Regional District of Central Kootenay    Area A –Garry Jackman

Economic Development Committee (EDC)  Current applications accepted – Lorna Robin

Columbia Basin Trust

CBT works closely with people who live in the Basin to develop and deliver programs and initiatives that respond to their needs and support communities.  About the Columbia Basin Trust
Arts grants currently available:  Columbia Basin Trust Arts/Culture/Heritage

 Osprey Community Foundation

Suite B8, 625 Front Street, Nelson BC V1L 4B6
Contact: Megan Osak, Executive Director
Board Chair: Norman Carruthers
Tel: 250-352-3643 Fax: 250-352-3653

 Creston – Kootenay Foundation

Box 701, Creston BC V0B 1G0
Contact: Larry Brierley, Chair
Tel: 250-223-8004

Dr. Geoffrey R. Conway Memorial Foundation (National: Toronto, ON)

This foundation accepts letters of inquiry with a deadline of November 1 every year. The letter of inquiry should be no more than two pages and should include a description of the project, a brief description of the organization’s history and activities, and the amount of funding requested.

McLean Foundation (National: Toronto, ON)
The foundation makes grants in a wide range of areas, including arts, conservation, education, health and welfare. It maintains a flexible policy, with particular emphasis on projects showing promise of general social benefit but which may initially lack broad public appeal. Open date

Real Estate Foundation of BC (Provincial: Vancouver, BC)
The Foundation’s mission is to use its resources for the benefit of British Columbians by supporting efforts that improve all aspects of land use and real estate practices. The Real Estate Foundation provides both project funding and endowment grants to nonprofit organizations. No date found


Virtual Foundation (International)
A unique online philanthropy program that supports grassroots initiatives around the world. We post carefully screened, small scale project proposals on our website where they are read and funded by online donors. Foundation mission is twofold: to support local projects initiated by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the fields of environment, sustainable development, and health; and to encourage private philanthropy among citizens from all walks of life.
Open dates


this is evergreen’s grant page and this is a great list of alternative funding sources that evergreen has compiled

funding/info for climate change/food production

funding opportunities through BC Hydro

This is through BC Act Now

 This is pretty loose and broad, but it might fit under the “youth” category

more environment than food