Who Should Apply

The Silver Dollar Foundation will work with organizations that:
– are registered charities
– have programs focused on the Island of Montreal
– have a solid reputation in the philanthropic and nonprofit communities
– have proven financial management
– have strong board engagement and sound governance
– work in education, health, the arts, poverty alleviation, children and youth, the environment
– are creative, forward-thinking and focused on long-term impact

Specific criteria for capital projects:
– clear link between building ownership, core mission and objectives for growth and development
– strong project vision
– strong financial case for support
– emphasis on environmental sustainability
– emphasis on creativity in architecture and design
– stakeholder engagement and buy-in

Specific criteria for academic perseverance:
– strong link to schools and community partners
– participation in relevant local and regional networks
– individualized attention