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Philanthropic Research: Call for Proposals!

October 10, 2018

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of December 31, 2018

Up to $10,000 is available, and grant notifications will be made by the middle of January 2019 with the expectation that the research will be completed by November 30, 2019

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.  While there are nine identified research priorities: 

  • Accountability and 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
  • Leadership Development 

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. 

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 vice president, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada,

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