Grants and Funding

About Our Grants

Providing resources to programs and services to improve the quality of life in the Shuswap.

Since 1994, the Shuswap Community Foundation has built a capital fund of approximately $9 million through our over 170 endowed funds that support a wide range of community projects, programs, and initiatives. Through these funds, donors shape the future of our community by creating a sustainable source of funding for the causes that are close to their hearts.

Without the support of these generous donors, SCF would not be able to create lasting legacies across the Shuswap.

Empowering Non-Profits

The Shuswap Community Foundation supports community building through philanthropy, and our twice-yearly grant cycles are a powerful way to do that. Every year, we offer charities and non-profits in the Shuswap opportunities to access grant funding that supports community improvement in the arts and culture, health and wellness, human services, recreation, sport, education, and environmental sectors.

With these grants, we empower our non-profit partners to build a vibrant and healthy communities and deliver programs and services that benefit the entire Shuswap.

How Grants Are Made

Our grant programs are only possible because of the generous individuals, organizations, and businesses who have donated to one of our many funds. We invest these endowed funds and use those earnings to provide grants, offering our donors a chance to shape the future of our community by supporting a broad spectrum of local non-profit organizations and projects.

Grant Process

  • Contact our office to discuss your proposal
  • Submit a Letter of Intent
  • Complete your application based on the grant requirements
  • Deliver your completed application by the grant deadline
  • Wait six to eight weeks to hear if your application was successful
  • Share the good news about our partnership in all project communications

Grant Opportunities

Scholarships & Bursaries

Established through several of our endowment funds are scholarships and bursaries exclusive to students whom are from Salmon Arm and are attending the Okanagan College – Salmon Arm Campus, University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus and Thompson River University or graduating from School District 83.

Grant Opportunities

City of Salmon Arm Grants

The Shuswap Community Foundation also acts as an agent to receive applications for the City of Salmon Arm Grants-in-Aid Program for non-profit Community Groups.

Grant Opportunities

District of Sicamous Grants

Shuswap Community Foundation acts as an agent to receive applications for the District of Sicamous Community Service Grant Program for non-profit community groups in the Sicamous area.

Funding Areas

Through research conducted as part of our Vital Signs initiative, SCF has identified several key areas for funding support.

Our Funding Areas
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