Deadline Alerts: Nov. 30th through December 31st, 2012

Funding Deadlines Nov 30th to December 31 2012A lovely Saturday to you all, Funds Fans.  I am listening to CBC’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera with the background noise of my neighbour cutting 2X4’s with his circular saw.  Evidently, his summer long adventure of constant concrete pouring has provided him a foundation which must now be built upon.  Cue hammering.

For those of you stopping by for the first time, what I do here is provide timely updates on open funding calls, Request for Proposal opportunities and other opportunities for where and how to find money for your community, your organization or for your client.  Although I do try to keep things fun and funny around here, for the really funny stuff you should check out and LIKE my FaceBook page.

As previously promised, following is a list of deadline alerts to keep in mind.

November 30th, 2012 Oil & Gas, Trades & Technology (OGTT) scholarships from Indspire.  Formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, this organization has evolved into the largest non-governmental funding body for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post secondary students across Canada. Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students annually across a diverse range of disciplines.

November 30th, 2012  Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals under its Contributions Program 2013-14 for projects aimed at promoting privacy and the protection of personal information in the private sector. Maximum Grant: $50,000 to $100,000.

November 30th, 2012.  The British Columbia Food Protection Association (BCFPA) has developed a scholarship fund to help encourage student funding and interest in food protection in BC. For 2012, two scholarships will be available in the amounts of $1500 and $1000 and will be awarded to two BCFPA student members who meet the criteria.  To be considered for the scholarship awards, please fill out the application form and e-mail your application and essay to the BCFPA Vice President at

December 2012. The Law Foundation of British Columbia provides Small Projects funding of up to $15,000 for one-time projects.

December 5th, 2012.  Applications are currently being accepted for projects over $10,000 at the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (IAFBC).  This organization is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization working to foster growth and innovation across British Columbia’s agriculture and agri-food industry. Their mandate is to invest in projects that enable the BC agri-food industry to innovate, proactively seize new opportunities and deal with emerging issues.

December 5th, 2012  The Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) is a federally-funded program, which has been allocated $43.5 million dollars annually. The program’s mandate is to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate, prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, serious accidents, crime and terrorism through the convergence of science and technology (S&T) with policy, operations and intelligence.  Full details are available on MERX.

December 7th, 2012  Cardinal Health Foundation.  This grant funding is available to help U.S., Canadian, and Puerto Rican hospitals, health systems, community health clinics and other non-profit healthcare institutions improve the efficiency and quality of patient care. Grants range from $15,000 to $35,000.

December 7th, 2012.  TD Green Streets program which provides funding to Canadian municipalities and Aboriginal communities, as well as Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.  Maximum Grant: up to $15,000 (matching).

December 14th, 2012.   Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has re-opened it’s Expression Fund in support of Canada’s official languages.  Communities where both official languages thrive are important features of our Canadian landscape. They’re strengthened by the people who choose to express themselves in French in communities where English is much more common, and vice versa. The Expression Fund was developed to support Canada’s official languages and honour those communities where both languages thrive.  Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000.

December 14th, 2012.  The British Columbia History Digitization Program promotes increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources by providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material.  Maximum Grant: matching funds up to $15,000.

December 17th, 2012.  Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) has opened a Call for Proposals under its Market Initiatives Program. Established in April 2003, FII manages British Columbia’s investments to promote B.C.’s forest products to the global marketplace, and works with the forest industry to develop and diversify markets for forest products. FII is responsible for a range of programs designed to strengthen demand for B.C. wood products and ensure customers have factual, timely information about B.C.’s sustainable forest management practices.  Maximum funding: up to $100,000+ (estimate). 

December 20th, 2012.  Future Shop is offering technology grants to upgrade Grade 9-12 classrooms with the latest equipment. With the right tools to jump-start their imaginations, students can learn, create, and connect in new and exciting ways. Future Shop believes one of the best ways we can reduce the digital and economic divide for talented youth is by providing state-of-the-art technology to schools, which help students stay inspired, motivated and empowered as they move into post-secondary education and the workforce. We believe that these digital tools will spark students’ imagination and creativity so they can do more, learn more, and achieve more.  Maximim Grant: $25,000

December 31st, 2012.  The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) will provide for projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes.  Grants range from US $50,000 to US $400,000 

December 31st, 2012.  Siemens Foundation has announced the empowering people.Award – a new worldwide international competition to seek appropriate technical solutions for developmental activities. It aims to directly bring together low tech innovations for basic supply problems in developing countries. It also intends to build up a database of inventions that is accessible to actors in developmental cooperation at a later date. Following are the categories under which the ideas can be submitted: Water & Waste Water, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Waste Management & Recycling, Housing & Construction, Healthcare, Information & Communication Technology. Prizes: First Place $50,000 EUR, Second Place $ 30,000 EUR, Third Place $20,000 EUR, Runners-Up (20) $5,000 EUR each.

December 31st, 2012.  The Global Fund for Women is an organization which invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. They strengthen women-led organizations based outside the United States by providing grants for operating and program expenses and value local expertise, believing that women know best how to determine their needs and can propose solutions for lasting change. Grants range from $500 to $30,000.

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