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  • findfundsblogger 2:39 pm on October 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: BC SPCA Spay/Neuter funding 

    BCSPCA spay fundingHey Funds Fans – just so you know, I did not make that logo up myself ;)  This post is for pet-lovers across B.C.  For 2015, the BC SPCA is offering a total of $80,000 for cat spay/neuter programs and $7,500 for dog or rabbit spay/neuter programs in communities across B.C. Successful applicants will be allocated funding based on demonstrated need and ability to match funds. There is no set minimum or maximum amount to apply. Deadline: December 31, 2014.

    Successful grant applications will demonstrate the need and be able to document a plan for use of the funds. It is their goal to be able to make a demonstrated impact on a group of animals. This means that applications targeted at fixing at least 85% of the animals identified in a colony or community will be prioritized.

    Cat program: Funds are to be targeted at B.C. cats most at risk of contributing to cat overpopulation such as 1) intact neighborhood or community-fed cats, abandoned cats and feral cats living in colonies, where there are one or more caretakers (referred to from here on as “free-roaming” cats) or 2) cats cared for by owners/guardians in a First Nations community.

    Dog or rabbit program: Funds are to be used for either 1) free-roaming dogs or rabbits where there is one or more caretakers or 2) dogs cared for by owners/guardians in a First Nations community.

    Who can apply?

    • BC SPCA Branches
    • First Nation’s governments and tribal councils
    • Local governments (municipal and regional district)
    • Registered animal charities and non-profits
    • Veterinarians

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  • findfundsblogger 4:44 pm on September 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $20,000 for developing Age-Friendly Communities in B.C. 

    age friendlyHey Funds Fans!  What a hecky-heckerton of a time lately but I haven’t forgotten y’all ;)  Here’s a little something for communities around B.C.

    The Seniors’ Housing & Support Initiative (SHSI) was created through the Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development to assist local governments to prepare for an aging population.  The priority in 2015 is to engage communities that have not yet completed an age-friendly plan or undertaken a project focused on age-friendly communities. A maximum of $20,000 will be available to 25 communities within B.C.  Deadline: October 31st, 2014.

    Eligible applicants are local governments (municipalities and regional districts) in British Columbia. Eligible activities are new community planning and/or community projects that are undertaken by a local government and that address the guiding principles and funding priorities of the program.

    This includes comprehensive age-friendly community planning/projects or activities that focus on one or more of the eight age-friendly community components:

    • Outdoor spaces and buildings
    • Transportation (including traffic safety)
    • Housing
    • Respect and social inclusion
    • Social participation
    • Communications and information
    • Civic participation and employment
    • Community support and health services

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  • findfundsblogger 6:10 pm on August 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding Deadline Alerts for September 2014 

     

    Deadline Alert!

    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 $15,000Access & 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 $15,000Land 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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  • findfundsblogger 8:50 am on July 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts for August 2014 

    Deadline Alert!

    Funds Fans, I have let you down over this past month but perhaps you will forgive me when I tell you that I’ve been working on a 21-credit summer semester, juggling household duties and dealing with a horde of listless, “bored” and rather unimaginative children who don’t seem to know how to a) clean up after themselves, b) appreciate that Mum does work and it’s called going to school and, c) understand the concept that their life is not going to magically fill with memorable, life-enhancing moments by just sitting around the house playing Black Ops or watching My Little Pony for the umpteenth time.  Bless their hearts.  Where is my wooden spoon…

    Moving on, there are a number of great funds coming up in August and if you are a keener you still have a couple of days to get in on the first few.

    August 1st, 2014.  Maximum grant: $50,000.  The Community Accessibility Stream of the Enabling Accessibility Fund is designed to provide funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in communities across Canada. Projects may include: renovating, retrofitting or constructing community facilities where programs or services are offered to people with disabilities; retrofitting motor vehicles used as community-based transportation; and, providing information and communications technologies to make them more accessible for the community.  Eligible recipients for this CFP are: Not-for-profit organizations; Municipalities with a population under 125,000 as per census data; Aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and, Territorial governments.

    August 1st, 2014.  Award $5,000.  Jill’s Family Education AwardThe purpose of this award is to provide a woman who is solid/successful in her recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, a life transforming opportunity to build those dreams which result from the gift of sobriety. This award is intended to enable a woman in recovery to develop her talents through post-secondary education, which will help provide a new beginning for herself and her family. Recipients may attend any post-secondary (or other related) education institution in BC.  To be eligible for the award, a recipient must: be a female resident of British Columbia; be a woman who has been in recovery from alcohol and/or other drug addiction for a minimum of three years; demonstrate financial need; demonstrate academic proficiency consistent with graduating (75% or GPA 2.5); demonstrate community engagement.

    August 1st, 2014.  Grants range from $15,000 – $40,000.  The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.  Applicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country. While almost all recipients of our research grant possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant. The grant, however, may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate degree. Applicants need not be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although most are college or university professors.  Applications are submitted online.

