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  • findfundsblogger 11:06 am on April 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: April 30th to May 31st, 2015 

    Deadline Alert!Hello Funds Fans!  Another stellar list of funding opportunities coming your way for May :)

    April 30th, 2015.  The Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices provides Aboriginal people with professional and technical training in museum practices as well as internship opportunities at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The annual application deadline is April 30th.  The program provides a small stipend, travel, training and facilities for the Program. Participants are encouraged to seek additional sources of financial support to cover living expenses.

    Grand Challenges Explorations Round 15 is now open for applications.  The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.  Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-up grant of up to $1 million.

    May 1st, 2015.  LOI’s due for funding requests over $10,000Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

    May 4th 2015.  Grants range from $20,000 to $80,000.  The Ministry of Energy and Mines has posted a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to B.C. local governments and First Nations to determine the level of interest in, and eligibility for, a potential Call for Applications under the newly created Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP). Communities will be eligible for funding if they undertake either: 1. One of a range of renewable energy capital projects that the local government or First Nation has part (e.g., IPP equity stake) or full ownership of; or 2. A major energy efficiency initiative applied specifically to the local government’s or First Nation’s own infrastructure.

    May 6th, 2015. Grants up to $5,000+ (estimate)   The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) provides leadership for the revitalization of Aboriginal languages, culture and arts in British Columbia. Their Language Nest Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Language Nest Program provides grants to support language immersion programming for children from 0 – 5 years of age.

    May 10th, 2015Buy Local Application Deadline.  Projects must meet the following objectives: Increase use of British Columbia’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors in the domestic marketplace; and Build consumer preference, demand and sales for BC agrifoods sold within the province.

    May 10th, 2015. Up to $25,000+.  BC Agrifood & Seafood Export Program – 2015/16.  Up to $1.4 million in federal and provincial government funding is available through this program for projects that take place between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 (FY2015/16). Eligible projects should enable BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors to increase export sales and expand international market access through participation in international market development activities.

    May 11th, 2015.  Chilliwack Foundation. The Chilliwack Foundation provides grants for projects in and around Chilliwack, B.C.  Applicants must be registered as charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and must be capable of issuing a tax receipt for Grant funds received from the Chilliwack Foundation.

    May 15th, 2015Bike BC will provide local governments up to 50% of a project’s eligible costs. The types of projects eligible for cost-sharing has not changed and includes separated bike paths, bike lanes, shared roadways and shoulder bikeways.

    May 15th, 2015.  Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.  BCRehab  is an organization working toward a British Columbia that is inclusive and accessible to all people.  They promote projects and initiatives that increase accessibility so that all people — regardless of their physical capabilities — can thrive, participate and contribute in their communities.  Through advocacy and fundraising efforts they are able to assist British Columbians who are living with a physical disability. Grants fulfill individual needs, such as personal mobility equipment, when individuals cannot afford to purchase such items on their own.

    May 15th, 2015.  Up to $5,000. Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation PCAF Applications.  The Public Conservation Assistance Fund provides small grants to organizations and individuals who have a conservation project in mind but need financial help to make it happen.  To assist as many groups as possible throughout the province each year, grants are modest, averaging about $2,500 each. There is an annual limit of $10,000 per year per project.

    May 21st, 2015.  Up to $50,000.  New Relationship Trust Direct Support for Governance Capacity Building.  NRT provides direct support to BC First Nations and their communities for capacity building initiatives. Support is provided according to communities’ unique capacity needs. NRT funding is offered in two streams: $25,000 for individual communities, and $50,000 for three or more collaborating communities.

    May 21st, 2015.  Up to $50,000.  New Relationship Trust Direct Support for Policy Development. NRT supports BC First Nation organizations with a provincial mandate to pursue policy development initiatives that directly benefit all First Nation citizens in BC.  NRT will support up to $50,000 or 75% of eligible project costs (proponents must contribute the other 25%) towards policy development projects for the benefit of BC First Nation communities and citizens.

    May 25th, 2015.  Up to $2,000.  New Relationship Trust Youth Grants.  Youth Grant funding is available to First Nation youth groups and organizations in BC.  A maximum of $2,000 is available per project to assist BC First Nation youth in their communities. Priority is given to groups and projects that demonstrate capacity building, leadership or mentorship for First Nation youth.

    May 25th, 2015. Up to $2,000.  New Relationship Trust Elders Grants.  The NRT BC First Nation Elders Grant Initiative provides support for groups, communities and organizations representing First Nation Elders in British Columbia to develop and deliver community programs that benefit and build capacity for Elders.  Types of projects include storytelling, culture camps and participation in events and gatherings.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:48 am on March 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: April 2015 

    Deadline Alert!A good Saturday to you, Funds Fans!  There is a wide selection of funding opportunities coming due in April so have a looky-see and get those proposals in there :)

    April 3rd, 2015.  Grants up to $5,000Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund: Awarded to Aboriginal communities and organizations to support programs that increase sport, physical activity and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal youth. These grants can be used to purchase sports equipment and support a variety of programs, including sports clubs, hockey tournaments, basketball leagues, and fitness classes.

    April 3rd, 2015.  Up to $50,000USD.  Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to: Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Support freedom of information and independent media, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Promote accountability and transparency, Strengthen civil society organizations, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Promote civic education, Support democratic conflict resolution, Promote freedom of association, Strengthen a broad-based market economy.

    April 14th, 2015.  $50,000 for first place and $25,000 for second place. The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is open to individuals or organisations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.  Projects must advance sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation, and include the following criteria:

    • Be replicable, scalable and sustainable and set a benchmark for innovation
    • Have practical applicability
    • Address non-discrimination/equity of access
    • Involve and impact a range of stakeholders
    • Have local/community-level engagement

    April 15th, 2015.  Up to 50% of project costs (max.)  Sustainable Development Technology Canada has two calls for proposals open: The SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil.  The SD Natural Gas Fund™, an offshoot of the SD Tech Fund, supports the development and demonstration of new downstream natural gas technology. It is the first of a series of Market Innovation Funds™, where funds from industry are matched by SD Tech Fund money, to foster sector-specific cleantech solutions.

    April 20th, 2015. Grants range from $2,000 to $4,000. The Endangered Language Fund has launched the 2015 Request for Proposals. Researchers and language activists from any country are eligible to apply. Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs will be covered.

    April 24th, 2015.  Up to $10,000.  GoodLife Kids Foundation has changed their mandate for the 2015 funding cycle.  They will only be accepting requests for funding for inclusive physical activity programs for children with special needs.

    April 30th, 2015.  The Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices provides Aboriginal people with professional and technical training in museum practices as well as internship opportunities at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The annual application deadline is April 30th.  The program provides a small stipend, travel, training and facilities for the Program. Participants are encouraged to seek additional sources of financial support to cover living expenses.

    April 30th, 2015 (LOI’s due).  Up to $5,000US.  The Child Health Foundation wishes to receive proposals from interested health workers, investigators, or community organizations for innovative research or innovative service projects directed at improving the health of infants, children, and pregnant women. Proposals may be submitted by individuals (with organizational support) or groups.  Areas of priority include:  development of sustainable biomedical and social technologies; and adaptation and implementation of technologies in local situations that may have widespread applications.  Highest priority will be to projects on malnutrition, enteric diseases (water and sanitation), and respiratory diseases.  Selected individuals or groups will be notified to further send a full proposal.

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  • findfundsblogger 5:16 pm on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Major Capital funding for FN childcare facilities 

    fnecdcHey FN Funds Fans!  Big money for capital upgrades to childcare spaces!!  Hey, I don’t make this stuff up, I just report it :)

    Major Capital Funding for the Creation of New Licensed Child Care SpacesDeadline: March 31st, 2015.

    Major Capital funding is available to help with the costs associated with the creation of new licensed child care spaces. Under this program, non – profit child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $500,000 and private sector child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $250,000 for:

    Building a new child care facility including the cost of buying land or a building; Assembly of a modular building and site development; Renovations to a building; and/or Buying eligible equipment and furnishings to support new child care spaces in an existing facility or as part of the above activities to create new spaces.

    Baby Boom?  Boom baby!

     
  • findfundsblogger 1:41 pm on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: Conservation funding for B.C. 

    HCTF logoHi again, Funds Fans!  What’s up with all the posts today, right?  I am doing a bit of spring cleaning in my funding database and finding gems all over the place.  Enjoy!  Share!  Apply!

    The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation that invests in projects that maintain and enhance the health and biological diversity of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife, and habitats so that people can use, enjoy, and benefit from these resources.  HCTF is a proposal-driven organization and they invite grant applications from anyone who has a good idea that benefits fish, wildlife and habitat in British Columbia.

    March 31st, 2015: Applications Close for Acquisition Grants.  HCTF accepts proposals for projects that acquire land or interests in land to secure the value of these areas for conservation of fish and wildlife habitats and populations.

    May 15th, 2015: Deadline for submitting PCAF Applications.  The Public Conservation Assistance Fund provides small grants to organizations and individuals who have a conservation project in mind but need financial help to make it happen.  To assist as many groups as possible throughout the province each year, grants are modest, averaging about $2,500 each. There is an annual limit of $10,000 per year per project.

    September 30th, 2015: Applications Close for Go Grants (Second Call)  GO Grants provides grants to K-12 schools for transportation, project materials and program fees that support outdoor learning experiences about BC’s environment.

