GUIDELINES FOR GRANT SEEKERS
Application Closing Date: February 28, 2024
Grant Award Date: April 2024
The Creston Valley Community Foundation invites applications for projects in the fields of arts and culture; environment; social welfare and health; education; the aged; youth; and heritage. To decide if your project meets the Foundation’s basic criteria, please review the following guidelines.
Criteria for Foundation Support:
The project will be in the Foundation’s service area, which is between Yahk and Riondel.
Grants will be awarded for definite purposes and for projects covering a specific time period.
Funds may be available for some start up projects filling a recognized need. Such projects must include some type of a needs analysis as well as a financial plan that illustrates how the project will be viable beyond the start up stage.
Applications are only considered if they are made on behalf of charities that are registered with CRA (ie have a registered charity number) or if they are partnered with a registered charity. If a partner agency is to be used then the applicant must complete a Partnership Charity Form and submit it with their application. Please reach out if you are not able to secure a partner agency for your project.
Foundation Grants will not be awarded:
To cover deficits or debts.
To provide endowment funds.
To pay for operating expenses.
For sectarian, religious, or political purposes.
To support fundraising campaigns or to respond to annual fundraising drives.
To organizations that are totally government funded or directed.
To organizations without a CRA Registered Charity number or who have not partnered with an agency that is registered with the CRA that is in possession of a Registered Charity Number.
What is available
While we do have some unrestricted funds, the decisions of the granting committee are usually directed by fund parameters established by our donors. For the 2024 grant cycle, the approximate amounts available to grant for each area of interest will be as follows:
Environment – $1,600
Community Health – $14,350
Quality of Life for Seniors – $10,500
Community Fund (unrestricted) – $20,000
These amounts are meant as a guideline only and all eligible applications are welcome. Please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com with any questions.
The Application Process:
Please forward your completed application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Creston Valley Community Foundation, PO Box 701, Creston, BC V0B 1G0. For the year 2024, all applications must be received by February 28, 2024. Grants will be awarded early in April 2024.
Partnering Charity Form:
If you are not a CRA registered charity then you will need a partnering CRA registered charity. You will need to fill out and send this in with your application