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  • findfundsblogger 10:23 am on March 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Canada Post Community Foundation for Children 

    canada post community foundation

    Funding from the Canada Post Community Foundation for Children is now available. The annual grant application process is open, and the deadline to receive applications is April 5, 2017. Registered charities, school programs and community organizations are invited to apply for funding of projects consistent with the Foundation’s objective to support initiatives that benefit children.  Up to $30,000/proposal available and three Signature Grants of $50,000 each are also available. These grants would support the overall work and mission of national organizations delivering programs or support for children and youth. These Signature Grants would be the largest grants awarded by the Canada Post Community Foundation. .

    Outside of its Signature Grants, the Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.

    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. Projects should involve capacity-building (i.e., the creation or expansion of services, rather than the maintenance of existing services; expansion may include augmentation of a service, addition of a service or inclusion of a new geographic territory). Capacity-building activities could include hiring and/or training staff or covering costs directly related to the delivery of a program (such as mileage, facilities rental, communications activities) or the purchase, construction or addition of new equipment or facilities.

    Full grant guidelines available here.


  • findfundsblogger 10:21 am on February 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $15,000 for healthy, active kids programming 

    Funding for children's programsHi Funds Fans!  Aside from all the great funds posted in the latest Deadline Alert, here’s something to check out 🙂

    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.  Deadline: Friday, February 28th, 2014.

    There it is, folks! Go get it!

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    P.S.  Don’t forget to check in with a Professional Writer to help with proposal preparation and reporting.

  • findfundsblogger 9:27 am on January 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $1,000 to $5,000 for increasing accessibility for the disabled 

    Accessibility funding for the disabled in B.C.Hi Funds Fans!  Here’s a fund to keep on the radar.  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.  Deadline: March 7th, 2014. 

    Please share and re-tweet within interested networks.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:40 am on December 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: BCHC funding for local governments 

    Healthy CommunitiesHappy Wednesday, Funds Fans!  If you are involved with local government or would like to suggest a project to your town, city or municipality, check this funding out.

    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.  Deadline for both streams:   March 14th, 2014.

    Stream One: Learn & Connect Grants – Grants up to $5,000 are available for local governments to engage in the development of healthy community partnerships across sectors, to learn about conditions that support health and well-being, to identify and plan for local health and well-being priorities, and to develop opportunities and leadership for action.

    Stream Two: Innovate Grants – Grants up to $20,000 are available to support local governments in the undertaking of leading-edge, collaborative action to address local conditions that influence health and well-being. Applications must demonstrate shared leadership across more than one sector (for example, local government, health authority, school district, community organizations) as well as the potential for advancing solutions by expanding reach and impact over time, and generating insights that can be shared across communities.

    Please share and re-tweet within interested networks.  If you need help with your proposal, contact a Professional Writer today!

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    • Matt 7:24 pm on December 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Love this blog. One of my all time best resources for finding communities and non-profits money. Do you have any knowledge of an Alberta equivalent?? I’ve recently relocated and I’m working with a couple community leagues and First Nations groups that are in need of some resources.

      • findfundsblogger 10:11 am on December 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks so much, Matt! I’m sorry to report that I don’t know of a specific blog for Alberta. However, I did a Google search and many resources showed up. Please bear in mind that many of the posts here are valid Canada-wide 🙂 All the best, Fundsblogger

  • findfundsblogger 8:50 am on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW: Up to $20,000 for At-Risk Youth programs 

    Funding for at-risk-youth

    Good day to you, Funds Fans!  Here’s a shwack of funding courtesy of the civil forfeiture program at the B.C. Ministry of Justice (formerly Public Safety & Solicitor General).

    One-time grant funding of up to $20,000 (per project) is now available to support projects in British Columbia that prevent youth involvement in crime. This grant is applicable to at-risk youth programs that involve structure, such as recreational programs.

    Qualifying groups can include local governments, community and youth organizations, provincial organizations, schools, school districts, Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), police departments/detachments, Aboriginal organizations and First Nations Bands.

    View the application form to find out more.  All applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013.

    There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

    • Christian Bates 9:00 am on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Quick correction: This is a provincial grant program from the BC Minstry of Justice. The Ministry of Public Safety is a Federal ministry.

  • findfundsblogger 12:01 pm on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding, funding, funding… Journalism, Agriculture Safety, Children’s Art, Indigenous projects 

    It's a bountiful world :)Hey Funds Fans, long time, no see!  Other matters have kept me occupied lately but here I am with a backlog of funding opportunities.  Since Thanksgiving weekend is coming up in Canada, I wish you all a wonderful time of family, friends, and food.   We all have so much to be thankful for.  Amen!

    The Earth Journalism Network is launching its third round of small grants to invest in strategic opportunities for media development around the world. As in previous years, these grants aim first and foremost to build the capacities of local environmental journalism networks, and thus in turn respond to the needs of the grant recipients’ local communities and environments.  Generally speaking, the Earth Journalism Grants Fund will be focused on capacity building, but if special opportunities arise, they are open to supporting fellowships and travel grants that support specific story ideas or coverage of key events, so long as these projects involve collaboration between multiple journalists. While content production is an important aspect of any project, applications without some form of network- or capacity-building component will not be considered. As Internews is strictly a media development organization, please avoid any applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning.  Up to US$10,000 available.  Deadline: October 15th, 2013.

