A growing legacy for a solid tomorrow.

Applying for a Grant

The Community Foundation of Whistler provides funding to community projects through a number of different grants programs. In order to be considered for funding, projects must demonstrate:

  • Charitable status or sponsorship
  • Involvement of those affected
  • Organizational commitment to the project
  • Significant support from other sources
  • Evidence of collaboration
  • Inclusiveness and respect for diversity
  • Realistic plans for longer term funding
  • Speak to the specific requirements of a particular grants program

The Community Foundation of Whistler does not fund:

  • Operational or core expenses of applicant organization
  • Retroactive funding
  • Office equipment or furniture
  • Activities for direct religious purposes
  • Sabbatical leaves, student exchanges
  • Medical equipment
  • Amateur sports teams

Grants are awarded for definite purposes and projects covering a specific period of time. Applications are considered from organizations that demonstrate a strong and committed board, financial responsibility, and sound management practices. Projects and programs should be inclusive of the community at large.

Grants are awarded for up to 50% of a project budget. Please note that the following schedule is a guideline and dates may be changed.

Environmental Legacy Grants

  • Call for Expressions of Interest is now closed for 2014
  • Expressions of Interest will be accepted in early 2015
  • Full Applications, if requested, will be due by: TBA
  • Funding decisions announced April 2014
  • Environmental Legacy Grants Information 2014

Community Grants Program

  • Call for Expressions of Interest is now closed for 2014
  • Expressions of Interest will be accepted in early 2015
  • Full Applications, if requested, will be due on: TBA
  • Funding decisions announced April 2014
  • Community Grants Program 2014 Information

Pemberton and Area Community Grants

  • Call for Expressions of Interest is now closed for 2014
  • Expressions of Interest will be accepted in early 2015
  • Full Applications, if requested by the Pemberton and Area Community Endowment Fund Advisory Committee, are due by: TBA
  • Funding decisions will be announced in April 2014
  • Pemberton and Area Community Grants Program Information 2014

Scholarship Funds

  • Applications due - April 2014
  • Funding decision and payments issued - June 2014
  • Applications are distributed through School District 48 secondary schools

Kathy Barnett Memorial Grants Program

Whistler Youth Foundation Grants Program

Jill Ackhurst Social Action grants program

Emergency Fund Grant

  • Requests may be made at any time during the calendar year. Please contact us for more information.

 

Application Process

Calls for grant applications are issued on our website, by email and via advertisements in the Pique Newsmagazine. If you have not submitted an application previously, it is recommended that you contact us for more information before submitting an application or letter of intent. Please email us if you have questions or would like to be contacted when a specific program call is opened. For information on a specific grant program, please contact us or call 604-935-8080