Project Funding Policy
During the early 2000s, when it first began launching its
activities, the Foundation granted funding to many of the
organizations that submitted requests. Today, the Foundation still
has a portfolio of some 30 projects, most of which will be expiring
very soon. The Foundation's current policy is to no longer
directly finance any new requests.
During the past few years, the Foundation and the government of
Quebec joined forces, in the context of long-term partnerships, to
set up three independent organizations to provide
support for community-initiated projects: Avenir
d'enfants, Québec en Forme and Réunir
Through these organizations, the Foundation is able to reach out
to a larger number of young Quebecers, particularly those living in
poverty. Every year, a total of $50 million is allocated to these
Avenir d'enfants, Québec en Forme and
Réunir Réussir receive applications for funding projects
that reflect their respective missions, and assess them based on
their own criteria and selection criteria.
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By supporting local community initiatives, Avenir
d'enfants strives to fulfill its mission: to advance the
overall development of children five and under living in
poverty to ensure that every child has the opportunity to
get a good start in life.
Québec en Forme
Québec en Forme works to mobilize individuals and
Quebec society as a whole to adopt and maintain a
physically active lifestyle and the health eating habits
that are essential to the optimal development of young
Réunir Réussir supports initiatives that
promote student retention in Quebec by focusing primarily
on mobilizing the Instances régionales de concertation
(IRCs)* and local communities.
* An "instance
régionale de concertation (IRC)" is a group of regional actors from
different sectors working towards a common goal in the same region
in support of local communities.