Resources for Community Projects

The following is a list of grant databases which contain information about grant funding opportunities available to municipal governments, non-profit organizations, and First Nations groups. The grant databases are updated continuously, and new grants are generally added as soon as application details are made public.

British Columbia funding databases

Civic Info B.C. grants database

Lists only grants available to B.C. local governments, and it does not include grant opportunities for other community-based groups.
http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/18.asp

Enterprising Non-Profits

The ENP funding program provides matching grants to non-profit organizations in B.C. that are interested in starting or expanding a business. ENP program funding enables organizations to conduct planning activities related to the development or growth of a business venture.
http://www.enterprisingnonprofits.ca/enp-events-and-grants/grants

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

If you are a member of a non-profit society looking for funding assistance for a particular project or program, the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako can offer support.
http://www.rdbn.bc.ca/economicdevelopment/assistance-for-non-profit-societies

Rural BC Grant Tool

Grants are a rich resource for funding. Use this grant search tool to connect with a wide range of funding opportunities. You can narrow the search by grant description, name, subject area or the application deadline.
http://www.ruralbc.gov.bc.ca/granttool.html


Canada-wide funding databases

Aboriginal Canada portal funding tool

Interactive tool lists funding available specifically for Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/apps/fundingtool.nsf/index_en.html

Charity village grant-giving foundations

Free listing of Canadian nonprofits and charities that give grants.
http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/nonpr/nonpr17.asp

Fundsnet: Canada foundations and grants

Lists Canadian foundations and grants.
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/searchresult.php?sbcat_id=29

Philanthropic Foundations Canada members list

Lists members of PFC, an association of Canadian grant making foundations.
http://pfc.ca/en/about/our-members

Tides Canada

Houses over 200 funds; focused on the environment, social justice, and increasing the impact of Canada’s leading charities and non-profits.
http://www.tidescanada.org


Subscription required

BIG Online and FoundationSearch Canada

Privately owned databases offered by Metasoft Systems Inc.
http://www.bigdatabase.ca
http://www.foundationsearch.ca

Canada Grants Service

Sells databases on book & CD, lists grants and assistance programs from the federal and provincial governments and private sources.
http://pages.interlog.com/~cgs

Imagine Canada’s directory to foundations and corporations

Canada’s largest & most accurate bilingual fundraising database, with over 3,100 foundations, 150 corporations, and 90,000 indexed grants.
http://ic.imaginecanada.ca/directorylogin.asp


Community Foundations

Community Foundations of Canada

Community foundations are funds established to support charitable organizations within a specified geographic area or community.
http://www.cfc-fcc.ca

Bulkley Valley

Serves Houston, Telkwa, Smithers and New Hazelton.
http://www.bvcf.ca

Kamloops

Serves Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Logan Lake and Lytton.
http://www.kamloopsfoundation.com

Prince George

Serves the city of Prince George.
http://www.pgcf.ca

Prince Rupert Regional

Serves Prince Rupert and the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District.
http://www.prfoundation.ca

Quesnel

Serves Quesnel and the north Cariboo region.
http://www.quesnelfoundation.ca

Vancouver

Serves all of B.C.
http://www.vancouverfoundation.bc.ca


Additional Resources

B.C. Centre for Non-Profit Development

Provides educational training, information, resources and assistance for the B.C. non-profit sector.
http://www.bccnpd.ca

B.C. Institute of Technology online fundraising courses

BCIT is now offering two online courses in fundraising: FUND1215 Essentials of Fundraising ($415) and FUND2316 Grant and Proposal Writing ($260, requires that you take FUND1215 first).
http://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/fund1215

Canada Revenue Agency charities

Technical advice on charity operation and a database of registered charities.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/menu-eng.html

Canada’s Rural Partnership

Provides rural communities and regions with the information, tools and services needed to adapt to change and take advantage of unused potential.
http://www.rural.gc.ca

Canadian fundraising and philanthropy

News, trends, tips and analysis of developments in fundraising and nonprofit management.
http://www.canadianfundraiser.com

Civic Info BC

An award-winning co-operative information service that facilitates the free and open exchange of B.C. local government information.
http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca

Community Futures

Dedicated to community-driven economic development within the following service areas:

Imagine Canada

Largest collection of online nonprofit resources in Canada.
http://www.imaginecanada.ca

The Canadian Book of Charities

Comprehensive online resources and tools to help integrate the power of the internet into your charity’s strategic planning.
http://www.canadian-charities.com

Volunteer BC

Association of volunteer centres, organizations and individuals working together to strengthen the growth and development of voluntary action in B.C.
http://www.volunteerbc.bc.ca