Each cycle the Sharks Foundation accepts applications for program OR project funding in one of its focal areas of giving: Healthy Living, Hockey Fights Cancer, Season of Giving, Heroes Appreciation, Character Building, Education and Environmental Awareness.
The Sharks Foundation will only accept online applications until the cycle closes. The Sharks Foundation will not fund any organization for more than three (3) consecutive years. If your group has been selected for a grant for each of the past three seasons, you must wait one year before reapplying. Each organization may only submit one (1) grant application per season.
The Sharks Foundation provides grants to organizations that support youth and families, with special emphasis on at-risk and underserved populations.
The Sharks Foundation will NOT support:
Organization Eligibility - to qualify for a grant an organization must:
Grant Eligibility - to qualify for a grant an application must:
An application will be deemed ineligible if it is incomplete, incorrectly formatted, not submitted by the deadline, submitted by an organization that does not meet the stated criteria or if the purpose for funding falls outside of the stated priorities.
Typically annually run and have set parameters; usually a subdivision of a non-profit, a service they provide. Programs (examples, not limited to): afterschool services, mentorship programs, reading assistance, backpack or clothing distribution, environmental sustainability, etc.
For programs, the Sharks Foundation will either provide a grant up to $50,000 OR make a non-profit the beneficiary of one of the Foundation's 50/50 Raffles. Proceeds from a 50/50 Raffle can range anywhere from $5,000-$30,000+. If you are chosen as a 50/50 Raffle beneficiary, the raffle will take place at a Sharks home game during the month for which focus area you are applying for (ie: if you apply under the Hockey Fights Cancer focus, your organization would be the beneficiary of one of the raffles taking place in November).
If you apply for funding for a program, there must be an activation component within the campaign month* between your organization and the Sharks Foundation. An activation component can include, but is not limited to, an onsite check presentation, a volunteer opportunity for Sharks employees, etc.
Typically, a one-time execution and one-time cost. Projects (examples, not limited to): beautification, upgrade to existing structure, an installation, street hockey court, playground, bike build, mobile van clinic, etc.
The Sharks Foundation will fund projects in the amount of $30,000-$200,000. If you apply for funding for a project, as part of the grant application you will need to provide a budget and timeline. The groundbreaking date OR project completion date must fall during the campaign month* for which focus area you are applying under.