We have a new online application system!

If not redirected, find new system here.



As of September 30, funding has ended for 2018 and we are no longer accepting applications for activities taking place this fall. 

Apply for Funding for 2019

Step 1: Check to see if you are eligible for funding.  Look at the chart below to see if your family income (we look at the tax Line 236) is below the amount shown for your family size. 

Family Size: adult(s) + child(ren) Income Level
1 person (e.g. independent youth) $21,822
2 people (1 parent + 1 child) $27,165
3 people $33,396
4 people $40,548
5 people $45,988
6 people $51,868
7+ people $57,747


Step 2: If you think you are eligible, you can begin the application process below. You will need to have documents to show your family size and income. Click here to see what documents we will want to see.

Read more about our PROGRAM GUIDELINES HERE.

Need assistance logging in or have questions about the application process? Contact Maria at: 519-826-9551 ext 23 or freetogrow@childrensfoundation.org 


We have a new online application system!




If you have received funding from us in the past two years, you may already have an account in the new system as we moved family information over. Families will be receiving an automated email with a link to activate their account and set their password. Your Username in the new system will be your email address.


Contact us at freetogrow@childrensfoundation.org or by phone 519-826-9551 ext 23 to see if you have an account in the new system.



If you have never applied to Free to Grow before, create a new account. Before creating an account, please read our Terms and Conditions.



Unable to apply online?

Download a copy of the Free to Grow Application HERE