Funding Resources

Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia
Small grants available.

BC Rural Network
Up to the minute funding ideas, even for urban areas; can subscribe to newsletter and get emails re funding opportunities.

Community Futures
For entrepreneurs and social enterprises.

Local Government Agriculture Planning Program
Local governments, or joint project between local government and an agriculture organization.

VanCity EnviroFund
Supports initiatives that encourage and support local and/or organic food production that maintains ecosystem health

BC Healthy Communities
Provides funding to local governments to support learning about the community context for health and well-being, partnership development between sectors, collaborative priority setting for health and well-being in local planning and policy, and innovative action to influence local health outcomes.

Municipal Government Grants
www.civicinfo.bc.ca/18.asp
Grant programs for local government.

CoastCapitalSavings
www.coastcapitalsavings.com
Variety of funding opportunities including community gardens.

Columbia Basin Trust – Community Development Program
www.cbt.org/Funding
The EIP application form and guidelines are available at www.cbt.org/eip

EcoAction: A Community Funding Program
www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction/
Helps groups carry out action-orientated projects that protect or improve the environment in their community.

Evergreen
www.evergreen.ca/en
Project registry to help similar projects share information; provides information on funding opportunities and proposal writing tips; provides funding for school-related gardens.

Evergreen Partnership Grants
www.evergreen.ca/en/funding/overview.sn
Supports community gardening projects that involve native plants and food gardening.

Shell  Environment Fund
http://fuellingchange.com/
Supports initiatives for grass-roots, action-oriented projects that improve and protect the environment.

Community Impact Grants
http://corporate.homedepot.com/wps/portal/Grants
www.kidsgardening.org/grants-and-awards
Funds non-profit organizations that construct, refurbish and/or maintain play spaces, community gathering places, or the rebuilding of structures damaged in weather-related disasters.

TD Bank
Friends of the Environment Foundation – Community Fund
www.td.com/fef/project.jsp#eligibility
Provide funding support for community-based initiatives.
List of TDF projects and programs at www.fef.td.com/projectList.jsp?id=116
Applications procedure at www.fef.td.com/funding.jsp

Vancity Enviro Fund
www.vancity.com/MyCommunity/NotForProfit/Grants/
www.vancity.com/Mycommunity/CommunityFunding/EnviroFund
Support community initiatives that address local environmental concerns.

VanCity Project Grants
www.vancity.com/Mycommunity/CommunityFunding/CommunityGrants
Supports projects that contribute to the social justice, economic self-reliance or environmental responsibility of a community.

VanCity Community Branch Grants
www.vancity.com/MyCommunity/NotForProfit/Grants/CommunityProjectGrants/
Each branch makes small grants to local initiatives that improve the well-being of the community in which the branch operates.

Vancouver Foundation Grant Information
www.vancouverfoundation.ca/index.htm