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Upcoming Grant Opportunities

January

First West Foundation logo

Name: Capacity Building Grants  
Source: First West Foundation  
Due Date: E.O.I submission deadline is January 6, 2023   
Amount: TBD 
Description: The Capacity Building grant supports raining offered within organizations with the aim of building internal learning. The grant supports leadership training, internal workshop, infrastructure support etc. Expression of interest must be submitted to determine eligibility.   Capacity Building Grant  

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Name: Canada Summer Job
Source: Government of Canada
Due Date: January 12, 2023 at 11:59 am PST
Description: The Canada Summer Job (CSJ) is a program offered to youth by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment & Skills Strategy. This will allow our youth to develop skills and gain paid work experience. This year, the CSJ program will offer up to 100,000 quality jobs over the summer up until September 3rd, 2022. It requires full time hours with a minimum of 30 hours/ week and a duration of at least 6 weeks. Canada Summer Job Grant Information

Vancouver Foundation logo

Name:  LEVEL BIPOC Grants
Source: Vancouver Foundation
Due Dates: LOI stage opens January 2023
Amount: Up to $50,000
Description: Flexible, general operating grants of $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in BC to support work in racial equity and racial justice. Level BIPOC Grants

February

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Vancouver Foundation logo
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Name: Community Service Grant Program
Source: Town of Osoyoos
Due Date: February 10, 2023 at 12 pm PST
Amount: Unspecified Amount
Description: The community service grant program is offered by the town of Osoyoos in support of non-profit organizations with special projects, annual community development initiatives, and line budgeted items that are catered to helping the residents of Osoyoos. Annual community development and line budget grants may be made by submitting a letter of intent.
Community Service Grant Program 

Name: Participatory Action Research Grants
Source: Vancouver Foundation
Due Date: February 13, 2023, 4:30 pm PT
Amount:  Convene Grants: up to $20,000 for 1 year. Investigate Grants: up to $100,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Description: The Participatory Action Research Grant supports research that is co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities in BC.
Participatory Action Research Grants

Name:  Community Services Recovery Fund
Source: Government of Canada, Canadian Red Cross, United Way, Community Foundations of Canada 
Due Dates: Open until February 21, 2023 at 5 pm PST
Amount: Unspecified
Description: The Community Services Recovery Fund is a unique funding opportunity aiming to respond to the needs of charities and non-profits as they adapt and modernize to face the immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, while supporting communities across Canada. Community Services Recovery Fund

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Name: Community Social Development Grants
Source: City of Kelowna, administered by Central Okanagan Foundation
Due Date: February 24, 2023, 3:30 pm
Amount:  Operational Grants offer a maximum of 25% of the organization’s operating budget up to $25,000. Project grants offer a maximum of 50% of the cost of the project up to $25,000
Description: The Community Social Development Grant provides funding to registered non-profit organizations and community organizations offering socially beneficial services or programs in the City of Kelowna.
Community Social Development Grants

March

Community Foundation North Okanagan

Name: Smart & Caring Community Grants
Source: Community Foundation North Okanagan
Due Date: Accepting applications between March 1-31, 2023
Amount: No amount specified, but organizations should have at least 50% of their funding in place when they apply
Description: The Smart & Caring Community Grant offers support towards a wide range of projects that benefit those living within the boundaries. Funded activities must provide a direct service to the “community” or take an innovative approach to community concerns.
Smart & Caring Community Grants CFNO

RCMP Family Violence Initiative Fund
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Name: Family Violence Initiative Fund (FVIF)
Source: RCMP
Due Date: March 10, 2023 
Amount: Maximum Grant is up to $25,000.00
Description: The FVIF supports initiatives that promote awareness of relationship violence, assist survivors, and support crime prevention. It is an opportunity for community organizations to get funding for their projects, collaborate with their local RCMP detachment, and contribute to making our communities safer..
Family Violence Initiative Fund

Name: Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund
Source: Bell
Due Date: March 15, 2023 
Amount: Maximum Grant is up to $25,000.00
Description: The Community Fund provides annual grants of up to $25,000 to Canadian registered charities to increase access to mental health supports and services in communities across Canada. Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund

The Hamber Foundation logo

Name: The Hamber Foundation Grant
Source: The Hamber Foundation
Due Date: March 15, 2023 & September 15, 2023
Amount: $1000-$2000 per application
Description: The Hamber Foundation is a private charity focused on funding institutions and registered non-profit organizations. Their core principles include amateur athletics, educational resources, cultural & creative arts, and health & welfare. Applicants will be notified of the board’s decision by June 15 and December 15.  Hamber Foundation

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Name:  Community Investment Fund
Source: Interior Savings
Due Date: March 30, 2023 & September 30, 2023
Amount: Allocations typically range between $3000 and $15,000
Description:  The intent of the fund is not to cover operational or capital costs, but to help get new programs off the ground. Applicants will only be considered if they align with Interior Savings areas of impact; Empowering parents with young children, helping people maintain mental wellness, helping maintain social connections with age and supporting a strong, cooperative local economy.         
Community Investment Grants Interior Savings

April

Community Foundation North Okanagan

Name:  Neighbourhood Small Grants  
Source:  Community Foundation North Okanagan  
Due Date: Accepting applications April 1-30, 2023
Amount: Grants range up to $50 – $500 
Description: The Neighbourhood Small Grants program was created to support small-scale community projects in the North Okanagan. It is focused on supporting small projects by individuals that foster a stronger, resilient community.  Neighbourhood Small Grants

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Name: Innoweave   
Source: Innoweave 
Due Dates:  3x per year:
– [Expression of Interest]: April 15th, August 15th or December 15th  
– [Request for support]: February 1st, June 1st, or October 1st  
Amount: Requests Limit up to $10,000 

Description: Innoweave offers financial support to organizations and helps them have access to coaching for implementing a new approach. They provide access to a wide range of coaching. Innoweave  

Province of BC logo

Name: Community Gaming Grants: Arts & Culture  
Source: Provincial Government of B.C  
Due Date: Apply between February 1st and April 30th, 2023 
Amount:  

– Local Organizations: Up to $100,000 per year   
– Regional Organizations: Up to $225,000 per year  
– Province- Wide Organizations: Up to $250,000 per year  

Description: The community gaming grants provides annual funding in order to support organizations and their delivery of ongoing programs and services that meet the needs for their community. There are a number of categories that the community gaming grants support such as art and culture, public safety, Human & Social services, and many more. Community Gaming Grant 

May

Central Okanagan Foundation logo

Name: Central Okanagan Foundation Multi-Year and Project Grants  
Source: Central Okanagan Foundation   
Due Date: May 1st of each year  
Amount:   

– Project: $15,000 for up to 12 months 
– Multi-Year: $15,000 a year for two or three years  

Description:  Project grants (up to 12 months) & Multi-Year Grants (1-3 years). The grant supports registered charities that are focused on strengthening children, youth & families, health & community service, education and more. The funds are discretionary, and a volunteer committee decides who receives funding based on the applications. A registered charity can only apply once in a 12-month period. Central Okanagan Foundation  

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Name: Community Gaming Grants: Sports  
Source: Provincial Government of B.C  
Due Date: Apply between March 1st and May 31st, 2023 
Amount:  

– Local Organizations: Up to $100,000 per year   
– Regional Organizations: Up to $225,000 per year  
– Province- Wide Organizations: Up to $250,000 per year  

Description: The community gaming grants provide annual funding in order to support organizations and their delivery of ongoing programs and services that meet the needs of their community. There are a number of categories that the community gaming grants support such as art and culture, public safety, human & social services, and many more. Community Gaming Grant 

June

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Bell Let's Talk logo
Bell Let's Talk logo

Name:  Kelowna Kiwanis 2017 Legacy Fund  
Source: Kiwanis Central Okanagan Foundation  
Due Date: June 15, 2023 
Amount: Up to $15,000  
Description: The Kelowna Kiwanis 2017 Legacy Fund was created in partnership with the Central Okanagan Foundation to help registered charities whose mandates are aimed at supporting children and youth within the Central OkanaganKelowna Kiwanis 2017 Legacy Fund 

July

Name:  Bell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund  
Source: Bell   
Due Date: July 2023 
Amount: Up to $200,000 over 2-5 years
Description: The Diversity Fund supports organizations aiming to reduce the stigma around mental illness and/or increase access to culturally informed mental health and well-being support for the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities in Canada. Bell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund

Name:  Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund 
Source: Bell   
Due Date: July 2023 
Amount: Up to $200,000 over 2-5 years
Description: The Post-Secondary Fund supports initiatives that improve student mental health and support the institution’s journey to align with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students (the Standard) or Québec Action Plan on Student Mental Health for Higher Education (Plan d’action du Québec).

