Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation of the North Okanagan (CFNO)
Grants to British Columbia registered charities and other qualified donees for program-related projects and capital projects that bring benefit to residents of the North Okanagan Regional District. Eligible activities must provide direct community services and take an innovative approach to community concerns.
The Community Foundation will consider requests for:
- Program-related projects (i.e., specific, time-limited activities or series of activities designed to meet certain goals)
- Capital projects (i.e., construction, renovation or equipment purchases)
- The Foundation supports innovation where there is demonstrated need and the likelihood of effectiveness and the organization demonstrates a commitment to the project through a contribution of human and/or financial support
- Significant and appropriate support from other funding sources should be evident
- Projects that will be ongoing after the grant’s end should provide realistic plans for long-term funding.
GrantWatch ID#: 178579
Eligible applicants must be registered charities and/or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act. They must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and effective management.
The Community Foundation supports a wide range of projects that are of benefit to those living and working within the boundaries of the North Okanagan Regional District including all member municipalities.
Applications from ‘Societies’ that are not registered charities must be made in cooperation with a registered charity.
Ineligible Requests will Include:
- 100% of a project’s cost
- An organization’s operational or core expenses
- Retroactive funding
- Debt retirement or reserve
- Generalized fund-raising campaigns
- Sabbatical leaves, student exchanges
- School construction
- Publication of books or music
- Activities of religious or ethno-cultural organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or their direct organizational purposes.
All grant applications must be postmarked no later than the last business day in March.
Organizations should usually have at least 50% of their funding in place when they apply.
The Foundation disburses its funding to many groups throughout the North Okanagan working in many fields of interest. It is therefore necessary to limit the frequency of grant approvals for any one organization to ensure equitable access for all organizations.
Funding guidelines: https://cfno.org/grants/funding-guidelines/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Community Foundation of the North Okanagan
304 – 3402 – 27th Avenue
Vernon BC V1T 1S1
North Okanagan Regional District
Canada: British Columbia