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Our Partners

Team work makes the dream work! Here are some of the amazing organizations and people that we’ve partnered with.

Organizational Partners

We’ve partnered with these NGO’s that are providing essential social services to our community right here at home.

MLSE Foundation

MLSE Foundation and Penny Appeal Canada announced a three-year partnership that will be dedicated to empowering girls ages 6 to 29 within the community. Through MLSE LaunchPad girls will be given a safe space to engage in quality sport and life skills programming.

Right To Play

Penny Appeal Canada and Right To Play are supporting girls in Karachi, Pakistan through sports based programs at 14 public schools. The #ForHer program empowers girls skill building opportunities and access to financial support. 

The PS43 Foundation Canada

With Pascal Siakam’s foundation, Penny Appeal Canada provided 60 students with laptops and 10 weeks of coding instruction. Students aged 12-14 are learning digital skills that will benefit them in an increasingly technological world. 

Fred Victor Centre

Penny Appeal Canada is supporting women at Fred Victor Women’s Bakery with formal bakery training and internships. Vulnerable women engaged in the program will develop skills they can use to generate an income.

Sojourn House

Penny Appeal Canada has supported newcomer and refugee families living at Sojourn House’s transitional home and shelter. #TeamOrange volunteers have provided families with restaurant meals, groceries, shopping sprees, and winter care kits. 



Penny Appeal Canada is an online therapy program in collaboration to provide individuals in need with access to certified professionals who are able to provide mental health support.


Penny Appeal Canada is providing scholarships to fund respite service, adaptive equipment and/or direct therapy to families in need. Families apply through Smile and receive financial support to procure the therapeutic support they need. 

Sakeenah Homes

Sakeenah Homes

Penny Appeal Canada has assisted Sakeenah Homes with the opening of their new transition homes for Muslim women and children and their foster agency. These project support vulnerable Muslim women and children.

Islamic Family & Social Services Association 

Penny Appeal Canada and IFSSA are providing holistic support that divert Muslims from prison and recidivism beginning with chaplaincy services, mental health and addictions counselling, job readiness/preparedness and anger management.

Nisa Homes

Nisa Homes

Penny Appeal Canada assisted Nisa Homes with the opening of a new transition home in Ottawa for Muslim women and children fleeing domestic violence, experiencing homelessness, poverty or forced resettlement

DEEN Support Services

Penny Appeal Canada supported newcomers with disabilities in Canada learn English and vital life skills through the drop in day program. This program for individuals with disabilities ensured all community members have access to support services.

OBAT Canada

OBAT Canada

Penny Appeal Canada supported cataract surgeries to OBAT Canada’s Eyesight Restoration Program for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Through this program we supported the health, well being, and livelihood of individuals.

Penny Appeal Canada At Home Grants

Our grants help develop programming within Canadian communities that meets individuals where they are. We are dedicated to supporting Canadian organization deliver programs to alleviate poverty.

Penny Appeal Canada At Home Grants enable us to grant up to $150,000 per quarter. 

Who We Fund 

We fund organizations classified as Qualified Donees by the Canadian Revenue Agency and Not For Profit Organizations. 
Qualified Donees may qualify for the following grants levels: 

  • Maximum of $50,000.00 if the project is less than 6 months in duration 
  • Maximum of $100,000 if the project is between 7-12 months in duration 

Registered Not-For-Profits may qualify for the following grants levels: 

  • Maximum of $15,000 if the project is less than 6 months in duration 
  • Maximum of $25,000 if the project is between 7-12 months in duration 

Please note that an application for grant funding does not guarantee full or partial funding.

What We Fund

We fund projects that alleviate poverty while aligning with one of the five areas of impact: Education First, Thirst Relief, Feed Our World, Emergency Relief, OrphanKind. All Penny Appeal Canada grants must serve low income families facing barriers. 

Penny Appeal Canada only funds program and program delivery. We expect partners to have capacity to cover all administrative costs. 

Penny Appeal Canada Prioritizes the following demographics: 

  • BIPOC families
  • Girl-identified youth (in the case of gender-specific programming)
  • First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities
  • Newcomers/Refugees


Deadline for current round of grant applications: May 7, 2021

Final Decisions: June 4, 2021

Quarter 3 Funding Applications Opens: July, 2021

Quarter 3 Final Decisions: August, 2021

Quarter 4 Funding Applications Open: October, 2021

Quarter 4 Final Decisions: December, 2021

Application Process 

Step 1: Your organization creates an account through our grant portal

Step 2: Your organization submits an online application 

Step 3: PAC reviews your application

Step 4: PAC lets you know if your application has been accepted 

Step 5: Enter into a grant agreement and assign reports for the program

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