The primary criterion by which the Foundation evaluates proposals is the degree to which the proposed work aligns with the Foundation’s mission:


The Lewitt Family Foundation has an interest in supporting education and music programs for those less fortunate so that they may have satisfying lives and will be able to contribute to the future of Canada.


Please note that the Foundation’s funding will be directed mostly to programs in Ontario.


The Foundation can make grants only for charitable purposes, and only to organizations which have been issued a registered charity number under the Income Tax Act of Canada.


The Foundation will accept proposals twice a year, with March 31st and September 30th being the cut off dates.


The following is the information that the Foundation typically requires to fully assess a grant proposal. Feel free to include any other relevant information as an appendix, keeping in mind that the proposal should not exceed 10 pages and that any additional materials should be limited to items that are strictly pertinent to the project.


  1. Executive Summary (1 page maximum): Provide a summary of the proposal.
  2. Background Information (1-2 pages): If your organization is unknown to the Foundation, provide a brief description of your organization, including the community it serves and the role it plays within this sector.
  3. Rationale (1 page maximum): Describe why your organization wants to undertake this particular project or program, how it fits into your organization’s objectives, how it can benefit others, and why your organization it best qualified to carry it out. If the project is a collaboration, include a brief description of each partner, each organization’s role in the project, and the reasons for forming the partnership.
  4. Description (3-6 pages): Include all information relevant to the grant request. If applicable to the proposal, include a detailed work plan or methodology, anticipated results and an evaluation plan that includes specific measures. If the project is technical or scientific, describe it in lay terms in the body of the proposal and provide a more technical description, for peer-review purposes, as an appendix. If it is a research project or a project that depends largely on the knowledge and experience of specific individuals, provide a short biography for the senior people involved.
  5. Budget (1-2 pages): Provide an itemized budget with a short explanation of each item. Typically, the larger the amount requested, the more detail required. If the Foundation is being asked for partial funding of the project, indicate in the budget which expenses would be covered by a grant from the Foundation and which would be supported with other sources of funding. Specify all other requested and confirmed sources of funding.
  6. Board of Directors and Committees: Provide a list of your organization’s board of directors, with a one-line description of each person, and a list of any relevant committees or advisory groups. Also provide some information about the chief executive officer of your organization.
  7. Financial Information: Provide the most recent audited financial statements for your organization, a copy of the operating budget for the current year (including expenditures to date) and a copy of the most recent annual report.