Frequently Asked Questions

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the following top five questions to better understand how to apply for Krembil Foundation funding.

What are the current funding priorities?

Right now we are primarily interested in research projects studying the mechanisms of neurodegeneration and psoriatic arthritis.

Do you run granting competitions?

The Krembil Foundation does not run granting competitions or have a formal granting application. Please review our five-stage approach to better understand how we work. If you are interested in submitting an idea, please get in touch via the contact us page. We review all incoming research ideas on a rolling basis throughout the year.

How do I apply for a grant?

Please submit a Letter of Intent to with a subject line in the following format: "Grant Application_Applicant's Last name, First Name_Type of Grant(Research or Other)".

Due to the high volume of submissions, only applicants who are chosen to move to the next stage of the application process will be contacted by us.

How do I apply for the Krembil Nursing Award program?

The nursing award program is open to RNs and RPNs currently working at the Toronto Western Hospital. For more information please visit the Krembil Nursing Awards website at

Can I apply for community giving funding?

We do not accept unsolicited proposals. Our board approaches organizations based on current interests.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Is my institution eligible to receive funding?

The Foundation makes grants for charitable purposes only; and only to organizations that have been issued a Registered Charity Number under the Income Tax Act of Canada.

How many new grants do you issue in a year?

At any given time our pipeline has projects in various stages of discovery and proposal development; the number of approved proposals in a given year varies. On average, we issue 2-8 new grants per year.

How many grants do you actively fund?

We require a deep understanding and commitment to each grant in order to deliver on our promise to be a partner. Keeping a small portfolio ensures we have the capacity to commit our time to understand and oversee each research grant. At any given time our medical research portfolio contains 20-30 grants.

How many years of funding do you issue?

Typically we grant funds with support between 2-5 years. We are flexible to ensure our granting timeline is aligned with project requirements.

How much funding can I apply for?

This question is discussed in the third stage of our process. We are flexible to ensure funding is aligned with project requirements.

When can I expect to hear back?

At any given time, our pipeline has projects in various stages of discovery and proposal development and there is a limited capacity to pursue every project that does fit within our funding priorities. Due to the volume of requests we receive, only those being considered will be contacted. If you are not selected to continue in our process, this does not reflect the importance or significance of your funding request ; it is the result of having the difficult task of choosing from the many requests we received.

What don't you fund?

We do not support the following types of requests: general administration costs, operating costs, deficit financing, endowments, capital campaigns, general fundraising, construction of new or existing facilities or grants to private individuals.

Where do you fund?

Ontario is currently our largest benefactor, but we fund across Canada.

I still have questions! How do I contact you?

Please submit your questions to with a subject line in the following format: "Inquiry_Last name, First Name".