Max Bell Foundation – Project Grants and Development Grants

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit

Memorial Deadline: Inquire with RGCS

External Deadline: Open Call


Project Grants support clearly defined activities designed to achieve a specific objective that aligns with the Foundation’s mission and  criteria. Max Bell Foundation does not support ongoing programs, capital projects, nor provide unrestricted grants to organizations. Project grants are described in more detail here.

Development Grants support organizations who wish to undertake short term (typically 4 month) work that will better position them to succeed with larger projects (e.g., environmental scanning; background research; project planning; proposal development etc.). Development grants are described in more detail here.

For both grant types, Max Bell Foundation assesses proposals for alignment with our mission, programs, and criteria. These are explained on the Types and Programs and Criteria pages. You can read a list of questions grantseekers often ask at our FAQ page. If you would like to learn about projects that we have supported in the past, please visit our Grants Database.

Max Bell Foundation also has a Senior Fellows Program, which is described in more detail here.

Application Process

There are no deadlines for initial requests. We receive and respond to initial requests throughout the year.

Please do not mail us your proposal. Instead, please use our online application process.

Funding Sources

Max Bell Foundation

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: December 19, 2019