The Fergusson Foundation Grants Program was officially established in 1992. The program provides financial assistance to non-profit organizations which research or address the causes, incidences and forms of family violence, which promote effective intervention, and which support educational programs that increase public awareness about this pervasive problem. The selected recipients will be awarded a grant to a maximum of $3,000 per organization.

Canadian organizations are eligible if they are recognized as registered charities by Revenue Canada and their project supports one of the following areas:

a) The provision of counseling and other services to victims of family violence.
b) The development of counseling and training programs for the education of staff or volunteers working in the area of family violence.
c) The development of public education programs addressing family violence.
d) Research into the causes of family violence and possible remedial strategies.
e) The education and training of victims of family violence.

All applications should be in the same format as per the attached form and received by the Fergusson Foundation between July 1,  and  August 10, 2018. The submission may be forwarded electronically, or it should be typed or clearly printed and submitted.


Applicants should understand that grants are not available to cover normal operating expenses, but rather are designed to provide funding for special projects.

Please download and complete the Fergusson Foundation Grant Application Form

Please provide a detailed budget for the project including in-kind and other financial contributions.

Applications will only be accepted during the official application period.

The 2018 Grants Program Application Period is from July 1, 2018 until August 10, 2018

Selection Process

The recipients of the grants are selected by a Grant Selection Committee comprised of representatives from the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Fergusson Foundation reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the information provided in the submission.

2017 Grant Recipients

  • Family Enrichment & Counselling Service
  • Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre/ Love Shouldn’t Hurt Campaign
  • Sardis Doorway for Mother’s and Children
  • YWCA Moncton  
  • YWCA Peterborough Haliburton