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  • findfundsblogger 11:19 pm on September 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: September 2015 

    Funding Deadlines

    Hello Friends and Funds Fans!  I have not abandoned you.  I’m just slightly tardy and have been altogether swamped with other matters this past month or so.  On with the show, says me 🙂

    September 15th, 2015. Grants range from up to $5,000+. The Bullitt Foundation concentrates its funding on environmental issues in urban areas, business and technology, ecosystem services and planning, and leadership and civic engagement. The mission of The Bullitt Foundation is to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest. Our geographic region includes nonprofit organizations that serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, western Montana (including the Rocky Mountain range), and south-central Alaska.

    September 15th, 2015. Up to $50,000. The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for Multi Year Anti-Trafficking Grants for 2016-2020. The multi-year anti-trafficking grants aim to:

    • Prevent sex trafficking of women and girls in Canada through work involving girls or teens within universal prevention programs; prevention for at-risk youth and for victims of sex trafficking by creating awareness, sharing information and stopping further victimization.
    • Support women’s organizations and projects in Canada to help women and girls rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing trafficking by providing multiple layers of intensive support and services.
    • Support collaborative projects for groups working together in a region, province, territory or nationally (in Canada) to create awareness, to share resources, to provide coordinated responses, and to advocate or to support sex trafficking survivors’ participation or leadership in policy issues.

    September 15th, 2015. Up to $5,000+. (estimate) 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.

    September 16th, 2015. General Grants of any size. The Real Estate Foundation Grant Program supports initiatives that non-profit organizations have identified as important based on research and their own, on-the-ground knowledge and experience. These grants help to meet needs, fill gaps and implement solutions.

    September 24th, 2015. $300 to $2,000. RBC Try-it Day grants provide funding for organizations, clubs and communities in British Columbia to plan a sports “try-it” day in the week leading up to and on RBC Sports Day in Canada.

    September 28th, 2015. Up to $20,000+. The Youth Take Charge Program is now accepting applications for projects taking place between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Applications for funding for multi-year projects (with a start date of April 1, 2016) can also be submitted. Through partnerships with youth-serving organizations, the Youth Take Charge Program supports projects that exemplify an ability to strengthen youth attachment to Canada in the following thematic areas: History and heritage, Civic engagement and youth service, Arts and culture, Economic activities. IMPORTANT: Projects promoting Canadian history and heritage will be given priority in this intake.

    September 30th, 2015. Stage 1: Up to $10,000. Stage 2: Up to $200,000. The Community Action Initiative (CAI) has issued a call for letters of intent for proposals to promote mental health and wellness in older adults, including those with low incomes, immigrant or refugee, and Aboriginal peoples living in community, assisted living, or residential care settings. Proposals that focus on a direct service to older adults with chronic health conditions are encouraged. Proposals that focus on promoting mental health and wellness in family caregivers of older adults will also be considered. Applicants who receive a CAI convening grant will then proceed to the second stage, where they will be invited to apply for a service innovation grant valued up to $200,000 to support a project lasting two to three years in duration.

    September 30th, 2015. Up to $100,000. The objective of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) is to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities. The CAPF recognizes that arts presenters are key partners in achieving this objective by providing financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as their support organizations. Eligibility is for Not-for-profit organizations, Aboriginal organizations, government institutions.

    September 30th, 2015. Up to $200,000. Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage, Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals. Successful applicants may receive up to 100 percent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000 for festivals that:

    • present the work of local artists, artisans, or performers of local historical heritage;
    • actively involve members of the local community;
    • are intended for and accessible to the general public.

    There it is folks!  Go and get it 🙂

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  • findfundsblogger 9:47 am on July 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: July 2015 

    Hi Funds Fans, it’s always a good day to be Canadian.  Can I get an ‘amen’?

    For your reading pleasure, here’s a handy list of upcoming funding deadlines.

    July 2nd, 2015. The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) is inviting EOIs for shovel-ready projects that can deliver significant and sustainable near-term greenhouse gas reductions in Alberta. Only projects that can reduce GHG emissions by greater than 50,000 tonnes CO2e annually and be fully implemented before 2020 will be considered. GHG reductions must be quantifiable, and verifiable.

