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Philanthropy

For over 150 years, GRAS has been committed to empowering both individuals and organizations as they pursue endeavors related to agriculture and the environment. Financial support is just one of the ways that GRAS is able to strengthen the community while enriching the lives of those within it. Explore our initiatives below!

Our Initiatives

Applications open April 1

Community Mini Grants

Do you have a project that will benefit our local community? Need financial support for it? Since 2017, GRAS has awarded over $42,000 to over 47 recipients to help bring their projects to life.

Applications open June 1

GRAS Scholarship & Bursary Program

The Scholarship & Bursary program is designed to provide financial assistance for students that reside in Wellington County, Perth County, or Region of Waterloo and are entering or currently enrolled in agricultural or environmental college/university programs.

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GRAS Funding & Gift-In-Kind Support

The GRAS Philanthropic Committee provides funding and Gift-in-kind support to non-profit community groups and initiatives that support agriculture, environmental conservation, and activities that promote improvements in the quality of rural life.

All philanthropic submissions are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. To have an application considered, please submit by the relevant deadline.

Dates & Timelines:

2021 application deadlines:

  • March 31st
  • June 30th
  • September 30th
  • November 30th

How to apply:

  1. Download and fill out the application form. Please read all guidelines and processes carefully to ensure you meet our application criteria.
  2. Submit your completed form, letter of request, and all other supporting documents using the form at the bottom of the page.

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