Overview of Grant Programme. HOW TO APPLY FOR GRANTS →

chilliwack-foundation-grantsThe Chilliwack Foundation has two Grant application opportunities each year: one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

All Grant applications received by the application deadlines for the Spring and Fall Grant seasons are considered by the Distribution Committee. The Distribution Committee is a standing committee with delegated authority from the Board of Directors of the Chilliwack Foundation which has been established in accordance with the Bylaws of the Foundation. The funds available to the Distribution Committee for Grants represents the income on fund held by the Foundation that are not designated to a particular community organization or scholarship.

Each Grant season, the Committee approves Grants up to the maximum amount available for distribution for that Grant Season.

× The application deadline for the Spring Grant season each year is in early May and the application deadline for the Fall Grant season is in early to mid-November each year.

The Foundation’s Distribution Committee meets after receiving the Grant applications in order to decide which Grants will be approved for that Grant season.

Awards are not made to individuals, but are directed to organizations registered as charities for tax purposes for administration.

The Chilliwack Foundation recognize that for many community organizations the preparation of a Grant application may not be an easy task. In the interest of saving time, effort and possible disappointment, it is recommended that organizations contact the Chair or the Treasurer of the Chilliwack Foundation. For contact information, please see the <ahref=”?page_id=17″>Contact page.

Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines

The Grant application deadlines for upcoming Spring and Fall Grant Seasons are as follows:



Spring Fall
May 11, 2020 November 4, 2019
May 10, 2021 November 9, 2020
May 9, 2022 November 8, 2021
November 7, 2022

Recognition of Chilliwack Foundation for Grants Received

The Chilliwack Foundation relies entirely upon donations, gifts and legacies for its funds in order to carry out its role in the community. It is therefore requested that all organizations receiving Grants assist the Foundation by arranging for appropriate, supportive publicity acknowledging the Grant received from the Foundation.

If your organization’s Grant application is successful, we would ask that you recognize the support of the Chilliwack Foundation in one of the following ways:

  • A plaque, poster or other form of permanent recognition at your place of business.
  • Inclusion of a reference to the Chilliwack Foundation as a sponsor of your organization in your advertising.
  • Inclusion of a reference to the Chilliwack Foundation as a sponsor of your organization on your letterhead.
  • A letter to the Editor.
  • A News Release.
  • Any other form of recognition indicating that the Chilliwack Foundation is a sponsor of your organization.

We also ask that successful applicants provide the Foundation with receipts for all items purchased with Grant funds received from the Foundation, written confirmation of the completion of your organization’s project and pictures of the project once it has been completed, as applicable.

Tables of Approved Grant Applications

Examples of Grants approved by the Distribution Committee of the Chilliwack Foundation in the past are summarized in the following tables:

Name of Organization Amount of Grant Description of Project
Chilliwack Supportive Housing Society $15,000.00 Purchase an apartment to rent to a person with mental illness for under $375 a month
Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society $7,500 Purchase an industrial food processor to assist in the processing of vegetables to help provide hot lunches on a daily basis to over 800 Chilliwack children in need in School District 33
Spirit Abreast Dragon Boat Society $3,741.78 New/replacement paddling and safety equipment for the 2018 paddling season
Chilliwack Search and Rescue Society $10,000 Zoll Cardiac Resuscitation Device
Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society $5,589.74 Purchase and install German masking curtains and curtain track in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s HUB International Theatre
Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club $5,000 Plastic kayaks for use in school programs
Scouts Canada, 1st Fairfield Scout Group $18,082.81 Renovations to meeting hall, including painting, installing more energy efficient lighting and updates to kitchen cupboards
Heritage Chilliwack Society $1,500 Acquisition of audio visual equipment for educational purposes
YMCA of Greater Vancouver $12,500 Installment for Spring 2018 for new YMCA Centre of Community building

Total Funds Distributed:$78,914.33

Name of Organization Amount of Grant Description of Project
Rotary Club of Chilliwack $15,000.00 New Rotary Service Building
Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association $10,500 Upgrade of roof for Grandma’s Grill
Federation of BC Naturalists – Chilliwack Field Naturalists $2,345.62 Community stewardship through a field pollinator planting as a forest herb layer is introduced
The Justice Institute of BC Foundation $6,900 Enhancing experiential learning for paramedic students
Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society $291 Cultural Centre choral Bluetooth speakers
Chilliwack Housing for Homeless Foundation $10,000.00 Purchase of housing for Cyrus Centre youths
YMCA of Greater Vancouver $12,500 A new YMCA Centre of Community building
Ann David Transitions Society $10,000 Youth and children’s room new windows

Total Funds Distributed:$67,536.62

Name of Organization Amount of Grant Description of Project
Cascade Christian School $5,000.00 Soccer Field Project
Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven $3,500.00 Purchase of fiberglass reinforced panels for interior walls of facility used to house animals
Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society $19,000.00 Purchase and transportation of choral risers
Special Olympics Chilliwack $1,100.00 Purchase of rhythmic gymnastics, floor hockey and basketball equipment
Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society $8,680.00 Purchase of two conservation grade, table top display cases
The Salvation Army $20,000.00 Replacement of roofs for Food Bank Warehouse and Church garage building
Chilliwack School of Performing Arts $4,596.04 Purchase of plywood and vinyl for dance floor; batteries and chargers for microphones
Sardis Doorway for Mothers and Children Society $2,500.00 Purchase of television and stand for workshops
Cyrus Centre Ministries $15,064.00 Purchase of new mattresses, beds, furniture, bedding, paint and a basketball hoop

Total Funds Distributed:$79,440.04

Name of Organization Amount of Grant Description of Project
Ann Davis Transition Society $9,769.00 Purchase of mattresses and beds
Chilliwack Community Arts Council $3,864.00 Purchase of 20’x20’ tent for community events
Chilliwack Housing for Homeless Foundation $10,000.00 Contribution for purchase of two bedroom condominium for Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre
Chilliwack Opportunity Society $5,000.00 Purchase of office and reception furniture
Chilliwack Museum & Historical Society $13,048.95 Purchase and installation of security cameras and roller shutters for museum gallery
Chilliwack Senior Veterans Society $16,687.85 Materials for and installation of new roof
Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society $10,000.00 Construction of two viewing boardwalks and printing and installation of interpretive signs
Yarrow Volunteer Society $10,000.00 Construction of covered pavilion / picnic shelter in Yarrow Pioneer Park

Total Funds Distributed: $78,369.80