This page includes information on grants available throughout 2019:

1.  RBC Future Launch Community Challenge – now open, see below
2.  General Fall Granting – now open, see below
3.  Maple Leaf Community Fund – now closed



Today’s problems need more than yesterday’s solutions. We need bold new thinking to help meet the challenges of the future. The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is a call to action for youth, and an opportunity to bring young leaders to the decision-making table as we build strong and vibrant communities for the future.

Oxford Community Foundation is pleased to host the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge to make funding available to youth-led projects in small neighbouring communities that will respond to one central question:

What is your boldest idea to respond to an urgent local need?

By applying for a grant and bringing a local project to life, youth will have opportunities to lead, learn new skills, gain experience, and build relationships in their local communities – all things that will help them prepare for the future of work. This community challenge goes far beyond Oxford Community Foundation, participating community foundations will make grants and learning opportunities available to youth-led initiatives in 150 communities from coast to coast to coast.

To learn more about eligible projects and how to apply, download the Applicant Guide.

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is made possible thanks to support from the RBC Foundation, and is part of RBC Future Launch, a commitment to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow.

Grant amounts:  Up to $15,000

Important Dates:  Initiate your application online by Sept 18th and complete it by Sept 30th.


About the grants:  More than $16,000 is available to grant in support of community services, the environment, health & wellness, arts, culture & heritage and recreation.

Of the amount available,

  • minimum of $2,400 is dedicated to supporting aspiring artists, especially for those in need of financial assistance,
  • minimum of $1,900 for sports and recreation,
  • minimum of $2,000 for children’s initiatives, and
  • minimum of $500 for environmental initiatives.

And, the remainder will be directed to initiatives across any of the categories providing the most impact across our county.

Please note:  Organizations applying must have registered charitable status under Income Tax Act to be eligible for grant consideration. Alternatively, organizations may be sponsored by a registered charity or municipality

Important Dates:  Application deadline is September 30, 2019

Application:  2019 OCF Grant Application Form



About the grant:  Maple Leaf Community Fund grants support the capital-related needs of food security programs that promote dignity and build individual and community capacity.

About the Maple Leaf Community Fund:  In 1994, Cold Springs Farm’s founder and President, the late W. Harvey Beaty established the Cold Springs Farm Fund. Because of company ownership changes, the fund is now named the Maple Leaf Community Fund.

Important Dates:   The next application process will open in February 2020


Please contact:   226-667-6404  |
447 Hunter Street, Woodstock, ON  N4S 4G7


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