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GUIDELINES FOR GRANT SEEKERS

COMMUNITY PROSPERITY FUND

Application closing date: July 31, 2024

Grant Award Date: August 2024

The Creston Valley Community Foundation is proud to be one of over 50 local community foundations working in partnership with Vancouver Foundation and the Government of BC to deliver the Community Prosperity Fund. The $25 million total investment will provide up to three years of funding for the ongoing work of organizations across BC. $150,000 is available to grant locally.

The Community Prosperity Fund focuses on making a difference for people at the community level who are struggling during a time of global inflation. You know best what would benefit our community most. To support your organization’s critical work and long-term sustainability, you can apply to:

  • Fund operational expenses that contribute to your organization’s long-term resiliency (e.g., investment in digital infrastructure, support for staff training, developing organizational strategies and policies, salaries, rent, and other organizational costs) or;

  • Project delivery funding that addresses community needs.

All applications from eligible organizations will be reviewed by the granting committee and our board using the Community Prosperity Fund Reviewer Rubric. This rubric includes: Mission and Leadership Alignment, Community Need, Organizational Need and Feasibility and Viability.

To see the complete rubric, please review the Applicant Guide.

Please submit your application by 5 p.m. on July 31, 2024.

Final decisions will be communicated via email by August 30, 2024.

All funded activities must end by June 30, 2027.

Community Prosperity Application Guide May 22B

CVCF Community Prosperity Fund Application Form

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:

  1. The project will be in the Foundation’s service area, which is between Yahk and Riondel.

  2. Grants will be awarded for definite purposes and for projects covering a specific time period.

  3. 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.

  4. 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:

  1. To cover deficits or debts.

  2. To provide endowment funds.

  3. To pay for operating expenses.

  4. For sectarian, religious, or political purposes.

  5. To support fundraising campaigns or to respond to annual fundraising drives.

  6. To organizations that are totally government funded or directed.

  7. 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 grants@crestonvalleycf.ca with any questions.

The Application Process:

Please forward your completed application via email to grants@crestonvalleycf.com 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.

Grant Applications:

Grant Completion Documentation

When your project is complete there are a couple small documents that need to be completed so that CKF can properly account for the grant funds.

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

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