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  • findfundsblogger 8:50 am on May 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Big funds for communities! 

    canada150logoHi Funds Fans!  Great news 🙂

    As of May 19th, 2015, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is accepting applications for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.  This funding is intended to rehabilitate, renovate and expand existing public infrastructure for community use. In Western Canada, strong preference will be given to projects that are undertaking meaningful upgrades to existing cultural and community facilities, including, but not limited to, community centres, libraries and recreational facilities.  Granting streams: 1) up to $250,000 and 2) up to $500,000.  Deadline: June 17th, 2015.

    Eligible applicants include:

    • A local or regional government established under provincial or territorial statute;
    • A public sector body that is wholly owned by an eligible applicants listed above;
    • A not-for-profit entity;
    • A provincial or territorial entity that provides municipal-type services to communities, as defined by provincial or territorial statute (including school boards); and,
    • A First Nation government, including a Band or Tribal Council or its agent (including wholly-owned corporation) on the condition that the First Nation has indicated support for the project and for the legally-designated representative to seek funding through a formal Band or Tribal Council resolution, or other documentation from Self-governing First Nations.

    In addition, eligible applicants must:

    • Directly own the infrastructure assets, facility or land which are being renovated or have a long-term lease in place (with permission from the owner to undertake renovations); and,
    • If you have a long-term lease in place please attach to your application proof that you have permission from the owner to undertake renovations.
    • Be Incorporated.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:39 pm on October 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: BC SPCA Spay/Neuter funding 

    BCSPCA spay fundingHey Funds Fans – just so you know, I did not make that logo up myself 😉  This post is for pet-lovers across B.C.  For 2015, the BC SPCA is offering a total of $80,000 for cat spay/neuter programs and $7,500 for dog or rabbit spay/neuter programs in communities across B.C. Successful applicants will be allocated funding based on demonstrated need and ability to match funds. There is no set minimum or maximum amount to apply. Deadline: December 31, 2014.

    Successful grant applications will demonstrate the need and be able to document a plan for use of the funds. It is their goal to be able to make a demonstrated impact on a group of animals. This means that applications targeted at fixing at least 85% of the animals identified in a colony or community will be prioritized.

    Cat program: Funds are to be targeted at B.C. cats most at risk of contributing to cat overpopulation such as 1) intact neighborhood or community-fed cats, abandoned cats and feral cats living in colonies, where there are one or more caretakers (referred to from here on as “free-roaming” cats) or 2) cats cared for by owners/guardians in a First Nations community.

    Dog or rabbit program: Funds are to be used for either 1) free-roaming dogs or rabbits where there is one or more caretakers or 2) dogs cared for by owners/guardians in a First Nations community.

    Who can apply?

    • BC SPCA Branches
    • First Nation’s governments and tribal councils
    • Local governments (municipal and regional district)
    • Registered animal charities and non-profits
    • Veterinarians

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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 10:18 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 1:44 pm on April 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Sunny with a chance of funding 

    Sunny with a chance of funding!Hello Funds Fans!  It’s sunny with a chance of funding.  I don’t know why the fonts are all over the map in this post but that’s okay, the information is the important part.  There’s a bit of something for everyone today 🙂

    The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.  “‘Humanitarian aid’ is aid and action designed to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies.”

    Their small grant facility is open all year round and offers grants of up to £20,000 for the recognition, invention & diffusion of a humanitarian innovation.  Calls for large grants proposals are made twice a year and offer grants from £75,000 to £150,000 for the development and implementation of a humanitarian innovation. The submissions for EOI’s will close on the May 6th, 2014

    BC Agrifoods Export Program provides funding for projects that enable BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors to increase export sales and expand international market access through participation in international market development activities. A maximum of $50,000 in funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds have been fully allocated. Participants must contribute 50% in cash of the total project cost. In-kind contributions can be included as part of the overall project budget, but are not eligible for matching funding. Deadline: May 8th, 2014

    ArtStarts has a long history of bringing professional artists into classrooms across BC through the Artists in the Classroom* (AIC) grant program. This funding program supports projects that put students in direct contact with a professional artist in residence in their classroom and aims to connect an art form and another subject area to meet evolving objectives in both. Deadline: May 30th, 2014.

    The Chilliwack Foundation provides grants for projects in and around Chilliwack, B.C. as follows:

    • The project must be capital in nature and the application should not include requests for funds for the operations of the applicant;
    • The project must benefit a significant number of people;
    • The project must benefit people residing in the Chilliwack area;
    • Successful applicants should be reputable organizations with a history of stable governance;
    • The project must be feasible and practical in the view of the Committee;
    • Projects which benefit one or more of the four areas of focus for the Foundation, being the physical well-being of the community, education, culture and sports/recreation will be favoured.

    Applicants must be registered as charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and must be capable of issuing a tax receipt for Grant funds received from the Chilliwack Foundation.  2014 Deadlines: May 12th, 2014 and November 12th, 2014.

    Getty Images believes that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. They also understand that creating and managing world-class photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources.  In 2014, Getty will provide five total grants of $10,000 each to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.  Applicants must be presently engaged as a professional photojournalist. A professional photojournalist, for the purposes of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, is one who derives the majority of his or her income from documenting issues and events through still photography.  Deadline: May 15th, 2014.

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

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  • findfundsblogger 6:32 pm on April 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    More funds! Agriculture and Community Programs 

    FundingHi Funds Fans!  Looking for an island amidst the vast ocean of funding need?  Here are two “land-hoys” for you to have a look at.

    The BC Agricultural Research & Development Corporation is offering funding to projects that address agriculture environment issues and wildlife impact mitigation.  Projects should be aimed at improving environmental sustainability in agriculture. Topics addressed may for example be related to soil, air or water quality, water conservation, pesticide reduction and biodiversity.

    Wildlife impact mitigation projects may involve innovative ways of reducing wildlife impacts in an environmentally responsible way. Generally projects will be submitted by farm associations or agriculturally oriented organizations with support from the agricultural community.   Government agencies, universities and colleges may be participants in a proposal but are not eligible to apply.

    A maximum of 85% of the cash cost of a project can be provided by the program.  Deadline: May 9th, 2014.


    The Provincial Employee Community Services Fund (PECSF), also known as the Community Fund, focuses on charities that are in our local communities.  Requests of less than 40% of total budget that are sustainable beyond the funding cycle will be reviewed.  Application deadline: May 31st, 2014. 

    PECSF support organizations that contribute to enhancing the quality of life in British Columbia and preference will be given to organizations with a project/ program or service that:

    • Aligns with organization’s mission and mandate, has two years of success
    • Has staff expertise and involves volunteers
    • Positively impacts 20+ people
    • Adds regional value and is innovative
    • Aids other organizations in region through its outcomes
    • Involves external evaluation and performance measurement
    • Requests less than 40% of total budget and is sustainable beyond the funding cycle

     To be eligible for funding, the following statements must be true of the applying organization:

    • Valid Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) registration number.
    • Compliant with BC Societies Act requirements (if applicable).
    • Compliant with PECSF reporting requirements from past funding cycles.
    • Operational for a minimum of three years.
    • Less than 20% of organizational budget directed to administrative costs.
    • No deficits or large debts.

    Note: Applications will be declined if the Community Fund is the sole source of funding.

    Please share and re-tweet within interested networks.  Check the April Deadline Alert for lots more funds too!

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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 12:01 pm on September 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for local governments to undertake age-friendly community planning 

    Funding from UBCM

    Hey Funds Fans!  How’s your Friday the 13th coming along?  Here’s a bit of funding news that may help you through the day 🙂

    The 2014 Seniors Housing & Support Initiative (SHSI) program is intended to assist local governments in BC to best support aging populations, develop and implement policies and plans and/or develop projects that enable seniors to age in place and facilitate the creation of age-friendly communities.

    The maximum grant is $20,000 and matching funds and/or cost sharing are not required. Applications are due by October 18th, 2013.  Eligible applicants are local governments (municipalities and regional districts) in British Columbia.

    The priority in 2014 is to engage communities that have not yet completed an age-friendly plan or undertaken a project focused on age-friendly communities. A maximum of 25 grants will be available.