    The FCC AgSafety Fund helps charitable and non-profit groups deliver agriculture safety training to farmers and/or their workers across Canada either through direct training or a train the trainer model.  The grant is administered through a partnership between Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to provide training to keep farmers, their families, agribusiness operations and employees safe at work.  Individuals and/or groups proposing programs or projects with a local or provincial scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $10,000. Applicants proposing programs with a national scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $25,000Deadline: October 27th, 2013. 

    The International Drawing Competition: Food for a Healthy World is a youth education initiative about food and nutrition. It promotes awareness of the importance of a diversity of nutritious foods for a healthy environment and for healthy people. It also highlights some global challenges relating to food – such as hunger, malnutrition, the food system, and climate change. The competition empowers children and young people with knowledge to make more informed food choices and to be active agents of change in our society. This competition encourages children and young people to create artwork and drawings that express why nutritious foods are important for a healthy world.  Prizes of US$500 will be awarded to the winner of each age group (6-10, 11-15 and 16-20 years old), US$200 will be awarded to the runner up of each age group and US$100 will be awarded to the third best drawing of each age group. In addition, Certificates of Recognition, signed by a United Nations official and a special gift to the schools of the winning artworks will be given.  Last but not least, the artworks will be used in logos, posters, FAO publications (distributed worldwide), T shirts and activity badges! This international drawing competition is open to ALL children and young people from 6 to 20 years old.  Deadline: October 31st, 2013.

    The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues invites Indigenous organizations or organizations working for indigenous peoples can apply for small grants from the Trust Fund.  The Fund is mainly used for small grants projects with a budget for up to US$ 10,000 covering one year’s expenses.  Priority will be given to projects that focus on the areas of (i) culture (with a specific focus on indigenous languages); and (ii) the environment (with a specific focus on the respect of the principle of free, prior and informed consent).  Deadline: November 1st, 2013.

    There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!  See other grants available in October 2013 here

  • findfundsblogger 8:44 am on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $5,000 for beary special causes 

    Project grants available!

    Here’s a wee cuddle for all of our Funds Fans 🙂

    Build-A-Bear Workshop® believes in the teddy bear philosophy of being good people and good bears. In living those values, they provide grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to 501(c)(3) public charities or registered Canadian charities that support beary special causes, such as children’s health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.

    Applications for grants of up to $5,000 each from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation are being accepted until October 31st, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:36 am on December 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Important news for BC families living with autism 

    Autism funding in BC

    Reblogged from Autism Funding in BC.

    In my conversations with parents, I have found that disappointingly few parents have opened a Registered Disability Saving Plan (RDSP) for their disabled children. This is troubling because RDSPs are easy to setup and the government is eager to throw free money into the account.

    Some of the reasons include:

    • Ignorance of the existence of RDSPs
    • The mistaken belief that withdrawals from an RDSP will affect the Persons with Disability (PWD) Benefit when their children become adults (Not true in BC)
    • The idea that RDSPs are complicated to setup and manage (again not true)
    • Some people believe that withdrawals from the RDSP are taxable (Partly true; Contributions are tax free on withdrawal and only the accumulated income and government grants/bonds are taxable). The important thing is that it will be taxed in the hands of the beneficiary, and therefore more likely to receive significantly lower taxation.

    An RDSP is an outstanding savings vehicle for your disabled child no matter what your income level. The province of BC has sweetened the pot by exempting RDSP withdrawals from the PWD clawback. The federal government is ready to contribute up to $3,500 per year in grants and up to $1,000 in bonds. In the case of the Disability bond, no contribution is required to receive this amount for low income families.

    The RDSP is more than just a long term savings plan. It should also be a key element of your estate planning.

    In case you are dismissing the RDSP as irrelevant, please consider two samples scenarios.

    Firstly for a low income family opening an RDSP when their child is 4 years old and never contributing a single penny, the account could be worth $239,000 by the time their child is 60 years old!

    Consider a middle income family ($37,000 to $85,000) contributing $1,500 per year for 20 years. By the time the individual is 60 years old, the account could be worth $1,300,000!

    We are talking about serious money here. The RDSP.com website has an interesting calculator that you can use to see how your contributions and the government funds accumulate tax free to a sizable amount. It’s worth putting in your personal numbers to see what an RDSP can do for your child. Remember the earlier you start, the more time you have for the gains to accumulate.

    It’s important to remember that the RDSP is a long term savings plan and will do very little for your short terms needs. There is a rule called the 10 year hold-back. It was slightly modified last year, but the basic idea is that if you take money out of the account within 10 years of receiving a grant or bond, the government will claw their contributions back. Just think of the plan as a long term investment for your child and you will be fine.

    For more information regarding the RDSP refer to my page RDSP or for a more detailed source refer to RDSP.com.

    Fundsblogger Note: Please check out the Autism Funding in BC blog and share the link with your networks.  A big thanks to blog creator Milburn Drysdale for his time and effort in navigating this issue of funding for autism and taking the time to share what he’s learned.

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