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Raphael Foundation

Established: 2018

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The Raphael and Ornstein family created the Raphael Foundation (Foundation) to support and empower youth to be leaders of positive change in their community. 

Nurturing young change makers is paramount to creating vibrant and sustainable communities. The Foundation’s priority is to maximize the impact of youth by supporting:

  • Association-led young leadership programs 
  • Change-making initiatives developed and led by youth.


The Foundation can disburse grants only to qualified donees and registered charities as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). 

Applications are open and granting will be based on available funding.

There is no pre-established grant amount disbursed but typically between $1000-$5000 is awarded.

Grants to youth initiated projects are required to be supervised by an eligible association (eligible charitable organization, etc.) that can disburse the funds and provide accountability on behalf of the Foundation. When applying for the grant, make sure that the application you are submitting is on behalf of the registered charity or non profit the project will benefit, and not as an individual.

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Deadline for application is April 30th each year.

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If you would like to donate to this fund, donations of up to $500 can be made through CanadaHelps.


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For donations over $500, please contact the CFNS office.

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