Deadline Alert: Vancouver Foundation offering several granting streams

Deadline Alert!Howdy, Funds Fans.  Big news today!!  The Vancouver Foundation’s purpose is to bring together community assets to address current and emerging community needs. To do this they take a broad view of philanthropy and recognize that raising funds to tackle an issue is only part of any solution. They also engage citizens, organizations and governments, and invite them to work together and contribute their time, ideas, expertise and energy to an issue. They believe this is the most meaningful and effective way to make lasting improvements.

LOI’s are being accepted until January 24th, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. for the following funding streams (funding varies $5,000 to $25,000+) :

  • Arts and Culture:  To support and encourage the growth and sustained presence of excellence in arts and cultural activities among diverse cultural communities throughout British Columbia.
  • Children, Youth and Families:  To invest in strategies that offer strong potential to advance innovations in programs and initiatives that increase the health, well-being and resilience of children, youth and families in British Columbia.
  • Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund:  Provides grants to registered charities in British Columbia operating summer camps and out-of-school time programs that directly serve the needs of children and youth (up to 18 years) with special challenges.
  • Disability Supports for Employment Fund:  Available to assist eligible organizations throughout BC who are working to increase employment opportunities and the overall rate of employment for persons with disabilities in their communities.
  • Environment:  To support the health and resilience of British Columbia’s environment in a changing world.
  • Health and Medical Education/Research:  The focus is on Community-Based Health Research, supporting research initiatives that ensure British Columbians are involved in advancing the health equity of their own communities, and allow researchers and community organizations to undertake relevant research collaboratively.
  • Health and Social Development:  Supports projects that enhance the capacity of adults, families and communities to create healthy, caring, safe and supportive environments for all.

Education:  Education grants enhance the quality of, and access to, education and lifelong learning opportunities for all British Columbians.  Letter of Intent deadline:  February 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

Generation Green Grants:  To support youth’s ideas for green neighbourhoods.  Letter of Intent deadline:  February 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

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