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Community Investment Grants for Youth

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits for Programs
that Positively Impact the Future for Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Coast Capital Savings

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Grants up to $30,000 to British Columbia nonprofit organizations, co-ops, and approved sponsor organizations for programs that help vulnerable youth aged 13 to 29 develop a sense of belonging, achieve academic success, and prepare for a strong financial future. An expression of interest is required prior to submission of a full application. Funding is intended for programs that benefit youth who live in Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and the South Okanagan.

The fall grant cycle focuses on funding that:
- Helps youth build a sense of belonging to decrease stress and depression
- Helps build a strong financial future for youth
- Helps youth succeed during their school years

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177142

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $30,000

Term of Contract:

Programs should occur between December 2019 and May 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Are non-profit societies, co-ops or have an approved sponsor organization
- Demonstrate a strong need for the project/program that is proposed for funding
- Demonstrate a strong track record, organizational capacity and the ability to complete their project
- Propose projects/programs that benefit a significant number of youth in one or more of the communities where the Foundation does business: the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the South Okanagan
- Identify practical and realistic evaluation plans with achievable and measurable outcomes
- Encourage innovation through new approaches, new models and new ways of making change for individuals in communities
- Promote collaboration through mobilizing and facilitating individuals, groups, and communities to work together
- Have taken demonstrable action to secure additional funding and community resources
- Have prepared realistic and appropriate activity plans and budgets for the initiatives proposed

Ineligible funding:
- Political parties or affiliated activities
- Religious activities
- Individuals seeking grants (see Youth Get It Education Awards for help)
- Deficit or retroactive funding
- Programs or initiatives outside Coast Capital Savings' market areas
- Controversial issues
- Healthcare, health events, medical equipment, individualized therapy or counselling services
- Capital campaigns and infrastructure, (e.g., for new buildings, monuments, playgrounds, etc.)
- Capital expenses, (unless they are small expenses and are part of a broader project proposal)
- Fundraising events or projects (see Community Sponsorships for Youth for help)
more than 70 percent of a project’s budget (in-kind contributions will be considered)
- Organizations that have not submitted satisfactory final reports from previously received Coast Capital Savings funding

Pre-Application Information:

Fall Grant Cycle:
- Expression of Interest Deadline: August 2, 2019
- Application Deadline: September 23, 2019
- Notification: Early November

Contact Information:

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

Submit an online expression of interest:

For questions, email:

Grant Coverage Areas:

Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and the South Okanagan

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia