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  • findfundsblogger 10:35 am on January 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Big funding opportunities coming up! 

    fundingWelcome to 2016, Funds Fans!  This post has a few dynamite opportunities so please share with your networks 🙂

    January 30th, 2016. Up to $7,500.  BC Arts Council provides funding for community-based arts and cultural organizations in British Columbia.  Apply now for project assistance funding from the BC Arts Council to help produce local arts festivals.  Awards under this program are intended to assist with the fees paid to professional artists and technicians engaged for the event. Eligible projects may include presentation of original work, existing repertoire or exhibitions, or exploration of diverse work. Festivals may feature a combination of local and touring artists. Priority will be given to festivals that engage B.C. and Canadian artists.

    January 31st, 2016.  Up $5,000 (estimate).  The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) is looking to fund innovative projects that fulfill our Vision: that animals be well-cared for, are treated with respect, and that an enlightened ethic of animal care be fostered. Their mission is to improve the lives of animals by effecting a change in the Canadian mindset and culture to place a priority on respect for the needs (physical, psychological, and behavioural) of all animals kept by people for research, education, agriculture, and companionship, and to reduce harms to wildlife caused by human activity.

    February 8th, 2016.  Maximum grant: $25,000.  The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for 2016-2017 Annual Violence Prevention Grants.  Organizations can apply for one of the following types of grants:

    1. Prevention: Prevent violence against women and girls in Canada through work involving girls, or teens (11 to 19)
    2. Rebuilding Lives: Support women’s organizations and programs in Canada to help women and children rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing violence
    3. Loan Funds: Provide interest-free loan funds to women who have experienced domestic violence to aid them in becoming financially independent
    4. Collaborative Projects: Support groups working together in a region, province, and territory or nationally to provide training, to share resources, to advocate or to support women survivors’ participation or leadership in policy issues.

    February 15th, 2016.  Up to $4,000.  TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.  The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, and energy conservation.

    February 19th, 2016.  Up to $10,000. GoodLife Kids Foundation is currently only accepting requests for funding for inclusive physical activity programs for children with special needs. In considering any request for funding we will use the following definition of disability to determine a suitable fit for the children participating in the program.  “Disability refers to activity-limiting conditions that prevent full participation in intellectual, social, emotional, or physical functions or any combination thereof, observed in work, leisure, or daily tasks.” (WHO, 2001)

    February 26th, 2016.  Wage subsidies.  Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.  The Canada Summer Jobs program

    • provides work experiences for students;
    • supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
    • recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.

    Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

    February 29th, 2016.  Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000.  Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund – Round Three.  This is a call for expressions of interest from local governments in BC who are leading the way in creating the conditions that enable healthy people and healthy places – in partnership with regional health authorities and other key community stakeholders.  Two funding streams are available: Seed Stream and Grow Stream.

    In both streams, partnership development and collaboration between local governments, health authorities, and other community stakeholders is a priority, as is working upstream for greater impact in one or more of the following focus areas:

    • healthy eating and food security
    • tobacco reduction
    • physical activity
    • healthy early childhood development
    • positive mental health and well-being
    • culture of moderation for alcohol use
    • injury prevention
    • planning for a healthy built environment

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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 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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  • findfundsblogger 11:24 am on February 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: Western Diversification Proposals due Feb. 19th 

    Deadline Alert!HOLD THE PHONE, Funds Fans!!  How I missed this one in the February list is beyond me…

    The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is one of the programs through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada.

    The WDP Call for Proposals (CFP) process is now open. Deadline: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m. pacific time/2:00 p.m. mountain time/3:00 p.m. central time.  Grants range from $50,000+ (estimate)

    Funding is provided to not-for-profit organizations such as:

    • Industry associations, economic development organizations, cultural organizations, and societies;
    • Post-secondary institutions;
    • Co-operatives;
    • Hospitals and regional health care centers;
    • First Nations as represented by their Chief and Council, Tribal Councils and Aboriginal-led not-for-profit associations and organizations;
    • Municipal Governments and organizations created by them;
    • Federal Crown Corporations (Treasury Board Secretariat will be consulted prior to any funding decisions for Federal Crown Corporations); and,
    • Provincial Government Departments, agencies and Crown Corporations (although eligible within the WDP Terms and Conditions, WD would require an Order in Council to contract with these organizations. As such, any projects would be considered on an exceptional basis).

    Applications received under the WDP-CFP process must directly support one (or more) of the following WD Strategic Priorities:

    • Innovation
    • Skills Development and Training
    • Trade and Investment
    • Building Capacity for Defence Procurement Opportunities; and,
    • Economic Growth Acceleration Opportunities for Aboriginal Peoples (First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis)

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  • findfundsblogger 9:51 am on December 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: December 31st to January 31st 

    Deadline Alert!Hey Funds Fans!  I’ll bet you thought I’d dropped off the face of the earth 🙂  I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year will bring many good things to you and yours.  Here’s a little something-something to start things off on a positive note:

    December 31st, 2014. Grants from $5,000+.  The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant is a grant competition that will help communities across British Columbia address pet overpopulation.  Up to $87,500 will be distributed among successful applicants in 2015. The grants are available to registered animal charities and non-profits, municipalities, veterinarians, First Nation’s governments and tribal councils and BC SPCA branches.

    January 16th, 2015.  Maximum grant $50,000 USD.  The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar non-government organizations around the world to apply for 2015 grant funding.  The Endowment’s programs are devoted to encouraging democratic political development. It generally does not fund projects aimed primarily at promoting economic and social development. Applications are encouraged from local, independent organizations for non-partisan programs seeking 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

    January 30th, 2015. Maximum grant $150,000/project.  Justice Canada: Measures to Address Prostitution Initiative .  Prostitution is a form of sexual exploitation that disproportionately and negatively impacts women and children and other marginalized groups. It is an extremely dangerous activity that poses a risk of violence and psychological harm to those subjected to it, regardless of the venue in which it takes place. The emotional and physical health consequences for those involved in prostitution are significant and, in turn, make leaving prostitution difficult.  Research shows that many individuals involved in prostitution have histories of victimization, and that they continue to experience victimization while selling sexual services.

    Funding recipients will include organizations that have strong partnerships and networks within their communities, have experience working with persons involved in prostitution, including conducting outreach activities, and have experience supporting and managing complex program implementation and evaluation. Eligible organizations include: not-for-profit community or professional organizations; provincial, territorial, regional, municipal and local governments/agencies; Aboriginal governments; and police services, universities and educational institutions/boards of education.

    January 31st, 2015.  Grants up to $5,000.  The William A. Burnham Memorial Fund is calling for proposals from people who are working with birds of prey, on bird species in the Arctic, falconry-related topics or other bird species program. Proposals should describe the basic biological question(s) being examined or other project being proposed. Awards are for one year and range up to $5,000.  Grants are open to people of all ages for use anywhere in the world. 

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  • findfundsblogger 10:55 am on June 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: $5,000 to $25,000 in capital project funding 

    capital project funding B.C.Hey Funds Fans!  This one almost slipped under my radar…  Big bucks for small communities 🙂

    FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000 to supplement your other fundraising efforts.  Deadline: June 12th, 2014.

    Successful projects have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.

    Who’s eligible:

    • registered charities with Canada Revenue Agency
    • non-profit organizations that will partner with a municipal body, territorial or provincial government who agree to receive the money contributed and issue a receipt in your name
    • a municipal body (a municipal body can include a town, city under 150,000 people, a rural municipality or a First Nations band)

    Your project must

    • enhance the quality of life for people in rural communities under 150,000 people
    • recognize FCC’s contribution
    • be completed within two years of receiving AgriSpirit funding
    • must be a capital project (equipment, building funds, etc.)

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  • findfundsblogger 10:10 am on May 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    A new fund for human rights and social justice issues :) 

    Global human rights fundingGood day, Funds Fans!  Here’s another new fund for human rights and social justice.

    The Nippon Foundation provides overseas grants to non-profit organizations based outside of Japan. They can be local, regional or international NGOs/NPOs, and include educational and research institutions. The Foundation does not accept applications from, nor provide grants to, private individuals or for-profit organizations.  Grants range from $25,000+ (estimate)

    Grants are given to programs planned and conducted by overseas non-profit organizations in such areas as basic human needs, human resources development, and promotion of international cooperation.

    Due weight will be given to proposals which contain at least one of the following:

    • Pragmatic and realistic approaches to issues and problems
    • Potential for future development and self-sustainability
    • Far-reaching social and regional impact
    • Pioneering significance; creating new visions and acting as catalyst for positive changes and social transformations
    • A diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, social class, cultures and societies

    There is no application deadline as such, and applications can be received throughout the year. However, since the screening procedures may take as long as five months, it is strongly recommended that applications be submitted at least half a year before the planned start of the project, or whenever the funding will be needed.