Not-for-profit Canadian post-secondary institutions that are taking action to align with the implementation of the Standard or Québec Action Plan are eligible to apply for a grant. Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund

August

Province of BC logo

Name: Community Gaming Grants: Environment  
Source: Provincial Government of B.C  
Due Date: Apply between July 1st and August 31st, 2023 
Amount:  

– Local Organizations: Up to $100,000 per year   
– Regional Organizations: Up to $225,000 per year  
– Province- Wide Organizations: Up to $250,000 per year  

Description: The community gaming grants provide annual funding in order to support organizations and their delivery of ongoing programs and services that meet the needs of their community. There are a number of categories that the community gaming grants support such as art and culture, public safety, human & social services, and many more. Community Gaming Grant 

Province of BC logo
Name: Community Gaming Grants: Public Safety  
Source: Provincial Government of B.C  
Due Date: Apply between July 1st and August 31st, 2022 
Amount:  

– Local Organizations: Up to $100,000 per year   
– Regional Organizations: Up to $225,000 per year  
– Province- Wide Organizations: Up to $250,000 per year  

Description: The community gaming grants provide annual funding in order to support organizations and their delivery of ongoing programs and services that meet the needs of their community. There are a number of categories that the community gaming grants support such as art and culture, public safety, human & social services, and many more. Community Gaming Grant 

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Name: Innoweave   
Source: Innoweave 
Due Dates:  3x per year:
– [Expression of Interest]: April 15th, August 15th or December 15th  
– [Request for support]: February 1st, June 1st, or October 1st  
Amount: Requests Limit up to $10,000 

Description: Innoweave offers financial support to organizations and helps them have access to coaching for implementing a new approach. They provide access to a wide range of coaching. Innoweave  

Stober Foundation logo

Name: Stober Foundation Grant  
Source: Stober Foundation  
Due Date: August 1st – August 15, 2024

Amount: Unspecified Amount  
Description: The Stober Foundation offers funding opportunities to registered not-for-profit charities. In order to qualify, applicants must meet core areas of interest such as community development, education, mental health, and many more. One funding application submission per calendar year. Stober Foundation  

September

The Hamber Foundation logo

Name: The Hamber Foundation  
Source: The Hamber Foundation  
Due Date: September 15, 2022 
Amount: $1000- $2000 per application 
Description: The Hamber Foundation is a private charity focused on funding institutions and registered non-profit organizations. Their core principles include amateur athletics, educational resources, cultural & creative arts, and health & welfare. Applicants will be notified of the board’s decision by June 15 and September 15.  Hamber Foundation 

Interior Savings logo

Name:  Community Investment Fund
Source: Interior Savings
Due Date: March 30, 2023 & September 30, 2023
Amount: Allocations typically range between $3000 and $15,000
Description:  The intent of the fund is not to cover operational or capital costs, but to help get new programs off the ground. Applicants will only be considered if they align with Interior Savings areas of impact; Empowering parents with young children, helping people maintain mental wellness, helping maintain social connections with age and supporting a strong, cooperative local economy.         
Community Investment Grants Interior Savings

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Name: Petro-Canada: Local Grants  
Source: Petro-Canada 
Due Date: Applications open from  September 23, 2023 until October 21, 2023 at 11:59 pm MST
Amount: Max $7,500 
Description: Petro-Canada supports registered charities whose work involves the support of family caregivers at the community level. Petro Canada: Local Grants  

October

The Hamber Foundation logo

Name: Central Okanagan Foundation Multi-Year and Project Grants  
Source: Central Okanagan Foundation   
Due Date: October 1st of each year  
Amount:   

– Project: $15,000 for up to 12 months 
– Multi-Year: $15,000 a year for two or three years  

Description:  Project grants (up to 12 months) & Multi-Year Grants (1-3 years). The grant supports registered charities that are focused on strengthening children, youth & families, health & community service, education and more. The funds are discretionary, and a volunteer committee decides who receives funding based on the applications. A registered charity can only apply once in a 12-month period. Central Okanagan Foundation  

Bell Let's Talk logo

Name: Bell True Patriot Love Fund
Source: Bell   
Due Date: Opens October 1, 2023
Amount: $5,000-$75,000 

Description: The Bell True Patriot Love Fund is a $1 million, multi-year initiative that provides annual grants of $5,000 to $75,000 to community mental health programs for serving military members, Veterans and their families.

