Hello Funds Fans! I hope you’ve all enjoyed a glorious August? I certainly have :) I had a brief reprieve from school and took the family on an ocean-side adventure to Vancouver Island. I can 100% recommend the charms of Sayward, B.C. Right from the Port of Kelsey Bay dock there is excellent fishing and wildlife viewing: sea lions, orcas, humpback whales, salmon of all sorts… A thrilling adventure and now I have a freezer full of fresh salmon too!!
Here’s what I’ve rustled up for upcoming funding deadlines:
September 1st, 2014. Grants range up to $50,000. The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) is now accepting applications in the categories of Music and RTR (research, training and regional events) as part of its 2013 general grants program. The call is open to Arab individuals living in the Arab region or in diaspora and to local, regional and international institutions whose projects are related to contemporary Arab culture. Music and RTR applications must be submitted online.
September 10th, 2014. Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) has some excellent opportunities with deadlines on this date. These include: Capacity Building Grants: To strengthen the effectiveness of conservation and outdoor activity organizations. Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000. Advocacy and Awareness Grants: To support the protection of ecologically significant cores and corridors. Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000. Access & Activity Grants: Access and Activity Grants support programs, initiatives and infrastructure projects that encourage backcountry, urban and near-urban outdoor recreation. Grants range from $500 to $15,000. Land Acquisition Grants: To conserve ecologically and/or recreationally significant resources. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.
September 11th, 2014. $20,000+. The Real Estate Foundation of BC supports real estate and land use practices that contribute to resilient, healthy communities and natural systems. They provide grants and information to non-profit organizations working to enable transformational change in BC communities. Our General Grant Program supports initiatives that non-profit organizations have identified as important based on research and their own, on-the-ground knowledge and experience. These grants help to meet needs, fill gaps and implement solutions. They benefit not only the organizations and communities involved, but also groups in other regions that are facing similar challenges. Research and experience tell us that fresh water, sustainable food systems and well-planned built environments are integral to sustainable communities; accordingly, they are a priority for our grants
September 15th, 2014. Grants range from $5,000 to $75,000. The Bullit Foundation mission is to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest. The Foundation invites inquiries from nonprofit organizations that serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, western Montana (including the Rocky Mountain range), and south-central Alaska. Inquiries received before September 15 will be considered for the November 1 proposal deadline.
September 15th, 2014. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000 (estimate). The Hamber Foundation provides grants for cultural, educational and charitable purposes within the Province of British Columbia. The Foundation prefers to support specific projects rather than contributing to general sustaining assistance or to large capital projects. The Foundation may review major grant proposals from time to time.
September 15th, 2014. Maximum Grant: +$100,000/yr. and under. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience program which offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology). Organizations may request funds for up to three years at a time.
September 25th, 2014. Grants range from $1000 to $5,000. The Vancouver Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Council program funds projects that are youth driven and/or include youth in their design, implementation and decision making; build good youth partnerships and connections; increase awareness of the diversity of youth ideas and experiences in communities.
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