Fundraising guidelines | Calgary Stampeders
Fundraising guidelines

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Forzani Foundation will review applications from organizations that meet the following requirements:
  • Must be a registered charity or qualified donee ("Qualified donees" include: registered Canadian charities, registered Canadian amateur athletic associations, Canadian municipalities, the United Nations or its agencies, and the federal and provincial governments and their agencies)
  • The organization's purpose must be consistent with the objects of the Foundation
  • The proposal must be precise and complete
  • The amount and time frame for which the financial support is requested clearly communicated i.e. one-time grant, ongoing support or special project
  • Other sources of funds applicable to the project must be included
  • The organization must have good management, a solid background, well-established administration policies and Board of Directors

Selection Criteria

  • To be eligible for consideration, the program outlined in the request must meet the following criteria:
  • Be consistent with the Foundation's objectives
  • Benefits are measurable
  • Directly improve the quality of lives of Canadians i.e. preference will be given to specific projects vs. a general donation
  • Reach a significant number of people

Criteria for partnering with a registered charity or qualified donee for a special fundraising event or special project:

  • Consistent objects with the Foundation's
  • Specific project has been proposed
  • Shared vision between the Foundation and the organization
  • Resources provided by the organization (i.e. coordinators, volunteers, database marketing opportunities, sponsors etc.)
  • Professionalism, reputation, credibility
  • Timing: lead-time is essential
  • Staffing: ability to execute the event to meet the Foundation's standards (first class event, sufficient media support, ability to source sponsors, meet fundraising budget)
  • Commitment and enthusiasm from an organization
  • Ability to fulfill objectives set by the event and or project

Funding Limitations

In general, the Foundation will not support:

  • Individual interests
  • Religious groups
  • Political causes (campaigns or candidates)
  • Promotional sponsorships
  • Projects outside of Canada
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