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Kitimat Community Foundation (KCF) Grants

Grants to British Columbia Registered Charities for Arts,
Health, Education, and Environment in the Kitimat Area

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Kitimat Community Foundation (KCF)

Deadline Date:

01/31/18

Description:

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Grants to Kitimat and Kitamaat Village, British Columbia registered charities, municipalities, and athletic associations for projects and programs that improve the quality of life in the local community. Funding is specifically intended for programs in the areas of social services, environment, sports and recreation, education, health, and arts and culture.

Preference will be given to those projects that:
a. Have broad public appeal
b. Are widely accessible to the community
c. Promote and enhance self sufficiency within the community
d. Emphasize and utilize the skills and resources that exist in the community
e. Strengthen the social and cultural structure of the community
f. Demonstrate partnership and collaboration
g. Have a definite purpose for a specific period of time

The Board seeks initiatives which will:
a. Enhance the community structure
b. Involve individuals, groups and organizations in the community
c. Recognize the abilities, skills and resources that exist in the community
d. Respond creatively and effectively to local problems and challenge
e. Collaborate, facilitate and cooperate for the benefit of the community
f. Strengthen the social networks within the community and the commitment of its members to care for one another
g. Build on the community's social capital and civic vitality

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145770

Term of Contract:

One year. Funding for a project that is not completed in one year is only granted in exceptional situations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community organizations, which are registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act of the Canada Revenue Agency are eligible to apply for grants from the Foundation.

Qualified donees are registered charities, a registered Canadian athletic association, a corporation providing low cost housing for the aged, a Canadian municipality, the UN and its agencies, some universities outside of Canada, a charity outside of Canada to which Canada has made a recent gift, Her Majesty in right of Canada or a Province.

For the Kitimat Community Foundation the following criteria are also applied:
-Be a BC Registered Charitable Organization
-Carry out its mandate within the District of Kitimat and/or Kitamaat Village, B.C.
-Not transfer the funds or assets purchased with grant funds to another agency or society.

The criteria for funding and the amount of funding available is determined by the Kitimat Community Foundation Board (KCF) on an annual basis. In making these determinations the KCF Board will be assessing community needs and prioritizing the use of KCF funds to meet these needs. It is important to acknowledge that the KCF Board is committed to recognizing the history of ACT funding in the community and supporting those historically funded by the Aluminum City Telethon. The Kitimat Community Foundation Board of Directors may, on occasion, identify a particular focus or target group towards which grants should be directed during a grant cycle. For this coming year, a particular focus has not been determined.

Grant applicants are encouraged to participate in the production of the annual Aluminum City Telethon (ACT). Participation in this major fundraiser for the Kitimat Community Foundation will be considered when evaluating grant applications. It is encouraged that participation should be commensurate to the funding requested. On review of the grant applications a weighted score may be given to those who have participated in the ACT fundraiser.

What the Foundation will not fund:
a. An organization's usual operational or core expenses
b. For any expenses which predate the current grant cycle
c. To cover deficits, retire debts or mortgage payments
d. Retroactively or any expenses incurred prior to the KCF decision date
e. To provide for or establish endowments
f. For sectarian, religious or political purposes
g. Major capital construction or major renovations/building repair or maintenance
h. Landscaping or structural enhancements or changes to buildings
i. Travel costs of organizations or their staff
j. Team or club sponsorships
k. As part of an annual fund drive for sustaining support
l. Projects that duplicate services: services that provide the same basic services to the same group(s) of people as another project and/or organization (for example, two organizations, or one organization applying for two different projects to provide similar or identical services). Complimentary services may not be considered a duplication
m. Fundraising organizations whose sole purpose is fundraising
n. Only in exceptional situations will funding be for a project that is not completed in one year
o. KCF will NOT fund training or educational events outside of Kitimat or Kitamaat Village except in exceptional circumstances where the executive has made a decision based ona request made in writing and where the executive has met to determine the eligibility of such training and education as it relates to and benefits the community as a whole, being careful not to fund a group or organization meeting their own program mandates.

Education grants must meet the following criteria:
1) The education must come back as a benefit to citizens of Kitimat/Kitamaat Village;
2) The education must be available for two years after training occurs;
3) The education is not funded by other grants and the education is not a requirement of employment. Activities such as train the trainer to provide programs and services for the community as a whole may be considered, but individual staff or volunteer training will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

In order to apply for a grant with the Kitimat Community Foundation, a Grant Application needs to be completed and submitted by January 31, 2018. Please submit the official application form as provided. Additional information may be provided on separate paper attached to the application if required.

The Kitimat Community Foundation will review all applications for basic eligibility and then request a more detailed application that will be reviewed by the Grants Committee of the Kitimat Community Foundation.

Applicants will be notified in writing no later than March 9, 2018 on the success or denial of their application.

Disbursement of funds will be upon receipt of a detailed expense report (of which a template will be provided) for prior year's grants received from KCF or March 15th if final report has already been submitted.

Organizations receiving funding from KCF are required to have a representative of their organization attend KCF’s Grant Giving Ceremony. The KCF Board will also invite your organization to their Annual General Meeting in September.

Contingency Funds: In exceptional circumstances, applications for Contingency Funds are available outside of the normal funding application deadlines. An application may be obtained from the Executive and upon submission will be considered at either the next regularly scheduled meeting, or by special meeting called to deal with the application.

Application Forms: http://kitimatcommunityfoundation.ca/application-forms
ACT Fundraiser: http://kitimatcommunityfoundation.ca/aluminum-city-telethon-0

Contact Information:

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

Send questions and completed applications to: info@kitimatcommunityfoundation.ca

Or by hard copy to:
Kitimat Community Foundation
1515 Kingfisher Avenue
Kitimat, BC V8C 1S5

Grant Coverage Areas:

District of Kitimat and/or Kitamaat Village

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia