2023 Funding Priorities
Our funding priority in 2023 focuses on mental health, capacity development for local NPO's and grants that provide benefit to underserved populations in Surrey and that are led by those served.
The 2023 Grant Application portal is now closed.
SurreyCares provides annual grants in three categories. General Community (supports a wide variety of general initiatives and projects), Special Needs, and Youth Initiatives. Each year in March, SurreyCares Community Foundation opens grant applications to qualified applicants. Applications close at noon on the last Friday of April.
01. General Community
General Funds were set up to provide the greatest impact on community needs. This allows SurreyCares the discretion to direct funds to the most critical needs in the City. We have made the decision to fund needs that are identified by our most recent Surrey Vital Signs report. These may include Arts & Culture, Education & Literacy, Heritage, Successful Integration of Immigrants into Surrey Society, the Environment, and Seniors.
02. Disabilities & Special Needs
The SRS Vocational Services Society Fund was established to provide grants for charities that offer employment programs for adults who are disadvantaged.
03. Youth Initiatives
The Coast Capital, Surrey Youth and CIBC Wood Gundy Field of Interest Funds were established by donors who have indicated youth as an area of community need but leave the decision-making up to SurreyCares based on donor criteria.
Criteria & Process
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 the 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
Reasonable project salary expenses are eligible.
We will prioritize applications that value and embody the concept of "nothing about us, without us" within their organizational structure and programming/projects.