Bursaries and Scholarships

Your chapter supports you!

We offer a variety of annual bursaries and scholarships to help you develop your skills and achieve your goals.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact Megan Henshaw.

IDEA Membership Bursary

Does your organization support equity-seeking communities?  You may be eligible for a free AFP membership.

We’re offering two (2) free memberships valued at $360 ($285 + $75 chapter dues) each for professionals serving non-profit organizations within our region whose mission and focus is to support equity-seeking communities.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada and Every Member Campaign donors who made this opportunity possible.

Criteria

To be considered for this bursary you must:

  • Work at an organization that support equity-seeking communities
  • Fit the criteria for either a Professional or Association Membership (see details below)
  • Not have received a bursary from AFP Golden Horseshoe in the last calendar year
  • Confirm this is the only application from your organization
  • Submit the application by Friday, June 17, 2022 at 5:00pm

Membership Types Available

You must belong to one of the following membership types in order to qualify for this bursary.

Professional: For individuals working as professional fundraisers and/or who are responsible for a part of the fundraising process in their organization.

Associate: For individuals or volunteers who are engaged in fields related to fundraising, have mutual interests with fundraising professionals, or who support professional fundraising efforts.

In both cases, members must uphold the Donor Bill of Rights and the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

Application Procedure

Apply online by Friday, June 17, 2022 at 5:00pm.  

The Bursary Selection Committee will review all eligible applications and inform all applicants of its decision by Monday, July 4, 2022.

Fundamentals of Fundraising Bursary

The Fundamentals of Fundraising course is ideal for those new to fundraising, or for those seeking their CFRE designation.  This bursary defrays the course fee substantially.

Highlights

  • $300 bursary value (covers 75% of member course cost, 60% of non-member cost)
  • 5 bursaries available in 2022

Criteria

  • Open to members and non-members
  • Must be employed in fundraising or interested in working in the profession
  • Only one application per organization
  • Must demonstrate financial need on the part of your organization and/or a limited professional development budget
  • NOT available to anyone who received a bursary in the last calendar year

Recipient Commitments

  • Complete the entire course
  • Submit a brief report once course is completed
  • Consider serving on an AFP Golden Horseshoe volunteer committee for a one year term

Application Process

Applications will open ahead of fall 2022 registration.  Stay tuned!

The bursary Selection Committee will review all eligible applications and inform all applicants of its decision within two weeks of the application deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan at macleod.megan@aol.com.

AFP Congress Bursaries

Let us help you get inspired!  This bursary will help defray the costs of attending AFP’s annual three day fundraising conference in Toronto.

Highlights

  • Details to come for 2022 AFP Congress

Criteria

  • Only open to AFP Golden Horseshoe members
  • Must be employed as a fundraising professional, or as an Executive Director or Consultant that spends at 20% of their time on fundraising
  • Only one application per organization
  • Must demonstrate financial need on the part of your organization and/or a limited professional development budget
  • NOT available to anyone who received a bursary last calendar year

Recipient Commitments

  • Attend the entire conference
  • Complete a brief evaluation report at the end of the conference (funds provided once report is received)
  • Agree to serve on an AFP Golden Horseshoe committee/board for one year

Application Process

Application information will be available in early fall 2022.

Chamberlain Scholarship

Attend ICON, the most-recognized fundraising conference in the world.

Highlights

  • $2,000 towards expenses such as travel, accommodation, meals
  • Plus, we’ll cover the conference fee less $10 USD
  • 1 scholarship available annually

Criteria

  • Only open to AFP Golden Horseshoe members
  • Must have at least 5 years full time experience as a professional fundraiser
  • Must be employed as: a fundraising professional; an Executive Director or Consultant that spends at 20% of their time on fundraising; or as consultant that spends 50% of their fundraising for other organizations
  • Only one application per organization
  • Must demonstrate financial need on the part of your organization and/or a limited professional development budget
  • NOT available to anyone who received a bursary last calendar year
  • NOT available to anyone who has previously attended ICON

Recipient Commitments

  • Attend the entire conference
  • Complete a brief evaluation report at the end of the conference (funds provided once report is received)
  • Consider volunteering on an AFP Golden Horseshoe committee

Application Process

Application for ICON 2023 will be available in late summer.  Please check back then.

History

The Chamberlain Scholarship honours Ralph Chamberlain, CFRE, a long time fundraiser and supporter of AFP.