, multi-year grants

Key Features:

Proposals for funding are reviewed twice per year. To be considered for funding, the organization must: - Have a specific program aimed at helping a marginalized population - Provide evidence of strong, long-term community partnerships and other funders - Offer capacity building for the organization and the local community - Have access to appropriate technical, strategic and administrative assistance - Develop a sound business and marketing plan - Record specific outcomes and measures of success Projects not eligible for assistance: - Research, feasibility studies, surveys - Conferences, workshops, seminars - Fund-raising initiatives - Deficit reduction"

Client Group:

Individuals, Organizations