    Applications should demonstrate a commitment to the following guiding principles:

    • Community Driven – Community solutions are based on local priorities

    • Catalyst for Action – Community activities are catalysts that enable local governments and community partners to enhance and improve services for older adults

    • Focus on Funding Priorities – Activities are focused on funding priorities with clear outcomes

    • Flexible – Required actions differ in each community

    • Coordinated – Activities of different levels of government and community partners are coordinated to avoid duplication among programs and projects

    • Sustainable Results – Community activities contribute to improving the lives of older adults over time

    Eligible activities are new community planning and/or community projects that are undertaken by a local government and that address the guiding principles and funding priorities of the program.

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    • PC Feline Initiative 5:41 pm on September 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry! Just sent you a blank email – hit send a little prematurely! I love your blog and am wondering if you know of anything similar that focuses on grants and funding opportunities for non-profits and charities in Ontario the way you do for BC. Thanks and keep up the great work, Kristi

      Port Colborne Feline Initiative

      746 cats enrolled to date in our community Sneuter programs Find us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/PCFelines

      P.O. Box 132 Port Colborne, ON L3K 5V8 905.964.7658 http://www.pcferalcats.org

      Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:01:51 +0000 To: pcfelines@live.ca

      • findfundsblogger 7:11 am on September 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Kristi, thanks for your note. I’ll send you an email with what I know for Ontario.


  • findfundsblogger 10:05 am on September 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    BREAKING NEWS: $25K to $50K for Social Service, Food System and Childcare Organizations in Vancouver 

    Social Innovation Project Grants

    Hi again Funds Fans!  A BRAND NEW funding opportunity just came up 🙂

    The City of Vancouver’s Social Policy Division is pleased to announce a new project grant opportunity for Social Service, Food System and Childcare Organizations that will compliment Vancouver’s bold and ambitious plan for a healthy city for all. Organizations with time-limited projects that fit the strategic priorities of the City, and which match the three key strategic areas of the new Healthy City Strategy are encouraged to apply.

    Projects that align with the Healthy City Strategy will be given favourable consideration. The Strategy aims to:

    • Increase the overall well-being of vulnerable populations,
    • Cultivate an engaged and connected city, and
    • Ensure livable environments now and into the future.

    Social Innovation Project grants are for a one or two year term only.  Total funding is approximately $25,000 per project/year2-year projects should target around $50,000 total.  Deadline: Friday, October 11th, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 3:12 pm on August 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Capacity funds for Aboriginal community-based justice 

    Capacity Funding

    Nanoo, nanoo, Funds Fans!  (Anyone remember where that greeting is from?)  I wasn’t sure if I should post today since most people are probably busy packing up their campers and tents for one last blast o’ summer fun before school starts but what the heck, it was too good to wait ’til next week.

    The Federal Department of Justice is providing a Capacity-Building Fund designed to support capacity-building efforts in Aboriginal communities, particularly as they relate to building increased knowledge and skills for the establishment and management of Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS) community-based justice programs.  Grants range from $25,000 to $50,000.  (estimate)  Deadline: September 13th, 2013.

    The objectives of the Capacity-Building Fund are:

    • to support the training and/or developmental needs of Aboriginal communities that currently do not have community-based justice programs;
    • to supplement the on-going training needs of current community-based justice programs where the cost-shared budget does not adequately meet these needs, including  supporting  evaluation activities, data collection, sharing of best practices and useful models;
    • to support activities targeted at improved community reporting in AJS communities and the development of data management systems;
    • to support the development of new justice programs, paying particular attention to:
    • the current geographic/regional imbalance in programming;
    • the commitment to develop new programs in the under-represented program models, such as dispute resolution for civil and family/child welfare; and,
    • to support one-time or annual events and initiatives (as opposed to on-going projects and programs) that build bridges, trust and partnerships between the mainstream justice system and Aboriginal communities.

    Any of the following may be eligible for contribution funding under the Capacity-Building Fund:

    • First Nations, bands, Tribal Councils, local, regional and national Aboriginal organizations;
    • regional/municipal governments including their agencies and institutions;
    • non-profit community organizations, societies, and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a non-profit purpose;
    • provincial and territorial governments;
    • individuals; and,
    • for-profit corporations, as long as these corporations will not make a profit on the work performed.

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    Have a safe and wonderful Labour Day weekend 😀

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