    August 4th, 2014.  Maximum grant: $500,000.  The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) through its Office of Religious Freedom (ORF), is launching a Religious Freedom Fund call for proposals.  The call is intended to achieve one or several of the following outcomes: Enhance the rights of religious communities whether they are threatened or violated; Strengthened institutions’ and civil society’s response to specific violations of religious freedom in targeted countries and promote tolerance and  pluralism; and/or, Increased effectiveness of organizations, including national and international stakeholders, to act against violations of freedom of religion.  The geographic scope includes countries from Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia (including Central Asia).  Eligible Recipients include: local non-governmental, community, religious, academic or not-for-profit organizations based in foreign countries; international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations; and, Canadian non-governmental, community, religious, academic and not-for-profit organizations operating abroad.

     

    August 20th, 2014.  Grants range from US$5,000 to US$60,000.  The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the UNAIDS convening agency on HIV prevention, treatment and care for people who use drugs, invites proposals from  civil society organizations working in the area of harm reduction. The primary aim of the funding opportunity is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to address HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who inject drugs.  The proposals must focus on one, more than one or all of the following – HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support among people who inject drugs. The projects should support the active participation of drugs user communities, have an international reach (regional or global), and are initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by community based organization.

     

    August 22nd, 2014.  Maximum Grant: $10,000.  GoodLife Kids Champion Grants are available to registered charities and qualified donees in Chilliwack and Victoria which provide the opportunity for sustainable physical activity , primarily focused on children ages 4 to 14 years.  The primary basis of the program will have children participating in physical activity for a significant portion of the program. Nutrition and educational components may be supporting elements of the program.

     

    August 29th, 2014.  Maximum Grant $500,000.  Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity is a new grant and contribution program designed to support employers subject to the Employment Equity Act in their efforts to improve designated group representation in areas of low representation through partnerships and industry-tailored strategies. Workplace Opportunities will consider concepts that will achieve one or more of these outcomes:

    • Improved representation of one or more designated groups within workplaces, occupational groups or sectors with low representation.
    • Improved understanding among stakeholders of industry specific barriers to inclusion and effective human resources practices to address them.
    • Development of new inclusion tools and guides tailored to industry specific needs.

     

    Also, please have a look at the extensive database of funding initiatives from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.

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  • findfundsblogger 1:42 pm on July 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    B.C. Small Business Grants! 

    B.C. Small Business grantsYo-ho-ho, Funs Fans!  Here’s the Two-Week Countdown for “Open for Business Award” applications sponsored by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.  Communities throughout British Columbia are encouraged to submit their Open for Business award application before the deadline on July 11, 2014.

    The award provides $10,000 for up to 20 local governments that best demonstrate they are operating within the spirit of the B.C. Small Business Accord. The Accord was established to help foster a progressive business culture where government initiatives support current and future generations of small business owners across the province. The intent of the financial award is to fund a local, small business-friendly initiative that aligns with principles of the Accord.

    Award evaluations will be based on local measures that make it easier to do business in that community. The evaluation criteria reflects the Accord by recognizing that when small businesses are celebrated and supported by their local government,, they are more likely to be competitive and innovative in their community.

    Other community organizations such as Chambers of Commerce are encouraged to work with their local governments to submit applications.  Winners will be announced at the Union of BC Municipalities Annual Convention in September.

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  • findfundsblogger 3:20 pm on June 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: July 2014 

    Deadline Alert!Howdy Funds Fans!  Happy pre-Canada Day weekend :)  Here’s the latest Deadline Alert.

    July 2nd, 2014.  Grants range from $20,000 – $30,000. BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability. The program is intended to assist organizations that can demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection. A competitive submission will include analysis of the organization’s stage in its life cycle, details of the specific impacts of the current environment, realistic assumptions and explanation of the anticipated results, including the knowledge gained through the project.

    July 2nd, 2014.  Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Innovations. Innovations supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred by B.C. arts and cultural organizations for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding will be provided for the commissioning, research, creation, development, production and/or public presentation of new works across the province by organizations with a demonstrated track record in the creation, development and production or public presentation of new work.

    July 4th, 2014. Up to $25,000.  The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is accepting applications to the Community-based projects funding stream that will enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.

    July 15th, 2014Up to $3,500.  SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism accepts applications for grants of up to $3,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures. The purpose of the FEJ is to provide incentives and support to qualified journalists and news organizations to enhance the quantity and quality of environmental journalism.

    July 15th, 2014. Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Project Assistance – Arts Based Community Development Awards are available to assist with projects that develop and extend the practice and understanding of arts-based community development through the processes of creating art, producing events, and developing resource materials for arts-based community development practitioners.

