Resources for Grantseekers

Organizations
Imagine Canada
www.imaginecanada.ca
Dedicated to advancing the role and interests of the charitable sector. Provides information and analysis on issues affecting Canadian charities.

Voluntary Sector Initiatives (VSI)
www.vsi-isbc.org
A joint initiative of the voluntary sector and the Government of Canada, with the objective of strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector.

Charity Village
www.charityvillage.com
Large database for the Canadian non-profit sector. Offers a variety of services including news, job postings, resources, volunteer and event listing, educational opportunities and how-to-articles.

Sustainability Network
www.sustainabilitynetwork.ca
Works to improve management and leadership skills and foster organizational development for environmental organizations in Canada. Programs include breakfast forums, training, communications resources and an electronic newsletter.

Training Resources for the Environmental Community (TREC)
www.trec.org
Works to build the capacity of environmental organizations in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Yukon Territory by providing organizational development and technical assistance.

Groundwire
www.groundwire.org
A non-profit organization based in Seattle that provides technology assistance to conservation activists and organizations in the Northwest States and British Columbia.
Resources
The Canadian Directory to Foundations and Corporations is available from Imagine Canada in both print and online versions. The directory is usually also available behind the Reference Desk of most local public libraries.

The Green Source: A Quick Reference to Funding Sources for Environmental Projects by Non-Profit Organizations is available on the websites of Environment Canada’s regional offices. For links to each of the regional offices, check the national website www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction

Environmental Grantmaking Foundations is an American directory that provides information on environmental grantmakers, and includes U.S. foundations that grant in Canada, and some Canadian foundations. For further information contact www.environmentalgrants.com