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  • findfundsblogger 11:26 am on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Canucks for Kids Fund NOW OPEN! 

    canucksforkidsHey, Funds Fans!  This has been a tricky fund to find out deadlines for but my perseverance has paid off.  It’s open now until March 27th.

    The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities which support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. They are accepting grant applications for the 2014-15 season until March 27th, 2015.

    To be eligible to receive support from the Canucks for Kids Fund applicants must:

    • Be a registered charitable organization with Revenue Canada and must be able to provide its nine-digit registration number (e.g. 880 975 065 RR0001) on applications for support.
    • Use support provided by the CFKF exclusively to benefit children and youth living within British Columbia.
    • Be able to provide a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of the donation.
    • Demonstrate opportunity for a strong branded community partnership with the Canucks for Kids Fund

    The Canucks for Kids Fund encourages proposals for project based programs delivered over a finite period of time. Continuing or renewable grants are not encouraged.  Successful applicants will be notified in June, with payments issued in July.

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  • findfundsblogger 7:38 am on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Canada Post Community Foundation grants 

    community_Foundation_StampHey Funds Fans!  Another great fund has just opened up!

    The Canada Post Community Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.  The Foundation’s maximum grant is $50,000. However, in order to fund as many organizations as possible, the majority of its grants are $25,000 or less.  Deadline: March 30th, 2015.

    Funding will be allocated to projects that will generate maximum impact, creating lasting change for children and youth (up to the age of 21), in the following areas:

    • education programming to help children reach their full potential
    • programming supporting healthy children
    • building safe, kid-friendly communities
    • services for children and youth with special needs and their families
    • programs that promote the interest of children and youth
    • mental health programs for children and youth

    Organizations applying for project funding should either be based in the community or rely significantly on community resources to undertake the activities proposed or to achieve the objectives stated.

    Eligible organizations include:

    • Registered charity with a Canadian Charitable Registration Number
    • Registered non-profit organizations with a valid B/N business registration number
    • A school (as defined by the education act in each province)
    • An unregistered community organization
    • A community library
    • A registered Canadian amateur athletic association.

    Eligible organizations must:

    • Have a volunteer Board of Directors/organizing committee (this does not apply to schools and community libraries):
    • While paid employees can be used to deliver programming, the Board of Directors must be unpaid positions (payment for expenses incurred by the Directors is acceptable).
    • Have a detailed plan for the project being submitted.
    • Have a budget for the project being submitted.

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  • findfundsblogger 12:34 pm on February 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Language and arts funding for B.C. First Nations 

    Language and arts funding for B.C. First Nations

    Hello Funds Fans!  Here’s one to share far and wide with your B.C. aboriginal networks 🙂

    A new funding opportunity is available for Aboriginal youth in B.C. who wish to pursue a career in the arts through the Creative Youth Initiatives Program, which is being funded by the B.C. Government.  The First Peoples’ Cultural Council will implement the pilot program, called “Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts” through a partnership with the BC Arts Council, which will provide $200,000 to FPCC for the new program.  Grants of up to $15,000 available.  Deadline: March 17th, 2014

    Grants will support projects in any artistic discipline (visual, music, performing, dance, media, literary). These projects will:

    • engage youth in the arts through interactions with artists visiting through short-term residencies (1-4 weeks) in remote and reserve communities
    • engage youth in the arts through workshop series with local artists working in any discipline (artist’s fees, materials, facilities)
    • during youth workshops or collaborations, visiting artists work with local artists to build their capacity to engage with youth through the arts

    In addition, the following First Peoples’ Cultural Council language programs are now open for applications for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  Deadline for these applications is April 23rd, 2014, 4:00pm.:
    B.C. Language Initiative
    FirstVoices
    Mentor-Apprentice Program
    Language Nest Program
    Language Revitalization Planning Program

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

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  • findfundsblogger 7:01 am on February 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Valentine’s Day Special for schools that LOVE reading 

    indigo love reading logoHappy Valentine’s Day, Funds Fans!  Here’s a lovely rose of a fund 🙂

    For those who wish to encourage reading, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is now accepting grant applications.  If your school identifies as high-needs, if you are passionate about literacy and if you believe your students and the greater community would benefit from a Love of Reading grant, then you are encouraged to apply.  Deadline to apply: Friday, February 28th, 2014.

    Qualifying schools are those that are challenged by socio-economic factors that put their children at higher risk. These factors may include a higher than average number of children from single-parent families, families with lower education levels or lower income levels. The children may face cultural, language or other barriers to learning. Any high-needs school that is working hard to foster a culture of literacy despite the challenges has the potential to be a Love of Reading school.

    Love of Reading schools receive funding over a three-year period. For each of the three years, the school receives 10 per cent of the funds in the form of cash to spend on any special projects they believe will promote literacy: after-school activity groups; visits by special guest speakers and artists; anything that promotes a love of reading. They receive the remaining 90 per cent of the grant in the form of a credit redeemable for new books and learning materials at Indigo, Chapters and Coles book stores.

    There it is, folks! Go get it!

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  • findfundsblogger 10:40 am on December 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    New Calls for Proposals now open :) 

    Canadian moneyHello, Funds Fans!  It’s a busy time of year but I haven’t forgotten about you 🙂  Look, these just in!!

    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals under its 2014-15 Contributions Program for project proposals aimed at promoting privacy and the protection of personal information in the private sector.  As in previous years, the Office is inviting proposals that focus on its four strategic priority areas:

    • identity integrity and privacy;
    • information technology and privacy;
    • genetic information and privacy; and
    • public safety and privacy.

    The Office will also consider proposals in other areas related to privacy and protection of personal information in the private sector. All research proposals must address issues that fall within the scope of the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  Grants range from $50,000 to $100,000.  Deadline: January 6th, 2014.

    Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is accepting proposals for eligible activities described in the National Program Guidelines for the Education Partnerships Program (EPP) and the First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP).   This 2014-2015 Call for Proposals will prioritize proposals which address the Structural Readiness component found in both the EPP and the FNSSP National Program Guidelines. This will allow First Nation education organizations to strengthen their organizational capacity for the delivery of educational services to First Nation schools.  Deadline: Midnight on January 15th, 2014.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:35 am on December 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: Up to $20,000 to support girls and women 

    Funding for women's issues

    Hey Funds Fans!  Some exciting news for organizations involved in issues related to women and girls.  Check this out!

    The MATCH International Women’s Fund is Canada’s only social innovation fund for women.  MATCH is unique in that they bridge feminist grassroots human rights movements and the world of social innovation. They believe women are at the forefront of innovating social change globally. They fund women’s rights organizations around the world to make lasting changes in the lives of women and girls.  Grants range from $10,000 to $20,000 CAD.  Deadline: Friday, December 6th 2013.

    MATCH operates on the basic principle that women’s ideas and participation are crucial to successful development – a principle that has been honored by MATCH since their inception in 1976. For them, equal participation means ensuring that more money and resources reach the hands of women working for change in their communities.

    Funding is provided under two streams; Holding Ground and Breaking Ground.  This funding is available for the purpose of:

    • Providing direct funding and support for women’s rights organizations.
    • Providing scale-up funding for women social innovators.
    • Generating and leveraging opportunities to accelerate and scale social innovations that promote equality and human rights.
    • Identifying and promoting the value of social innovation from a gendered perspective.
    • Convening and collaborating to advance systems change.

    Both Holding Ground and Breaking Ground grant streams require that organizations meet these three essential criteria:

    • Are governed, directed, and led by women.
    • The primary focus is advancing women’s equality and human rights.
    • Have a demonstrated track record and community support.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:55 am on November 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Boom Baby!! Three funders open up new funding cycles :) 

    New funding cycles announced!

    Cover your ears or stretch out your hands, Funds Fans!  There’s a thundering amount of funding rolling up on the horizon.

    Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation:  providing funding to stimulate and invigorate non-profit organizations in the cultural and creative arts and the social services throughout British Columbia, has issued it’s new criteria and deadlines. Grants are available between $5,000 and $15,000 to organizations; and between $5,000 and $10,000 to individualsDeadline: Friday, 28th February 2014.

    Mountain Equipment Co-Op provides a range of granting streams.  The next deadline is March 10th, 2014 for the following program areas: Land Acquisition (Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000), Capacity Building (Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000) , Advocacy and Awareness (Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000), and Access and Activity. (Grants range from $500 to $15,000).  Also, MEC provides Expedition Support with application deadlines for 2014 being February 1st, May 1st, and October 1st (midnight Pacific Time).

    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.  Deadline: March 15th, 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 8:44 am on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $5,000 for beary special causes 

    Project grants available!

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

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

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

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  • findfundsblogger 10:38 am on August 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    New funding for First Nation education 

    First Nation education funding

    Good day Funds Fans!  For educators, administrators and managers in First Nation education, this post is for you.

    The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that First Nation learners enjoy the same opportunities as other Canadians. To help meet this goal, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is continually seeking new ways to enable First Nation educators to deliver the best possible programs for First Nation children and youth.

    This 2013-2014 Interim Call for Proposals is solely for proposals that address the Structural Readiness component found in both the Education Partnerships Program (EPP) and the First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP) National Program Guidelines. This will allow First Nation education organizations to strengthen their organizational capacity for the delivery of educational services to First Nation Schools.  Grants range up to $25,000+ (estimate).  Deadline: September 16th, 2013.

    Eligible activities under the Structural Readiness component:

    • Governance and Leadership: May include developing and/or formalizing policies, processes and mechanisms to improve leadership attraction, selection, and professional development; recognize First Nation membership and establishing codes of conduct; formalizing relationships to local provincial bodies (e.g. school boards, ministries and colleges of teachers); ensuring transparent and well-respected practices for convening meetings, decision-making, conflict-resolution, conflict of interest, communication, ethics, and fairness.
    • External Relations: May include developing networks with federal and provincial departments, non-government organizations, professional associations, and corporations; participating in intergovernmental forums, committees, working groups pertaining to education issues; developing a process and procedures for communications with the public and other governments and mechanisms for participating in policy and program development.
    • Parental/Community Involvement: May include developing or formalizing community engagement processes that allow First Nation schools and communities to participate in decision-making, and that keep the community informed of decisions and changes to programs or policies; and dispute resolution measures and appeal mechanisms for First Nation members.
    • Planning, Performance Measurement and Risk Management: May include defining and acquiring stakeholder input and support for your organization’s mission, objectives, and vision; conducting long term strategic planning and ongoing policy development; developing and implementing a risk management framework and reporting mechanisms to foster continuous improvement, accountability and results; and establishing processes to administer, monitor, and report on delivery of second-level services.
    • Financial Management: May include developing and/or implementing a financial management plan; developing processes to track financial transactions and monitor assets, liabilities, revenues and expenditures; developing policies, procedures and processes for the collection of revenues, development and distribution of audited financial statements, and tendering/awarding of contracts; and developing formal processes and procedures for allocation of funding to individual First Nations in a fair and transparent manner.
    •  Human Resources Management: May include developing a human resource management plan; and establishing or formalizing human resource policies and processes for recruiting, screening (including volunteers), hiring, retaining, terminating, professional development and/or compensating personnel required to deliver education services.
    • Information Management and Information Technology: May include developing an Information Management and Information Technology management plan and policies; and developing or improving business practices related to collecting, storing and distributing information (e.g. data security, access to information and privacy policies, document management, and computer hardware and software).

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