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[column xs=”12″ sm=”8″][lead]We’re pleased to be participating in the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a small grants program run by community foundations to support local initiatives related to Canada’s sesquicentennial.[/lead]

[lead]The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a small grants program that will support community initiatives from coast to coast to coast.[/lead]

The Fund is based on grassroots leadership, and will take on a local focus and timeline in each community.
For more information on the involvement of Columbia Valley Community Foundation in the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, contact Laurie Klassen.



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The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is available to qualified donees.

Community groups are welcome to work with a qualified donee to make an application to the Fund. In the case of such a collaboration, the qualified donee would submit the application and act as a fiscal agent on behalf of the collaborating parties.
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In collaboration with the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, the Columbia Valley Community Foundation will consider applications for grants of up to $15,000 from projects that meet the following eligibility criteria:

A. Eligible projects must be based in Canada, and must work towards the Fund’s objectives, to:



    participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation;


    a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our country and our communities;

  3. BUILD

    vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.


B. Eligible projects are required to match the grant requested, through in-kind or cash contributions equal to the value of the grant.

For example, an applicant that requests a $2,000 grant for a project would be required to come to the table with $2,000 worth of cash or in-kind support for their own project. Cash contributions may come from other funding sources; in-kind contributions may include volunteer hours or other resources that are not covered by the requested grant. [/list-group-item]
C. Eligible projects must commit to performing funded activities and expenditures between the date that the grant is approved and before January 31, 2018.[/list-group-item]
[tab title=”When can I apply?”] Community Fund for Canada’s150th during the following application period: September – October 2016[/tab]
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Apply to the Community Foundation by clicking through this link: APPLY HERE
The information gathered through the application process will not be made public, and will be shared with community foundations and the Government of Canada exclusively for purposes related to the Fund.