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

    canada post community foundation

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

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

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

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

    Organizations applying for project funding should either be based in the community or rely significantly on community resources to undertake the activities proposed or to achieve the objectives stated. Projects should involve capacity-building (i.e., the creation or expansion of services, rather than the maintenance of existing services; expansion may include augmentation of a service, addition of a service or inclusion of a new geographic territory). Capacity-building activities could include hiring and/or training staff or covering costs directly related to the delivery of a program (such as mileage, facilities rental, communications activities) or the purchase, construction or addition of new equipment or facilities.

    Full grant guidelines available here.


  • findfundsblogger 10:35 am on January 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Big funding opportunities coming up! 

    fundingWelcome to 2016, Funds Fans!  This post has a few dynamite opportunities so please share with your networks 🙂

    January 30th, 2016. Up to $7,500.  BC Arts Council provides funding for community-based arts and cultural organizations in British Columbia.  Apply now for project assistance funding from the BC Arts Council to help produce local arts festivals.  Awards under this program are intended to assist with the fees paid to professional artists and technicians engaged for the event. Eligible projects may include presentation of original work, existing repertoire or exhibitions, or exploration of diverse work. Festivals may feature a combination of local and touring artists. Priority will be given to festivals that engage B.C. and Canadian artists.

    January 31st, 2016.  Up $5,000 (estimate).  The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) is looking to fund innovative projects that fulfill our Vision: that animals be well-cared for, are treated with respect, and that an enlightened ethic of animal care be fostered. Their mission is to improve the lives of animals by effecting a change in the Canadian mindset and culture to place a priority on respect for the needs (physical, psychological, and behavioural) of all animals kept by people for research, education, agriculture, and companionship, and to reduce harms to wildlife caused by human activity.

    February 8th, 2016.  Maximum grant: $25,000.  The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for 2016-2017 Annual Violence Prevention Grants.  Organizations can apply for one of the following types of grants:

    1. Prevention: Prevent violence against women and girls in Canada through work involving girls, or teens (11 to 19)
    2. Rebuilding Lives: Support women’s organizations and programs in Canada to help women and children rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing violence
    3. Loan Funds: Provide interest-free loan funds to women who have experienced domestic violence to aid them in becoming financially independent
    4. Collaborative Projects: Support groups working together in a region, province, and territory or nationally to provide training, to share resources, to advocate or to support women survivors’ participation or leadership in policy issues.

    February 15th, 2016.  Up to $4,000.  TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.  The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, and energy conservation.

    February 19th, 2016.  Up to $10,000. GoodLife Kids Foundation is currently only accepting requests for funding for inclusive physical activity programs for children with special needs. In considering any request for funding we will use the following definition of disability to determine a suitable fit for the children participating in the program.  “Disability refers to activity-limiting conditions that prevent full participation in intellectual, social, emotional, or physical functions or any combination thereof, observed in work, leisure, or daily tasks.” (WHO, 2001)

    February 26th, 2016.  Wage subsidies.  Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.  The Canada Summer Jobs program

    • provides work experiences for students;
    • supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
    • recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.

    Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

    February 29th, 2016.  Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000.  Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund – Round Three.  This is a call for expressions of interest from local governments in BC who are leading the way in creating the conditions that enable healthy people and healthy places – in partnership with regional health authorities and other key community stakeholders.  Two funding streams are available: Seed Stream and Grow Stream.

    In both streams, partnership development and collaboration between local governments, health authorities, and other community stakeholders is a priority, as is working upstream for greater impact in one or more of the following focus areas:

    • healthy eating and food security
    • tobacco reduction
    • physical activity
    • healthy early childhood development
    • positive mental health and well-being
    • culture of moderation for alcohol use
    • injury prevention
    • planning for a healthy built environment

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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 10:40 am on May 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: June 2015 

    Deadline Alert!Meep, meep, Funds Fans!  I’m racing against the clock to get this Deadline Alert out the door in time.

    Enjoy… Apply… Win funds with your awesome proposals…Call on a Professional Writer for help 🙂

    June 1st, 2015.  Breakfast for Learning (BFL) is committed to helping start and sustain child nutrition programs, ensuring that students are well nourished and ready to learn.

    June 1st, 2015. 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 5th, 2015 ViaSport 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 5th, 2015.  ViaSport 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 5th, 2015. ViaSport 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 9th, 2015 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: For events taking place between July 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016.

    June 9th, 2015.  The 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 10th, 2015.  The Language Revitalization Planning Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Language Revitalization Planning Program supports communities that share the same language to collaboratively develop strategic language plans.