All organizations and programs supported by this funding are required to have appropriate and relevant safeguarding processes, plus background and reference checks on staff and volunteers in place to ensure the safety and security of all participants. Bell True Patriot Love Fund

City of West Kelowna logo

Name: Grants in Aid  
Source: City of West Kelowna  
Due Date: October 31st, 2023 
Amount:  Unspecified  
Description: The City of West Kelowna’s Grants in Aid supports programs, activities, and events within the City of West Kelowna. Eligible organizations must align with the city’s core values as well as aim to strengthen the community.  Grants in Aid  

November

Province of BC logo
Name: Community Gaming Grants: Human & Social Services  
Source: Provincial Government of B.C  
Due Date: Apply between June 1st and November 30th, 2022 
Amount:  

– Local Organizations: Up to $100,000 per year   
– Regional Organizations: Up to $225,000 per year  
– Province- Wide Organizations: Up to $250,000 per year  

Description: The community gaming grants provide annual funding in order to support organizations and their delivery of ongoing programs and services that meet the needs of their community. There are a number of categories that the community gaming grants support such as art and culture, public safety, human & social services, and many more. Community Gaming Grant 

December

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Name: Innoweave   
Source: Innoweave 
Due Dates:  3x per year:
– [Expression of Interest]: April 15th, August 15th or December 15th  
– [Request for support]: February 1st, June 1st, or October 1st  
Amount: Requests Limit up to $10,000 

Description: Innoweave offers financial support to organizations and helps them have access to coaching for implementing a new approach. They provide access to a wide range of coaching. Innoweave  

Ongoing

Google Ad Grant

Name: Google Ads Grant 
Source: Google 
Due Date: Ongoing 
Amount: Up to $10,000 a month per month in search ads
Description: Raise awareness, attract donors, and recruit new volunteers using Google search ads. Google Ad Grants shows your message to people searching for nonprofits like yours. Each qualifying nonprofit has access to up to $10,000 per month in search ads. Google Ads Grant

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Orange Door Project
Innovate BC
Community Foundation North Okanagan

Name: Active Living & Culture Grants 
Source: City of Kelowna 
Due Date: Ongoing 
Amount: Maximum of $5000  
Description: The City of Kelowna supports organizations that are focused on improving the community. Eligibility is based on alignment with the key areas of focus such as encouraging active and healthy lifestyles, enhancement of social sustainability, and more. Active Living & Culture Grants

Dates TBD

Name: Orange Door Project
Source: The Home Depot
Due Date: 2023 Deadline TBD
Amount: Maximum Grant is up to $50,000.00
Description: The Orange Door Project Grant program will consider applications from Canadian registered charities who are dedicated to preventing and ending youth homelessness in Canada through renovation, prevention, and employment/life skills programs.
Orange Door Project Grant Information

Name: Innovator Skills Initiative
Source: Innovate BC
Due Date: 2023 Deadline TBD
Amount: Maximum grant of up to $10,000
Description: With the focus on increasing diversity in the tech sector, Innovate B.C is offering grants to help employers that are hiring for tech or tech-related roles.
Innovator Skills Initiative

Name: Youth Initiative Grant 
Source: Community Foundation North Okanagan
Due Date: 2023 Deadline TBD
Amount: Up to $2000
Description: The youth Initiative Grant supports youth up to the age of 25 who are working with organizations to further build their local communities.
Youth Initiative Grant 

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Name: New Horizons for Seniors Program  
Source: Government of Canada 
Due Date: 2023 Dates TBD
Amount: Up to $25,000 for community-based programs for one year  
Description: The New Horizons for Seniors Program offers funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and their communitiesNew Horizons for Seniors Program 

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Name: Grants from Civil Forfeiture Proceeds  
Source: Provincial Government of B.C
Due Date: 2023 Dates TBD 
Amount: Unspecified   
Description:  The Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant provides one-time funding to organizations in order to implement crime prevention and remediation projects. Grants from Civil Forfeiture Proceeds