Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds

Background

Community foundations are charitable organizations which primarily manage and operate the permanent collection of endowed funds, the earnings of which are used for the long-term benefit of a geographically defined community, in perpetuity. Community foundation endowment funds will provide grants to non-profit societies for community and social enhancement within the community area.

The establishment of each of the Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds was a result of six electoral areas (A, C, E, F, G and H) participating in Northern Development Initiative Trust’s Community Foundation Matching Grant Program which provided $50,000 from a regional development account in matched funding to assist with the establishment of a dedicated endowment. The matching funding came from each electoral area’s Community Grants-In-Aid budget. The Prince George Community Foundation has facilitated the establishment of the funds and manages the investment of the permanent funds. Donations of charitable gifts will be invested in these permanent trust funds. It is the investment income generated from the permanent funds that allow an opportunity for community groups or organizations in the electoral areas to apply for grant funds to support eligible projects.

Grant Funding

The Grants Committee for the Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds accepts grant applications for the:

  Chilako River-Nechako Endowment Fund  Robson Valley-Canoe Endowment Fund
  Crooked River-Parsnip Endowment Fund  Salmon River-Lakes Endowment Fund 
  Hixon-Woodpecker Endowment Fund  Willow River-Upper Fraser Endowment Fund 

The Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds have been granting out funds since 2015. Click here to see a list of projects that have been funded by the Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds Grant Program.

Intake for the 2020 Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds Grant Program closed March 2, 2020 and applicants have been advised of funding decisions. 

The annual intake for Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds Grants is expected to open in December. Keep an eye on this website for further information.

To learn more about the purpose of the endowment grants and the requirements for applications to be considered, please open this link:  Granting Guidelines.  

Final reports from previous projects were due November 1 of each year.  If you have not yet reported, please make sure your report is received prior to the deadline of the new application intake in order for a new grant application to be considered.  The report form is available through the following link: Grant Report Form

For Further Information Please Contact:

Meredith Burmaster, Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds Grants Committee Liaison  mburmaster@rdffg.bc.ca   Phone:  250-960-4441

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