    June 12th, 2015. The Children’s Prize is an open web-based competition focused on under-five child survival with eligibility extending to everyone, individuals and organizations, across the world. Through our entrepreneurial and scientific approaches we are ensuring that more children under the age of five survive and thrive.  The 2015 Children’s Prize seeks the best and most effective project that proposes to save the greatest number of children’s lives. One winner will be awarded the $250,000 prize to directly execute their proposed project, within two years. Think you have the best project idea to save the most children under-five? Apply now!

    June 15th, 2015. BC Arts Council 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.

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

    June 25th, 2015. Up to $10,000.  For non-profit organizations in B.C.,  the enp program supports planning and/or research activities along the entire development path from opportunity identification and organizational readiness activities (in-kind up to $5000) to feasibility studies, marketing plans or business plans or any portion of these activities (up to $10,000).

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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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    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 5:01 pm on March 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: March 2015 

    Deadline Alert!

    Happy Friday, Funds Fans!  Share far and wide, there’s lots of funding to go around 🙂

    NOW OPEN: $10,000 to $15,000.  The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program is a project of the Waitt Foundation. ROC Grants provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues and is responsive to conservation opportunities, supports higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale.  Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Project funds will be distributed within 2 weeks of funding decisions. More rapid turnaround is possible for highly urgent projects.

    NOW OPEN: LOI’s accepted year-round.  Grants range from $25,000 – $75,000.  The Global Fund for Children makes small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with many of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth.  Applicant must be registered with the local or national government as a nonprofit organization.  Full proposals are accepted by invitation only.

    March 10th, 2015 Mountain Equipment Co-Op provides a range of granting streams 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).

    March 15th, 2015 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.

    March 15th, 2015.  The BC Arts Council is offering several streams of Operating Assistance Grants. Grants range from under $10,000 to over $100,000.  These include:

    • Arts Periodicals
    • Professional Arts Training Organizations Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Dance)
    • Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Music)
    • Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Theatre)

    March 16th, 2015  Ploughshares Fund supports organizations and individuals working to build a safe, secure, nuclear weapons-free world. We place very few restrictions on our grant making. There are no geographical limitations to their grants and they DO fund direct lobbying programs. This program will also make grants to individuals. However, this program does not fund the production of films, videos, books, art projects or the research and writing of academic dissertations.  Ploughshares Fund staff may also consider requests for emergency funding on a discretionary basis.

    March 16th, 2015 RBC After School Project grants of up to $40,000 are provided by the RBC Foundation to programs for at-risk or underserved communities that offer structured, supervised activities in an environment that provides what RBC has termed the “3 S’s”: safety, social skills and self-esteem. To qualify for a grant, organizations should offer after school activities five days a week and include a variety of programs such as computer instruction, sports, literacy, music and art lessons, nutritional guidance and help with homework.

    March 18th, 2015. The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) provides the Mentor-Apprentice Program which supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together between June 2015 and March 2016.

    March 22nd, 2015   BCAA & United Way Community Child Car Seat Program  The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) and United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) are working in partnership to make child car seats available to non-profit agencies and community groups that work with families with children age nine and under through their Community Child Car Seat (CCCS) Program. The value in child car seats must range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $1,100 per applicant.  Your agency/community program must meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible: work with families who do not have the resources to purchase a child car seat; transport children age 0-9 as part of your program; operate a child seat loaner program.

    March 30th, 2015. Grants range from $25,000+. (est.) AANDC is now accepting submissions for Aboriginal Representative Organization Project Funding for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

    March 30th, 2015. 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.

    March 31st, 2015. Up to $5000USD. The Tiet Foundation aims to support organizations that maximize impact and create change. Its grant programs seek to support high-impact, low-cost solutions to the world’s toughest problems—in particular, social injustices. It mostly supports projects in the areas of: Social/economic inequalities; Marginalized populations (women, older adults, people with disabilities, LGBTQI, indigenous/native people, refugees/internally displaced persons, etc.)

    March 31st, 2015. $1Mil. 2016 TED Prize nominations are now open!  Nominate an individual — or yourself — to envision and execute a high-impact project that can spur global change. The TED Prize winner will have an ambitious wish — and the vision, pragmatism and leadership to turn it into reality.

     Alrighty then.  Ya good to go?

  • findfundsblogger 11:56 am on March 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Hamber Foundation accepting applications until March 15th 

    hamberHello Funds Fans!  Welcome to Friday 🙂

    March 15th, 2015 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.

    There it is, folks.  Go and get it!  Don’t forget to check out the recently posted mental health funds and

    the 7 funding streams for First Nations now available from AANDC!

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