The 2018 Grants Application Process is now closed.
Thank you for applying. Grants 2019 will open in March 2019.
Smart & Caring Communities
“…Join me in imagining our country as it could be…a smart and caring nation, where all Canadians can succeed, contribute, and develop their talents to their fullest potential.”
Smart & Caring Communities is a landmark effort that brings Community Foundations together to ensure that communities across the country have access to dedicated resources through Smart & Caring Community Funds established specifically to respond to local priorities.
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Smart and Caring:
Surrey Community Fund
Each year SurreyCares Community Foundation makes funds available to qualified applicants.
These are some of the criteria for successful grants. A full list of criteria is released with the most updated Grant Application.
- Not-for-profit organizations recognized by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as registered charities.
- Funding from other viable sources has been sought and/or obtained
- Services/ projects/ events that:will benefit Surrey Residents
All grant applications must address a Vital Signs issue as identified in Surrey’s Vital Signs Report
(These dates are an approximation. Please check back for exact dates and times)
March: Applications available online
April (last Friday): Grant applications due in SurreyCares’ office by noon.
May : Grant Committee meet to evaluate and make recommendations to the Board of Directors
June: Successful grant applicants approved by Board, announced
August: funds released to successful applicants
September: Grant Awards and Recognition Ceremony (mandatory for grant recipients, all are welcome)
Charitable registration #: 892378043 RR0001
We occasionally, as a courtesy, post additional funding opportunities available in the community.
Heritage Canada Endowment-Matching (in partnership with SurreyCares)
*Up to $2,000,000 annually available in matching funds to an organization.
Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentives component encourages private donors to contribute to endowment funds for not-for-profit professional arts organizations, so they can access new sources of funding in the future. Raising capital and creating endowments gives these organizations greater capacity for realizing artistic expression by supporting their long-term stability.
Canadians are encouraged to support the arts by providing donations to an arts organization’s endowment fund. The government provides matching funds – of up to one dollar for every dollar raised from private donors – to create endowment funds or to increase existing ones.
Who can apply
An application to the Endowment Incentives component must be submitted jointly by a not-for-profit professional arts organization and an associated public foundation. Both parties must meet specific eligibility criteria.