    November 2nd, 2015: Applications Close for HCTF Enhancement and Restoration Grants.  These grants are provided to projects that:

    • focus on freshwater wild fish, native wildlife species and their habitats;
    • have the potential to achieve a significant conservation outcome;
    • best represent the interests of the Trust Foundations’ contributors, and maintain or enhance opportunities for fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and associated outdoor recreational activities.

    There it is folks!  Go and get it :)

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:26 am on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Canucks for Kids Fund NOW OPEN! 

    canucksforkidsHey, Funds Fans!  This has been a tricky fund to find out deadlines for but my perseverance has paid off.  It’s open now until March 27th.

    The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities which support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. They are accepting grant applications for the 2014-15 season until March 27th, 2015.

    To be eligible to receive support from the Canucks for Kids Fund applicants must:

    • Be a registered charitable organization with Revenue Canada and must be able to provide its nine-digit registration number (e.g. 880 975 065 RR0001) on applications for support.
    • Use support provided by the CFKF exclusively to benefit children and youth living within British Columbia.
    • Be able to provide a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of the donation.
    • Demonstrate opportunity for a strong branded community partnership with the Canucks for Kids Fund

    The Canucks for Kids Fund encourages proposals for project based programs delivered over a finite period of time. Continuing or renewable grants are not encouraged.  Successful applicants will be notified in June, with payments issued in July.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:00 am on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Status of Women Canada funding 

    end violenceGood day, Funds Fans!  Here’s more good news for those of you fighting the good fight.

    Status of Women Canada is launching a Call for Proposals for projects that will contribute to ending violence against women and girls in Canada. All projects will include a number of predetermined elements, which organizations must address in their proposals.  Grants range up to $300,000+.  Deadline: April 17, 2015.

    Proposed projects can address a wide variety of issues related to violence against women and girls, but must include, and will be assessed on, the following points:

    • focus on improving or transforming the environment that perpetuates or contributes to violence against women and girls or that puts women and girls at risk of violence;
    • confirmed key decision-makers and community leaders to work towards ending violence against women and girls within the project; and
    • potential to create sustainable change beyond the life of the project.

    Eligible recipients include legally constituted organizations that are:

    • Not-for-profit, Canadian organizations, excluding labour unions, post-secondary educational institutions, and religious institutions;
    • For-profit Canadian organizations, if the nature and intent of the funded activity is non-commercial and not intended to generate profit;
    • Aboriginal governments (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities) and their agencies in rural and remote areas where there is a lack of capacity among non-profit and for-profit organizations; and
    • Territorial governments (local, regional, territorial) and their agencies in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:35 am on March 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: BC’s Buy Local Program 

    buy local bcHey Foodie Funds Fans!  Check this out :)

    Under the $2 million Buy Local Program, businesses and organizations can apply for matching funding (i.e., applicants are required to contribute 50% in cash of the total cost of the project budget) in 2015 from the provincial government for projects that promote local foods that are grown, raised, harvested, or processed in BC. (BC processed food is any food, seafood or beverage product processed and packaged in BC with more than 85 per cent of the product’s main ingredients produced in BC. Where the main ingredients are not available in BC in sufficient quantities, the food must be processed and packaged entirely in BC.)  Up to $100,000.  Deadline: April 10th, 2015.

    Projects must meet the following objectives:

    • Increase use of British Columbia’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors in the domestic marketplace; and
    • Build consumer preference, demand and sales for BC agrifoods sold within the province.

    ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES

    • Media advertising (e.g., radio, TV, print)
    • In-store promotions and advertising (e.g., signage, recipes, in-store demonstrations, sampling, consumer contests, flyer advertising)
    • On-product labelling
    • Social media or web campaigns (including new websites)
    • Trade shows and events
    • Branding and public relatons activities

    ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

    • Associations
    • Cooperatives
    • Marketing boards
    • Aboriginal groups
    • Non-profit organizations
    • For-profit organizations
    • Individual firms (including food processors)
    • All applicants must have a head office, or be registered, in BC.

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  • findfundsblogger 5:01 pm on March 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: March 2015 

    Deadline Alert!

    Happy Friday, Funds Fans!  Share far and wide, there’s lots of funding to go around :)

    NOW OPEN: $10,000 to $15,000.  The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program is a project of the Waitt Foundation. ROC Grants provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues and is responsive to conservation opportunities, supports higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale.  Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Project funds will be distributed within 2 weeks of funding decisions. More rapid turnaround is possible for highly urgent projects.

    NOW OPEN: LOI’s accepted year-round.  Grants range from $25,000 – $75,000.  The Global Fund for Children makes small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with many of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth.  Applicant must be registered with the local or national government as a nonprofit organization.  Full proposals are accepted by invitation only.

