Deadline Alerts: Feb. 28th to March 31st, 2014

Deadline Alert!Oy, Funds Fans!  Now that the Olympics are out of the way, I can get back to blogging!  Check this post out because I have been remiss in keeping you posted…

February 28, 2014   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

February 28th, 2014Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000.  Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation:  providing funding to stimulate and invigorate non-profit organizations in the cultural and creative arts and the social services throughout British Columbia, has issued it’s new criteria and deadlines. Grants are available between $5,000 and $15,000 to organizations; and between $5,000 and $10,000 to individuals.

February 28th, 2014  The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is now accepting grant applications.  If your school identifies as high-needs, if you are passionate about literacy and if you believe your students and the greater community would benefit from a Love of Reading grant, then you are encouraged to apply.

February 28th, 2014 Check out the Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grants from Weston which provides up to $15,000 towards increasing access to high-quality after-school programming for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8. The goal of these grants is to increase access to innovative recreational programs that help young Canadians improve their fitness and nutrition levels, connect to their community and develop skills that they will be able to use throughout their lives.

March 7th, 2014 The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Aboriginal groups in the upcoming steps of the environmental review of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project.

March 7th, 2014  BC Rehab 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.  Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.

March 10th, 2014 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 10th, 2014.  West Coast Environmental Law is dedicated to safeguarding the environment through law.  Since 1974 their staff lawyers have successfully worked with communities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and all levels of governments, including First Nations governments, to develop proactive legal solutions to protect and sustain the environment.  Their Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund provides financial support to people who would not otherwise be able to afford to engage the law to resolve their environmental disputes.

March 14th, 2014 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 14th, 2014  The Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grant Program supports local governments to create the conditions that enable the health and well-being of B.C. citizens and communities.  Grants of $5,000 and $20,000 are available in two funding streams for activities that support partnership development and collaborative action between local governments and health authorities, and other community partners.  Both funding streams support local government learning about the community context for health and well-being, collaborative priority setting in local planning and policy, and innovative action to influence local health outcomes.

March 15th, 2014 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, 2014.  Grants range from $5,000 to $100,000+ at the Bullitt Foundation.  Their mission is to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainab le 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.

March 15th, 2014.  The BC Arts Council is offering several streams of Operating Assistance Grants. Grants range from under $10,000 to over $100,000.  These include: Performing Arts Organizations: Operating Assistance contributes to the support of organizations that sustain an annual artistic program encompassing creation, development, production, and public presentation; Professional Arts Training Organizations: Operating Assistance contributes to the support of organizations that sustain annual programs of professional arts training. Eligible activities may include specialized training for professional artists and cultural workers or specialized training for those who are committed to pursuing professional careers in the arts and Arts Periodicals: Applications for operating assistance awards are available once each fiscal year. Assistance is available to non-profit organizations that publish arts periodicals devoted primarily (at least 75%) to the first publication of any form of artistic expression or social, cultural, or intellectual commentary or inquiry. Awards under this program are intended to support the artistic development of established periodicals with regular publication and stable artistic and administrative leadership.

March 15th, 2014  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 15th, 2014  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 March 15. 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.

March 17th, 2014  Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund: Awarded to Aboriginal communities and organizations, these grants range up to $5,000 and 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.  .

March 17th, 2014  BC Games Women in Coaching Program.  The Coaching Mentor/Apprenticeship Program (for female Apprentices) is a partnership between ViaSport, ProMOTION Plus, and the BC Games Society. The program was developed to assist and support female coaches in their pursuit of higher levels of coaching certification. This program is designed to assist and support them as they enhance and develop their coaching skills.  Program Benefits:

  • Funding is available up to $200 per person for each mentor and apprentice pair of coaches.
  • Travel, accommodation, and meals at the BC Games will be provided through the BC Games Society.
  • Full accreditation as team staff (in addition to the team staff limit for each sport) at the BC Games.

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