The Alva Foundation imagines a world where all children are happy, healthy and connected to the environment around them. We provide financial support to Canadian registered charities who offer programs and services that support children and youth, and the environment.

Preferred Funding

The foundation’s funding criteria will favour charitable agencies or institutions in good standing with Canada Revenue Agency that:

  1. Support or serve children & youth at risk, age 0-17 and/or
  2. Have a focus on the environment

Grants will favour charities:

  1. Whose management and program offerings operate within Canada;
  2. Whose budgets typically range from $300,000 – $10,000,000;

In 2022 we will be considering single year grants up to a maximum of $50,000 and multi-year grants for $30,000 per year up to a maximum of 3 years.

Granting Regions

Donations are made only within Canada.


Grants will not favour applications for:

  1. Individuals
  2. Endowment funds

How to apply for funding

All applications will be solicited directly by current Board members. No applications will be accepted without direct solicitation from a Board member until further notice.

Mailing Address

The Foundation has no permanent office address, but can be contacted at:

The Alva Foundation 138 Mainprize Cres. Mount Albert, Ontario L0G 1M0

Please Note: The Foundation does not accept telephone calls.

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