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Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF) and the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th Grants

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits and Agencies
for Community Programs in the Cranbrook Area

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Cranbrook and District Community Foundation and the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

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Grants ranging from $100 to $15,000 to Cranbrook area, British Columbia nonprofits and agencies for programs in the areas of education, the environment, arts, culture and heritage, physical activity and sports, programs for seniors, and social and health services. The programs will be connected to Canada’s sesquicentennial and responsive to local needs. The Foundation serves Cranbrook and the surrounding area, including Fort Steele, Wasa, Wardner, Jaffray, Moyie, and Yahk.

Eligible projects must be based in Canada, must be connected to Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, and must work towards the Fund’s objectives, to:
- Encourage participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation;
- Inspire a deeper understanding about the people, places, and events that shape the country and its communities; or
- Build vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect its cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.

Examples of eligible expenditures include:
- Equipment rental;
- Promotional products and publicity expenditures;
- Reasonable salaries and benefits or professional fees related specifically to project activities, for example: project coordination and implementation, event management, production, translation, Web design and project-related research.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 135933

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants from the Fund may range from $100 to $15,000, but exact amounts will be determined at the local level by participating community foundations.

Term of Contract:

Eligible projects must commit to performing funded activities and expenditures between the date that the grant is approved and before January 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible qualified donees operating within Canada may apply for small grants from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.

Eligible qualified donees include:
- Registered charities;
- Registered Canadian amateur athletic associations;
- Registered housing corporations resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged;
- Registered Canadian municipalities;
- Registered municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada.

The Foundation serves Cranbrook and the surrounding area, including Fort Steele, Wasa, Wardner, Jaffray, Moyie, and Yahk.

Please note that the following qualified donees, as well as their departments and agencies, are ineligible for support from the Fund:
- The Government of Canada (federal government);
- The federal, provincial, and territorial governments;
- The Crown; and
- The United Nations.

More information on who can apply:

Please note that the following projects will be ineligible:

- Major infrastructure projects (ie. building a building)
- Regular/annual events that are not connected to Canada’s 150th (ie. an annual music fest, an annual town fair).
- Projects related to political activities or lobbying
- Projects that are designed for fundraising purposes
- Any activity taking place outside Canada
- Projects that are already funded in whole or in part by the Government of Canada

Ineligible expenditures:
- Expenditures to be covered by the grant that have already been incurred at the time of application;
- Project expenditures that have been or are funded by institutions of the federal government;
- Large capital expenses (recommended to be kept below $2,000 per expense)
- Purchase of alcoholic beverages or liquor permits
- Purchase of any illegal substances
- Gifts, payments for recognition, or prizes
- Any legal fees, including traffic fines and penalties
- Expenditures made after January 31, 2018.

Pre-Application Information:

More information on applying:

Eligible projects are required to match the value of the grant requested, through in-kind or cash contributions equal to the value of the grant.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 10, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by the CDCF Grant Making Committee, which evaluates all eligible applications and provides granting recommendations to the CDCF Board of Directors. Final decisions regarding granting will be provided to all applicants by May 1st.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:
(250) 426-1119

Suite 250-100 Cranbrook St North
Cranbrook, BC
V1C 3P9

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: Cranbrook and the surrounding area, including Fort Steele, Wasa, Wardner, Jaffray, Moyie, and Yahk;

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