Lawson Foundation - Youth and Environment LOI

The Lawson Foundation envisages a society where all young people are connected with nature and contribute the power of their leadership and creativity to help ensure a healthy, sustainable environment.

We invite letters of intent from registered charities and other qualified donees across Canada requesting support for environmental initiatives that strengthen young people’s capacities for leadership and civic engagement. Successful applications will provide opportunities for young people 15 to about 25 years of age to use these capacities to connect with nature and help ensure a healthy, sustainable environment. The Foundation will prioritize initiatives that clearly demonstrate that young people have a central role in creating and managing the project and sharing the project results.

Key Dates and Details

  • The deadline for submission of letters of intent is Thursday May 31, 2018 at noon EDT.
  • The Foundation hosted an information webinar on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at 12 noon EDT and an interactive chat on Twitter (#LawsonYouth2018) at the same time. ICYMI, you can view a recording of the webinar here and download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation here.
  • You can download a Call Package in PDF format with additional information. We also encourage applicants to read both the detailed description of the Youth & the Environment Strategy and the teaser.

The deadline is May 31, 2018 at noon EDT. Applicants are recommended to submit as early as possible to avoid technical issues. In fairness to others, no late applications will be accepted.

How to Apply

The application process will occur in two stages. Please note that all application forms must be submitted online using the Lawson Foundation’s application templates. A Lawson Foundation review committee will review all letters of intent and full proposals.

Agency Name: 
Lawson Foundation
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
For large institutions like universities and hospitals, the maximum overhead charge is 10% of the Foundation’s grant.
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Social Science
Grant Eligibility: