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 refer to the grant application guide for each specific grant program.

Information about our 2016 Grants Programs wil be posted here in December 2016. For your reference, 2015 application guides are still available for viewing to provide a general sense of our grant criteria and application process.

For most of our grant programs, the application process opens January 1, 2016. Many of our programs utilize a 2-stage application process. The first stage consists of a Letter of Enquiry which usually must submitted in February.

Environmental Legacy Grants 2016

Community Grants Program 2016

Pemberton and Area Community Grants 2016

Scholarship Funds

Information about the scholarships available and how to apply is distributed through the secondary schools in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact their guidance counselor for scholarship information. Application due dates are determined by each school. Usually applications are due mid-April.

Kathy Barnett Memorial Grants Program 2016

Whistler Youth Foundation Grants Program 2016

Jill Ackhurst Social Action grants program 2016

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