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Micro Grants

Micro Grants

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West Vancouver Foundation supports charitable organizations working to create and sustain a healthy and vibrant West Vancouver, where everyone is valued, contributes and feels they belong.

Micro Grants provide responsive support for smaller charitable initiatives that create connection and belonging for the community of West Vancouver but fall outside of the Community Grants funding amount and timeline. The grant is to be used for time limited projects or events that will benefit the community at large.

GRANT AMOUNT 

Up to $500 (there is potential to grant up to $1,000 for greater need/reach).

GRANT TIMELINE

Ongoing intake until funds are depleted. 

WHO CAN APPLY

An organization is eligible to apply if it serves the West Vancouver community and is a registered charity or qualified donee with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

ELIGIBILITY

Micro Grants aim to support connection and belonging for the West Vancouver community and will support a wide range of organizational needs. Typically Micro Grants are provided to organizations that may be facing a small, unexpected expense required to complete a project. 

Eligible initiatives:

  • Must be charitable in nature;
  • Fall within the Impact Areas as listed above;
  • Must be for the benefit of the community of West Vancouver;
  • Improve connection and belonging for the West Vancouver Community.

The following initiatives are ineligible:

  • Deficit reduction (e.g. debts or loans);
  • Building an endowment or general fundraising (including fundraising events);  
  • Primarily benefiting individuals (such as scholarships);
  • Expenses incurred before the date of grant approval;
  • National or provincial initiatives without specific benefit to West Vancouver;
  • Religious activities or services that focus on only one spiritual tradition;
  • Political activity that is prohibited by the Canada Revenue Agency.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted, until funds are depleted, via our online Grant Portal. 


Apply

Staff may contact you to discuss your application. You will receive an email notifying you if your grant request was approved or denied within 4 weeks of our acknowledgment of receiving your application.

CONTACT INFO

If you have questions about Micro Grants, please contact Denise Howell

 

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