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Kitimat Community Foundation (KCF) Grants

Grants to British Columbia Registered Charities for Community
Building and Development in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Kitimat Community Foundation (KCF)

Deadline Date:

01/31/21

Description:

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Grants to British Columbia registered charities for community building and development in eligible regions. Funding will be provided to organizations providing services in the following areas: education, health, local environment, sports and recreation, social services, and arts and culture. Funds will go towards local registered charities for a specific project or program, equipment and/or resources that are shown to benefit the communities of Kitimat and/or Kitamaat Village.

Preference will be given to those projects that:

  1. Have broad public appeal
  2. Are widely accessible to the community
  3. Promote and enhance self-sufficiency within the community
  4. Emphasize and utilize the skills and resources that exist in the community
  5. Strengthen the social and cultural structure of the community
  6. Demonstrate partnership and collaboration
  7. Have a definite purpose for a specific period of time

The Board seeks initiatives which will:

  1. Enhance the community structure
  2. Involve individuals, groups, and organizations in the community
  3. Recognize the abilities, skills, and resources that exist in the community
  4. Respond creatively and effectively to local problems and challenges
  5. Collaborate, facilitate and cooperate for the benefit of the community
  6. Strengthen the social networks within the community and the commitment of its members to care for one another
  7. Build on the community’s social capital and civic vitality

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145770

Estimated Size of Grant:

The funds to be distributed in 2021 will be determined based on assessing grant applications and needs in the community as well as the amount of money the Foundation has raised in the previous year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet eligibility criteria of being a qualified donee as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency. Community organizations, which are registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act, 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.
- Participate in the production of the annual Aluminum City Telethon (ACT)
- Not transfer the funds or assets purchased with grant funds to another agency or society
- Submit a report outlining how previously received funds were spent
- Complete applications by the scheduled deadline

What will not be funded:
a. Core operating expenses
b. 100% of equipment or programs
c. Any expenses which predate the current grant year (January to December 2020)
d. Coverage of deficits, retire debts or mortgage payments
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
- Exception: changes required for health or ease of access
i. Travel costs of organizations or their staff
j. Team or club sponsorship
k. 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 approved for a project that is not completed
in one year
o. KCF will not fund training that is considered to be a condition of employment or be specific to the applicant’s core operations. It is preferred that training, education, workshops be provided within Kitimat/Kitamaat Village to allow the community to attend. Out of town training may be considered if this is not an option.

Eligibility criteria: http://kitimatcommunityfoundation.ca/application-criteria/

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for current year funding may be submitted between January 1st and 31st of each year – the deadline for applications being January 31st.

Applicants will be notified in writing no later than March 12, 2021, 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 the prior year’s grants received from KCF or March 31st if the final report has already been submitted. KCF reserves the right to request receipts for funds granted up to 7 years.

It is important to acknowledge 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 (ACT). Participation in the production of the telethon will be considered when evaluating grant applications.

Extraordinary Requests
In exceptional circumstances, applications for additional funds may be available outside of the normal funding period. Upon submission, the request will be considered at either the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Foundation Board of Directors, or by special meeting called to deal with the application.

Contact Information:

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

Completed applications must be submitted to:
info@kitimatcommunityfoundation.ca

or by hard copy to:

Kitimat Community Foundation
Box 22
Kitimat, BC
V8C 2G6

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: Kitimat and/or Kitamaat Village;

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