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 Contact page.

Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines

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

Spring Fall
May 9, 2016 November 7, 2016
May 8, 2017 November 6, 2017
May 7, 2018 November 5, 2018
May 6, 2019 November 4, 2019

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 Hospital – A Campaign for Healthcare Excellence $12,500.00 Expansion of Chilliwack Hospital and Emergency Room renovation
Bernard Elementary PAC $7,767.38 Purchase of playground equipment.
Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Store $1,000.00 New computer for thrift store.
Chilliwack Players Guild $5,000.00 Completion of new pre-production facility attached to the Landing Leisure Centre. The space is to be used for rehearsal and set storage and construction.
Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society $14,524.61 Purchase of main theatre video projector and lens.
147 Air Wolf Air Cadets Parent Society $4,000.00 New front entrance for the Princess Armories which is to be renovated and brought up to standard for a heritage building.
University of the Fraser Valley $10,000.00 Purchase of equipment for nursing training programs, specifically the purchase of baby and child mannequins.
Chilliwack Middle School $5,746.91 Equipment for Robotics Program
Chilliwack Resource Centre $10,000.00 Purchase of computer equipment and software and the completion of office space construction.

Total Funds Distributed: $70,538.90

Name of Organization Amount of Grant Description of Project
Chilliwack School of Performing Arts $3,000.00 Portable theatre equipment – portable LED stage lights and wireless microphones
Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association $1,500.00 500 sq. ft. mural on the side of Prospera Centre regarding “Safety For All Seasons” – paint and painting supplies
Ann Davis Transition Society $1,000.00 Security surveillance system
Chilliwack Food Bank (Chilliwack Salvation Army) $15,000.00 Purchase of new forklift for use in food bank warehouse removing and distribution of food pallets and loading and unloading trailers
Greendale Elementary Community School $9,843.94 Replacement of playground equipment
Little Mountain Elementary Community School $9,000.00 Purchase of new playground equipment for primary aged children
Chilliwack Community Services $9,000.00 Building improvements to facilitate delivery of English courses
Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society $3,000.00 Purchase of wireless microphones for use by Community Arts organizations
Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven $7,700.00 Installation of plexiglass panels for animal enclosures
Chilliwack Hospital – A Campaign for Healthcare Excellence $12,500.00 Expansion of Chilliwack Hospital and Emergency Room renovation

Total Funds Distributed: $71,543.94

Name of Organization Amount of Grant Description of Project
Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors $1,500.00 Purchase of office desk chairs, office desks and multiple laser printers and photocopiers.
Spirit Abreast Dragon Boat Society $3,268.00 Purchase of composite paddles.
Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society $944.16 Purchase of studio easels and art supplies for painting and drawing classes.
Chilliwack Museum & Archives $5,000.00 Digitization of 100 microfilm reels of the Chilliwack Progress representing 100 years of Chilliwack history.
Chilliwack Opportunity Society $3,745.00 Replace fire doors and crash hardware at training facility.
Cheam Elementary PAC Playground Committee $10,000.00 Contribution to cost of replacement of school playground equipment.
1st Fairfield Scouts Canada $3,100.00 Purchase of outdoor adventure equipment for outdoor program.
Chilliwack Restorative Justice & Young Advocacy Association $2,000.00 Purchase of audio visual equipment for promotion of restorative justice program.
Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack Historical Society $5,000.00 Moving of two heavy monuments back to cenotaph site.
Fraser Valley Child Development Centre $2,000.00 Purchase of projector and sound system, 40 chairs and 12 tables for education and training centre.
Ruth & Naomi’s Mission $6,380.00 Labour and materials for installation of sound system for meetings in multi purpose room.
Chilliwack Hospital – A Campaign for Healthcare Excellence $12,500.00 Expansion of Chilliwack Hospital and Emergency Room renovation

Total Funds Distributed: $55,437.16