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Bulkley Valley Community Foundation (BVCF) Grants

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits in Eligible
Areas to Improve the Quality of Life of Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bulkley Valley Community Foundation (BVCF)

Deadline Date:

11/30/20 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations in eligible areas to improve the quality of life in local communities. Funding is intended for programs and activities within the focus areas of fine arts, education, culture, health, youth, community, social/family, and sports and recreation. Eligible applicants serve residents within the BVC area, which extends from Topley to Kitwanga including Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers, the Hazeltons, and Upper Skeena regions in North Central B.C.

For information about priorities and review criteria, see: http://bvcf.ca/images/uploads/documents/4.1_Grant_Policy_SEPT_2020_.pdf#page=2

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162955

Estimated Size of Grant:

The smallest grants are for a few hundred dollars. One or two grants have been awarded for $5,000, but the average grant is in the $1,000 to $3,000 range.

The total available funding each year depends on donations and interest earned and is typically $25,000 to $35,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed within 12 months from the grant approval date.

Multi-year grants and multi-agency grants may be awarded in some cases and additional conditions will apply.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that are registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act are eligible to apply for BVCF grants.

Organizations that are NOT registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act may be eligible to apply for BVCF grants by contracting with an agency that is a registered charity, which will:
- Agree to have their charitable registration number used on the application
- Accept any funds on behalf of the applicant
- Provide a written statement of their agreement.

Grants are NOT made to individuals or businesses.

Not Funded:
- Annual core operating expenses of organizations
- Operating or capital deficits
- Fund raising campaigns, form letter requests or telephone campaigns
- Salaries and wages
- Building funds or capital campaigns, although requests for equipment and furnishings may be considered if the building is being completed or the expense is part of the total project costs
- Endowment campaigns
- Religious organizations for direct religious activities
- Travel expenses unless essential to project delivery
- Ethno-cultural organizations that primarily serve their own members.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due November 30, 2020, by 5:00 PM.

The Foundation will approve a maximum of one grant per organization each year.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online on the URL for Full Text (scroll down).

Or mail application to:
Bulkley Valley Community Foundation
PO Box 4584
Smithers BC V0J 2N0

Or email to: info@bvcf.ca

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: The BVCF area extends from Topley to Kitwanga including Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers, the Hazeltons, and Upper Skeena regions in North Central B.C.;

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