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  • findfundsblogger 10:16 am on May 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds! Funds! Funds! 

    Funding for B.C.Hey, Funds Fans!  This is my 400th blog post!!  Wow, and to boot it’s a three for three day today 🙂  Funding for First Nations arts programs and childcare facilities as well as funding to assist B.C.’s disabled persons live full and fulfilling lives.

    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.  Deadline: May 23rd, 2014.  Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.

    The Canada Council for the Arts, Elder and Youth Legacy Program provides funding to Aboriginal arts organizations that help Elders pass on the many art forms being practiced to the next generation.  The program will also increase the Canada Council’s capacity to serve Aboriginal Elders of this country, giving them opportunities to work with youth and pass on their legacy of artistic practice.  Generally, projects should be designed as follows; the organization will choose the Elder who will work with their youth. That Elder will then help to decide the number of young people he or she will work with, and will help to select them.  Strong applications will demonstrate a clear link between the Elders, participants, the artistic practice being shared, and the expenses to be covered by the grant.  Maximum Grant: $20,000.  Deadline: May 15th, 2014.

    Major capital funding is available from the First Nations Early Childhood Development Council to help with the costs associated with the creation of new licensed child care spaces. Under this program, non – profit child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $500,000 and private sector child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $250,000 for building a new child care facility including the cost of buying land or a building; the assembly of a modular building and site development; renovations to a building; and/or – buying eligible equipment and furnishings to support new child care spaces in an existing facility or as part of the above activities to create new spaces.  Deadline to apply: June 30th, 2014.

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  • 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 9:34 am on February 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    …and then there was more! 

    Welcome!Happy Wednesday, Funds Fans!  For those of you just tuning in, what I do here is provide you with timely updates on open funding calls, Request for Proposal opportunities and other avenues to source out funding for your community, organization or client.  Some funding agencies only provide a very short window of opportunity so please subscribe on FaceBook, Twitter or on the right hand side of this page with your email in order to receive any ALERTS.

    Now, let’s get to it.  Where’s the money?

    Mountain Equipment Co-op provides a number of granting streams.  The next deadline to apply is March 10th, 2013 under the following project themes:

    Capacity Building Grants: To strengthen the effectiveness of conservation and outdoor activity organizations. Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000.

    Advocacy and Awareness Grants: To advocate for the conservation of landscapes and raise Canadians’ awareness and understanding of current issues. Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000.

    Access & Activity Grants: Access and Activity Grants support programs, initiatives and infrastructure projects that encourage backcountry, urban and near-urban outdoor recreation. Grants range from $500 to $15,000.

    Land Acquisition Grants: To conserve ecologically and/or recreationally significant resources. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.

    Also on the radar today is BC Rehab.  This organization works 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. At BC Rehab they celebrate and support people with disabilities in their journey toward achieving their own form of independence.  Applications under the Individual Grant Program and Project Grant Program are currently being accepted.  Deadline: March 1st, 2013.

    Check out the Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grants from Weston too, 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: March 18th, 2013.

    There it is, folks! Go get it!

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  • findfundsblogger 7:35 am on May 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: $15,000 for Kid’s Programming! 

    June 4, 2012

    Good day, Funds Fans!  Welcome to the Friday edition of “WTF?”; as in “Where’s the Funds?”

    We found a little beauty of a program called Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grants from Weston that 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.  Application Deadline: June 4th, 2012

    Funding recipients should be located near cities where Weston Foods Inc. operates, including Delta and Langley, BC; Calgary, AB; Regina, SK; Winnipeg, MB; Brampton, Cobourg, Concord, Etobicoke, Kingston, Kitchener, Mississauga, Sudbury and Toronto, ON;  Gatineau, Longeuil, Montmagny, Napierville, and Ste-Foy, PQ; Amherst and Kentville, NS; and Mount Pearl, NL.

    Eligibility Criteria : Any Canadian registered charitable organization offering year-long programs (September to June or summer only) that directly benefit children in Kindergarten to Grade 8.  Please note they are unable to support individuals, schools or parent associations that work to benefit a single institution or capital campaign with this grant stream.  Only complete applications will be considered. Applications for Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grants must include a copy of the charity’s most recent two years of audited financial statements, along with the completed application of no more than three pages.  Priority will be given to organizations that have not received a grant from us in the past two years.

    Winning project proposals will include the following components:

    1) Fitness: According to newly released data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey, only 9% of boys and 4% of girls meet the new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. The Guidelines state that children and youth should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.

    2) Access: Recreational programs that are year-round and enable participation by children in Kindergarten to Grade 8 who otherwise might not have access to programs that improve their physical fitness levels and health due to cost or other barriers. Past examples have included grants to support after-school programming including structured sports, fitness and outdoor education, cooking and nutrition classes.

    3) Diversity: Organizations that provide inclusive recreational programs and engage a variety of ethnocultural communities.

    To apply, use this fillable pdf and email your application!

    There it is, in all it’s Wonderbread glory!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!

    Have a great weekend 🙂

     
  • findfundsblogger 3:11 pm on May 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    This just in! FPCC Language Initiative NOW OPEN!! 

    BCLI Deadline June 22, 2012

    Okay, this time it’s for real!!

    The B.C. Language Initiative is NOW OPEN.  Deadline: June 22, 2012  The First Peoples’ Culture Council is accepting applications to the BCLI to revitalize British Columbia First Nations languages through documentation, immersion programs, materials and curriculum development, traditional and cultural programming, and community collaboration.

    First Nations communities and organizations are eligible to submit proposals.

    Examples of types of language strategies funded under BCLI:

    • Immersion Programming

    • Traditional & Cultural Programming

    • Documentation

    • Materials Development

    • FirstVoices development: Language archiving using FirstVoices.com

    Funding Guide is here.  Application form here.

     
  • findfundsblogger 9:29 am on May 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Breakfast anyone? Funds for breakfast programs in Canada! YUM :) 

    Thanks to fancynapkin.blogspot.com for this delectable collage.

    Hi Funds Fans!  Welcome to this week’s version of Tuesday; similar to last week’s version in name only.  What have we found for you today?  Let’s have a look.

    Yum!  Breakfast!!  Breakfast Clubs of Canada is a national organization dedicated to supporting community-based breakfast programs for schoolchildren. They raise funds for programs and help to sustain them by providing appliances, food donations and management tools. Breakfast Clubs of Canada assesses grant requests from registered not-for-profit organizations and/or schools that provide breakfast to schoolchildren living in underprivileged areas.  Eligibility includes programs that are already in operation as well as new program start-ups.  Applications are accepted year-round.

    Also, check out Breakfast for Learning.  Applications are due June 15th, 2012.  In 1992, a small group of forward-thinking editors at Canadian Living magazine identified a need to feed hungry children. They soon discovered that thousands of people across Canada shared their vision and wanted to help too.  This marked the start of a national movement that continues to grow today. Since our inception over 19 years ago, Breakfast for Learning has helped to nourish over 2.5 million children from coast to coast to coast.  As the nation’s lead advocate for quality nutrition in schools, we provide:

    • nutrition grants that allow programs to obtain food, equipment and staff required to meet the needs of their school community;
    • child nutrition education resources and tools to help raise awareness and educate communities about proper nutrition;
    • research to support the vital link between child nutrition and learning; and
    • a strong voice for child nutrition that advocates for national meal program in Canada and quality nutrition in schools.

    Breakfast for Learning is committed to helping start and sustain child nutrition programs, ensuring that students are well-nourished and ready to learn.  Applications are available here.

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  • findfundsblogger 5:15 pm on May 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts for May 2012 – Don’t let them get away !! 

    May 2012 Deadlines

    These funds have been posted throughout April and now have deadlines approaching!  Don’t let them get away…

    Due May 7th to June 18, 2012 Farm Credit Canada provides funding for rural community initiatives through their FCC Agri-Spirit FundDonations from $5,000 to $25,000 are available to supplement other fundraising efforts.  Successful projects in the past have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.  Online applications now open.  Eligible applicants include: a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency, a registered non-profit organization, a municipal body (a municipal body can include a town, city under 100,000 people, a rural municipality or a First Nations band), a non-profit organization that will partner with a municipal body who agrees to receive the money contributed and issue a receipt in their name.

    Due May 15, 2012, Vancity Community Project Grants provide up to $10,000 for projects that focus on funding priorities in the following areas: People: Good Money™ shows people how to build their wealth; Planet: Good Money™ creates a sustainable place to live; Places: Good Money™ invests for positive change in the community.  Applications that demonstrate work in two or more of these areas are preferred, as are those that focus resources specifically at marginalized people (including Aboriginal people, immigrants, refugees and people with low incomes). As a general principle, Vancity seeks to support marginalized individuals and groups to participate in decision-making and program development and delivery on the issues that affect and concern them the most.