    July 2nd, 2015. Grants range from $20,000 – $30,000.    BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability. The program is intended to assist organizations that can demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection. A competitive submission will include analysis of the organization’s stage in its life cycle, details of the specific impacts of the current environment, realistic assumptions and explanation of the anticipated results, including the knowledge gained through the project.

    July 2nd, 2015.  Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Innovations. Innovations supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred by B.C. arts and cultural organizations for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding will be provided for the commissioning, research, creation, development, production and/or public presentation of new works across the province by organizations with a demonstrated track record in the creation, development and production or public presentation of new work.

    July 10th, 2015.  Up to $25,000/year. New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) community-based project stream.  This program is intended to enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others, and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.  Eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization.  Deadline: July 10th, 2015.

    July 15th, 2015. Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Project Assistance – Arts Based Community Development Awards are available to assist with projects that develop and extend the practice and understanding of arts-based community development through the processes of creating art, producing events, and developing resource materials for arts-based community development practitioners.

    July 15th, 2015.  Up to $5,000.  TD FEF Leadership Grants: Building Capacity in Canada’s Environmental Sector.  The TD FEF Leadership Grant program aims to enhance the organizational capacity of environmental charities by providing funding for both formal and informal training and development opportunities for leaders within these organizations.  Fourteen Leadership Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded annually,  two for each of TD FEF’s seven regions – Pacific, Prairie, Ontario North and East, Western Ontario, Greater Toronto Region, Quebec and Atlantic.

    July 15th, 2015.  Up to $2,500+.  Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, and energy conservation.  Eligible projects include: Community Gardens, Environmental Education Projects, Outdoor Classrooms, Protection of Endangered Species/Wildlife, Recycling/Composting Programs, Tree Planting and Urban Naturalization Projects, Energy Conservation/Renewable Energy, Research Projects, Habitat restoration.  The following organizations are eligible to apply for TD FEF funding: Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN), Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary), Municipalities, Aboriginal groups.

    NEW!!  July 15th, 2015 (Minor Infrastructure, Step 1) and July 30th, 2015.  (Cyber-infrastructure)  Grants support up to 40% of eligible costs.  BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) This funding is leveraged to attract the remaining investment from partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  Public post-secondary institutions based in British Columbia are eligible to apply for funding from BCKDF. Affiliated non-profit research agencies and research hospitals must submit proposals through the public post-secondary institution with which they are affiliated.

    July 17th, 2015.  British Columbia’s Small Business Roundtable invites First Nations communities and local governments to compete for the 2015 Open for Business Awards.  As an incentive, the Province is providing awards of $10,000 each to communities who best demonstrate they are operating within the spirit of the BC Small Business Accord (Accord) principles.  The financial reward must be used to assist in funding a proposed small business friendly initiative that supports the growth and success of small businesses in your community.

    July 25th, 2015. $25,000+ (estimate)  The Snow Leopard Conservation Grant Program is designed to support education, research, or conservation projects on snow leopards that meet the needs identified in the Snow Leopard Survival Strategy (SLSS) . Applicants are researchers, educators, or conservationists from a snow leopard range country, international professionals working closely with, or hosted by, range-country counterparts, and post-graduates of any nationality pursuing a higher degree and whose proposals are compatible with needs identified in the SLSS document. Proposals focusing on grassroots conservation or applied research will be viewed preferentially.

    July 31st, 2015.  $25,000 – $100,000. The Ockenden International Prizes recognises the value of outstanding self-help projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people around the World. The annual prize accepts applications from organisations with projects, programmes or activities that help refugees and displaced people with pioneering approaches proven to be highly effective in promoting self-reliance for displaced communities. The prize’s prime objective is to: • Raise awareness of the scale and range of challenges faced by refugees and displaced people. • Recognise and reward organisations giving inspirational and highly effective support, and enabling self-reliance. • Share experience and learning about what works and leads to real change in the lives of refugees and displaced people.

