Regional and Community Funding for Heritage

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British Columbia

Abbotsford Community Foundation  

The Foundation assembles and manages a collection of funds to serve the interests of the Community of Abbotsford. Grants are distributed to local charitable organizations for a number of project types.

Alberni Valley Community Foundation  

Grants from the Community Fund are made annually to registered charities for program related and capital projects. Grants generally range from $500 to $5,000.

Bulkley Valley Foundation

The Foundation uses revenue generated from its endowment funds to award annual grants to not-for-profit organizations. Applications are accepted from October 1 to November 30, to support a variety of projects and initiatives that aim to serve the community. (Application)

Campbell River Community Foundation

The CRCF awards grants to selected community foundations each year,  to help support special projects aimed at serving the community of Campbell River.  (Application)

Central Okanagan Foundation

The income to provide grants comes from endowments created to support the broader community. Generally, the Foundation has a biannual granting cycle. Applicants must be a registered charity.

Community Foundation of the South Okanagan

Over $100,000 is granted annually to charitable agencies, enriching the quality of life by supporting a wide variety of programs that meet evolving needs and opportunities.

Community Foundation of Whistler

Various grants are available to registered charities in the Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor> to support community projects.

Comox Valley Community Foundation

Funds are presented to registered charities and qualified donees for program related or capital projects that intend to enrich the quality of life in the region of Comox Valley. (Application)

Kamloops Foundation

Grants are given biannually, to registered charitable organizations within the Thompson, Nicola and South Cariboo Region, with the goal of supporting community-based programs and activities.

Maple Ridge Community Foundation  

The Foundation funds a variety of project types, and grants are given to registered charities that support the community of Maple Ridge.

Nanaimo Community Foundation

Founded in 1982, this Foundation supports worthwhile projects within the county of Nanaimo related to children and youth, health care, education, arts community and recreation and community infrastructure and environment. Individual grants of up to $25,000 can be awarded to non-profit societies for capital projects.

Parksville/Qualicum Community Foundation

Applications are accepted from registered charities within District 69. Projects must aim to improve the quality of life in the community. Grants are not allocated to the same organization more than twice in five years.

Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities

A large range of creative capital and program related projects are funded to serve the greatest number of people in the Boundary area. Projects must provide a direct service to the community, or take an innovative approach to community concerns.

Prince George Community Foundation

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. There are several types of grants, ranging from $500-$7,500.

Revelstoke Community Foundation

Grants are available to several types of projects in the area, including heritage conservation. Funding amounts will be set according to project scope.

The Richmond Community Foundation

Registered charities within the Richmond community can apply for scholarships and grants for a variety of projects and initiatives. Funding amount depends on the type of project.

Salt Spring Island Foundation  

The Foundation operates from a $2.2 million endowment fund. Grants are made to support the work of charitable organizations, with projects that directly benefit the community.

Shuswap Community Foundation

Registered charities within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District may apply for grants for a broad range of projects.(Application)

Surrey Foundation

Assistance is provided through annual grants to registered charities, to initiatives that directly affect many of the physical and social problems in the community.

Victoria Foundation

As the second oldest community foundation in Canada, the Victoria Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in southern Vancouver Island. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to projects related to a number of issues affecting community, including conservation and heritage.

West Vancouver Community Foundation

Grants are given to worthy community programs or not-for-profit organizations with priority given to projects where the emphasis is on health, education, the arts, social services and the improvement of West Vancouver's physical environment. (Application)

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The Calgary Foundation

Established in 1955, the Foundation creates and strengthens connections between donors and community organizations for the long term benefit of Calgary and the surrounding area.

Community Foundation of Greater Grande Prairie

The Foundations encourage applications from registered charity organizations in Grande Prairie and greater area within the fields of social service, community development, education, heritage & restoration, recreation, youth, health, the arts, and the environment. (Application)

Drayton Valley Community Foundation

The establishment of permanent endowment funds enables the support of projects in the Drayton Valley Community, related to social services and health, recreation, arts and culture, education and environment.

The Edmonton Community Foundation

Founded on trust, the Edmonton Community Foundation helps donors invest in the long-term stability and well-being of our community through the creation of permanent endowment funds.

The Battle River Community Foundation

Servicing the area of East-Central Alberta, the Foundation supports registered charities with a variety of projects and initiatives. Grants start at around $500, and are also available for larger projects of up to $10,000.

The Lethbridge Community Foundation

Through grants and special awards less than $10,000, the Lethbridge Community Foundation supports projects related to history and education, social need and health, as well as culture, recreation and environment in Southwestern Alberta.

Medicine Hat & Southeastern Alberta Community Foundation

Grants are made biannually to registered non-profit organizations to aid with projects that aim to strengthen communities in Southeastern Alberta. (Application)

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The Saskatoon Community Foundation

Every year, local projects and initiatives are supported with the management of a $17 million endowment fund. Funding is provided to other charitable organizations with the aim of creating the best quality of life possible in Saskatoon.

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Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc.

Applications are accepted from the Town of Neepawa, the Unincorporated Village of Brookdale and the Rural Municipalities of Rosedale, Langford, Lansdowne and Glenella or their successors. Grants awarded average $100,000 in a given year.

Brokenhead River Community Foundation

Grants are provided to support many aspects of community, including heritage. Applications are generally due in March of every year.

Brandon Area Community Foundation

Income earned from endowment funds is used to make grants to a wide range of charitable groups that benefit local communities in Southwestern Manitoba. (Application)

Carman Area Foundation Inc.  

Each year the Foundation grants money to charitable organizations in the Rural Municipalities of Grey, Dufferin, Roland, Town of Carman, and Sperling area for projects that aim to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Carolyn Sifton Foundation

The main granting program aims to support projects related to underprivileged youth in Winnipeg. The Foundation also has a General Program to support some exceptional projects that do not fall within the guidelines of the Youth at Risk Program.

Cartwright and Area Foundation Inc.

Established in 1981 as a registered charity, the Foundation uses monies produced income for distribution within the community in accordance with the terms of Foundation's mandate and donor's wishes.

Community Foundation of Portage and District Inc.

Not-for-profit community-based groups within the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie may apply for grants. Grants awarded in a given year range from $200-$5,000.

Dauphin and District Community Foundation Inc

Grants are given to support projects must benefit the people of the City and Rural Municipality of Dauphin. 

Glenboro and Area Foundation Inc.

Applications for grants are accepted from qualifying community groups and/or organizations that promote health, youth, education, social services, seniors' programs, recreation and religion. Deadline for application, December 31 of each year.

Interlake Community Foundation 

Registered charities within the R.M. of Rockwood, R.M. of Rosser, R.M. of Woodlands, Town of Stonewall, and Town of Teulon. Many charitable projects are considered, including those in heritage. Application deadline is typically the end of February. Grants are generally for less than $5,000. Application form.

The Killarney Foundation Inc.

Grants are awarded to organizations registered as charities within the Town of Killarney. Projects must support local interests. Granting cycles are in April and October.

Manitoba Community Foundations

List of links to 39 community foundations within the province.

Morden Area Foundation

The foundation manages a collection of funds and resources totalling approximately $500,000. Funding is provided in the form of grants to local registered charity organizations each year.

Northern Neighbours Foundation

Applications are accepted from registered charities in Cranberry Portage, Creighton, Denare Beach, Flin Flon, Sherridon and Snow Lake. Grants are processed in March and November each year.

North Norfolk-MacGregor Foundation Inc.

Grants are made only to non-profit organizations registered with Revenue Canada. Applications for financial assistance may include a variety of project types, including those related to heritage.  

Pilot Mound and District Foundation

Selkirk and District Community Foundation  

Projects or programs within the City of Selkirk or the rural municipalities of St. Andrews or St. Clements are eligible for grants and support. Grants are awarded annually, and the deadline for applications is October 31.

Souris Glenwood Foundation Inc.

Grants are given to groups in the Souris/Glenwood area. This year, the Foundation has chosen to work closely on projects that target youth in the area.

Souris Glenwood Foundation Inc. 
100 Second Street North, PO Box 518
Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0
Tel: (204) 483-2050

Southwest Manitoba Regional Foundation

Grants are awarded to registered charities within Southwestern Manitoba, to support a wide variety of initiatives related to community life.

Steinbach Association for Community Living Foundation Inc.

The Steinbach Association for Community Living Foundation Inc. receives and manages funds and disburses them to ACL Steinbach, for the support of persons with intellectual disabilities in community living.

Thompson Community Foundation

Grants are provided to registered charities with projects intended on improving life in the Thompson area. Capital projects are accepted if there is demonstrated need.

Virden Area Foundation Inc.

Registered charities or qualified donees are eligible to apply for grants. Funding is partial to projects that lend support for> the needy men, women, and children of the community.

Westshore Community Foundation  

Grants are only accepted every April from the communities of Riverton, Gimli, Fraserwood, Winnipeg Beach and Matlock. A wide range of projects are supported, including those related to heritage.

The W.H. & S.E. Loewen Foundation Inc

Grants of roughly $5,000-$10,000 are given to registered charities, mostly in the Winnipeg area for projects related to arts, or heritage buildings.

