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 five electoral areas (A, C, E, F, and G) 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   Salmon River-Lakes Endowment Fund
  Crooked River-Parsnip Endowment Fund   Willow River-Upper Fraser Endowment Fund
  Hixon-Woodpecker 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.

The 2020 Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds Grant Program is now accepting applications.  New for 2020: the grant application limit has been increased to $3,000!

Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds are now accepting applications for the 2020 Grant year.  Intake closes March 2, 2020.   

To learn more about the purpose of the grants and the requirements for applications to be considered, please open this link:  Granting Guidelines.  When you are ready to apply, click on this link to the application form, available as a WORD document or a PDF.  Please complete and print the form, then follow the information contained in the Granting Guidelines for submission.

Final reports from previous projects were due November 1, 2019.  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

A workshop is planned to be held January 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the Regional District Boardroom (155 George St. Prince George).  This workshop is for those applicants interested in tips and hints with regard to submitting a successful grant application.  To attend this workshop you must RSVP to cpaton@rdffg.bc.ca  by January 10, 2020.  This workshop is dependent on participation, if there are not enough participants registered by January 10, THE WORKSHOP WILL BE CANCELLED.

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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