The Prince George Community Foundation is seeking applications for its grant program to fund charitable organizations performing worthwhile projects to enhance the quality of life in the City of Prince George.
Founded in 1995, the Prince George Community Foundation is an independent, volunteer-driven, charitable organization that brings together people who care about their community.
- The Prince George Community Foundation supports a broad range of projects that encompass one or more of the following characteristics:
- provides a service to the community
- approaches a community challenge in an innovative fashion
- enhances the physical, mental and/or emotional health and wellbeing of members of the community
- strengthens the social, cultural, and/or environmental structure of the community
- demonstrates inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity of the community
- The Board seeks initiatives which will:
- enhance the community structure
- Involve individuals, groups, and organizations in the community
- Recognize the abilities, skills and resources that exist in the community
- Respond creatively and effectively to local problems and challenges
- Collaborate, facilitate and cooperate for the benefit of the community
- Strengthen the social networks within the community and the commitment of its members to care for one another
- Build on the community’s social capital and civic vitality
Grant Type & Amount
- Regular Grant: Eligible projects that will be completed within 18 months of approval can receive a regular grant of up to $10,000. Partial funding may be considered depending on the number of applications and quality of the proposals.
- Special Grant: Onetime $25,000 25th Anniversary Grant (Spring 2020 intake only).
- Development Grant: A grant of up to $1,000 may be considered during any granting cycle for background research or the development of a business plan to support a future grant request.
- Community organizations that are registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act are eligible to apply for grants from the Foundation.
- Organizations which are not registered charities or qualified donees with the Canada Revenue Agency can be eligible to apply for grants from the Foundation through formalized partnership with an agency that is a CRA registered charity.
- The registered charity must:
- agree to having their charitable registration number used on the application,
- accept any flow-through funds on behalf of the applicant, and
- provide a letter stating their agreement to the grant application. The letter must be included in the application.
- An organization can apply once per grant cycle. Applicants are eligible for funding for the same or similar project two times in a 5-year period.
- Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.
- Organizations must demonstrate effective management and fiscal responsibility.
Projects cannot be considered eligible if funds requested will be used for:
- an organization’s usual operational or core expenses such as heat, light, rent, or existing staff salaries
- projects can only include costs that are incremental to an organization’s existing operations;
- any expenses which predate project approval during the current grant cycle;
- covering deficits or retiring debts or mortgage payments;
- providing for or establishing endowments;
- activities of religious organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or for direct religious purposes;
- major capital construction or major renovations or regular maintenance (i.e. a building, a roof, or a furnace);
- travel costs;
- team or club sponsorships;
- annual funding drives;
- projects that duplicate services provided by other organizations;
- school programs or programming, and school construction, including playground equipment; and
- improvements or additions to land or property which might revert to private ownership.
For more information, visit https://pgcf.ca/grants/grant-application