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Community Prosperity Fund

Online Portal Open Until June 24, 2024

We are taking part in delivering the Community Prosperity Fund a $25 million investment from the Government of B.C. that advances poverty reduction and social inclusion in local communities. Whistler Community Foundation is accepting new applications through the online application portal starting May 24, 2024 at 9:00 AM PT.

Whistler Community Foundation will grant $180,000 to charities, non-profit organizations (with charitable partners), and Indigenous-serving organizations who are working to advance poverty reduction and social inclusion in Whistler and nearby communities (see map below for WCF’s distribution area).

Eligibility

Organizations may submit one application for funding.

Eligible organizations must meet the following criteria:

Application Process

We encourage interested applicants to review pages 8 through 11 of the Application Guide to understand the eligible activities and expenses funded through the Community Prosperity Fund.

Applications are accepted through an online application portal that opens on May 24, 2024 at 9:00 AM PT. Here’s what you can expect during your application process:

  1. Review all applicant resources and program details before applying.
    – If you’d like to prepare before the portal opens, you can use this PDF version of the applicationPlease note that this PDF supports your preparation, but all applications must be submitted through the online portal.
  2. The Community Foundation of Canada’s online application portal is open until June 24th, 2024.
 

Have Questions?

Have questions? Email us at info@whistlerfoundation.com

Click the map to view details and contact information for surrounding Community Foundations.

Neighbourhood small grants logo

 

Hey Neighbours!

Interested in Community Building?

Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) are back and applications are open.

Start a conversation today, and bring your ideas to life this summer with grants from $50 to $500. Don’t delay! Grant awards will be ongoing until all the funds are gone.

“The children have the idea, [while] other volunteers and I have the crafting skills to help them realize their vision. We will not make someone’s costume for them – but I want to help children vision, design, and put together a homemade costume they are proud of, and sometimes they just need the support of an adult who can make suggestions, help with the sewing machine or do the hot glue gun parts!”

– Halloween Costume Maker Jam Grantee

Have you checked out
the community check up by Whistler's Vital Signs?

Whistler Community Foundation’s board and grants committees use the knowledge gained through Vital Signs to lead on impact in Whistler. Priorities identified by Vital Signs and the Sustainable Development Goals guide decision-making in granting to Whistler and Pemberton area registered charities and qualified donees. 

WCF 2024 Grants Closed

Grants for Non-Profits Community, Leadership and Environmental Legacy

Grant portal was open for Community and Leadership Grants from January 10 – January 31, 2024 until 5:00 PM. Don’t forget to sign up to our Non-Profit Network Newsletter to receive notice of future granting opportunities.

Attention 2024 Environmental Legacy Fund Applicants

 Letters of inquiry were received January 10 – January 24, 2024. Applicants who qualify through this first step of the process will be invited to apply for a grant through the grant portal with a final applications due date of February 20, 2024.

Have questions?

Contact info@whistlerfoundation.com.

WCF’s Online Grant Portal for Non-Profits allows you to submit applications, grant agreements and grant reports. Launch the page with the grant portal button below.

The Whistler Community Foundation is proud to offer a number of grant programs for the benefit of nonprofits in the Whistler and Pemberton areas. Grants are divided into three categories: Community, Learning and Legacy. For information on grants look for the related tabs below.

2024 Grant Guides

Moving Mountains for Children Funding Opportunity

2024 Moving Mountains for Children Funding Guide

Environmental Legacy Fund Grants

2024 Environmental Legacy Fund Grants Guide

Community

Whistler Community Grants support projects and programs taking place in the Whistler region and benefiting the local community. Grants are made possible by the Community Fund, the American Friends of Whistler Fund, and the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Fund. Grants between $500 and $3,000 will be awarded to projects that focus on making a significant difference in improving the quality of life for community members, with a focus on children, youth and families. Applications benefiting other areas will also be considered.

Pemberton and Area Community Grants support projects and programs taking place in Pemberton, Mount Currie and surrounding areas. Grants are made possible by the Pemberton Community Fund. Grants are generally between $1,000 and $3,000 and focus on supporting the creation of long-term legacies for the community.

Social Care Grants support projects and programs taking place in the Sea to Sky corridor that focus on the health, economic and social well-being of children, youth, families, seniors or other segments of society. Social Care grants are made possible by the Jill Ackhurst Social Action Fund. Grants up to $3,000 will be awarded.

Whistler Youth Grants support programs that benefit local youth or are conducted by local youth. Whistler Youth Grants are made possible by the Whistler Youth Foundation Fund. Grants up to $1000 will be awarded.

Moving Mountains for Children Grants support charitable organizations whose activities help children and youth, ages 0-18 and their families in Whistler. Funds can go towards Early Childhood Educators learning opportunities and capital assets for childcare
centres/programs or seed funding for new programs. Grants of up to $1000 will be awarded.

Emergency Fund Grants are a one time grants designated for community groups, families and / or individuals needing short-term support as a result of a natural or socio-economic disaster.

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