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Alternate Name OCR
Former Name Community Foundation of Ottawa
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Fuller Building
75 Albert St W, Suite 301
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7
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Intersection Elgin St and Albert St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free occasional parking on the street * pay parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) Community organization that attracts and manages charitable gifts, primarily in the form of permanent endowments, pooled for investment purposes and the annual earnings used for purposes specified by the donor or, in the case of unrestricted funds, to make grants to qualifying non-profit, charitable organizations for activities and programs which improve the quality of life in Ottawa and beyond
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Grants are made to non-profit recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency as registered charities 
For the competitive grants program, applicants must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and have a committed volunteer board * organizations must be based in Ottawa 
Does not consider funding requests through the competitive grants program for: fundraising events and campaign activities * partisan political or religious activities * individuals * sports and recreation, team or club sponsorships * deficit reduction * core operations (equipment for administration, ongoing staff etc.)
Application Fill out the online application form
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Program Development Funds ; Public Foundations
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-236-1616
Fax 613-236-1621
Social Media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Primary Contact Tais McNeill, Associate, Community Engagement; Phone: 613-236-1616 ext 223; Email:
Primary Executive Marco Pagani, President and Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 613-236-1616 ext 227; Email:
Alternate Executive Bibi Patel, Vice-President; Phone: 613-236-1616 ext 226; Email:
Other Details
Established 1987
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119227981 RR0001 * pledges; bequests; memorials; life insurance
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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