What does the Foundation provide funding for?
The Phoenix Foundation’s Grants Program covers the Boundary region’s geographic area which includes the communities of Bridesville, Big White, Carmi, Westbridge, Beaverdell, Christian Valley, Rock Creek, Kettle Valley, Midway, Greenwood, Grand Forks, and Christina Lake.
The Phoenix Foundation supports a wide range of creative projects designed to build community and benefit a maximum number of the region’s residents. Funded activities may include capital projects, including construction and equipment purchases, as well as program related projects such as time limited activities designed to meet specific community goals.
Successful grant projects should provide a direct service to the community, or take an innovative approach to addressing changing needs and concerns within the Boundary Communities that involve (but are not limited to):
- Animal Welfare
- Arts and Culture
- Children and Families
- Elderly and Special Care
- Health and Welfare
- Libraries and Education
- Social Justice
- Community Health
View the Grants Archive for a history of grants awarded to address past years community concerns and goals.
Who is Eligible For Grants?
Eligible applicants are registered Canadian charities and qualified donees as identified under the Income Tax Act. Under special circumstances, host agency relationships may be arranged for groups that normally would not qualify for funding. Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.
Phoenix Foundation typically will fund up to 30% of a proposed project, but may, at its discretion, fund up to 100% of a project’s costs. Applicants should have at least 50% of their project funding in place before submitting a formal Grant Application.
When are grants distributed?
Each spring, the Phoenix Foundation starts the granting process with an information session designed to help applicants with the grant process, followed by a call for proposals. Eligible applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter Of Intent by March 31st of the granting year, outlining their project, budget and funding.
Those applicants that meet the Foundation’s criteria are invited to submit a formal Grant Application. Successful applicants are informed by the Foundation after a review and selection by the Grant Committee and have a year from grant award notification to complete their projects and submit a Final Report detailing the project’s completion.
The foundation expects grant recipients to follow a specific list of performance and management procedures during their project. Monitoring of projects will be performed by the Phoenix Foundation to ensure funds are used appropriately.