Government (& Some Private) Grants

Let us know if we can help you write or edit your funding proposal or business plan. Grant writing is one of our specialities, including SWODF, FedDev, SMART Program, OTF and many others.  A partial list of grants available can be found below – and the list does change as governments rethink new programs for manufacturers, start-ups, arts groups, non-profits, etc. We can also do the research and find a source that meets your needs.

MANAN has a great track record!  We generally charge by the hour to make it easer for everyone (and less expense for our clients) — $125 for corporations and $75 for non-profits. We do not build a percentage into our fees as many firms do. Flat fees can also be arranged.

If you are looking for grants to for a charity or non-profit, also check our foundation search tools page.

Aboriginal Affairs Canada

Aboriginal Business Development – Canada

Aboriginal Health Transition Fund – Canada

Advanced Manufacturing Fund – Canada – FedDev Ontario

Agriculture Grants and Subsidies – Canada

Agriculture – OMAFRA – Ontario

Agri Innovation Fund – Canada

Bell Fund – Canada

Bell Media Film Industry Support

Book and Periodical Council Canada – National and Provincial Grants

Business Development Bank of Canada

Business Registration (Number)

Canada Business Network – List of Grants and Contributions; Search by Province, Need and Industry

Canada Council for the Arts (Dance, Music and More)

Canada Heritage – list of all funding programs

Canada Small Business Financing Program – Industry Canada

CanadaArt.Info – has info on grants across Canada

Canada – Build Canada Innovation Program (Buy and Sell)

Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program

Canadian Government Grants – same as Canada Business Network link

Canadian Independent FILM & Video Fund

Canadian Tax Credits (All Industries)

Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Canadian Youth Internships – Heritage Canada

Canadian Youth Internships – Industry Canada

Career Focus – for under 31 age group hires

Celebrate Ontario – event fund

Charity Village – Canada – for charities and non-profits

Clean Tech Funding

Commercialization Partnerships – Fed Dev Ontaio

Communities in Transition – Ontario – for municipalities and associations

Community Foundation of Canada

Community Futures – Canada

Community Futures Development Corporation – Ontario

Conii (Project Funding – College Network For Industry Innovation) – Ontario

Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program (DTAPP)

Eastern Ontario Development Fund – Fed Dev

EDC – Export Development Canada

Emerging Technologies Fund – Ontario

Export Fund / Market Access Fund – Chamber of Commerce Ontario

Export Fund – Media Development

FedDev – Ontario – several programs listed

FedDev Technology Development Program

Foundation Center – U.S. – Top Funder List

Global Green Fund

Green Infrastructure Fund – Canada

Growing Forward 2 (Agriculture) – Canada

Heritage Canada

Heritage Fund – Northern Ontario

Hot Docs (Documentary) Production Funds

Human Resource Development Canada – Funding Programs

Independent Production Fund – Canada

IndieWire – US

Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) – Canada

Information and Communications Technology Council

Innovation Demonstration Fund – Ontario

Investment Accelerator Fund (managed by MaRS) – Ontario 

Links2Work – Canada – employees and employers

Skills Link Program – Canada

Michigan Grant Watch – U.S.

Mitacs (Research Internships) – Canada

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Ontario

National Endowment for the Humanities – U.S.

NEERC Engage Grants

NSERC – Canada

New Horizons Grant for Seniors – Canada

Opportunities Fund for Person with Disabilities – Canada

Ontario Grants – by Sector

Ontario – Grants for Businesses

Ontario Innovative Tax Credit

Ontario Job Creation Partnership

Ontario Wage Subsidy Programs

Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund

Ontario Film and Television Tax Credits

Ontario Job Programs for Youth

Ontario Media Development Corporation

Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Ontario Music Fund

Ontario New Technology Tax Incentives

Ontario Tourism Development Fund

Ontario Tourism Marketing 

Ontario Trillium Foundation – non-profits and charities

Places to Grow Fund – Northern Ontario and Golden Horseshoe

Private Public Partnership Fund (PPP) – Canada

Research Institute tax Credit

Rural Economic Development (RED) – Ontario

Science and Technology Internship Program

Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program

SOCAN (Canadian Music)

SMART Program Fund – CME with Fed Dev

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) – Canada

SOFII – Southern Ontario Fund for Investment Innovation

South Western Ontario Development Fund – SWODF

Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative

STEM – Fulbright Canada (U.S. Canada Graduate Exchange Program)

Summer Job Service – Ontario

Summer Work Experience Program – Canada

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Telefilm Canada – lists Funds

Theatre Ontario – lists Foundations and Funds


Windsor Essex Community Foundation – Southern Ontario

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services – lists grants

U.S. Government Grants

Young Canada Works

Youth Employment Program (IRAP)

Youth Filmmaking Prgrams posted by PBS – US