Prince George (PG) Community Foundation Grants

Grants to Prince George, British Columbia Nonprofits for Health,
Social Services, Education, Arts, Sports, Recreation, and Environment

GrantWatch ID#: 180860
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Prince George Community Foundation

10/15/17 Receipt

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Grants to Prince George, British Columbia nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit the local community. Funding is intended for the focus areas of health, social services, education, arts, culture, sports, recreation, and local environment.

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.

Applicants may submit proposals for the following grant categories:

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 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 to their grant application form. No grant is to exceed $7,500 over the term of any multi-year grant.

- 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.

- Spending of granted funds can begin upon approval, and must be completed within 18 months.
- Multi-year grants may be given for support of up to three years for a project that is a new venture.

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 by contracting 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.

An organization can apply once per grant cycle. Applicants are eligible for funding for the same program two times in a five year period.

Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.

Organizations must demonstrate effective management and fiscal responsibility.

Projects cannot be considered eligible if:

- An organization's usual operational or core expenses, such as heat, rent, or existing staff salaries. Projects can only include costs that are incremental to an organization’s existing operations;
- 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).

- 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.

Applicants will be notified after the Board makes its final decision.

Application Process Information:

Grant Applications:

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

Phone: 250-562-7772

Coast Inn of the North - Lower Level
770 Brunswick Street
Prince George, BC V2L 2C2

Prince George

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