TD FEF Funding

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

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Grant amount: Approximately C $4,000

Next anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Jul 15, 2020

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit College / University Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Canada

Location of residency: Canada

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    Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada. With the support of more than 150,000 donors, TD FEF has provided approximately $76 million to over 24,000 environmental projects and programs.

    This round of is specifically focused on supporting projects that connect Canadians with public green spaces through green infrastructure or programming.

    TD FEF has specific application criteria for the following projects:

    • Community Gardens: Community Garden projects need to contain a focus on at least one environmental issue in order to be eligible for funding.
    • Environmental Education: Environmental Education projects should contain a focus on the local environment and identify why it is important to educate the public. For school projects, the project should focus on information that is appropriate to the target audience combined with a ‘hands-on’ educational component or workshop.
    • Outdoor Classrooms: Outdoor classroom projects should address the benefits of having one for the school and how the entire school and possibly the community will use this space to take part in environmental learning.
    • Tree Planting and Urban Naturalization Projects: For tree planting and naturalization projects, there should be a focus on engaging the community as volunteers and on planting native species.

    You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


    • Organizations eligible to receive funding:
      • Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN)
      • Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary)
      • Municipalities
      • Aboriginal groups
    • Projects eligible to receive funding:
      • The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs.
      • Eligible projects include schoolyard greening, park revitalization, community gardens, park programming and citizen science initiatives.
      • TD FEF can only fund projects taking place in Canada.


    • Expenses that we do NOT fund
      • Internal or external salaries or other people-costs where they make up more than 75% of the amount requested (includes web design, graphic design, writers, translation, labour, etc.,)
      • Capital costs or infrastructure (sheds, gazebos, solar panels etc.)
      • Administrative or operating expenses
      • Landscaping/beautification
      • Ornamental structures
      • Conferences
      • Land acquisition
      • Expenses related to advocacy activities
      • Projects occurring on private land
      • Scholarships, grants or bursaries
      • Awards and prizes
      • Playground equipment
      • Mileage, accommodation, meal costs or other travel expenses
      • Expenses incurred prior to the application date
      • Advertising expenses (print media, radio, online, etc.)
      • Postage and shipping costs
      • Venue or equipment rentals
      • Projects taking place outside of Canada
      • Research projects
    • The following projects are not eligible for funding:
      • In-class/indoor education programs
      • Research
      • Recycling/ vermicomposting projects
      • Energy conservation projects
      • Protection of Endangered Species/Wildlife
      • Landscaping/beautification
      • Ornamental structures
      • Conferences/summits/science fairs
      • Land acquisition
      • Film Festivals
    • We do not provide funding to individuals.