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it!!

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  • findfundsblogger 10:18 am on April 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Whoa! Big Funders are calling!! 

    raining dollarsGood day to you, Funds Fans!  Here’s another post that is jam packed with funding action.

    The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada. Project proposals for WDP are solicited via a Call for Proposals (CFP) issued up to twice per year. Projects involving all industry sectors are considered. Funding under the Western Diversification Program is available to not-for-profit organizations such as:

    • Industry associations, community and/or economic development organizations and research organizations;
    • Post-secondary institutions; and,
    • First nations as represented by their Chief and Council, Tribal Councils and Aboriginal-led not-for-profit associations and organizations.

    WD’s next Call for Proposals opens May 1, 2014 and closes May 30, 2014.

    The NIKE Foundation is dedicated to unleashing the potential of the 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty through insights-driven innovations, strategic partnership and solutions that can be scaled to enable and equip adolescent girls to realize their potential.

    The Nike Foundation has partnered with some of the most respected organizations and leaders in the development community to work toward a shared vision: that adolescent girls are embedded in – and integral to – the eradication of global poverty.

    We are seeking strong partners to realize this vision through strategic advocacy at the global and national levels.

    Funding levels:

    Global up to $250,000 for an 18-month period. Proposals should be designed to purpose and not to total budget available.

    National up to $150,000 (3-5 organizations in the range of $500,000 for an 18-month period)

    The list of activities below is not prescriptive, nor exhaustive, but provides organizations with an idea of the type of activities the Nike Foundation is considering for this initiative:

    • Developing and executing an advocacy strategy

    • Developing messages, messengers and outreach opportunities

    • Developing and producing advocacy and communications materials

    • Staff time to track, synthesize and analyze the post-2015 negotiations and to manage relationships with key influencers

    • Participation in relevant conferences, events and dialogues

    Organizations that wish to apply for funding for both RFPs may do so.   Deadline for both funding streams is May 16th, 2014.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:27 am on February 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Communities At Risk funding 

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    The Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness has recently announced the next call for proposals for the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP).  This program is designed to help communities at risk of hate-motivated crime improve their security infrastructure, which will help make Canada safer for all Canadians.

    Funding is available to eligible not-for-profit organizations linked to a community at risk of being victimized by hate-motivated crime. The funds are to help with the costs of security infrastructure improvements for places of worship, provincially recognized educational institutions, and community centers in communities at risk of hate-motivated crime.  Applicants not eligible for funding include Crown Corporations, public institutions, for-profit organizations and individuals.

    Approved projects may receive up to 50% of total project costs to a maximum of $100,000 per project.  Applicants must demonstrate that they are able to provide cash and/or in-kind contributions amounting to at least 50% of the total project costs. These contributions must be from non-governmental sources and must be confirmed at the time the application is submitted.

    Examples of eligible costs include:

    • Security assessments.
    • Minor construction costs related to the project, including fees for contractors, labour and equipment rental required to install security infrastructure.
    • Security equipment and hardware costs, including alarm systems, fences, gates, lighting, security film for windows, closed circuit television systems, exterior cameras, relocation of existing exterior cameras, anti-graffiti sealant, motion detectors, signage and landscaping.

    In 2014, applications will be accepted on an on-going basis, there is no deadline date for submissions. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the anticipated start date of their project.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:05 am on February 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW: Wildlife and habitat conservation funding 

    Wildlife & habitat conservation fundingHello again Funds Fans!  Another day, another few thousand dollars 🙂

    Established by the Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Rhode Island Zoological Society in 1989, the Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF) supports conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide.  Grants from $25,000 to $50,000 (estimate).  Deadline: June 1st, 2014

    Field studies and other projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation and projects that involve in-country collaborators receive the highest funding priority. Environmental education programs, development of techniques that can be used in a natural environment, and captive propagation programs that stress an integrative approach to conservation are also appropriate. Projects must directly affect biological conservation.

    Applicants must be associated with an organization (e.g. NGO, university, etc.) through which s/he can receive funding. Funding checks are provided to organizations, not individuals. There are no eligibility restrictions on the nationality of the applicant.

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