Applying for Grants

Grant making is one of the many ways Muskoka Community Foundation supports our community.
The Foundation has the following granting opportunities that eligible recipients can apply to for funding:

South & Central Almaguin Education Fund

To be eligible individuals must be a high school student, residing in South or Central Almaguin and is open to students attending high school either in Almaguin or Muskoka. The applicant must be furthering their education at a post-secondary level which may include attendance at an accredited university, college, trade school or other accredited institution which leads to a degree, diploma or certificate upon completion.

For more information please contact Executive Director, Lynn DeCaro, at 705-646-1220 or at

Click HERE to apply for a grant from the South & Central Almaguin Education Fund

Smart & Caring Muskoka Fund

Our Smart & Caring Muskoka Fund is an unrestricted community development fund, allowing us to grant to a wide range of registered charitable organizations in our community. We use this fund to help local charities create opportunities to improve Muskoka and collaborate with our community partners to tackle our region’s most pressing issues.

Each year the Muskoka Community Foundation sets the granting priority for the fund to address current issues impacting the community. Granting deadlines vary each year depending on the area of focus determined by the Foundation.

Applications will not be accepted in 2020. Due to the impacts of COVID 19 funding will be directed to food security programs working across the District of Muskoka.

Click here to apply for a grant from the Smart & Caring Muskoka Fund.

The application date for 2021 has yet to be determined.