Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) - Cranbrook and Area
03/01/19 5:00 PM MT
Grants of up to $1,500 to British Columbia registered charities in the City of Cranbrook and surrounding areas for initiatives that address local community needs. Program areas include animal welfare; environment; education; mental health and addictions; social and health services; outdoor recreation, physical activity, and sports; arts, culture, and heritage; and seniors.
CFKR takes a broad and inclusive view of what a community is, and provides grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives in the areas listed above.
Vision: Together, making the communities even better places to live, work, and play, now and forever.
Mission: Build permanently invested endowment funds, provide grants to qualified donees to address local community needs, and offer positive leadership to explore community priorities.
Values: Community, Accountability, Responsibility, Excellence, and Sustainability
Grants are only awarded for specific purposes and projects covering a specific time period. An application may include up to 10% of related operating expenses.
GrantWatch ID#: 183116
Grants provided generally range from a few hundred dollars up to $1,500, per approved project.
In order to be eligible, the applying organization must:
- Be providing services that directly benefit the citizens within the CFKR’s Cranbrook catchment area, which includes the City of Cranbrook, rural Cranbrook, Aq’am, Moyie, Fort Steele, Mayook, Bull River, Wardner, Jaffray, Tie Lake, Rosen Lake, Galloway, and the portion of Wycliffe not served by the Kimberley & District Community Foundation.
- Hold a current Revenue Canada Charitable Registration Number.
If the organization that is applying is not a registered charity, an agency agreement with a registered charity, stating that the registered charity will accept the funds on behalf of the applicant, MUST be included in the grant application package. For further information, contact the CFKR Executive Director.
- Make services available without discrimination
-Because granting funds are limited, CFKR will give priority to applications from organizations and/or projects that did not receive funding in the prior granting period.
- Funds may be available for start-up projects that meet a recognized need in a unique way. Such projects must include provision for an evaluation and a realistic plan for fiscal viability beyond the pilot phase.
Grant requests for the following are generally deemed to be ineligible:
- Publication of studies, educational material
- Seminars, conferences or workshops
- Tours or travel outside the community
- Scholarships or fellowships
- Activities of religious organizations that primarily serve their membership and/or
their direct religious purposes
- Political organizations
- Advertising, marketing, videos, etc.
- Fund-raising campaigns
- General endowment or sustaining funds
- Core operating costs*
- Operating or capital deficits, or to retire debts
*Note: Grants available from donor-advised funds administered by the CFKR are not necessarily restricted in terms of funding operating costs.
The deadline for applications is Friday, March 1, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. MT.
All organizations will be notified of their application status once the CFKR Board’s granting decisions are finalized, typically five (5) to seven (7) weeks after the application deadline.
CFKR encourages applicants to secure other funding sources and may consider matching or challenge grants in order to stimulate participation from other sources.
For further information or to arrange an interview, applicants are welcome to contact Lynnette Wray.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Completed application packages can be emailed to Lynnette Wray or delivered to the CFKR Office.
Lynnette Wray, CFKR Executive Director
100-131 7th Ave. S. Cranbrook.
Box 242, Cranbrook, BC, Canada, V1C 4H8
Within the CFKR’s Cranbrook catchment area, which includes the City of Cranbrook, rural Cranbrook, Aq’am, Moyie, Fort Steele, Mayook, Bull River, Wardner, Jaffray, Tie Lake, Rosen Lake, Galloway, and the portion of Wycliffe not served by the Kimberley & District Community Foundation.
Canada: British Columbia