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Community Investment Program

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits for Community,
Education, and Environment in the Port of Vancouver

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Port of Vancouver

Deadline Date:

09/06/18 - Applications must be received one week prior to the scheduled meeting date of 05/24/18.


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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit and charitable organizations for activities that will benefit communities in the Port of Vancouver. Funding is intended for the focus areas of community enrichment, education and training, and environmental leadership.

Focus area details:

1. Community Enrichment
The Port of Vancouver embraces inclusion, diversity, cultural and community activity, and convening local residents to participate in experiences that are authentic to a port city and that enhance the quality of life. Organization and program applicants must support activities that strengthen their local community and provide opportunities for people to connect with one another.

2. Education and Training
The Port of Vancouver encourages education, awareness, and training dedicated to improving access to and quality of educational resources and training opportunities for students in the operating areas. Priority consideration will be given to disciplines that support the operation of the port or related activities, or that are in areas facing skills shortages.

3. Environmental Leadership
The Port of Vancouver promotes environmental stewardship through the advancement of knowledge and is focused on protection of the natural environment and ecological systems in the operating areas.

Organization and program applicants must operate within one or more of the following areas to be considered for funding:
- Air quality
- Marine habitat, water quality, and protection of ocean and river ecosystems
- Habitat restoration and enhancement

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175418

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations within the Port of Vancouver's jurisdiction that are registered with the government as charitable or nonprofit are eligible. The jurisdiction covers approximately 350 kilometers of shoreline, bordering 16 municipalities and intersecting the traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations.

With rare exceptions, the following types of requests are not eligible:
- Arts programs or initiatives
- Capital campaigns
- Requests to support activities outside of Canada
- Travel for organizations, service and/or students clubs, sports teams, etc.
- 100 per cent of a project’s budget

The following types of organizations are not eligible to apply:
- Political organizations or parties
- Lobbyist organizations
- Religious organizations (unless a program is open to and benefits people of all faiths)
- Individual projects
- Organizations already funded by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority through our United Way campaign
- Exclusive organizations that bar participation on the basis of race, religion, culture, gender or sexual orientation
professional athletes, sports teams and recreation programs
- Organizations not registered with the government as charitable or nonprofit

Pre-Application Information:

The community investment selection committee meets six times per year to review applications and select funding recipients, dates include:

- January 18, 2018
- March 8, 2018
- May 24, 2018
- June 20, 2018
- September 13, 2018
- November 15, 2018

Applications must be received one week prior to a scheduled meeting date to be considered. All applicants will be advised of the status of their applications within one week after the review meeting.

Application Guide:

Contact Information:

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

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Online technical support contact form:

Grant Coverage Areas:

Port of Vancouver

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia