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.

Province of B.C. 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.

Canada-wide funding databases

Charity village grant-giving foundations

Free listing of Canadian nonprofits and charities that give grants.

Tides Canada

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

Subscription required

BIG Online and FoundationSearch Canada

Privately owned databases offered by Metasoft Systems Inc.

Canada Grants Service

Sells databases on book & CD, lists grants and assistance programs from the federal and provincial governments and private sources.

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.

Community Foundations

Community Foundations of Canada

Community foundations are funds established to support charitable organizations within a specified geographic area or community.

Bulkley Valley

Serves Houston, Telkwa, Smithers and New Hazelton.

Prince George

Serves the city of Prince George.

Prince Rupert Regional

Serves Prince Rupert and the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District.


Serves Quesnel and the north Cariboo region.


Serves all of B.C.

Additional Resources

B.C. Institute of Technology online fundraising courses

BCIT is now offering two online courses in fundraising: FUND1215 Essentials of Fundraising and FUND2316 Grant and Proposal Writing (requires that you take FUND1215 first).

Canadian fundraising and philanthropy

News, trends, tips and analysis of developments in fundraising and nonprofit management.

Civic Info BC

An award-winning co-operative information service that facilitates the free and open exchange of B.C. local government information.

Community Futures

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

Imagine Canada

Largest collection of online nonprofit resources in Canada.


Provides an introductory workshop, grant stream and coaching to qualifying groups.

Social Enterprise Institute

Provides free online workshops/training on topics related to social enterprise development.

The Canadian Book of Charities

Comprehensive online resources and tools to help integrate the power of the internet into your charity’s strategic planning.

Volunteer BC

Association of volunteer centres, organizations and individuals working together to strengthen the growth and development of voluntary action in B.C.