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Enderby Financial Community Endowment Grant


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Funding Source
First West Foundation - Enderby Financial Community Endowment
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Geographic Focus
Canada:British Columbia: The community of Enderby or communities in Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District;

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to British Columbia registered charities, qualified donees, and faith-based organizations in eligible locations for capacity building and community-based projects that enhance the lives of local residents. Projects should benefit the community of Enderby or communities in Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District.
The Enderby Financial Community Endowment provides grants through two funding streams:
Promoting Resilient and Resourceful Communities
Grants will be made to community-based projects addressing one of the following areas:
  • Youth-based programming
  • Enhancing community education and literacy
  • Community services for at-risk populations (e.g., at-risk of hunger, abuse, neglect, homelessness, etc.) 
  • Seniors support services  

NEW for 2022! Capacity Building Grants

This funding is intended to support internal learning needs that address the growth of your organization in areas of leadership, planning, teamwork, or organizational development. Types of projects considered:

  • Leadership training
  • Volunteer training
  • Governance training and consulting
  • Strategic and organizational planning support
  • Internal workshops
  • Infrastructure support (e.g., office equipment)

Preference is given to projects that build community capacity. For instance, programs which help individuals and families learn new skills and abilities.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Projects should benefit the community of Enderby or communities in Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District.
- Funding is available for faith-based organizations so long as the requested project is for general community benefit.
- Funding is available to federally-registered charities and "qualified donees" as described by the CRA.
- Projects should benefit many and offer equal and open access.

In general, the Foundation will not make grants for the following purposes:
- Research, surveys or studies
- Conferences
- General operating costs
-Deficit or debt reduction
- Retroactive expenses
- Annual fund-raising drives
- To individuals
- To political organizations
- Recreational team or club sponsorship

Pre-Application Information
Application Process and Timeline

The Expression of Interest (EOI) submitted now until December 1, 2023 will be considered for the 2024 grant cycle.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please fill out the expression of interest form. If your project fits within the criteria, you will be invited to submit a full application for a grant closer to the application deadline. If your submission falls outside of the Foundation’s granting abilities, you will be contacted. The Foundation reaches out to community partners on a quarterly schedule.

It is preferred that the requesting organization should be contributing toward some of the project costs or should be raising funds from other sources, as the Foundation's role is one of partnership.

Additional Information:
Granting List of Endowments:

Estimated Size of Grant
The Enderby Financial Community Endowment provides grants up to $10,000 per project.

Contact Information
Submit Expression of Interest:

First West Foundation
200 – 19933 88 Avenue
Langley, BC V2Y 4K5
Phone: +01-250-462-3758

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