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Paul Barber Foundation Grant Opportunity
Arts-based programming, 2023

Grant purpose: Support arts-based programming that services underrepresented and/or marginalized groups. 

Grant amount: $15,000-30,000 per year

Grant duration: 1-4 years

Applicant type: Registered Canadian charities

Location of project: Canada 

Application deadline: April 15th, 2023


The Paul Barber Foundation (PBF) is a family-run private foundation  based in the Greater Toronto Area that is dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians by supporting transformational life-changing programs.  Our three main pillars are as follows:

  • Elevating girls and women, and promoting gender equality.

  • Helping Youth of all backgrounds to meet their full potential.

  • Supporting arts programs that promote equality regardless of race,  gender, or socio-economic background.

Grant Opportunity

One registered charity will be awarded a grant to be used on a new or established arts program that impacts the lives of underrepresented and/or marginalized Canadians through the arts. The grant may be single year or multi-year depending on the program needs and vision. Total grant amount is up to $120,000. 


Your project should meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Provide equal access to arts programs for marginalized, underserved, or underrepresented groups.

  • Using arts to improve the lives of women and girls.

  • Using arts to improve the lives of youth.

Special Consideration

Special consideration will be given to programs that also address the following areas:

  • Promoting mental health.

  • Education and/or career-building.

  • Inclusivity and diversity.

Additional Info

Relevant programs we have supported in the past:

  • Arts program for marginalized women, many of whom have experienced issues with homelessness, mental health, or addiction

  • Youth education that uses arts programing to help at-risk youth graduate high-school


Please fill out the below form, outlining your program and how it meets our objectives, as well as use of funds. If your application is selected for additional consideration, you may be asked to submit a more detailed proposal.

Selected applicants will be contacted by May 15th.

Application deadline: April 15th, 2023

Thanks for your application!
Successful applicants will be notified by May 15

This form no longer accepts submissions. Deadline to apply was April 15th. Thank you to everyone who applied.

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