The RTOERO Foundation awards grants between $10,000 to $50,000 to projects that aim to improve seniors’ health and wellness, promote social engagement for older adults and/or pursue innovative research in the field of geriatrics and gerontology.
The RTOERO Foundation grant application process consists of four stages:
Letter of Intent (LOI): Applicant will be asked to provide a project summary, some detail regarding outputs, as well as a draft budget and schedule. A submitted LOI (approximately 750 words) will be evaluated based on adherence with the Foundation’s objectives and funding criteria. If the project summary as described in the LOI meets all requirements, the applicant will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Proposal: Applicant is responsible for completing and submitting all the required details of their project proposal (approximately 3,000 words) on or before the stated deadline. Applicant will also be asked to complete a detailed budget and workplan.
Committee review: Our peer-review committee will assess proposals and make recommendations for funding.
Final approval: Funding recommendations are brought to the RTOERO Foundation board of directors for final approval.
Applicants are encouraged to review our FAQs and funding requirements in detail prior to submitting a letter of intent.
Please note: Although we very much encourage applications from Francophone organizations and researchers, the application platform is only available in English. Applications must therefore be submitted in English. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us and we will do our best to help.
Any questions? Contact us at [email protected]
The RTOERO Foundation typically operates one granting cycle per year in the fall, but on occasion adds a second cycle in the spring. Grant proposals are accepted only during application periods.
Next deadline to submit Letter of Intent: September 27, 2023
Invitations to submit full proposal: October 4, 2023
Deadline to submit proposal: November 1, 2023
Approved applicants contacted: December 13-15, 2023
Please note: the Foundation does not provide feedback on submissions that are not accepted.
The RTOERO Foundation will only consider applications from registered Canadian charities or other qualified donees as identified by the Canada Revenue Agency. Eligible applicants must have a Canadian registered charitable number (also known as a Business Number or “BN”) which is a 15-character code ending with RR0001.
A non-profit group working in partnership with a registered Canadian charity may also apply. Only projects that meet eligibility criteria and fall within one of our funding areas will be considered.
In order to be considered for funding, projects must:
The Foundation has a strong preference for projects that also include:
The foundation will not consider proposals to fund the following:
The RTOERO Foundation grant program has three focus areas. Project proposals must address one of these areas in order to be considered for support. Each year, the Foundation may accept proposals for one or more, but not necessarily all, focus areas.
Successful applicants will be required to enter into a “grant agreement” with the RTOERO Foundation, outlining requirements related to communication, accountability and evaluation, including:
Before continuing, please ensure you have reviewed all of the information on this page to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for funding from the RTOERO Foundation.
New applicants will be asked to create an account with a username and password. Work can be saved at any point to return and complete/submit at a later date.
The Foundation grant application is an entirely online process. Submissions made via mail or email will not be considered.
Any questions? Contact us at [email protected].