At the Town of Innisfil, community is at our core. Through the Innisfil Community Foundation (ICF), we are investing in community-driven solutions that will help improve quality of life for everyone in Innisfil. The ICF offers financial grants and partnerships to organizations working on sustainable solutions to systemic issues such as poverty and hunger. Check out ICF's past grant recipients.

Apply for a grant


The Innisfil Community Foundation is a public foundation. This means that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) only allows grants to be made to registered charities or qualified donees. View a full list of eligibility criteria.

An applicant that is not a registered charity wishing to apply for funding from the Innisfil Community Foundation may do so as part of a partnership with a registered charity. A signed Confirmation of Partnership Agreement between the charity and the applicant must be included with the application.

How to donate

You can support the Innisfil Community Foundation by donating in the following ways:

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Review the following FAQs about the Innisfil Community Foundation.

How will the Foundation decide what social issues to support?

ICF takes a community-based approach to identifying social issues to support and will prioritize issues that will have the greatest impact on the community. ICF will look to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals as a framework. Through extensive community outreach, we will identity the main goals to focus on in Innisfil.

Who decides which organizations receive grants?

The Innisfil Community Foundation Board of Directors reviews and approves grant applications. The directors are highly involved in the Innisfil community and have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in our town.

Is the Innisfil Community Foundation an arm of the Town of Innisfil?

Innisfil Community Foundation is legally independent from the Town of Innisfil, but will achieve true success through a strong partnership with the Town.

What is trust-based philanthropy?

A trust-based approach relies on six guiding principles which, when practiced together, can help us achieve more together. These principles include:

  • Providing multi-year, unrestricted funding
  • Doing the homework
  • Being transparent and responsive
  • Soliciting and acting on feedback
  • Simplifying and streamlining paperwork
  • Offering support beyond the cheque