Central Okanagan Foundation Grants

The funds for the Central Okanagan Foundation's granting program come from the investment income earned on our Community Endowment Fund. We have two types of grants available to registered charities in the Central Okanagan: project and multi-year.

May 1st each year

  • Project Grants (up to 12 months)
  • Multi-Year Grants (1-3 years)

October 1st each year

  • Project Grants (up to 12 months)

The funds are discretionary and a volunteer committee decides who receives funding based on the applications.

A registered charity can only apply once in a 12-month period. All previous granting decisions are taken into account when grant applications are reviewed.

To view a list of past grant recipients, click here.


Application Deadline: October 1.2020

Please contact Cheryl Miller, Director of Grants & Community Initiatives if you are considering applying for a fall 2020 grant.

Email: cheryl@centralokanaganfoundation.org

Phone: 250-861-6160

2020 Grant Guidelines:

Project Grant Guidelines

Multi Year Grant Guidelines

We acknowledge it may be a challenge describing timelines and activities. Given the ongoing spread of COVID-19 we recommend that your budget reflects resources required to deliver your project remotely.

Community Response Fund Application

The Community Foundations of the Central Okanagan, South Okanagan Similkameen, and North Okanagan, in partnership with the United Way, have committed to mobilizing resources to support local organizations struggling with the COVID19 crisis.

The following application will be reviewed by our combined Community Response Team so there will be no need to reach out directly, or separately, to each organization. We will share our resources, expertise, connections, and funds to support organizations however we can.

If your organization is in urgent need of support as a result of COVID19 please follow this link and complete the application. We review responses daily and will be in touch as soon as possible.

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