Spring 2021 Grant Applications

Grants for Non-Profits Community, Learning and Legacy

Grant applications have closed for Spring 2021. If you are curious about the process, view the guides listed here and sign up to our Non-Profit Network Newsletter to receive notice of future granting opportunities. 

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Otherwise, you may check the status of your application in the Online Grant Portal for Non-Profits.

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.

Caring Community Grants

2021 Caring Community Grant Application Guide

Submit applications January 18 – February 19, 2021

Leadership Grants

2021 Leadership Grant Application Guide

Submit applications January 18 – February 19, 2021

Environmental Legacy Fund Grants

2021 Environmental Legacy Fund Grant Application Guide Submit letters of inquiry January 18 – January 29, 2021


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.

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.

Investing in a thriving community

Grant stories that you don't want to miss

Bree Thorlakson

Grantee Highlight

Bree Thorlakson has been studying, alongside her duties as the Executive Director for PORCA, in the SFU Non-Profit Management Certificate program since receiving a leadership grant in 2020.

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Grantee Highlight

It’s hard to believe we’re coming up on a year since the world shifted into pandemic mode. Many of us, including the Whistler Multicultural Society, were in the middle of meaningful long term program changes when in-person-life came to a halt. In the case of the society, the Advisory Board had just made the move to officially incorporate with finalized paperwork arriving late January 2020.

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Howe Sound Womens Centre Summer Camp

Grantee Highlight

Expanded to Whistler 4 years ago (and more recently to Pemberton), the HSWC Summer Camp for Girls has become increasingly well attended. But this last year has been different in that more families experienced heightened vulnerability through job loss, health related stress, and pressures from forming relationship bubbles.

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senior on the phone

Grantee Highlight

For some time, Better at Home has been offering a personalized door to door transportation service for seniors and elders living in the Sea to Sky Corridor. The goal of the Better at Home program is in the title. Seniors and elders who need support generally have better outcomes when living at home in their own community.

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Adaptive Skier

Grantee Highlight

Because they were focused on their membership’s health and wellness, Whistler Adaptive took their services online within a week. Physical literacy is one of the main goals of programming at Whistler Adaptive and what they found is that it’s not as hard as one might expect to communicate physical literacy in the online space.

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Work2Live Program Virtual Family Dinner

Grantee Highlight

An Emergency Community Support Fund grant to adapt the Work2Live Program to the “new normal”, gave the co-executive directors the confidence to keep going, and to employ staff.

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