How to Apply for a Grant

How to Apply for a Grant

Community Grants

Sunshine Coast Community Foundations has one grants cycle in the winter/spring of each year. It is a two-step process. On or about February 1st of each year, the Foundation opens a portal to accept Letters of Intent, with a deadline around February 28th. In late March, successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application, with a deadline around April 30th. Successful recipients are notified around June 1st.

The Foundation occasionally will consider requests for grants for exceptional projects that are time sensitive and cannot wait for the annual community grants cycle. To inquire about this opportunity, please contact [email protected].

Review the General Guidelines, Eligibility and Restrictions before starting.

In 2019, the Foundation will be launching a new online grants system. Information will be posted here once the portal is ready to start accepting Letters of Intent.

Organizations who received a grant the previous year and are invited to submit a full proposal in the current year must complete their Evaluation Report before submitting their full application. Evaluation forms are found on the Community Force web site in the folder with your grant application for the previous year.




Barn swallows project gets Foundation support

Have you seen barn swallows nesting? The Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project is asking for the community's help in documenting barn swallow nest sites. The Foundation provided a grant to help support this project in 2017. Read More


Foundation Supports Syiyaya Reconciliation Movement

Sunshine Coast Comunity Foundation is proud and honoured to support the Syiyaya Reconciliation Movement. Our grant will help with the blanket weaving project. Read More


Foundation Celebrates awarding more than $1 Million in Grants

The Foundation hosted its annual Grants Ceremony in Sechelt on June 20th. More than 20 local charities received grants totalling in excess of $80,000. This contributed to a total of more than $1 Million in grants... Read More