Youth-Led Community Change
The Foundation offers funding opportunities for youth-led groups that are working to bring attention to and address concerns that they are passionate about, to their peers & communities.
The Youth-led Community Change Program offers funding opportunities for youth-led groups (ages 15-29) that are working to bring attention to and address concerns that they are passionate about, to their peers & communities. Details here.
Youth Collective Impact
A program in partnership with the McConnell Foundation’s Innoweave
Youth CI is a new program that helps organizations in local communities across Ontario learn about Collective Impact and enable them to develop, launch and implement collaborations that address major challenges and directly improve outcomes for youth in their community.
Changing the Education System to Meet the Needs of ALL Young People
The Foundation is investing in the documentation, evaluation and piloting of community-based education strategies.
Check out our previous grantees on the News page!
We occasionally offer youth-led groups the opportunity to apply for micro-grants of up to $500. When we hear that there’s a burning issue out there that you really want to tackle we rally the forces and try to get money out the door in an expedient way, hence Pop-up!
Capacity Building, Training & Skills Development
We are not accepting applications at this time.
The Laidlaw Foundation works with partners who share our passion for working with young people and who can offer innovative, engaging and useful training, skills development and/or networking opportunities. Lifted By Purpose, featured above, used this funding to hire a fundraiser. Check out their website here.
Nathan Gilbert Youth Innovation Fellowships
The Fellowship offers 2 grants of $20,000 each to young people engaged in a policy related project. Learn about our current Fellows here.
The Nathan Gilbert Youth Innovation Fellowship Program supports young people who would like to contribute to the youth sector through research and publication. Learn more.
The Laidlaw Foundation supports young people in being fully engaged in the civic, social, economic and cultural life of diverse and environmentally healthy communities. We accomplish this through grants and partnerships with other organizations active in the youth sector and by influencing policies that affect young people.