Winkler Community Foundation

Applications are accepted annually from registered non-profit organizations in Winkler and District. Capital projects will be considered if there is a demonstrated need.

The Winnipeg Foundation

The Winnipeg Foundation helps to strengthen its community through a collection a more than 1,700 permanent endowment funds. Registered charities can apply for grants less than $100,000 as well as grants greater than $100,000.

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Aylmer Area Community Foundation

Applications are accepted from organizations in the Town of Aylmer, Township of Malahide and the Municipality of Bayham. Money is distributed to support a wide range of initiatives, including heritage. Grant deadline dates: March 1, June 1, September 1, November 1.

Brant Community Foundation

The Brant Community Foundation facilitates philanthropy and charitable giving in Brantford and Brant County. Grants must be made to qualified donees or organizations sponsored by a qualified donee as stipulated by Canada Revenue Agency.

Burlington Community Foundation  

Applications are accepted from local not-for-profit organizations every fall for a variety of project types. Monies allocated are related directly to the interest earned in any given year.

Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation

Grants are dispersed to a wide range of registered charities primarily in Cambridge and North Dumfries, but also throughout Ontario.

Carolyn Sifton Foundation

The main granting program aims to support projects related to underprivileged youth in the GTA and Brockville, respectively. The Foundation also has a General Program to support some exceptional projects that do not fall within the guidelines of the Youth at Risk Program.

Community Foundation Grey Bruce

Grants are awarded to registered charities in the counties of Grey and Bruce for new and innovative projects. Multi-year funding is possible, and capital projects may be considered.

Community Foundation of Ottawa

Grants are made to not-for-profit organizations recognized as registered charities. Projects of various types are funded through the Community Grants Program, and the Strategic Impact Grants Program.

Community Foundation of Oakville

Grants are made to tax exempt charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada, which adhere to the Human Rights Code. A variety of project types are supported.

Chatham Kent Community Foundation

Grants are awarded to charitable organizations with projects that support education, health, arts and culture, recreation and social services. Capital projects will be considered if there is a demonstrated need.

The Davies Charitable Foundation

The Foundation supports projects initiated by individuals and organizations in Kingston related to arts, education, health and sports. Applications are accepted biannually, with grants ranging in size from $500 to $10,000.

Durham Community Foundation

Grants are made annually to registered charities. Grant guidelines and application packages are posted to the website every August, and grant requests are reviewed in September of every year.

George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation

Through a focus on programs related to Community, Performing Arts and Environment, the Foundation strives to support charity organizations in Toronto who are working to better their communities through active solutions to issues. Grants generally range from $5,000-$200,000, with a total of $1,700,000 dispersed each year.

Guelph Community Foundation

Grants are dispersed to a wide range of registered charities that support projects in arts and culture, education, children/youth & seniors, environment, health and social services.

Hamilton Community Foundation

Grants are available from a variety of funds — some are focused on particular fields of interest and some are undesignated. Approximately $5 million a year is given in grants supporting initiatives across all sectors.

Grants are offered to registered charities in Toronto that fit within the following categories: Canadian culture and heritage, education, health and medicine, religion, sports, and social welfare.
Contact: Victoria Jackman
Executive Director
Hal Jackman Foundation
165 University Avenue, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 3B8

Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation

The Foundation helps community organizations make a difference by providing them with funds for new programs, capital needs, student awards and much more.

London Community Foundation

London Community Foundation makes small ($1,000-$10,000) and strategic grants ($10,000+) to registered charities within London and Middlesex County with the goal of building and managing a permanent endowment, and serving the community as a resource and partner.

The Sifton Family Foundation

Established in 1989, the Foundation provides support to a number of projects within the London/Middlesex County community. Grants are generally less than $10,000, and favour initiatives related to children, youth and families, and the issue of teen pregnancy. Capital projects related to these initiatives are also supported.

Sudbury Community Foundation

Grants are awarded to registered charities and qualified not-for-profit organizations in the Sudbury area. Stage I application submission is March 1 of each year.

Thunder Bay Community Foundation  

Through grants, awards and scholarships, contributions are made to worthy causes in many areas, including heritage. Applications for grants are typically accepted from September 1 to October 31.

Toronto Community Foundation

With a constant goal of making Toronto the best place to live, the Foundation provides grants, help community organizations connect with donors and manage charitable endowment funds.

Tri-Town Foundation  

Grants are directed to organizations in the Tri-Town area, for needs such as equipment purchases, awareness programs, supplies or services (one-time need).

Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation

This organization offers three types of grants: Project and Event Grants, Building Grants and Publication Grants. The amount of the grant depends on the project and intent of all grants awarded by the Foundation is to assist with deserving undertakings that may not otherwise reach completion.

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Aide au patrimoine religieux de la ville de Québec

Several aid programs are available through the City of Quebec, including Aide au patrimoine religieux and Restauration des bâtiments patrimoniaux. (Information available in French only).

Culture vivante et diffusion du patrimoine
Service de la culture de la Ville de Québec
43, rue De Buade
Québec, QC, G1R 4A2
Tel: (418) 641-6181

Community Interaction Program

The program provides both financial and technical assistance to non-profit non-governmental organizations with projects related to the St. Lawrence ecosystem.

St. Lawrence Plan -Community Interaction Program
1141, route de l'Église
C.P. 10100, 6th Floor
Québec, QC, G1V 4H5
Tel.: 418-648-3537
Toll-free: 1-800-463-4311
Fax: 1-418-649-6674

Fondation communautaire du Grand Québec

Funding is available for projects related to social services, community action, arts and culture, education, international aid, health and environment. 

Financial Aid: Religious Heritage

This initiative is meant to enhance the value of religious heritage in Quebec. Aid is available to support all types of religious parishes.

Aide au patrimoine religieux
Entente de développement culturel
Service de la culture
43, rue De Buade, 3e étage
Québec, QC G1R 4A2
Tel: (418) 641-6181

Local Development Centres

Financial assistance is extended to Québec's incorporated non-profit organizations and co-operatives for socio-economic enterprises.

Matthew Ralph Kane Foundation

Grants are provided to non-governmental organizations and registered charities to support projects related to the environment.

Evan B. Price
Matthew Ralph Kane Foundation
888, rue St-Pierre, Bureau 200
Québec, QC G1R 5H6
Tel: (418) 694-0508
Fax: (418) 692-4161

Programme de restauration, rénovation, construction et recyclage résidentiels

This program funds projects related to the restoration and renovation of residential buildings in Vieux-Québec–Haute-Ville and Cap-Blanc.
Town Hall- General Information
2, rue des Jardins, bureau 210
C. P. 700, succ. Haute-Ville
Québec, QC G1R 4S9
Tel : (418) 641-6186

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New Brunswick

Community Foundation of Southeast New Brunswick

With a capital exceeding $2 million in assets, the Foundation invests donations, and then gives money back to the community in the form of grants for community development projects.

Fredericton Community Foundation  

Applications are open to registered charitable organizations>, registered Canadian amateur athletic associations and municipalities or other levels of government. > 

Fundy Community Foundation

Through permanent endowment funds, responsible grants and inspiring community leadership, non-profit organizations are encouraged to engage in projects that enhance the quality of life in Charlotte County and adjacent communities.

Greater Saint John Community Foundation

The Foundation administers a wide range of funds. With assets at nearly $9 million, earnings from the permanent endowment funds are donated as annual grants to local charities in Greater Saint John.

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Nova Scotia

The Halifax Foundation

The Halifax Foundation initiates public projects that enhance public places, facilities and public services in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The Foundation also considers applications for financial assistance from other charities when funding permits. (Application)

The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Heritage Incentives Program

Administered by the Heritage Property Program (Department of Planning & Development Services), the Incentives Program encourages the conservation of privately owned, municipally registered heritage properties with matching grants of up to $10,000. (Application)

Runciman Endowment Fund - Lighthouse Funding Support

Funding from the Runciman Endowment Fund for Heritage Conservation, created with the assistance of a generous bequest, is being made available to support the repair and conservation of historic lighthouses along Nova Scotia’s Fundy Shore, in the counties of Digby, Annapolis and Kings.

HCF will consider funding requests from community groups and organizations seeking one-time financial support for repair and heritage conservation work at historic lighthouses in the three named counties. Among other considerations, priority will be given to:

  • Proposals to preserve lighthouses that are included on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans surplus lists.
  • Proposals for lighthouse preservation that include pledges of financial support from the community and/or other funding partners.

Financial support from the Runciman Fund can be part of a viable business plan to sustain historic lighthouses over the long term.

All applications will be reviewed by a committee with representation from the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society, the Nova Scotia Heritage Trust, the Annapolis Heritage Society and the Heritage Canada Foundation.

For more information, see the Terms and Conditions.

Donors who would like to contribute to the Runciman Endowment Fund for Heritage Conservation or help create additional lighthouse preservation funds are encouraged to contact HCF at

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Prince Edward Island

*See National and Provincial Funding Sources

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Newfoundland and Labrador

*See National and Provincial Funding Sources

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Northwest Territories

*See National and Provincial Funding Sources

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