The Foundation has four grant deadlines per year. Applications must be received by 5 pm on the dates shown. For more information about the Foundation and our grant types, please see Guidelines.
Type "A" & "B" | Response to "A" applicants in April.
Type "A" | Response to "A" and "B" applicants in July.
Type "A" | Response to "A" applicants in October.
Type "A" | Response to "A" applicants in January.
WHO IS BEHIND THE FOUNDATION?
We're family-run with members young and old, hailing from all walks of life and with backgrounds and personal interests in many of the sectors we support.
WHAT SECTORS DOES CHIF SUPPORT?
We support Arts, Community, Education, Environment and Health initiatives.
HOW BIG IS THE FOUNDATION?
We are a small, family-run foundation that's disbursed over $5.6 million since inception.
WHAT ARE THE GRANT TYPES?
Our Type "A" grants range between $1,000 and $5,000 and are usually one-time only. Our Type "B" grants are typically multi-year commitments of higher value and are designed to assist applicants to introduce new services, or elevate existing operations to a new plateau to meet the changing environment. Type "B" grants generally don't exceed $100,000.
WHAT AREA DOES CHIF SERVICE?
Our geographic area of interest lies within the province of Ontario, including remote locations where funding can be difficult to secure.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR FUNDING?
Click on the Application link to download the fillable pdf application form, then email it along with requested attachments by the deadline.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED FROM FUNDING?
Generally, CHIF does not contribute to research, seminars or workshops. Only applications from registered charitable organizations will be considered.
Charles H. Ivey ("C.H.") was born in London, Ontario in 1889.
He graduated in Electrical Engineering at McGill University before joining Emco Ltd. (then Empire Brass Manufacturing Ltd.) in 1911. C.H. served as an army Lieutenant in WWI, where he was awarded the Military Cross for his action at Vimy Ridge.
Before going overseas for the war, he married Ethel Jamieson in 1916. Together, they had three children. Peter, born in 1919, worked with his father at Emco and later became President and then Chairman of the company. Robert, born in 1922, also worked at Emco, expanding foundry operations in England. Bob was the co-founder of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (now Cystic Fibrosis Canada). Joanne was born in 1923 and became an opera singer. She married Ettore Mazzoleni, who was the principal of the Royal Conservatory of Music and later a principal conductor of the Canadian Opera Company.
After the war, C.H. returned to Emco and eventually became President in 1946, then Chairman until he retired in 1962. Under his leadership, Emco became a public company and expanded its operations, more than tripling its whole outlets across Canada, as well as opening offices in England and West Germany.
In 1957, he established the Charles H. Ivey Foundation, with his three offspring as its original directors.
The Foundation's first disbursement and longest continuous support has been to Cystic Fibrosis research. Other significant donations include The Royal Conservatory of Music, The Royal Canadian Regiment and National Service Dogs.
Today, the Foundation consists of three generations of family-only members who are active participants in all granting decisions.