Close this search box.

Grant Announcement

New & longstanding programs deliver community action

Volunteers assessed programs to grant over $128K

The Grants committees and Whistler Community Foundation’s team are excited about the programs and ideas proposed for 2022. New ideas include Decolonizing the Recruitment Process at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, AWARE’s Project NOW, and Stewardship Pemberton Society’s Community Climate Change Action Coordinator. 

You can find more Grant awards below, or click the link to read the Pique’s story for more detail.

The Whistler Writing Society, Authors in Schools is a longstanding program that invites authors to share in the creative process to encourage young people to develop storytelling skills. "The program has always had a strong focus on inclusion, diversity and creating greater literary and cultural awareness. Since it was founded in 2013, the program has included IBPoC authors every year, and specifically, one or more Indigenous person(s) every year. The program has also featured authors who self-identify as being on the LGBTQ2SI+ spectrum."

Caring Community Grants 2022


The Point Artist-Run Centre, Sunday Artist Sessions and Artist Mentorship Project, $2,950

Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society, Healing Through Arts, $3,350

Whistler Community Services Society, Counselling Assistance, $3,500

Social Care

Sea to Sky Hospice Society, Grief and Bereavement Packages, $2,500

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Decolonizing Recruitment Process, $3,500

Whistler Writing Society, Whistler Writer in Residence/Festival IBPoC Scholarship, $750

Zero Ceiling Society of Canada, Computers and Software, $2,450


Pemberton Valley Trails Association, Pemberton Trail Network Cultural Signage Project, $3,319


The Point Artist-Run Centre, Youth Creative Camps and Drop-in Support Project, $2,000

The Whistler Writing Society, Authors in Schools, $1,500

Learning Grants 2022

Whistler Arts Council, Fundraising Associate Certificate Program, $3,500

Pemberton Valley Trails Association, Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples Training, $3,307.50

Environmental Grants 2022

AWARE, Core Capacity/Advocacy/Program Development Support, $18,000

AWARE, Project NOW, $8,000  

AWARE, S2S Non-Profit Climate Collaborations Micro-Conference, $1,000

AWARE, Zero Waste Initiatives, $9,000

Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council, 2022 Invasive Species Education, Outreach and Training, $19,500

Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council, 2022 Invasive Species Inventory Control & Monitoring, $20,000

Stewardship Pemberton Society, Community Climate Change Action Coordinator, $13,500

Stewardship Pemberton Society, Feasting for Change, $12,500

Whistler Museum & Archives Society, Discover Nature Education Program at Lost Lake Park, $5,000

Whistler Naturalists (AWARE), Bird Studies, $2,000

Whistler Naturalists (AWARE), Fungus Among Us, $5,400

Whistler Naturalists (AWARE), Whistler BioBlitz, $15,000

If you want to know more about 2022 Grant Season, scholarships, or how you can help us fund more programs through the power of endowment then contact us at We’d be happy to share more information.

Neighbourhood Small Grants logo

Neigbhourhood Small Grants Open May 1st

Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) provides grants of up to $500 for projects that connect people. And a grant means you don’t need to pay back this funding — no matter the outcome. 

For 20 years, Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) has supported ideas that bring people together. We believe the best people to effect change in a community are the ones within it. 

And when we can make money less of an issue in doing so, it allows so many more kinds of ideas to shine. 

As a local partner organization to Vancouver Foundation, Whistler Community Foundation is assisting in administering the Neighbourhood Small Grants Program.