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Community Enrichment Grants

Grants to Comox Valley, British Columbia Registered Charities
and Qualified Donees to Build Community Capacity

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Foundation / Corporation

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Comox Valley Community Foundation

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Grants to British Columbia registered charities and qualified donees to build community capacity in the Comox Valley. Funding is intended to promote a caring, vibrant community and to enrich the lives of all residents in the region. Applicants must describe how their project addresses community needs or opportunities.

Granting for this program is based on the following principles:

  • Comox Valley Community Foundation supports innovation where there is demonstrated need, the likelihood of effectiveness, and strong potential to serve as a model to others.
  • The Foundation strongly supports partnerships and collaborations to make the best use of limited resources.
  • Projects should build on the strengths of the community to respond to identified issues and priorities. (The Comox Valley Vital Signs should be a source of valuable information for applicants.)
  • The organization should demonstrate a commitment to the project through a contribution of human and/or financial resources.
  • Significant and appropriate support from other funding sources (including the community) should be evident.
  • The organization should demonstrate inclusiveness and respect for cultural diversity.
  • Projects that will be ongoing after the grant’s end should provide realistic plans for longer-term funding.
  • Organizations should have a significant and appropriate amount of their funding in place when they apply.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147784

Term of Contract:

Projects are expected to be completed within eight months of the receipt of the grant check.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Community Foundation may only grant to federally registered charities or other qualified donees as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Qualified donees are as follows:
- A registered charity (including a registered national arts service organization)
- A registered Canadian amateur athletic association
- A registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged
- A registered Canadian municipality
- A registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada
- A registered university outside Canada, the student body of which ordinarily includes students from Canada
- A registered charitable organization outside Canada to which Her Majesty in right of Canada has made a gift
- Her Majesty in right of Canada, a province, or a territory
- The United Nations and its agencies

Grants will not be made for:
- Retroactive funding or any project expenses to be incurred prior to the Foundation’s decision date
- Academic research
- Tours or travel outside the community (unless incidental to the project)
- Scholarships or bursaries (funded elsewhere by the CVCF)
- Activities of religious organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or their direct religious purposes
- Political organizations
- The establishment of or addition to endowment funds
- Core operating costs
- Building campaigns
- Annual fundraising campaigns, form letter requests or telephone campaigns
- Operating or capital deficits
- Individuals or for-profit organizations

Pre-proposal Conference:

A new online CVCF grants portal will be introduced for all grant applications.

To help organizations transition to the new grants portal, CVCF will be hosting two granting workshops.

- Thursday, August 8, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Comox Community Centre (1855 Noel Avenue)
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- Monday, August 19, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Courtenay Museum (207 – 4th Street)
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Pre-Application Information:

The 2019/20 Community Enrichment Grants will be open for applications from August 1st – September 27th.

All grant applicants will be informed via the CVCF grants portal user dashboard as to whether they are successful and if so, the amount of their grant. Successful applicants will be invited to receive their grants at the annual Community Enrichment Awards in January 2020.

Comox Valley’s Vital Signs:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

For questions about the application process, contact:
Phone: 250-338-8444

Comox Valley Community Foundation
102-1797 Comox Avenue
Comox, BC V9M 3L9

Grant Coverage Areas:

Comox Valley

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia

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