2019 Funding Application Guidelines

Johansen-Larsen Foundation was established to provide funding for educational initiatives related to marginalized children and youth, and animals at risk. Specifically, funding is allocated to transformative and sustainable educational initiatives offered in Canada for:

  1. Marginalized children and youth to empower them to overcome the barriers they may face in their lives; and
  2. Others to learn about social injustices facing the most vulnerable human and animal members of our society, in order to foster engagement and action in addressing issues related to poverty, marginalization and/or inhumane treatment.


  • To educate the public about the potential of education to make a difference in the lives of marginalized children, youth, and animals at risk.
  • To support educational initiatives that are transformative and sustainable.
  • To support educational initiatives that make a positive and measurable difference in the lives of marginalized children, youth, and animals at risk.


The Grant Application Process:

We invite eligible organizations to apply for funding by completing the attached grant application. 

DEADLINE: ┬áMay 10, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. no exceptions. 

NOTIFICATIONS: All organizations will be notified of the status of their application when Board approval is received, usually by the end of May or beginning of June.



SINGLE YEAR Grant requests can be for up to $10,000 and must address the JLF guiding principles.

Only organizations that hold a current Revenue Canada Registration # are eligible for JLF grants.



Funding may be considered for an existing or new project/ program/initiative that the organization is launching, which may have multiple steps/stages. We understand that sustainability is built over time in these cases.  Requests for capital projects or general operational expenses will also be considered. Operational funding refers to expenses associated with administering the program/project on a day-to-day basis.

The JLF encourages applicants to locate other funding sources for their projects.

Requests for the following are deemed to be INELIGIBLE:

  • Ongoing / annual contractor’s fees
  • Retroactive funding
  • Debt retirement, reserves and mortgage pay-downs
  • Activities of a religious organization that primarily serves their membership and / or for direct religious purposes
  • Building construction or renovations
  • Annual fund drives
  • Third party funding (In other words, multi-year funding applications will not be accepted from organizations that need an intermediary agency.)
  • Improvements or additions to land or property which might revert to private ownership
  • Bursaries and scholarships
  • Improvements or additions to land or property, which might revert to private ownership.


Your Grant Application is Important:

Please click here for the 2019 Grant Application. Grant application forms MUST be completed in full. Please be as thorough as possible in the completion of the application to ensure that your application is not delayed or denied consideration while additional information is being obtained.  Please submit your completed application by May 10, 2019.  If we receive your application, you will receive a confirmation email from the JL Foundation within 2 weeks.


Please contact Marianne Larsen, President, JL Foundation, grants@jlfoundation.ca





It has often been said that the mark of a civilized society is how well it treats its most vulnerable members.

Our Vision:
A society where all children, youth, and animals are treated with compassion and love.