Foundation / Corporation
Prince George Community Foundation (PGCF)
Grants to Prince George, British Columbia charitable organizations for projects that benefit the local community. Funding is intended to support initiatives that align with one or more of the following themes: education, health, social services, local environment, sports and recreation, and arts and culture. Eligible projects are incremental to an applicant's core operations and must be carried out over a specific timeframe.
Types of grants:
Regular Grant - For projects to be completed within either the 1st or 2nd granting cycles and range from $500 to $2,500.
Special Grant - Consideration may be given to support a few grant requests per grant cycle for an amount from $ 2,500 up to $5,000. Applicants are asked to explain their need for funding and to show two or more matching contributors.
Seed or Development Grant - A grant of up to $1,000 may be considered during a granting cycle for background research, consulting, or the development of a business plan to support a future grant request. Applicants are to complete only “Seed or Development Grant Request”.
Multi-year Grants - Consideration may be given for support of up to three years for a project that is a new venture. Continuation of support is conditional on a satisfactory progress report. This report will be submitted annually on either December 31st or May 31st depending on the granting cycle. Applicants will be asked to attach a three-year business plan (project budget) to their grant application form. No grant is to exceed $7,500 over the term of any multi-year grant (i.e. maximum of $2,500 per year for a maximum of 3 years).
The Foundation supports a broad range of projects that encompass one of more of the following characteristics:
- Provides a service to the community;
- Approaches a community challenge in an innovative fashion;
- Enhances the physical, mental and/or emotional health and well-being of members of the community; or
- Strengthens the social, cultural, and/or environmental structure of the community.
The Board seeks initiatives which will:
- Enhance the community structure;
- Involve individuals, groups and organizations in the community;
- Recognize the abilities, skills and resources that exist in the community;
- Respond creatively and effectively to local problems and challenges;
- Collaborate, facilitate and cooperate for the benefit of the community;
- Strengthen the social networks within the community and the commitment of its members to care for one another;
- Build on the community's social capital and civic vitality.
GrantWatch ID#: 180860
- Regular grants range from $500 to $2,500.
- Special grants range from $2,500 up to $5,000.
- Seed or Development grants are up to $1,000.
- Multi-year Grants: No grant is to exceed $7,500 over the term of any multi-year grant. Multi-year grants are available at a maximum of $2,500 per year, for a maximum of 3 years.
Multi-year Grants may be given for support of up to three years for a project that is a new venture.
Projects for the Fall Cycle are to be completed between April 1st of year one and December 31st of year two. Projects for the Spring Cycle are to be completed between August 1st of year one and May 31st of year two.
Spending of granted funds can begin upon approval, and must be completed within 18 months.
Community organizations that are registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act are eligible to apply for grants from the Foundation.
Organizations that are not registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act can be eligible to apply for grants from the Foundation through formalized partnership with an agency that is a registered charity.
The registered charity must: a) agree to have their charitable registration number used on the application, b) accept any flow-through funds on behalf of the applicant, and c) provide a letter from the registered charity stating their agreement to the grant application. The letter must be included in the application.
Organizations must demonstrate effective management and fiscal responsibility.
Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.
Projects cannot be considered eligible if:
- An organization's usual operational or core expenses, such as heat, rent, or existing staff salaries;
- Any expenses which predate the current grant cycle;
- Covering deficits, retiring debts or mortgage payments;
- Providing for or establishing endowments
- Activities of religious organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or for direct religious purposes;
- Major capital construction, major renovations, or regular maintenance (i.e., a building, a roof, or a furnace)
- Improvements or additions to land or property which might revert to private ownership;
- Travel costs;
- Team or club sponsorships;
- Annual fund drives;
- Projects that duplicate services provided by other organizations;
- School programs or programming, and school construction (including playground equipment);
- Costs that are not incremental to existing organizations
- Fall Cycle: October 15th, for a project that starts on April 1st of year one and completes on December 31st of year two.
- Spring Cycle: March 15th, for a project that starts on August 1st of year one and completes on May 31st of year two.
An electronic submission of the grant application must arrive at the Prince George Community Foundation Office by the deadline date (or the closest working day after the deadline date if it falls on a weekend or holiday). Applications received after these deadlines will be processed with the next cycle.
An organization can apply once per grant cycle. Applicants are eligible for funding for the same program two times in a five year period.
Applicants will be notified after the Board makes its final decision.
For grant information: https://www.pgcf.ca/grants/apply-for-a-grant
Application Process Information:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email applications and supporting documents to:
Prince George Community Foundation
Coast Inn of the North - Lower Level
770 Brunswick Street
Prince George, BC V2L 2C2
Canada: British Columbia