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PHILANTHROPIC RESEARCH: Call for proposals!

June 10, 2014

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of September 30, 2014.

Up to $10,000 is available, and grant notifications will be made by the end of December with the expectation that the research will be completed by September 30, 2015.

The foundation supports the highest quality research in fundraising, philanthropy and the fundraising profession.  The research may be basic or applied research and can be primary or secondary, qualitative or quantitative research.  There are nine identified research priorities:

  • Accountability & Governance
  • Capacity & Sustainability
  • Partnerships & Alliances
  • Stronger & Diversified Donor Base
  • Funding Processes & Mechanisms
  • Globalization & Impact
  • The Fundraising Profession
  • Research: Tracking Coordination, Synthesis & Application
  • Government & Regulatory Environments

The research must be affiliated with a registered charity in Canada, and the foundation will have the right to disseminate the results to the general public. 

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is proud to share the research conducted by Dr. Pauline O’Connor with the Centre for Voluntary Sector Studies at Ryerson University.  She was the first recipient under the foundation’s Research Committee award.  Dr. O'Connor's research titled, “The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability” is provided on the AFP website in both its full form and an executive summary.

For more detailed information on applying for this program, download the Research Awards and Grants Criteria and Guide

Any further questions? Email Lori Gusdorf, CAE, executive director, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada at lgusdorf@afpnet.org



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