Grants

The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) takes a broad and inclusive view of what a community is, and provides grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives in the areas of:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts, Culture, and Heritage
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Outdoor Recreation, Physical Activity, and Sports
  • Programs for Seniors
  • Social and Health Services

RBC FUTURE LAUNCH COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) is joining the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, making funding available to youth-led projects that address diverse and urgent local priorities.

For Elkford, Sparwood, and Fernie, CFKR has access to $5,000 for each community, for a total of $15,000 in the Elk Valley. CFKR has access to $15,000 for projects in Cranbrook and the surrounding area.

The deadline to initiate the online-only grant applications was September 18, 2019. Potential applicants were asked to begin by reviewing the Applicant Guide.

All applications to the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge will be received through the online platform at flchallenge.defioa.io. Hard copies or email attachments will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2019.

For further information, potential applicants are welcome to contact Lynnette Wray, CFKR Executive Director, by email ([email protected]) or by phone (250-426-1119).

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is a partnership between RBC, Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), and local community foundations, including CFKR. This initiative will enable youth to apply for funding to support their bold ideas to address urgent community priorities. It is an opportunity for young people to lead, learn new skills, gain experience, and build relationships in their local communities — all things that will help them prepare for the future of work. Later this year, CFKR will also bring youth and community members together for ‘Vital Conversations,’ opportunities for community dialogue focused on creating a better future together.

Through the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, participating community foundations across Canada will make grants and learning opportunities available to youth-led initiatives in 150 communities, from coast to coast to coast. The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge aims to empower Canadian youth for the jobs and community realities of the future.

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge will be hosted by Community Foundations of Canada and participating community foundations and is made possible thanks to a $5M donation from RBC Foundation. It is part of RBC Future Launch, a commitment by RBC and the RBC Foundation to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Over the next 10 years, RBC Future Launch is dedicating $500 million to help young people access meaningful employment through practical work experience, skills development opportunities, networking solutions and mental well-being supports and services.

 

2020 CFKR GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS

CFKR-Elkford Community Fund: 

  • The Elkford Community Fund’s 2020 granting process will open on January 1, 2020 and close on March 1, 2020.
  • The Elkford Community Fund will consider grant applications from eligible organizations within the District of Elkford and the surrounding rural area.
    • Eligible projects will benefit the community and will effectively utilize a grant ranging from a few hundred dollars up to $1,000.
  • For more information, please contact Terry Vandale, Elkford Community Fund Steering Committee Member, by phone (250-425-5700) or email ([email protected])

CFKR-Sparwood Community Fund: 

  • The Sparwood Community Fund’s 2020 granting process will open on January 1, 2020 and close on March 1, 2020.
  • The Sparwood Community Fund will consider grant applications from eligible organizations within the District of Sparwood and the surrounding rural area.
    • Eligible projects will benefit the community and will effectively utilize a grant ranging from a few hundred dollars up to $1,000.
  • For more information, please contact Beverley MacNaughton, Sparwood Community Fund Steering Committee Member, by phone (250-425-2423) or email ([email protected])

CFKR-Fernie Community Fund

  • The Fernie Community Fund’s 2020 granting process will open on January 1, 2020 and close on March 1, 2020.
  • The Fernie Community Fund will consider grant applications from eligible organizations within the City of Fernie, east to Hosmer, and west to Elko, including Tobacco Plains Indian Band and the South Country.
    • Eligible projects will benefit the community and will effectively utilize a grant ranging from a few hundred dollars up to $1,000.
  • For more information, please contact Eric Johnstone, Fernie Community Fund Steering Committee Chair, by phone (250-430-7676) or email ([email protected]).

CFKR-Cranbrook Funds:

  • The Cranbrook Funds’ 2020 granting process will open on January 1, 2020 and close on March 1, 2020.
  • For Cranbrook and area, CFKR will consider grant applications from eligible organizations within the City of Cranbrook, rural Cranbrook, ʔaq̓am, Moyie, Fort Steele, Mayook, Bull River, Warner, Jaffray, Tie Lake Rosen Lake, Galloway, and the portion of Wycliffe not served by the Kimberley and District Community Foundation.
    • Eligible projects will benefit the community and will effectively utilize a grant ranging from a few hundred dollars up to $1,500.
  • For more information, please contact Lynnette Wray, CFKR Executive Director, by phone (250-426-1119) or email ([email protected]).

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Please click this link to see an example of the required Charitable Registration page for your application’s qualified donee
  • Please click on this link for the agency agreement template, to be used when a registered BC non-profit society partners with a qualified donee, in order to be eligible to apply for a grant