How Do I Donate?
Every gift to the Prince George Community Foundation is important, regardless of size. Every gift helps enhance the services and opportunities in our community. The Foundation is grateful to receive continuing support from individuals, families, organizations, foundations, businesses and corporations.
The Prince George Community Foundation gratefully accepts the following types of gifts:
Your friends, neighbours, business associates and acquaintances are involved and support the Prince George Community Foundation for many reasons. Some have contributed to the foundation to establish a named endowment to honour their family or business . . . and to show their commitment to our community.
Others have contributed to the Foundation in memory of a special person or event in their life. The donation and endowed fund in their name will act as a legacy of their contribution to our community.
We would be pleased to discuss various options with you regarding a contribution to the Foundation. Opportunities exist for you to designate your gifts to benefit specific projects, organizations or areas of the community for which you have particular interests.Donate Now!
The Prince George Community Foundation offers grants to charitable organizations performing worthwhile projects to enhance the quality of life in the City of Prince George.
Community organizations that are registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act are eligible to apply for grants from the Foundation.
Organizations which are not registered charities or qualified donees with the Canada Revenue Agency can be eligible to apply for grants from the Foundation through formalized partnership with an agency that is a CRA registered charity.
The registered charity must: a) agree to having their charitable registration number used on the application, b) accept any flow-through funds on behalf of the applicant, and c) provide a letter stating their agreement to the grant application. The letter MUST be included in the application.
An organization can apply once per grant cycle. Applicants are eligible for funding for the same or similar project two times in a 5-year period.
Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.
Organizations must demonstrate effective management and fiscal responsibility.
There are two granting cycles per year; Spring and Fall. Current deadlines are listed on the PGCF website.
Spending of granted funds can begin upon approval, and the project must be completed within 18 months.
*Regular Grant: Eligible projects that will be completed within 18 months of approval can receive a regular grant of up to $10,000. Partial funding may be considered depending on the number of applications and quality of the proposals.
*Special Grant: One time $25,000 25th Anniversary Grant (Spring 2020 intake only)
*Development Grant: A grant of up to $1,000 may be considered during any granting cycle for background research or the development of a business plan to support a future grant request.
Funding is intended to cover projects that are incremental to an applicant’s core operations and are carried out over a specific timeframe. Projects considered for funding will encompass one or more of the following themes:
The Prince George Community Foundation supports a broad range of projects that encompass one or more of the following characteristics:
The Board seeks initiatives which will:
The Prince George Community Foundation Board of Directors may, on occasion, identify a particular focus or target group towards which grants should be directed during any particular grant cycle.
Grant applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
*Note to prior applicants: Grant applications will not be reviewed for applicants with overdue Grant Final Reports for past applications, nor for applicants who do not show proof of recognition to the Prince George Community Foundation.
Projects cannot be considered eligible if funds requested will be used for:
The completed Grant Application will define the scope and guidelines of the proposed project.
An electronic submission of the grant application must arrive at the Prince George Community Foundation Office by the deadline date (or the closest working day after the deadline date if it falls on a weekend or holiday). Applications received after these deadline dates will be processed with the next cycle. Electronic acknowledgment of receipt will be provided when grant applications have been submitted.
The Grant Committee will carefully review applications and make award recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors makes final decisions on grant awards in December (Fall Cycle) and April (Spring Cycle).
Applicants will be notified soon after adjudication is complete and Grants awards have been finalized.
The Prince George Community Foundation appreciates the opportunity to consider all proposals. The Foundation receives a large number of requests and may regretfully have to decline many commendable proposals. A declination in no way indicates a negative assessment of any organization or proposal, and the Foundation truly hopes that all applicant endeavours are successful. Over subscription to our Grant program speaks to the overwhelming needs of our community and our desire to respond to them in a balanced and equitable manner.
Please note: We are pleased to answer inquiries regarding your application up to 1 week prior to the Grant Cycle deadline. Please contact our office at 250-562-7772.