    July 31st, 2015.  Up to $10,000.  The Infrastructure Planning Grant Program offers grants to support local government in projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure.  Grants are available to help improve or develop long-term comprehensive plans that include, but are not limited to: capital asset management plans, community energy plans, integrated stormwater management plans, water master plans and liquid waste management plans.  Grants can be used for a range of activities related to assessing the technical, environmental and/or economic feasibility of municipal infrastructure projects.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:06 am on April 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: April 30th to May 31st, 2015 

    Deadline Alert!Hello Funds Fans!  Another stellar list of funding opportunities coming your way for May 🙂

    April 30th, 2015.  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 April 30th.  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.

    Grand Challenges Explorations Round 15 is now open for applications.  The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.  Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-up grant of up to $1 million.

    May 1st, 2015.  LOI’s due for funding requests over $10,000Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

    May 4th 2015.  Grants range from $20,000 to $80,000.  The Ministry of Energy and Mines has posted a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to B.C. local governments and First Nations to determine the level of interest in, and eligibility for, a potential Call for Applications under the newly created Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP). Communities will be eligible for funding if they undertake either: 1. One of a range of renewable energy capital projects that the local government or First Nation has part (e.g., IPP equity stake) or full ownership of; or 2. A major energy efficiency initiative applied specifically to the local government’s or First Nation’s own infrastructure.

    May 6th, 2015. Grants up to $5,000+ (estimate)   The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) provides leadership for the revitalization of Aboriginal languages, culture and arts in British Columbia. Their Language Nest Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Language Nest Program provides grants to support language immersion programming for children from 0 – 5 years of age.

    May 10th, 2015Buy Local Application Deadline.  Projects must meet the following objectives: Increase use of British Columbia’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors in the domestic marketplace; and Build consumer preference, demand and sales for BC agrifoods sold within the province.

    May 10th, 2015. Up to $25,000+.  BC Agrifood & Seafood Export Program – 2015/16.  Up to $1.4 million in federal and provincial government funding is available through this program for projects that take place between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 (FY2015/16). Eligible projects should enable BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors to increase export sales and expand international market access through participation in international market development activities.

    May 11th, 2015.  Chilliwack Foundation. The Chilliwack Foundation provides grants for projects in and around Chilliwack, B.C.  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.

    May 15th, 2015Bike BC will provide local governments up to 50% of a project’s eligible costs. The types of projects eligible for cost-sharing has not changed and includes separated bike paths, bike lanes, shared roadways and shoulder bikeways.

    May 15th, 2015.  Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.  BCRehab  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.

    May 15th, 2015.  Up to $5,000. Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation PCAF Applications.  The Public Conservation Assistance Fund provides small grants to organizations and individuals who have a conservation project in mind but need financial help to make it happen.  To assist as many groups as possible throughout the province each year, grants are modest, averaging about $2,500 each. There is an annual limit of $10,000 per year per project.

    May 21st, 2015.  Up to $50,000.  New Relationship Trust Direct Support for Governance Capacity Building.  NRT provides direct support to BC First Nations and their communities for capacity building initiatives. Support is provided according to communities’ unique capacity needs. NRT funding is offered in two streams: $25,000 for individual communities, and $50,000 for three or more collaborating communities.

    May 21st, 2015.  Up to $50,000.  New Relationship Trust Direct Support for Policy Development. NRT supports BC First Nation organizations with a provincial mandate to pursue policy development initiatives that directly benefit all First Nation citizens in BC.  NRT will support up to $50,000 or 75% of eligible project costs (proponents must contribute the other 25%) towards policy development projects for the benefit of BC First Nation communities and citizens.

    May 25th, 2015.  Up to $2,000.  New Relationship Trust Youth Grants.  Youth Grant funding is available to First Nation youth groups and organizations in BC.  A maximum of $2,000 is available per project to assist BC First Nation youth in their communities. Priority is given to groups and projects that demonstrate capacity building, leadership or mentorship for First Nation youth.

    May 25th, 2015. Up to $2,000.  New Relationship Trust Elders Grants.  The NRT BC First Nation Elders Grant Initiative provides support for groups, communities and organizations representing First Nation Elders in British Columbia to develop and deliver community programs that benefit and build capacity for Elders.  Types of projects include storytelling, culture camps and participation in events and gatherings.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:48 am on March 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: April 2015 

    Deadline Alert!A good Saturday to you, Funds Fans!  There is a wide selection of funding opportunities coming due in April so have a looky-see and get those proposals in there 🙂

    April 3rd, 2015.  Grants up to $5,000Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund: Awarded to Aboriginal communities and organizations to 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.

    April 3rd, 2015.  Up to $50,000USD.  Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek 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.

    April 14th, 2015.  $50,000 for first place and $25,000 for second place. The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is open to individuals or organisations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.  Projects must advance sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation, and include the following criteria:

    • Be replicable, scalable and sustainable and set a benchmark for innovation
    • Have practical applicability
    • Address non-discrimination/equity of access
    • Involve and impact a range of stakeholders
    • Have local/community-level engagement

    April 15th, 2015.  Up to 50% of project costs (max.)  Sustainable Development Technology Canada has two calls for proposals open: The SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil.  The SD Natural Gas Fund™, an offshoot of the SD Tech Fund, supports the development and demonstration of new downstream natural gas technology. It is the first of a series of Market Innovation Funds™, where funds from industry are matched by SD Tech Fund money, to foster sector-specific cleantech solutions.

    April 20th, 2015. Grants range from $2,000 to $4,000. The Endangered Language Fund has launched the 2015 Request for Proposals. Researchers and language activists from any country are eligible to apply. Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs will be covered.

    April 24th, 2015.  Up to $10,000.  GoodLife Kids Foundation has changed their mandate for the 2015 funding cycle.  They will only be accepting requests for funding for inclusive physical activity programs for children with special needs.

    April 30th, 2015.  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 April 30th.  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.

    April 30th, 2015 (LOI’s due).  Up to $5,000US.  The Child Health Foundation wishes to receive proposals from interested health workers, investigators, or community organizations for innovative research or innovative service projects directed at improving the health of infants, children, and pregnant women. Proposals may be submitted by individuals (with organizational support) or groups.  Areas of priority include:  development of sustainable biomedical and social technologies; and adaptation and implementation of technologies in local situations that may have widespread applications.  Highest priority will be to projects on malnutrition, enteric diseases (water and sanitation), and respiratory diseases.  Selected individuals or groups will be notified to further send a full proposal.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:35 am on January 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: $10,000 to $40,000 for violence prevention in B.C. 

    Deadline Alert!Funds Fans, this is an important fund for violence prevention in B.C.  The deadline is in four days!  Dust off those proposals and get them in there!!

    NOW OPEN: B.C. Ministry of Justice Grants from Civil Forfeiture Proceeds.  Applications for one-time grant funding are now available.  Deadline: January 14, 2015.  Grants range from $10,000 – $40,000.

    School-based Prevention Programsup to $20,000 (per school) is now available to fund school-based prevention programs that address healthy and respectful relationships. Priority will be given to initiatives that raise awareness of the root causes and impacts of violence, as well as shifting attitudes and behaviours to prevent violence against women.

    Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking of Vulnerable Girls and Women – up to $20,000 (per project) is now available to prevent the sexual exploitation and/or human trafficking of vulnerable girls and women that are most at-risk.

    Innovative Partnerships for Responding to Violence Against Women – up to $30,000 (per project) is now available to fund innovative partnerships that improve the coordination of service delivery when responding to violence against women.

    Healing and Rebuilding After Violence Against Aboriginal Women – up to $20,000 (per project) is now available to support initiatives/projects that use holistic approaches in Aboriginal communities to assist victims and/or communities in healing/rebuilding from the impacts of violence against women.

    Training and Education for Front-line Service Providers Responding to Violence Against Women – up to $10,000 (for community projects) and $40,000 (for provincial projects) is now available to support training and education for front line services providers that work with women who have been or are currently at risk of experiencing violence.

    Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice – up to $20,000 (per community project) and up to $40,000 (per provincial project) is now available to support projects that enhance services  to better meet the needs of victims involved in restorative justice approaches in BC.

    Community and/or Youth Crime Prevention – up to $20,000 (per project) is now available to fund local crime prevention projects as well as projects that prevent youth involvement in crime across British Columbia.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:50 am on July 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts for August 2014 

    Deadline Alert!

