Community Foundation Matching Grants

Program Overview

The Community Foundation Matching Grants program provides all municipalities or regional district electoral areas with up to $50,000 from a regional development account in matched funding to assist with establishment of a dedicated endowment within a registered community foundation.

Features and benefits of the program include:

  • Every dollar raised within the community is matched by Northern Development up to $50,000, yielding a potential endowment account value of $100,000.
  • The community foundation endowment account will provide grants to non-profit societies for community and social enhancement within the community area, in perpetuity.
  • Local decision making within the community foundation framework meets local social and cultural needs.
  • Developing another source of long-term funding to maintain local wealth within the community and create positive economic and social outcomes.


To assist all municipalities and regional district electoral areas in the Northern Development Initiative Trust region of central and northern British Columbia in building an endowment fund that supports local social, cultural and environmental needs via local decision making.

Apply for funding

Prior to submitting an application for funding, please review the application guide and following documents in detail.  Please note that only complete application forms will be considered.

Complete application forms with all required attachments should be provided electronically to Northern Development by email. Email:

Please contact Northern Development staff to discuss your project in further detail.

Phone : (250) 561-2525