Grant Requests

What does the Hewitt Foundation fund?

The Hewitt Foundation solely funds Canadian registered charities in Eastern Canada.  We highly encourage the submission of innovative and collaborative projects that bring about significant, meaningful and sustainable change in the following sectors:

Mental Health Trauma Research Schools Universities & Colleges Specialized Programs Indigenous Peoples Basic Needs Environment

Granting Exclusions

The Hewitt Foundation donates strictly and solely to registered Canadian charities, as defined by the Canadian Revenue Agency and the Canadian Income Tax Act.  

Considering the very large number of appeals which we receive from many worthy causes, we are obliged to be highly selective.  In order to help those causes which we do support, we must say no to many projects and organizations which may be just as worthy.

We have a policy of not donating to the following:

  • Non-qualified donees (individuals or not-for-profit organizations, i.e. a registered charity number is required)
  • Political movements or partisan political activities
  • Film, video or documentary projects
  • Religious causes, projects or activities
  • Individual research projects or consortium of organizations
  • Events such as galas, walks/runs, golf tournaments, festivals, sport teams, etc
  • Emergency relief for operating deficits
  • Retroactive funding for activities or projects that have already taken place
Applying for a Grant


  • Please click the button below to fill out the provided form.
  • Each Grant Request is reviewed to validate its eligibility, starting with geography (Québec and Atlantic provinces).
  • There is no specific deadline for Grant Applications.  The review, research and decision-making process may take up to 12 months. 
  • If the Grant meets the initial criteria, a member of the staff will reach out by email or by phone to set up a meeting, by phone or in person, and proceed to the next step.
  • The assessment and final decision rests with the Board who meets quarterly.  Once a decision is rendered, we will communicate directly with your organization.  No additional follow-up is necessary.


  • All grant requests must be approved by the Board, who meet quarterly.
  • All requests must be in by the submission deadline to be eligible for the following Board Meeting.
  • Following the Board Meeting, a member of the staff will communicate with your organization to share the decision, and this within 15 business days.

First Quarter

Submission Deadline: February 15th
Board Meeting: March

Second Quarter

Submission Deadline: May 15th
Board Meeting: June

Third Quarter

Submission Deadline: August 15th
Board Meeting: September

Fourth Quarter

Submission Deadline: November 15th
Board Meeting: December

Have more questions?

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