    Funds Fans, I have let you down over this past month but perhaps you will forgive me when I tell you that I’ve been working on a 21-credit summer semester, juggling household duties and dealing with a horde of listless, “bored” and rather unimaginative children who don’t seem to know how to a) clean up after themselves, b) appreciate that Mum does work and it’s called going to school and, c) understand the concept that their life is not going to magically fill with memorable, life-enhancing moments by just sitting around the house playing Black Ops or watching My Little Pony for the umpteenth time.  Bless their hearts.  Where is my wooden spoon…

    Moving on, there are a number of great funds coming up in August and if you are a keener you still have a couple of days to get in on the first few.

    August 1st, 2014.  Maximum grant: $50,000.  The Community Accessibility Stream of the Enabling Accessibility Fund is designed to provide funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in communities across Canada. Projects may include: renovating, retrofitting or constructing community facilities where programs or services are offered to people with disabilities; retrofitting motor vehicles used as community-based transportation; and, providing information and communications technologies to make them more accessible for the community.  Eligible recipients for this CFP are: Not-for-profit organizations; Municipalities with a population under 125,000 as per census data; Aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and, Territorial governments.

    August 1st, 2014.  Award $5,000.  Jill’s Family Education AwardThe purpose of this award is to provide a woman who is solid/successful in her recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, a life transforming opportunity to build those dreams which result from the gift of sobriety. This award is intended to enable a woman in recovery to develop her talents through post-secondary education, which will help provide a new beginning for herself and her family. Recipients may attend any post-secondary (or other related) education institution in BC.  To be eligible for the award, a recipient must: be a female resident of British Columbia; be a woman who has been in recovery from alcohol and/or other drug addiction for a minimum of three years; demonstrate financial need; demonstrate academic proficiency consistent with graduating (75% or GPA 2.5); demonstrate community engagement.

    August 1st, 2014.  Grants range from $15,000 – $40,000.  The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.  Applicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country. While almost all recipients of our research grant possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant. The grant, however, may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate degree. Applicants need not be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although most are college or university professors.  Applications are submitted online.

    August 4th, 2014.  Maximum grant: $500,000.  The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) through its Office of Religious Freedom (ORF), is launching a Religious Freedom Fund call for proposals.  The call is intended to achieve one or several of the following outcomes: Enhance the rights of religious communities whether they are threatened or violated; Strengthened institutions’ and civil society’s response to specific violations of religious freedom in targeted countries and promote tolerance and  pluralism; and/or, Increased effectiveness of organizations, including national and international stakeholders, to act against violations of freedom of religion.  The geographic scope includes countries from Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia (including Central Asia).  Eligible Recipients include: local non-governmental, community, religious, academic or not-for-profit organizations based in foreign countries; international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations; and, Canadian non-governmental, community, religious, academic and not-for-profit organizations operating abroad.

     

    August 20th, 2014.  Grants range from US$5,000 to US$60,000.  The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the UNAIDS convening agency on HIV prevention, treatment and care for people who use drugs, invites proposals from  civil society organizations working in the area of harm reduction. The primary aim of the funding opportunity is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to address HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who inject drugs.  The proposals must focus on one, more than one or all of the following – HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support among people who inject drugs. The projects should support the active participation of drugs user communities, have an international reach (regional or global), and are initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by community based organization.

     

    August 22nd, 2014.  Maximum Grant: $10,000.  GoodLife Kids Champion Grants are available to registered charities and qualified donees in Chilliwack and Victoria which provide the opportunity for sustainable physical activity , primarily focused on children ages 4 to 14 years.  The primary basis of the program will have children participating in physical activity for a significant portion of the program. Nutrition and educational components may be supporting elements of the program.

     

    August 29th, 2014.  Maximum Grant $500,000.  Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity is a new grant and contribution program designed to support employers subject to the Employment Equity Act in their efforts to improve designated group representation in areas of low representation through partnerships and industry-tailored strategies. Workplace Opportunities will consider concepts that will achieve one or more of these outcomes:

    • Improved representation of one or more designated groups within workplaces, occupational groups or sectors with low representation.
    • Improved understanding among stakeholders of industry specific barriers to inclusion and effective human resources practices to address them.
    • Development of new inclusion tools and guides tailored to industry specific needs.

     

    Also, please have a look at the extensive database of funding initiatives from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.

