2013 Grant Guidelines & Application
Grants are made to non-profit organizations on the Sunshine Coast recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency as registered charities* and must directly benefit the citizens of the Sunshine Coast. All forms must be submitted electronically.
*A group that is not a registered charity may arrange a partnering relationship with a registered charity in order to qualify.
The Sunshine Coast Community Foundation will be awarding grants ranging from $500.00 – $2,500.00 to a number of worthwhile community projects in 2013. We support initiatives in the following fields of interest:
- Arts, Culture & Heritage
- Children, Youth, Seniors & Family
- Social Development/Planning
- Sports & Recreation
The Foundation will make every attempt to balance the distribution of grants for fields of interest, geographical consideration and among age groups.
Letter of Interest deadline March 15, 2013
Application deadline April 30th, 2013
Community Granting Ceremony June 17th, 2013
COMMUNITY GRANTING GUIDELINES
A. Community Grants
Our community grants program utilizes the concept of community capacity building. Community Capacity building occurs when proposals:
- build on the strengths and assets of a community or an organization, rather than on deficiencies and needs.
- include the involvement of several groups in the development and implementation of a project thereby instilling a broad sense of ownership.
- build on existing organizational strength.
- results encourage broad community support and participation.
- demonstrate clear outcomes.
- help create and strengthen community networks among neighbors and/or organizations.
- provide seed funding for initiatives that promote the active involvement of the general community.
- address community opportunities and challenges as outlined in the Foundation’s Vital Signs report.
B. Environmental Grants
Environmental Grants will be available to assist organizations that are working towards:
- protecting and preserving the habitat and biodiversity for our fragile and unique Sunshine Coast ecosystems.
- protecting and improving the quality of our air, water and soil.
- encouraging stewardship of our private land, water & shorelines
- educating the community on environmental and stewardship issues.
In order to be eligible for both community grants and environmental grants, the applying organization must:
- be providing services which directly benefit the citizens of the Sunshine Coast
- be a federally registered charity under the Income Tax Act . If you require a sponsor who is a registered charity for your project application, you need to review and complete Statement-re-partnering-with-a-registered-charityand Community Grant-Sponsorship-Agreement-2013.
- make services available without discrimination
- provide all information required pursuant to the Community Grant Letter of Interest 2013 and the Community-Grant-Application-2013.
- demonstrate fiscal and managerial responsibility.
Community Grants will not be made for:
- academic research
- tours or travel outside the community
- scholarships or bursaries
- activities of religious organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or their direct religious purposes
- political organizations
- general endowment
- core operating costs
- building campaigns
- operating or capital deficits
C. Donor Advised Funds
Donor-advised funds administered by the Foundation are not necessarily restricted by the above guidelines.
- The Community Grant Letter of Interest 2013 must be submitted electronically not later than March15th, 2013
- Organizations whose Letters of Interest describe projects which fit the Foundation’s guidelines will be contacted by March 31, 2013 and invited to submit, electronically an Community-Grant-Application-2013 for a SCCF Community Grant.
- If a grant was awarded last year you must complete the 2012 Evaluation Report prior to submitting a Letter of Intent for 2013.
- An Evaluation Report is expected from Community Grant recipients prior to making an application for another community grant in April 2014 or prior to April 30, 2014. Failure to complete the Evaluation Report may exclude the applicant from receiving future Community Grants..
Application deadline: April 30, 2013
Community Grants to be awarded on June 17th, 2013 at the Community Granting Ceremony held at the Seaside Centre at 7:00PM.
For further information please contact us.