Alva Foundation Grants

The Alva Foundation funds registered charitable organizations (with a CRA charitable registration number) conducting research and/or developing services that address significant risk factors in early childhood development, prenatal through four years of age. It is our philosophy that healthy childhood development sets in place many mental, physical, and social attributes that determine the ability to develop into a healthy adult. We are interested in helping organizations that work in the areas of prevention.

Research, pilot, or demonstration projects. 

  1. Research into risk factors that limit healthy early childhood development, prenatal to four years old with preference given to ECD in societal, educational, and/or family contexts. Increasingly, new research is proving that healthy early childhood development sets in place, often for life, many neurological, social, and learning factors and abilities. Scope: across Canada
  2. Funding of demonstration or pilot projects testing the delivery and introduction of new services to this constituency that aim to ensure healthy early childhood development. Scope: across Canada, but preference given to Toronto, Montreal, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
Agency Name: 
Alva Foundation
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
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It is the foundation's practice to support a small portfolio of projects, or institutions, with single and multi-year grants (no more than three years) to a maximum of $50,000/annum per application.
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External Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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