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  • findfundsblogger 3:20 pm on June 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: July 2014 

    Deadline Alert!Howdy Funds Fans!  Happy pre-Canada Day weekend 🙂  Here’s the latest Deadline Alert.

    July 2nd, 2014.  Grants range from $20,000 – $30,000. BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability. The program is intended to assist organizations that can demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection. A competitive submission will include analysis of the organization’s stage in its life cycle, details of the specific impacts of the current environment, realistic assumptions and explanation of the anticipated results, including the knowledge gained through the project.

    July 2nd, 2014.  Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Innovations. Innovations supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred by B.C. arts and cultural organizations for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding will be provided for the commissioning, research, creation, development, production and/or public presentation of new works across the province by organizations with a demonstrated track record in the creation, development and production or public presentation of new work.

    July 4th, 2014. Up to $25,000.  The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is accepting applications to the Community-based projects funding stream that will enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.

    July 15th, 2014Up to $3,500.  SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism accepts applications for grants of up to $3,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures. The purpose of the FEJ is to provide incentives and support to qualified journalists and news organizations to enhance the quantity and quality of environmental journalism.

    July 15th, 2014. Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Project Assistance – Arts Based Community Development Awards are available to assist with projects that develop and extend the practice and understanding of arts-based community development through the processes of creating art, producing events, and developing resource materials for arts-based community development practitioners.

    July 15th, 2014.  Up to $2,500.  Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada.  The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary funding focus on: Environmental education; Urban greening and enhancing biodiversity; Energy conservation.   The following organizations are eligible to apply for TD FEF funding: Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN), Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary), Municipalities, Aboriginal groups

    July 21st, 2014. Up to $4,000.  Peace Direct is launching ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’building jury.  In the longer term, Peace Direct will use this competition as part of our processes to find partner organizations that they can further fund and help to scale up their work. The winners will be announced on the International Day of Peace, September 21. This is a global competition. There is no geographical restriction on applications.

    July 31st, 2014$25,000 – $100,000. The Ockenden International Prizes recognises the value of outstanding self-help projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people around the World. The new annual prize accepts applications from organisations with projects, programmes or activities that help refugees and displaced people with pioneering approaches proven to be highly effective in promoting self-reliance for displaced communities.
    The prize’s prime objective is to:
    • Raise awareness of the scale and range of challenges faced by refugees and displaced people.
    • Recognise and reward organisations giving inspirational and highly effective support, and enabling self-reliance.
    • Share experience and learning about what works and leads to real change in the lives of refugees and displaced people.

    July 31st, 2014. $25,000+ (estimate)  The Snow Leopard Conservation Grant Program is designed to support education, research, or conservation projects on snow leopards that meet the needs identified in the Snow Leopard Survival Strategy (SLSS) . Applicants are researchers, educators, or conservationists from a snow leopard range country, international professionals working closely with, or hosted by, range-country counterparts, and post-graduates of any nationality pursuing a higher degree and whose proposals are compatible with needs identified in the SLSS document. Proposals focusing on grassroots conservation or applied research will be viewed preferentially.

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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 1:06 pm on May 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts for June 2014 

    Deadline Alert!

    Hello, hello, hello, Funds Fans!  Look at me go, sliding in a Deadline Alert in the nick of time 🙂  Since studies have been keeping me occupied, I feel as if I’ve let things slip around here.  However, while I search around in my database for more June funders, here’s a great list to keep you going.

    June 1st, 2014. Grants from $25,000 to $50,000 (estimate). 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.

    June 1st, 2014The Minerva Education Awards support women from a variety of backgrounds achieve their dreams of furthering their education in schools and programs throughout BC.   For all Education Awards, preference is given to women who meet one or more of the following: Single mothers, immigrant women, Aboriginal women, and women with disabilities obtaining further education; Mature women who want to upgrade their skills when returning to the workforce after an absence; Women in non-traditional fields of study

    June 2nd, 2014: BC Arts Council Media Artists – Individual Arts Awards. This program assists independent media artists with the creation of specific projects. Media arts are defined as works in film, video, audio/sound art and new media, including new information and communications technologies used for artistic expression. Awards are available to support the creation of new works. Applications may be made by individuals or a collaboration of two or more artists who share creative control of a project.