    March 10th, 2015 Mountain Equipment Co-Op provides a range of granting streams for the following program areas: Land Acquisition (Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000), Capacity Building (Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000) , Advocacy and Awareness (Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000), and Access and Activity. (Grants range from $500 to $15,000).

    March 15th, 2015 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.

    March 15th, 2015.  The BC Arts Council is offering several streams of Operating Assistance Grants. Grants range from under $10,000 to over $100,000.  These include:

    • Arts Periodicals
    • Professional Arts Training Organizations Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Dance)
    • Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Music)
    • Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Theatre)

    March 16th, 2015  Ploughshares Fund supports organizations and individuals working to build a safe, secure, nuclear weapons-free world. We place very few restrictions on our grant making. There are no geographical limitations to their grants and they DO fund direct lobbying programs. This program will also make grants to individuals. However, this program does not fund the production of films, videos, books, art projects or the research and writing of academic dissertations.  Ploughshares Fund staff may also consider requests for emergency funding on a discretionary basis.

    March 16th, 2015 RBC After School Project grants of up to $40,000 are provided by the RBC Foundation to programs for at-risk or underserved communities that offer structured, supervised activities in an environment that provides what RBC has termed the “3 S’s”: safety, social skills and self-esteem. To qualify for a grant, organizations should offer after school activities five days a week and include a variety of programs such as computer instruction, sports, literacy, music and art lessons, nutritional guidance and help with homework.

    March 18th, 2015. The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) provides the Mentor-Apprentice Program which supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together between June 2015 and March 2016.

    March 22nd, 2015   BCAA & United Way Community Child Car Seat Program  The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) and United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) are working in partnership to make child car seats available to non-profit agencies and community groups that work with families with children age nine and under through their Community Child Car Seat (CCCS) Program. The value in child car seats must range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $1,100 per applicant.  Your agency/community program must meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible: work with families who do not have the resources to purchase a child car seat; transport children age 0-9 as part of your program; operate a child seat loaner program.

    March 30th, 2015. Grants range from $25,000+. (est.) AANDC is now accepting submissions for Aboriginal Representative Organization Project Funding for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

    March 30th, 2015. The Canada Post Community Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.  The Foundation’s maximum grant is $50,000. However, in order to fund as many organizations as possible, the majority of its grants are $25,000 or less.

    March 31st, 2015. Up to $5000USD. The Tiet Foundation aims to support organizations that maximize impact and create change. Its grant programs seek to support high-impact, low-cost solutions to the world’s toughest problems—in particular, social injustices. It mostly supports projects in the areas of: Social/economic inequalities; Marginalized populations (women, older adults, people with disabilities, LGBTQI, indigenous/native people, refugees/internally displaced persons, etc.)

    March 31st, 2015. $1Mil. 2016 TED Prize nominations are now open!  Nominate an individual — or yourself — to envision and execute a high-impact project that can spur global change. The TED Prize winner will have an ambitious wish — and the vision, pragmatism and leadership to turn it into reality.

     Alrighty then.  Ya good to go?

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:56 am on March 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Hamber Foundation accepting applications until March 15th 

    hamberHello Funds Fans!  Welcome to Friday :)

    March 15th, 2015 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.

    There it is, folks.  Go and get it!  Don’t forget to check out the recently posted mental health funds and

    the 7 funding streams for First Nations now available from AANDC!

     
  • findfundsblogger 7:38 am on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Canada Post Community Foundation grants 

    community_Foundation_StampHey Funds Fans!  Another great fund has just opened up!

    The Canada Post Community Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.  The Foundation’s maximum grant is $50,000. However, in order to fund as many organizations as possible, the majority of its grants are $25,000 or less.  Deadline: March 30th, 2015.

    Funding will be allocated to projects that will generate maximum impact, creating lasting change for children and youth (up to the age of 21), in the following areas:

    • education programming to help children reach their full potential
    • programming supporting healthy children
    • building safe, kid-friendly communities
    • services for children and youth with special needs and their families
    • programs that promote the interest of children and youth
    • mental health programs for children and youth

    Organizations applying for project funding should either be based in the community or rely significantly on community resources to undertake the activities proposed or to achieve the objectives stated.

    Eligible organizations include:

    • Registered charity with a Canadian Charitable Registration Number
    • Registered non-profit organizations with a valid B/N business registration number
    • A school (as defined by the education act in each province)
    • An unregistered community organization
    • A community library
    • A registered Canadian amateur athletic association.

    Eligible organizations must:

    • Have a volunteer Board of Directors/organizing committee (this does not apply to schools and community libraries):
    • While paid employees can be used to deliver programming, the Board of Directors must be unpaid positions (payment for expenses incurred by the Directors is acceptable).
    • Have a detailed plan for the project being submitted.
    • Have a budget for the project being submitted.

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