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Community Grants

Grants to Abbotsford, British Columbia Nonprofits
for Programs that Benefit Local Residents

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Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce

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Grants ranging between $250 and $1,000 to Abbotsford, British Columbia nonprofit and community-based organizations for programs, activities, or services that enhance the quality of life of local residents. Eligible programs will address the following areas: arts, culture, environment, heritage, social services, and health.

Community Grants are seed money or support for a specific purpose.

This funding program is further defined as project, events, or activities that support/sustain, promote, inform/educate, celebrate, preserve, and/or provide access to:

Arts: Creative activity by professionals or non-professionals in various fine and applied art forms, including but not limited to visual, performing and performance, literary, media, and decorative arts

Culture: Beliefs, customs, and traditions of certain communities, societies, or cultural groups relating to language, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual identity, disability, religion, class, and diversity

Environment: Beautification, conservation, documentation, interpretation, preservation, restoration, and research of the environment/natural heritage (air, water, flora, fauna and natural landscape)

Heritage: Identification, documentation, interpretation, or preservation of built heritage (structure, building or group of buildings, landscape), culture heritage (archaeology, archives, genealogy, monuments, museums and galleries/collections), historic people, and events and traditions (customs and beliefs)

Social Services & Health: Programs and services supportive to the social determinants of health (state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being with a focus on prevention, access to housing, food and clothing, freedom from violence)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143839

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding, applicants must:
- Be a new or existing incorporated or unincorporated not-for-profit organization.
- Be located and conduct the majority of activities within the geographic boundaries of the City of Abbotsford or have significant local presence.

Applicants for the funding program should demonstrate:
- Community need for proposed activity or service
- Community support (funding support or sponsorship from other community organizations, local businesses, industry, service clubs)
- Community benefit/impact
- Financial need
- Sound financial management and revenue generation
- Accountability/mechanism for evaluation (identification of key performance measures and outcomes)
- Capacity (organization’s ability to complete the proposed activity or service)

What/Who is not eligible for a Community Grant:
- Individuals
- For-profit businesses
- Political organizations
- Programs within legislated mandates of government or city departments
- Provincial/national organizations unless a local chapter exists to service the residents of Abbotsford
- Organizations receiving 80% or more of funding from levels of government
- Costs to cover deficits
- Projects already in progress

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline date: November 8, 2019

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send completed application forms to:

Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce
#207 – 32900 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2S 5A1

Phone: (604) 859-9651
Fax: 604-850-6880

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia