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The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company acts as agent for the directors of the Arthur and Audrey Cutten Foundation.

The Arthur and Audrey Cutten Foundation

The Arthur and Audrey Cutten Foundation awards grants to educational organizations and religious organizations within Canada and has been supporting Canadian Charities since January 1, 1967.

Grant Information

Grants between $5,000 and $50,000, are generally made for equipment, furniture etc., program funding, special projects and capital projects.

Granting will be more favorable, but not limited to, organizations that are of an educational or religious intent.

Grant Limitations

Grants are not generally made for operating funding or ongoing programs, unless to add new value to the already in existence program.

Grants are not made to other Private/Public Foundations.

Application Procedure

Application to the Foundation is completed online.

The Application must be accompanied by:

  • 1. A copy of the organization’s latest Financial Statement.
  • 2. An appropriate budget which identifies its source of income and expenditure.
  • 3. The organization’s National Revenue business charitable registration number confirming its status as a charitable organization.

Application Deadline: September 30

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New application

Completion of existing application


The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company acts as Co-Trustee for the Marion Ethel Kamm and Frederick John Kamm Charitable Foundation

The Marion Ethel Kamm and Frederick John Kamm Foundation

The Marion Ethel Kamm and Frederick John Kamm Charitable foundation was established in 1993, and the grants, at the Trustees’ discretion, to various registered charitable organizations carrying out their work in Canada. At present, due to limited resources, the Foundation granting is primarily in the Mississauga/Peel, Ontario area.

Grant Information

The foundation grants 80% of its income to the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Ontario for specific expenditures of an enduring nature, such as the acquisition of equipment.

The remaining income is granted to smaller organizations, which benefit the less fortunate in society. Grants are in support of social welfare issues and for specific projects.

Grant Limitations

Grants will not be made to the same organization two years in a row.

Application Procedure

Application to the Foundation is completed online.

The Application must be accompanied by:

  • 1. A copy of the organization’s latest Financial Statement.
  • 2. An appropriate budget which identifies its source of income and expenditure.
  • 3. The organization’s National Revenue business charitable registration number confirming its status as a charitable organization.

Application Deadline: August 31

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New application

Completion of existing application


The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company acts as agent for the directors of the Alice and Murray Maitland Foundation

The Alice and Murray Maitland Foundation

The Alice and Murray Maitland Foundation grants to registered charitable organizations operating in Ontario that provide services for the benefit of the health of children which includes Children’s Medical Care, Paediatrics and Hospitals.

Application Procedure

Application to the Foundation is completed online.

The Application must be accompanied by:

  • 1. A copy of the organization’s latest Financial Statement.
  • 2. An appropriate budget which identifies its source of income and expenditure.
  • 3. The organization’s National Revenue business charitable registration number confirming its status as a charitable organization.

Application Deadline: September 30

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New application

Completion of existing application


The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company acts as agent for the directors of the McColl-Early Foundation

The McColl-Early Foundation

The McColl-Early Foundation provides support for charitable purposes in Ontario or for Educational or Religious purposes in Canada.

Grant Limitations

Only those organizations who are invited to apply may submit an application to this Foundation.

Application Procedure

Application to the Foundation is completed online.

A password must have been provided to the charity in order to apply.

The Application must be accompanied by:

  • 1. A copy of the organization’s latest Financial Statement.
  • 2. An appropriate budget which identifies its source of income and expenditure.
  • 3. The organization’s National Revenue business charitable registration number confirming its status as a charitable organization.

Application Deadline: September 30

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New application

Completion of existing application


The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company acts as trustee for the George H. Stedman Estate Foundation

The George H. Stedman Estate Foundation

The George H. Stedman Estate Foundation awards grants to Educational and Religious organizations operating within Canada. It also awards to charitable Organizations operating solely in the Province of Ontario.

Grant Limitations

Only those organizations who are invited to apply may submit an application to this Foundation.

Application Procedure

Application to the Foundation is completed online.

A password must have been provided to the charity in order to apply.

The Application must be accompanied by:

  • 1. A copy of the organization’s latest Financial Statement.
  • 2. An appropriate budget which identifies its source of income and expenditure.
  • 3. The organization’s National Revenue business charitable registration number confirming its status as a charitable organization.

Application Deadline: September 30

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New application

Completion of existing application


The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company acts as agent for the directors of the George Lunan Foundation

The George Lunan Foundation

The George Lunan Foundation awards grants to Arts and Cultural, Educational, Environmental, Health and Welfare, Social Services and Religious organizations operating within the Province of Ontario.

Grant Information

Grants, which do not normally exceed $5,000, are generally made for special projects, operating funds, equipment funds and seed money.

Grant Limitations

Grants are not generally made for research projects, capital building campaigns, conferences/workshops, seminars, debt reduction, emergency funds or endowment funds.

Grants are not made to individuals, or for awards, scholarships or bursaries.

Grants will generally not be made to organizations exceeding $2 million in operating revenues including hospitals and health centres.

Grants are not made to the same organization two years in a row.

Note: Effective January 1, 2011 the Foundation will give priority to application from social service charities and other charities with a social service/community benefit.

Application Procedure

Application to the Foundation is completed online.

The Application must be accompanied by:

  • 1. A copy of the organization’s latest Financial Statement.
  • 2. An appropriate budget which identifies its source of income and expenditure.
  • 3. The organization’s National Revenue business charitable registration number confirming its status as a charitable organization.
  • 4. Listing of Board of Directors

Application Deadline: April 30 and August 31

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New application

Completion of existing application