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Max Bell Foundation

Category: International

The Foundation reflects the spirit and intent of its founder to improve Canadian society. The Foundation encourages the development of innovative ideas that impact public policies and practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, education, and the environment. Grantmaking is targeted at projects that value responsibility and self-sufficiency at levels of the individual, family, community, and society. Projects should identify, develop, and assess alternatives rather than perpetuate the status quo. If alternatives arenít the focus, the project should add value to mainstream activities without duplicating them. The project should be driven by demonstrable public needs rather than intellectual curiosity. It should focus on practical issues and approaches as well as recognize and address the complexities of public policy making. Projects should be outcome, rather than output oriented, likely to generate transferable results, effect change by building and leading collaboration, and promote evidence-informed decision making. To receive Foundation funds, the project should not receive public sector funding. The board meets three times a year, usually in May, September, and December. Applications are accepted throughout the year. An online letter of intent form and additional information are available on the Web site.

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