How do we make decisions?

Applying for Grants:

For those interested in applying for a grant from the Harbinger foundation, our current program, Indigenous Communities, is managed by Tides Canada. We encourage you to read through the program area on this site and to connect with Wendy Cooper for more details.

Financially Contributing to Harbinger Projects:

For those interested in supporting Harbinger’s ‘Indigenous Communities’ program, we have mechanisms in place that allow for us to receive outside funding contributions. These contributions are tax deductible, and are managed by Tides Canada. We encourage you to check out the link provided, to learn more about Tides Canada’s allocation and reporting processes, and to connect with Wendy Cooper for further details.


Our Board of Directors meets annually to review the overall granting process and set broad granting goals for the year. During the year, three to four meetings are held to review Tides Canada’s recommended proposals. While the majority of our efforts are directed to our Indigenous Communities program, there are select legacy relationships that are supported through Director Advised Grants. 


Who can apply for a grant?

We only give donations to Canadian registered charities.


Who do we not give to?

Harbinger does not fund student exchanges, religious or political organizations or individuals.

Examples of past donations can be found on the CRA charities directory http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/charities/