    June 4th, 2014 Via Sport Local Sport Program Development: The Local Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding to sport programs delivered by local sport organizations, municipalities and Aboriginal communities. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for funding of up to $2,000 for new and expanded programs that directly lead to new sport participation opportunities in their communities.

    June 4th, 2014 Via Sport Girls Only:  The Girls Only grant category was developed to provide opportunities for girls and women in all regions of BC to participate in sport and integrate regular activity into their lives. Organizations can apply for the Girls Only grant to support the development and delivery of sport programs that benefit girls and women of all ages.  Maximum grant: $2,000. 

    June 4th, 2014.Via Sport Forever Active Bodies (FAB) 55+:  The FAB 55+ grant was developed to provide opportunities specific to women aged 55 and older in all regions of BC to help target an audience that does not receive the same level of opportunity and access to sport that their younger counterparts now have.  FAB 55+ provides funding for programs specifically geared towards getting senior women active and participating in sport programming that overcomes barriers and stigmas surrounding women in sport.  Maximum grant: $2,000.

    June 11th, 2014 ViaSport Hosting BC:   The Province of BC through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development invests in event hosting and the Hosting BC program to facilitate sport, economic, and community development. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for Hosting BC funding of up to $35,000 depending on the type of event.  Note: Forevents taking place between April 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015.

    June 16th, 2014: BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Early Career Development. The Early Career Development Program will help bridge the gap for emerging and early career arts practitioners, supporting their career development and ability to work as artists and arts and culture workers. The program will support early career practitioners to develop their practice while building their portfolio, professional exposure and/or career experience through co-op placement, internship, residency, and mentorship opportunities. The program is intended to support the development of knowledge, learning and capacity within the sector and to create opportunities for the next generation of artists and practitioners.

    June 18th, 2014. Data for Life Prize invites applicants to submit a successful but under-recognized life-saving intervention for children under five that deserves more rigorous study. Two winners will receive $50,000 each to fund meticulous, independent, year-long field studies of their chosen intervention.  

    June 30th, 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.  

    June 30th, 2014 The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women anywhere in the world.

    Happy Fund Hunting!  Don’t forget to check in with a Professional Writer to help with proposal preparation and reporting.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:01 am on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: May 2014 

    Deadline Alert!

    Hi again, Funds Fans! Ta-da 🙂  Here is the deadline alert I promised yesterday.

    A.S.A.P. (until funds are expended) The Get Youth Working! Program is funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement. The Program offers employers a $2,800 hiring incentive (up to 3 employees at $2,800 each) to hire eligible youth 15 to 29 years of age. Additionally, employers may request up to $1,000 to purchase training for the newly hired youth. Training activities must be pre-approved and completed within the term of the funding agreement.

    May 6th, 2014 EOI’s due.  The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.  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.

    May 6th, 2014  Grand Challenges Explorations Round 13 is now open. Topics include Integrating Community-Based Interventions, Fetal and Infant Brain Development, Inciting Healthy Behaviors, Interventions for Enteric Dysfunction, Agricultural Development Systems.  Awards of $100,000 USD are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000 USD.

    May 8th, 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.

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

    May 12th, 2014 The Chilliwack Foundation provides grants for projects in and around Chilliwack, B.C.  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.

    May 15th, 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.

    May 16th, 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. We are seeking strong partners to realize this vision through strategic advocacy at the global (up to $250,000) and national (up to $150,000) levels.

    May 22nd, 2014.  Grants range from $25,000 to $50,000. New Relationship Trust Direct Support & Policy Development Grants for B.C.’s aboriginal communities and organizations.

    May 23rd, 2014 The Future Generation Tech Lab Grant program offers monetary grants for secondary schools looking to upgrade or introduce new technology into a specific program or classroom primarily used by students in grades 9-12 to inspire and empower students to achieve their highest potential.  Maximum grant: $20,000. 

    May 26th, 2014.  Up to $2,000. New Relationship Trust Elders Grants & Youth Grants for B.C. aboriginal communities and organizations.

    May 30th, 2014 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.

    May 30th, 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.

    May 31st, 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.

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