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Smart and Caring Community Grant

Grants to British Columbia Charitable Organizations to
Meet the Needs of At-Risk Families and Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF)

Deadline Date:

04/30/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to British Columbia charitable organizations serving eligible communities to meet the needs of at-risk families and children. Funding is intended to support innovative programs and projects in areas such as education, homelessness, financial literacy, and food security. Funded activities must benefit the residents of Abbotsford.

Project categories:

  • Early Years
  • Middle Years
  • Youth
  • Education (enhancing quality and accessibility of lifelong learning for children and youth)
  • Financial Literacy
  • Parenting
  • Food Security
  • Mental and Physical Wellbeing
  • Homelessness

Applications will be considered for projects which:

  • Demonstrate innovative approaches that include specific goalsto help children & families at risk, including homelessness or poverty related issues.
  • Promote cooperation and collaboration among organizations.
  • Promote volunteer participation to build organizational capacity for programs that help children and families at risk.
  • Stimulate the participation of other funding partners

Funds may be used for a specific new project and/or an enhancement of an existing project. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143835

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests cannot exceed $10,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant request must be for a specific new project and/or an enhancement of an existing project or
program occurring within a definite period. This is normally within 12 months after the application deadline but in some instances, exceptions may be allowed.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The 2020 Smart & Caring Community grants invites all registered charities delivering their programs in Abbotsford that address a need for children and families at risk in the community.

To be eligible, the applying organization must:

- Be a registered charitable organization or other qualified donee under the federal Income TaxAct;
- Make services available without discrimination because of race, colour, creed, religion, gender, age, marital status, or ability.

The project or program of the applicant must primarily benefit the citizens of Abbotsford and be delivered within the geographic boundaries of Abbotsford.

Grants are not available to/for:

- Paying down mortgages or reducing deficits;
- Political and/or exclusively religious activities;
- Retroactive funds for completed or partially completed projects;
- An organization's on-going or core operating expenses;
- Office equipment and furniture

Pre-Application Information:

- April 30, 2020: Application is due by email at 5:00 PM.
- May-June 2020: Notification of decision by email

An organization can apply for an ACF grant to support a project ACF has funded previously through its Smart and Caring Grants Program. However, the evaluation form for the most recent project funded by ACF must be received by ACF on or before March 15, 2020 in order to be eligible to apply for a 2020 grant.

Contact Information:

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

For questions, please contact Executive Director, Wendy Neufeld at or at 604-850-3755

Abbotsford Community Foundation
201-2890 Garden Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 4W7

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