The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) is now accepting applications for its Grant Program.
Since 2003, thanks to the income earned from their endowment funds as well as external project funding, CFKR has granted nearly $1 million to almost 300 local non-profit projects in their communities of Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, Cranbrook, and the surrounding rural areas.
Areas of Interest
- CFKR takes a broad and inclusive view of what a community is, providing grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives, including the following areas of interest:
- Eligible applications will include projects that directly benefit the local community and can effectively utilize a grant ranging from a few hundred dollars up to $2,000.
- In order to be eligible, the applying organization must:
- Be providing services that directly benefit the citizens within the specific community to which they are applying, as per CFKR’s service area
- Be a qualified donee (i.e., CRA-registered charity, municipal government etc.), as shown by a current Revenue Canada Charitable Registration Number.
- If the organization that is applying is not a qualified donee, then an agency agreement with a qualified donee, stating that the qualified donee will accept the funds on behalf of the applicant, MUST be included in the grant application package.
- Make services available without discrimination.
- Provide all information requested, as per the Grant Application.
- Demonstrate fiscal and management responsibility by providing the following required financial documentation.
- For the previous fiscal year, the applicant organization’s:
- Balance sheet
- Income (profit/loss) statement
- For the current fiscal year, the applicant organization’s budget
- Organizations that have audited financial statements or an accountant prepared review are invited to provide this additional documentation, which will be noted during the grant assessment process.
- For any questions or concerns about the required financial documentation, please connect with your local community contact person.
- Because granting funds are limited, CFKR will give priority to applications from organizations and/or projects that did not receive funding in the prior granting period.
- Grants provided generally range from a few hundred dollars up to $2,000, per approved project.
- Grants are only awarded for specific purposes and projects covering a specific time period. An application may include up to 10% of related operating expenses.
- Funds may be available for start-up projects that meet a recognized need in a unique way. Such projects must include provision for an evaluation and a realistic plan for fiscal viability beyond the pilot phase.
- CFKR encourages applicants to secure other funding sources and may consider matching or challenge grants in order to stimulate participation from other sources.
- CFKR encourages applicants to work with local vendors, in order to meet the needs of their respective projects.
For more information, visit CFKR.