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Field Descriptions:

Additional Information Further information on the individual record.
Amount Disbursed The total amount of funding allocated to the grant. If a grant crosses multiple years, the total is reported in a single year.
Coverage Applies only to Federal funding. Region, province or territory where the recipient organization is located.
Data Source Public Accounts: A detailed annual budget published annual by the Federal, provincial or territorial governments.

FOI or ATIA: Data was secured directly from the government agency using access to information legislation.

Fiscal Year Public Accounts reports transfer payments over a fiscal year (e.g. April to March). The year reported is the start year. For example, data from Public Accounts published for 1987-1988 is listed as 1987.
Funding Organization: Government Level The government jurisdiction (eg. British Columbia, Federal, Nova Scotia) that was the source of the funding.
Funding Organization: Name The ministry, department or crown agency that was the source of the funding.
Funding Organization: Program Applies only to Federal funding. Some federal agencies organize their transfer payments under programs.
Keywords Keyword search applies to all fields.
Parent Program Applies only to Federal funding. Some federal agencies organize their transfer payments under a broader heading above the Funding Organization: Program field.
Project Description A description of the funded research project.
Recipient Organization: City The city where the recipient organization is located.
Recipient Organization: Name The organization identified as the grant recipient. There are five organizations that included the notation “(edit)”. In most cases, this is a reference to an organization where the name of its branch location was remove to provide consistency among the names (e.g., Elizabeth Fry Society of London was revised to Elizabeth Fry Society). Refer to the “Recipient (Original)” field for the original terminology. 
Recipient Organization: Name Original The ‘Recipient Organization: Name’ field was processed using Google OpenRefine and other programs to clean errors in spelling or produce consistency among records. This field provides the original name from the source file.



  • Aboriginal Peoples
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Women

The records were coded based on names of organizations that match four issues: Indigenous peoples, environment, human rights and women. The coding included any organization associated with these four sectors, such as the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) or the Canadian Institute for Climate Studies. Whether or not an organization was included in one of the sectors was based on one of two factors: membership and/or mandate. Self-identified human rights or civil liberties organizations, for instance, were coded as human rights (e.g. Powell River Civil Liberties Association or B.C. Human Rights Council). Similarly, organizations were included if their primary mandate fit within one of these sectors, such as transition homes or family crisis centres for women. At the same time, organizations whose membership was primarily Aboriginal peoples or women were included, such as the Victorian Order of Nurses. The data collection excluded grants to governments (e.g, municipalities), government agencies, individuals and for-profit organizations.

Aboriginal governments: This category is a sub-set of the Indigenous peoples category (ie. all records under this category are also identified as Indigenous peoples). We included all organizations with the following keywords: band, tribe, reserve and government. We also manually reviewed all the remaining records to include references to Aboriginal peoples’ communities that did not specify an organization or association (eg. “Algonquin of Pikwakanagan” was included in this category). Other common keywords for this category included development corporation, development fund, management services, regional development, education authority, child and family services, fisheries and education authority, construction, housing corporation and association, land corporation, board of education, “Metis and Non-Status” or Non Stat, alcohol and drug abuse, college, Société de Développement.

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Readings lists on the topic of state funding for social movements

All information sources from and the database should be acknowledged by the User and cited as follows:


  • Clément, Dominique. “Title of Page or Document.” State Funding for Social Movements. Accessed [date accessed, e.g. 28 July 2020]


Clément, Dominique. State Funding for Social Movements Database. Accessed [date accessed, e.g. 28 July 2020]