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Grants to British Columbia Registered Charities in Eligible Locations to Benefit Local Residents

Mission Community Foundation Grants


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Funding Source
Mission Community Foundation
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Geographic Focus
Canada:British Columbia: Mission;

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/01/23 4:30 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to British Columbia registered charities in eligible locations for projects to benefit local residents. Program focus areas include activities in the following focus areas: social service, health, sports and recreation, arts and culture, education, animal welfare, and local environment. Eligible applicants are located in Mission.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Align with the organization’s Mission Statement and builds on the capacity of the organization
  • Address underlying and current social concerns
  • Involves beneficiaries and local resources in the project planning (needs assessment and design)
  • Are effectively managed, encourage efficient use of community resources (joint use of resources), eliminate duplication of services, forge partnerships, promote volunteerism, and where project support is available
  • Create public awareness and have a lasting impact
  • Demonstrate innovative new approaches and techniques in the solution of community problems
  • The budget is co-funded whenever possible with reasonable expenses for activities proposed

Examples of projects that will be considered provisionally upon need and available funding for:

  • Purchase of equipment required for the running of the organization or a project/program
  • Printed materials for the project, including limited advertising;
  • Partial monetary support of 3rd party instructors, contractors, and honorariums
  • The transportation of participants registered for the project program
  • Purchase of community-operated vehicles and fueling them will be reviewed individually
  • Land improvements such as signage, murals, and lighting will be considered on publicly owned locations when collaboration with the City of Mission is demonstrated
  • Religious organizations running projects/programs that do not have a religious component to them
  • School food programs will be evaluated based on school level (1- 6, 7-9, 10-12, Riverside) and social index
  • Daycares located in churches can apply for funding if they demonstrate non-affiliation and that religious programming will not occur
  • Organizations listed in the ‘Moral and Ethical Guidelines’ of the Investment Policy will be considered by the Board of Directors individually given social climate and disbursement instructions


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Mission Community Foundation offers grants to qualified charitable organizations in Mission, Mission Community Foundation’s granting program provides monies to qualified Charitable and Non-for-Profit Organizations within the City of Mission, including the School District 75 catchment area, based on the funding availability and demonstrated need to assist them in improving the Community of Mission.

The Canada Revenue Agency restricts the Foundation to assisting organizations within Mission and School District 75 catchment only. Therefore, applications from Organizations outside the City of Mission and School District 75 catchment will not be considered.

Grants Will Not Be Approved:
- To charities outside of the Mission BC catchment area;
- To individuals; or for salaries, contract wages and/or honorariums
- For annual fund drives;
- To establish or add to endowment funds;
- To pay down mortgages or reduce deficits;
- To governments;
- For projects already completed;
- For political activities;
- To religious organizations;
- To private schools, including church supported;
- For costs of seminars, conferences, symposia or annual events;
- For travel expenses;
- For operating expenses of established agencies or programs;
- For sabbatical leaves or student exchanges.

Pre-Application Information
There will be two grant cycles in 2023 with a deadline of 4:30 pm. The Deadline for application is: May 1 and October 1

All applications are reviewed by the Mission Community Foundations Distribution Committee and upon review by members of the committee, you may or may not be contacted for further information regarding your project.

Term of Contract
All approved grants will be authorized in effect for 6 months from the date of notification and unless acted upon within that time may be cancelled automatically.

Contact Information
Submit applications to:
Mission Community Foundation
PO Box 3427
Mission, BC
V2V 4J5

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