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Caring Community Grants Program

Grants to British Columbia Registered Charities to
Benefit Local Communities in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Whistler

Deadline Date:

02/19/21 5:00 PM Electronic Receipt


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Grants to British Columbia registered charities for a wide range of programs and projects that benefit residents of eligible regions. Priority focus areas include sustainability, racial equality, and community vitality. Projects or programs must benefit the community in the Whistler region.

The Caring Community Grants are divided into four categories:

  • Whistler Community Grants (for Whistler region): projects that focus on making a significant difference in improving the quality of life for community members, with a focus on children, youth and families. Applications benefiting other areas will also be considered. 
  • Pemberton and Area Community Grants (for Pemberton, Mount Currie and surrounding areas): grants that focus on supporting the creation of long-term legacies for the community.
  • Social Care Grants (for the Sea to Sky corridor):  focus on the health, economic and social well-being of children, youth, families, seniors or other segments of society. 
  • Whistler Youth Grants: support programs that benefit local youth or are conducted by local youth.

For details on these four categories, see:

Focus areas:

  • Racial Equality: In support of charities and individuals in the community who commit to anti-racism work, preference will be given to organizations who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC) lead (employees, leadership positions and/or board members), or provide programs and support to BIPOC community. Please self-identify in your application. 
  • Whistler’s Vital Signs: Whistler’s Vital Signs uses local knowledge to measure the vitality of the community and support action. Local data gathered through the program is used to support evidence-based, locally relevant solutions to improve the quality of life at the community level. Whistler’s Vital Signs aims to inspire civic engagement, to provide focus for public debate, and to help a range of actors take action and direct resources where they will have the greatest impact.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal framework and plan to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. These goals address global challenges including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. 

For additional details on the focus areas, see page 1 of the Application Guide in Supporting Documents below.    

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167415

Estimated Size of Grant:

Whistler Community Grants: up to $3,000
Pemberton and Area Community Grants: up to $3,500
Social Care Grants: up to $3,000
Whistler Youth Grants: up to $1000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants for funds must have Canadian charitable status or be a qualified donee under the Income Tax Act. Grants are not awarded to individuals or businesses.

If your organization is not a registered charity, please refer to the Guidelines for eligibility requirements.

Grants are awarded for definite purposes and outcomes covering a specific period of time.

Not funded:

• Retroactive funding
• Debt
• Activities for direct religious purposes
• General fundraising campaigns
• Any activities that are discriminatory or service the interests of the members of an applicant organization to the exclusion of the community at large.

Pre-Application Information:

Submit applications January 18 – February 19, 2021

All applicants will receive written notification of the Foundation’s decision and if successful, the terms and conditions of any grant that has been awarded by the end of March 2021.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

The Executive Director manages the process of grant making and is available for questions by emailing

Whistler Foundation
PO Box 1184,
Whistler, BC
V0N 1B0 Canada

(604) 935-8080

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: Whistler Region;

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