Funding Resources

Our Extended Community

Shuswap Community Foundation recognizes that we are not the only grant funders out there. In fact, we love when grant applicants have other funders for their projects. In order to help connect Shuswap community organizations and outside funders, we are working on a list of grant funders in the region, the province and the country.

We hope that by doing this, we can better support groups applying for funding through SCF as well as allow our existing funds to go to a greater number of groups throughout the Shuswap

Shuswap Resources

Fraser Basin Council

Environment, Education

Supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.

City of Salmon Arm

The City of Salmon Arm supports voluntary non-profit organizations each year by allocating, through the Annual Budget process, a contribution to the Shuswap Community Foundation for distribution as cash grants within the community.

District of Sicamous

Not-for-profit organizations who have goals in common with Council’s goals can qualify for funding. The Grants Program is administered by Shuswap Community Foundation through the Sicamous Grants Committee.

Salmon Arm Elks Lodge #455

Supporting children, families and community assistance programs in the Shuswap.

Royal Canadian Legion

Rotary Club of Salmon Arm Daybreak

Health, Education, Poverty Reduction

Advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

SASCU Grants for Non-Profits

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

British Columbia Resources

British Columbia Gaming Grants

Arts & Culture, Sport, Parent Advisory Councils, Public Safety, Environment, Human & Social Services

Government gaming grants allow eligible organizations to apply for gaming revenues to support a broad range of programs and services.

The Hamber Foundation

The Foundation makes grants for cultural, educational, and charitable purposes within the Province of British Columbia.

Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia


The Heritage Legacy Fund provides financial assistance to registered charities, non-profit organizations, and local governments in support of community projects that conserve and increase the understanding and appreciation of British Columbia’s heritage resources.

Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation

The foundation provides funding to support alternative medicine, economic education, and organizations that help the needy.

Heritage BC

Heritage BC is a charitable not-for-profit supporting heritage conservation across British Columbia through education, training and skills development, capacity building in heritage planning and funding through the Heritage Legacy Fund. They build links between heritage conservation, arts, culture tourism, economy and the environment.

Law Foundation of British Columbia

Legal Education, Legal Research, Legal Aid, Law Reform, Law Libraries

The foundation uses its income for the benefit of the public of the Province of British Columbia, by supporting programs which advance and promote the rule of law and a just society.

Real Estate Foundation of BC

Land Use, Built Environments, Fresh Water, Food Lands, Real Estate Profession

The Foundation’s mission is to use its resources for the benefit of British Columbians by supporting efforts that improve all aspects of land use and real estate practices. The Real Estate Foundation provides both project funding and endowment grants to non-profit organizations.

Vancouver Foundation

This is Canada’s largest community foundation. They work with donors to support a wide range of community projects in: arts, animal welfare, education, environment, homelessness, children, youth, health, social development, and disabilities. The foundation holds over 1200 endowment funds.

Canada Resources

Government of Canada

Agriculture, Arts & Culture, Sport, Indigenous Peoples, Health, Education

Shell Canada

Education, Community Skills & Enterprise Development, Safety, Environment, Health, Energy Access, Community Development

Shell provides support in a variety of forms including funding to not for profit and local community organizations, donations to charitable organizations and grants to employees, retirees and retailer/agents giving back to their communities.

Canada Post Community Foundation

Community, Education, Health

The Foundation’s mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, local initiatives and community or school programs that benefit children.

Columbia Institute

Education, Social, Equality

The foundation is committed to investing in human and social capital for the benefit of all Canadians. It works to fund innovative social research with practical implications, to develop and fund new scholarships that promote re-training and life-long learning, and to promote the collaborative and inclusive involvement of citizens in decision-making and community building.

Cures for Kids

Youth, Health & Wellness

Cures for Kids provides funding for research and clinical programs for children with life-threatening illnesses. Grants of between $500 and $2,500 are awarded to qualifying organizations for specific programs and projects. Grants are made Canada-wide with preference given to programs and projects delivered in British Columbia.

Foord Family Foundation


Based in Vernon, BC, the Foord Family Foundation is a private family foundation that supports Canadian registered charities whose initiatives improve the quality of life for children and youth.

Glassco Foundation


This organization’s mandate is to seek out children’s issues in Canada and overseas, provide financial and organizational assistance as well as on site support.

Rare Disease Foundation

Health & Wellness, Youth

This organization is comprised of researchers, caregivers, and families, working together to find solutions for children and families affected by rare disease. The foundation also offers a micro-grant program.

Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk


The ACBF is designed to help Aboriginal organizations and communities across Canada build capacity to enable them to participate actively in the conservation and recovery of species protected under the Species at Risk Act and species at risk designated by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation – Shelter Enhancement Program

Social Equality, Community

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers financial assistance to assist in the repair, rehabilitation and improvement of existing shelters and assists in the acquisition or construction of new shelters and second-stage housing for victims of family violence.

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency – Participant Funding Program


Provides funding to individuals and non-profit organizations interested in participating in environmental assessments.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Health & Wellness, Education

Federal agency providing funding to health research in Canada. Their site outlines funding requirements, past and present projects, and how to apply for funding, as well as sources of funding from external organizations and access to funding related databases.

Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF)

Community, Education

Provides time-limited funding to assist communities and organizations in two specific areas. The first is developing and implementing crime prevention initiatives that address known risk and protective factors associated with offending behaviour. The second is developing and implementing knowledge transfer initiatives that focus on the application of research-based evidence to inform crime prevention practice.

Department of Canadian Heritage

Heritage, Arts & Culture, Social Equality, Youth, Sport

Canadian Heritage has a variety of funding programs which help promote culture, the arts, heritage, official languages, citizenship and participation, multiculturalism, youth, sport, and Aboriginal initiatives.

EcoAction Community Funding Program


Since 1995, Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. The program encourages action-focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate, or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future.

Environment Canada’s Funding Programs


Information on project-based funding for environmental organizations, as well as internship opportunities and links to other environmental funding sources.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Culture, Arts & Culture

Provides grants to Canadian groups and individuals for the promotion of Canadian culture abroad. Applications are accepted in the areas of performing arts and sound recording, visual, media, and fine arts, literature and publishing, and film and television. Grants are awarded based on the relevance to Canadian foreign policy.

New Horizons for Seniors


Through Social Development Canada, this program provides funding for community-based projects across the country that encourage seniors to continue to play an important role in their community. Calls for applications are issued once or twice a year.

Status of Women Canada

Women’s Programs, Economic Security & Prosperity, Leadership, Communities

Status of Women Canada (SWC) is a federal government organization that promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. They provide funding for women’s programs, with an emphasis on economic security and prosperity, leadership, as well as community programs that encourage women to participate in their communities.

Youth Justice Renewal Initiative

Youth, Justice, Anti-Drug, Violence

Administered by the Department of Justice, funding through this program is directed to organizations and programs addressing youth justice. There are three areas of funding available – the main fund, the anti-drug component, and the guns, drugs, and gangs priority.

International Resources

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Innovation, Education, Technology, Health

Bill and Melinda Gates hope to make an enduring contribution toward increasing access to innovations in education, technology, and global health. More than seventeen billion dollars in endowments have been set aside for these causes.

Brought to you by the 191 Community Foundations of Canada
Brought to you by the 191 Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada