*** Note*** Grant Deadline

Grant applications will be accepted between February 1, 2018 and March 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

We are proud to have supported the great work of so many local organizations in the past. Take a moment to review the list of prior recipients.

How to Apply for a Grant

Each year, CRCF awards grants to community organizations for specific projects. A call for applications will be made early in the year, with an application deadline the typically in April. We precede this deadline with notification in the local media and on this web site.

Our online application form can be found here.

Your organization must meet some minimum criteria in order to be considered for a grant. It must be a not-for-profit entity possessing or having access to, a B.C. Society number and a Registered Charity number. If your organization issues Federal tax receipts, that is usually a sign that these conditions exist.

We wish to fund projects that complete by October 31st of the year you received your grant. The Foundation requires a written report or progress report on your project by October 31st of that year.

Although, so many initiatives and projects are worthy of funding, there are restrictions. These are outlined on the page called Grant Eligibility which we would appreciate you reviewing.

If you have any questions about your organization’s eligibility or require more information, please feel free to contact our grants chair Glen Clark via email glen@glenclark.ca   or 250-286-6333.

Glen Clark (Chairman Grants Committee)


Grant Eligibility

The Campbell River Community Foundation is committed to creating a healthy and vibrant community. We engage our donors and area non-profits to create opportunities for all citizens to experience a high quality of life. Since 1997, the Campbell River Community Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars in grants to a wide range of registered charities committed to building a better Campbell River. Our grants are made possible through the generosity of community-minded donors. We work closely with our donors to connect them with causes that matter in a variety of areas.

Please review the information provided to determine if your organization and your initiative meet our criteria for granting.

Important Dates:

***NOTE*** Grant applications will be accepted between February 1, 2018 and March 17, 2018 at 12:00 am.

Application Deadline Dates:

There is one annual deadline for receiving grant applications each year. The Community Foundation requires approximately four to six weeks to process an application. Our 2018 cycle is:

  • February 1st, 2018 – Grant Applications Available
  • March 17th, 2018 @ 11:59 PM – Grant Cycle Closes –  Applications received after this date or time will not be considered.

Eligible Organizations:

Your organization must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for grants from the Community Foundation:

  • The organization must be located in the Community Foundation’s service area, which is within School District #72’s (Campbell River and Area) boundaries.
  • The organization must be a BC registered Society. Those societies which are not registered charities under the Income tax Act must arrange to apply through an organization that is a registered charity, and which will accept the grant on their behalf. (A charity number must be included in the application)
  • Provide a benefit to the citizens of the geographic area served by the Foundation.
  • Applicants must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and effective management
  • Provide all information requested according to the Foundation Grant Making Guidelines.

NOTE: Applications will not be accepted if they do not have a charity number or if it originates from an individual or for-profit organization

We Do Fund Projects & Programs For…

  • Educational and Training Workshops
  • Equipment
  • Furniture
  • Computer labs
  • When a substantial portion of funding comes from other sources

 Please review past projects to develop a full overview of the ‘types’ of past grants awarded

Special Interest Funds within the Foundation…

  • The Mailman Family Fund

Special Interest Funds Support…

  • For the physically or mentally challenged
  • For children in need due to their family structure for development and education programs
  • Fisheries habitat conservation, enhancement, or creation
  • Restoration of fish species and populations
  • Public education promoting the values of fisheries conservation
  • Promotion of the sport of angling
  • Creation of angling opportunities
  • Priority locations for consideration are located on the lakes, rivers and marine foreshores within the City of Campbell River boundaries.

Our guiding principles…we seek to fund programs and projects that…

  • Provide a direct service to the community
  • Benefit a wide audience
  • Contribute to the betterment of the community
  • Strive to have a lasting impact on our community
  • Involve collaboration and partnerships
  • Build on existing community strengths and assets
  • Use resources efficiently and effectively
  • Leverage funds from other sources

We Do Not Fund Projects & Programs For…

  • Individuals or Businesses
  • Deficits or project expenses incurred prior to application or grant approval
  • Fundraising Activities
  • Endowment Grants
  • Religious organizations or purposes

Example of project categories…

  • Arts & Culture
  • Heritage & Historical
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Community Wellness
  • Environmental
  • Fish Enhancement
  • Youth
  • Seniors
  • Sir Winston Churchill

    We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

    - Sir Winston Churchill
  • Kerry & Barry Watchorn

    We have chosen to invest in the Campbell River Community Foundation because it is a way of giving back to the community and a continuing future legacy in which the funds are well managed and not heavy in administration fees. Local organizations in need are well served by this growing Foundation.

    - Kerry & Barry Watchorn