Deadline Alerts: May 31st to June 30th 

Deadline Alert!Hi Funds Fans!  The end of the month is creeping up but there’s still time to get your proposals in there 🙂  Here’s a recap of what’s coming up:

May 31st, 2013  Each of BC Parks’ five regions has been allocated $20,000 to support conservation projects, and $20,000 to support recreation projects. Each region will be reviewing applications during the spring of 2013. Maximum grant: $7,500 per project. Deadline: Until funds are exhausted.  There is also an additional $40,000 available to support projects that have a provincial or multi-region scope. Applications for these larger scale projects are due by May 31st, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by June 14th, 2013. To request an application form, please email

May 31st, 2013.  Maximum grant $5,000  The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and the First Nations Summit are once again accepting applications to the Community to Community (C2C) Forums program. The goal of a Regional C2C Forum is to increase understanding and to improve overall relations between First Nations and local governments. The events are intended to provide a time and place for dialogue on issues of common responsibility or interest.  The applicant must provide fifty percent (50%) of the total eligible costs for the forum in cash or in-kind.

May 31st, 2013.  Grant range: $25,000+ (estimate).   The Berghof Foundation is offering a Grant for Innovation in Conflict Transformation.

May 31st, 2013.  Grants range up to $250,000.00  Status of Women Canada has launched a Call for Proposals for projects that will both increase economic security and promote prosperity for women in communities across Canada. All projects will include a number of predetermined elements, which organizations must address in their proposals.

June 1st, 2013 (application period opens).  Grants range from $500 and $1000.  The Canadian Mathematical Society offers Math Competition Grants which are open to contests of different kinds at the school level.

June 3rd, 2013.  Maximum Grant: $25,000.   United Methodist Women is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations working to promote financial literacy around the world.

June 5th, 2013  Call for concept notes: The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund from IDRC:  Around the world, a lack of food security affects an estimated one billion people. To meet global needs, food production must double by 2030. Yet while demand for food grows, so too do the mounting problems of environmental degradation, decreasing water resources, and loss of fertile soil. At IDRC, improving food security through research is one of their key activities. To meet this goal, the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund supports applied research that combats hunger and poverty. This call will support new research to improve food production and distribution, and the health and nutritional dimensions of food security in developing countries. Through this call, the Fund is looking to harness the best of the private, public and non-governmental sectors to expand its research portfolio and lay the groundwork for scaling-up research results and innovations – within a country, across a region, and possibly, across continents.  This is an open, competitive call for concept notes, and submissions may come from new or existing partnerships. Please note that any applicant organization not based in Canada must be based in one of the eligible countries and the research work carried out must also take place in one (or more) of the eligible countries.

June 14th, 2013.  The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC), the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) and the New Relationship Trust (NRT) have come together in support of First Nations language and culture revitalization strategies through the Master-Apprentice Program.

June 18th, 2013.  Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.  The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about making life better for people in rural communities. Successful projects in the past have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.  If your organization is raising money for a capital project, it may qualify for a donation to supplement your other fundraising efforts from the FCC AgriSpirit Fund.

June 28th, 2013. Grants range from $75,000 to$150,000+.  The Climate Change Impacts & Adaptation Division (CCIAD) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has issued a Call for Proposals under the “Enhancing Competitiveness in a Changing Climate” program. The objective is to facilitate the development and sharing of knowledge, tools and practices which will assist decision-makers in the analysis and implementation of adaptation measures. 

June 28th, 2013.  Maximum Grant $2,000.  The New Relationship Trust has opened up the  Youth Grants  funding stream.  Funds are to be used 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.

June 28, 2013Grants range from $3,000 to $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.  Small Grant requests of $20,000 or less ONLY (Sept decision) and BC Water Sustainability Endowment Fund Grant $3,000 (Sept decision)

June 30th, 2013.  Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.   The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is a significant philanthropic endowment established to:  Provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives; Recognize leaders in the field of species conservation; and Elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.  The Fund’s reach is truly global, and its species interest is non-discriminatory. It is open to applications for funding support from conservationists based in all parts of the world, and will potentially support projects focused on any and all kinds of plant, animal and fungus species, subject to the approval of an independent evaluation committee.

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