Phoenix Foundation Community Grants

Current Granting Status

The 2024 community grant session is about to begin. Beginning March 1st and through to March 31st you may submit a Community Grant Application. 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.

Big Effort Swim
Boundary Museum and Archives
Kootenay Robusters
Les Folles Jambettes

The Phoenix Foundation’s Community Grants Program covers the Boundary region’s geographic area which includes the communities of Bridesville, Carmi, Westbridge, Beaverdell, Christian Valley, Rock Creek, Kettle Valley, Midway, Greenwood, Grand Forks, and Christina Lake. 

The Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities does NOT fund:

100% of the project cost (only considered at the discretion of the granting committee)
An organizations operational or core expenses including consumables
Retroactive funding, or for any project expenses to be incurred prior to the Foundation’s decision date
Debt retirement, reserves, or mortgage pay downs
Activities of organization that serve primarily their own membership and/or their direct purposes
Sabbatical leaves, student exchanges
Endowment grants
Activities funded through Government funding
Amateur sports
School District projects or construction (including post-secondary)
Publication of books
Support for dissertation research

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

Vital Signs Report

The Phoenix Foundation encourages potential community 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.

When are grants distributed?

Each spring, the Phoenix Foundation starts the community 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 Community Grant Application by March 31st of the granting year, outlining their project, budget and funding.

Those applicants that meet the Foundation’s criteria 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. All successful grantees will be asked to sign a Terms and Conditions letter.

The foundation expects community 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.