    Due May 24, 2012: enp-BC grant program provides a maximum grant of $10,000 (matching)  To be eligible for enp funding, an organization must: be a Provincially or Federally incorporated non-profit organization, be a qualified donee under CRA regulations: registered charity, native band, municipality, or have a charitable sponsor, have its base, activities, and benefits in British Columbia. The organization must have an office in BC and the program & its benefits must be in BC.  Applicants must attend a Building Your Social Enterprise workshop and have the organizational capacity (budget & staff) to meet the grant objectives.  Grants may be used to pay for professional fees for technical assistance and/or staff costs and resources related to the planning or organizational development activity.  The enp program funds planning and/or research activities along the entire development path from opportunity identification and organizational readiness activities ($2500 – $5000) to feasibility studies, marketing plans or business plans (up to $10,000).

    Due May 31, 2012 Brownfield Renewal Funding Program (the Program) provides grants from $10,000 to $125,000 (50% to 85% of eligible activities) to help to revitalize inactive or unused lands across British Columbia by reducing the risk and uncertainty normally associated with these types of sites. The Program will contribute funding to land owners or developers for environmental investigations and related activities on brownfield sites where various factors have pre-empted redevelopment and where it is possible to achieve triple-bottom-line benefits. The program also targets smaller communities where the successful redevelopment of brownfield sites requires more incentives.

    Due May 31, 2012 First Peoples Worldwide (FPW) is an Indigenous-led organization that supports Indigenous controlled, locally initiated, community driven development with small grants from its Keepers of the Earth Fund.  Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 USD(Notification by June 15th, 2012)  All applicants must:

    • be an Indigenous led grassroots/local or community based institution in the Arctic or the Americas;
    • have an organizational bank account or a fiscal sponsor;
    • be willing to share project outcomes and lessons for use in case studies and formal training modules for Indigenous organizations, corporations and multinational agencies

    Due May 31, 2012 RBC Play Hockey RBC knows it takes a lot to make hockey happen, so we’d like to help those who work hard so we can all just play. RBC Play Hockey™ offers 20 grants, in the amount of $25,000 each to be awarded across North America.

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  • findfundsblogger 6:23 pm on May 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Hooray! FN Early Childhood Development Funds 

    The First Nations and Urban Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Steering Committee is pleased to announce the release of its 2012-2013 Call for Applications for Community Early Childhood Development Projects/Programs servicing BC First Nations, Urban Aboriginal and Métis children, zero to six years of age.

    Language and Culture projects up to $25,000.  Service Improvements and Quality projects up to $25,000.

    The deadline for applications for both funding streams is June 20, 2012.

    Visit their website http://www.fnuaecdsc.ca to access all necessary information and documents including the Calls for Applications, Application Forms and our 2012-2013 Information Package.

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it!

     
  • findfundsblogger 5:22 am on March 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Calling all Artists, Garden Lovers and Agricultural Innovators! 

    Since none of us were quick enough with the camera, this image came from panoramio.com

    Hello from Kamloops, Funds Fans!  We made it all the way from Ft. St. James to the Kam with only two pit stops; an incredible feat with four children in tow.  Bless their hearts for still being loving to one another when we arrived.

    Sadly, we did not see very much wildlife on the journey down; two deer as we left the Fort this morning and that was it.  Just before Williams Lake we passed by something called “The Monkey Forest” which sounded very intriguing but then we saw a badger crossing sign and our eyes were peeled for the next eight kilometers of their apparent crossing corridor.  Alas, no badger sightings either.

    Being tired and in need of some pizza, I’m just going to get to the point of this non-travel blog.  Here’s what I have for you today:

    Calling all Canadian Artists near and far!  The City of Ottawa Public Art Program invites artists to apply to develop, design, and implement a public art commission for the Barrhaven South Recreation Complex.  This request for proposals is an equal opportunity, open to all professional artists. Participants must be Canadian citizens or have permanent residence status.

    The total budget for this commission is $300,000 plus HST. The commission budget must include all costs required to design, fabricate and install the project.  Deadline: Deliver proposal by mail or hand, no later than Monday, April 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m. EST.     

    Evergreen provides grants to day-cares, schools and community groups for greening projects such as teaching gardens, food gardens and for protecting and restoring urban green spaces.  The next upcoming deadline is for the Toyota Evergreen “Learning Grounds School Ground Greening Grant”.  This fund is for schools wishing to create outdoor classrooms and food gardens to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature.  Grants range from $500 to $3,500 for publicly funded Canadian schools (K–12) and $500 to $2,000 for not-for-profit daycares.  Deadline: June 1, 2012

    The Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (iafbc) is still accepting proposals under it’s Growing Forward program.  This funding will support projects that foster a culture of innovation and facilitate the adoption of innovative products, processes and technologies in the British Columbia agriculture, food and agri-products sector.  Project grants up to $25,000 are considered Small Projects.  Next deadlines: April 15, 2012 and  July 13, 2012.

    That’s all from here, folks.  Over and out from the Kamloopa.

     
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