Phoenix Foundation Grants

Current Granting Status

The 2021 grant session is about to begin. Beginning March 1st and through to March 31st you may submit a Letter of Interest. Through the Grants tab above, you may find information on eligibility, forms, and historical information to assist your efforts. The deadline for submissions is firm at 11:59 pm on March 31st.

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
  • Environment
  • Health and Welfare
  • Libraries and Education
  • Social Justice
  • Youth
  • Community Health

View the Grants Archive for a history of grants awarded to address past years community concerns and goals.

Vital Signs Report

The Phoenix Foundation encourages potential grant applications to review the most recent Vital Signs Report as a source of information and ideas for projects that could most benefit the Boundary communities.

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.

Grant Eligibility Questionnaire

Applicants are encouraged to use our Grant Eligibility Questionnaire to help determine if their project will meet the Foundation’s grant application criteria.

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.

Foundation Partners

The Phoenix Foundation works with additional funding partners within the Boundary region. The communities of Greenwood and Midway provide additional funding opportunities specific to those communities.