    July 15th, 2014.  Up to $2,500.  Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada.  The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary funding focus on: Environmental education; Urban greening and enhancing biodiversity; Energy conservation.   The following organizations are eligible to apply for TD FEF funding: Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN), Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary), Municipalities, Aboriginal groups

    July 21st, 2014. Up to $4,000.  Peace Direct is launching ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’building jury.  In the longer term, Peace Direct will use this competition as part of our processes to find partner organizations that they can further fund and help to scale up their work. The winners will be announced on the International Day of Peace, September 21. This is a global competition. There is no geographical restriction on applications.

    July 31st, 2014$25,000 - $100,000. The Ockenden International Prizes recognises the value of outstanding self-help projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people around the World. The new annual prize accepts applications from organisations with projects, programmes or activities that help refugees and displaced people with pioneering approaches proven to be highly effective in promoting self-reliance for displaced communities.
    The prize’s prime objective is to:
    • Raise awareness of the scale and range of challenges faced by refugees and displaced people.
    • Recognise and reward organisations giving inspirational and highly effective support, and enabling self-reliance.
    • Share experience and learning about what works and leads to real change in the lives of refugees and displaced people.

    July 31st, 2014. $25,000+ (estimate)  The Snow Leopard Conservation Grant Program is designed to support education, research, or conservation projects on snow leopards that meet the needs identified in the Snow Leopard Survival Strategy (SLSS) . Applicants are researchers, educators, or conservationists from a snow leopard range country, international professionals working closely with, or hosted by, range-country counterparts, and post-graduates of any nationality pursuing a higher degree and whose proposals are compatible with needs identified in the SLSS document. Proposals focusing on grassroots conservation or applied research will be viewed preferentially.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:15 pm on June 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds for peace :) 

    Funding for peace initiativesHey Funds Fans!  Some peace with a side of funding is on the menu today.

    Peace Direct is launching ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’, a new competition to find the best emerging peace-building organizations. Four winning entries will be selected by our expert peace-building jury. Each winning entry will receive:
    $4,000 funding for peace-building activities
    • The opportunity to attend a Peace Direct peace-builder conference or visit another peace-building organization
    • Promotion of their work online.
    In the longer term, Peace Direct will use this competition as part of our processes to find partner organizations that they can further fund and help to scale up their work. The winners will be announced on the International Day of Peace, September 21. This is a global competition. There is no geographical restriction on applications.
    In order to be eligible to enter, you must:
    • be a registered organization or community association, established for at least 2 years
    • be undertaking peace-building work: your organization will be either a peace-building organization or have peace-building as a substantial element of your work.
    • have a maximum annual turn-over of $40,000 or less
    • be locally based: Your organization must be based in the country/communities where your work will be done. Your organization should be an independent organization, not an in-country or satellite organization of an international NGO.
    Deadline: July 21st, 2014. However, they strongly recommend applying as early as possible to ensure the information is included correctly.

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  • findfundsblogger 6:58 pm on June 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Environmental project funding! 

    TDLogoHi Funds Fans!  Here’s another great fund for the community minded :)  Don’t forget about the Deadline Alert! $5,000 to $25,000 from the Inspirit Foundation, posted yesterday!!

    Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada. Grants range from up to $2,500+. Deadline: July 15th, 2014.

     The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary funding focus on: Environmental education; Urban greening and enhancing biodiversity; Energy conservation.

     The following organizations are eligible to apply for TD FEF funding:
    • Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN)
    • Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary)
    • Municipalities
    • Aboriginal groups

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  • findfundsblogger 2:33 am on June 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert! $5,000 to $25,000 from the Inspirit Foundation 

    inspiritFoundationThe Inspirit Foundation Community Impact program is now OPEN for applications. This granting program will support projects that bring young adults (aged 18-30) of different spiritual, religious and secular beliefs to take action together to achieve a positive outcome for their community. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.  Deadline: Thursday, June 26th, 2014, at 5:00 pm EDT.
    The Community Impact grants support projects that bring together young adults (aged 18-30) of different spiritual, religious and secular backgrounds to take action to achieve a positive outcome for their communities.
    Note: Only registered Canadian charities or First Nations Bands can apply to this granting program. In the case  of a collaboration or partnership, the lead partner must be a registered Canadian charity or First Nations  Bands.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:55 am on June 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: $5,000 to $25,000 in capital project funding 

    capital project funding B.C.Hey Funds Fans!  This one almost slipped under my radar…  Big bucks for small communities :)

    FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000 to supplement your other fundraising efforts.  Deadline: June 12th, 2014.

    Successful projects have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.

    Who’s eligible:

    • registered charities with Canada Revenue Agency
    • non-profit organizations that will partner with a municipal body, territorial or provincial government who agree to receive the money contributed and issue a receipt in your name
    • a municipal body (a municipal body can include a town, city under 150,000 people, a rural municipality or a First Nations band)

    Your project must

    • enhance the quality of life for people in rural communities under 150,000 people
    • recognize FCC’s contribution
    • be completed within two years of receiving AgriSpirit funding
    • must be a capital project (equipment, building funds, etc.)

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