Donation Requests

From 2004 through 2017, the Grand River Agricultural Society has provided funding and Gift-In-Kind support for initiatives totaling more than $1.4 million.

In 2017, funding of $297,644 was awarded to 46 projects and organizations.

The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) provides non-profit community groups and initiatives within its membership area with donations of cash as well as in-kind support through the GRAS Philanthropic Planning Committee.

Donations may be given to local non-profit community groups to support agriculture, rural development/preservation, environmental conservation, healthcare, and activities which promote improvements in the quality of life of persons living in an agricultural community.

Deadlines for application consideration are as follows: April 30, July 31, October 31, and December 31.


Application Form


Since its inception in 2017, the Grand River Agricultural Society’s Community Mini Grants program has awarded $19,750 to 22 recipients.

Do you have a project that will benefit our community? Need financial help for the project? The Grand River Agricultural Society will be accepting applications for funding from local community organizations in early 2019.

Projects must be related to agriculture or the environment.

Application Form

Bursary/Scholarship Program

Since its inception in 2006, through 2017, the Grand River Agricultural Society’s Bursary/Scholarship program GRAS program has awarded $136,500 to 86 students.

Now in its 12th year, the GRAS Scholarship/Bursary program is designed to provide financial assistance for students residing in Wellington and Perth Counties, and the Region of Waterloo, who are entering, or currently enrolled in, college or university agricultural programs.

Awards of up to $2,500 are available in 2018.

Please note the submission deadline of July 16, 2018.

Application Form