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Coquitlam Foundation Community Fund (CFCF) Grant

Grants to British Columbia Registered
Charities to Enhance the Local Quality of Life

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Coquitlam Foundation - Coquitlam Foundation Community Fund (CFCF)

Deadline Date:

02/15/21 4:00 PM PST


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Grants of up to $3,500 to British Columbia registered charities to enhance the quality of life in eligible regions. Program areas include education and literacy, environment, historical heritage, arts and culture, health and community wellness, and seniors in need. Eligible programs are those that promote the well-being of residents living in or near the City of Coquitlam.

The CFCF is aimed at the following charitable purposes:

  • Providing care for persons in need and, in particular, for the sick, aged, destitute and helpless; promoting the betterment of underprivileged
  • Disadvantaged or delinquent persons
  • Promoting educational advancement and scientific or medical research for the increase of human knowledge and alleviation of human suffering
  • Promoting recreational activities and the conservation of human heritage or natural resources
  • Providing for such cultural, educational or other charitable purposes as may be desirable and supporting the operations of the Foundation to meet its objectives

In making grants from the Fund to charitable organizations, the criteria may include:

  • Builders Trust Grant - To foster, promote and increase public appreciation of, and public interest in, the fine arts, the performing arts and the literary arts within the City of Coquitlam, with preference given to support construction, provision, acquisition, improvement or maintenance of an arts facility open to the general public, operated on a not-for-profit basis, located in the City of Coquitlam and designed or used to promote public interest in, and public appreciation of, the fine arts, performing arts or the literary arts or the creation or acquisition of artistic or literary works for public display.
  • Community Wellness Grant- To fund projects which encourage community wellness, and to provide funds to charitable organizations for crisis situations to help individuals or families in need and resident within the City of Coquitlam.
  • Cultural Grant- To provide funding assistance to organizations for cultural services or multicultural initiatives including theatre, music, dance, library and fine arts.
  • Education Grant- To support educational-development programs, enhance programs in arts and science, and/or provide for bursaries and scholarships to post-secondary students residing in Coquitlam.
  • Environment Grant - To provide resources for specific projects and programs aimed at enhancing, preserving and protecting the environment.
  • Heritage Grant- To help ensure that Coquitlam’s heritage is preserved and its contribution to the present is recognized with grants made for physical assets, awareness projects and one-time programs or projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 135932

Estimated Size of Grant:

Typically the maximum available to one organization has been $3,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be registered charities or partnered with a registered charity able to accept the funds on behalf of the project. To share funds as widely as possible within the community, an organization may be granted an award for two years in a row, but then are asked to wait a year before applying again.

Available to organizations:

- Who are on the Canada Revenue Agency’s List of Charities
- Whose activities are of benefit to the residents of Coquitlam
- Who meet the stated purpose of this fund.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2021 at 4:00pm PST.

Successful applicants will be notified in May, 2021 and will be invited to attend the Coquitlam Foundation Awards Celebration Evening to accept the award.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to:


P.O. Box 64710, Sunwood Square
Coquitlam, BC V3B 0H1

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: City of Coquitlam;

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