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Are you a charity looking for grants?

Each year in March, SurreyCares Community Foundation opens grant applications to qualified applicants. Applications close at noon on the last Friday of April.

The 2023 Grant Application portal is now closed.

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.


The SRS Vocational Services Society Fund was established to provide grants for charities that offer employment programs for adults who are disadvantaged.

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.


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.




Please mark your calendar for next year.

Applications will be available online by the end of March.
March 30th: Virtual Grant Application Workshop, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 
April 28th: Grant applications are due in SurreyCares’ office by 4 pm.
May: Grant Committee meets 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 
These dates are an approximation. Please check back for the exact dates and times
Please note: The funds available for grants each year are from income earned in the previous year.

For any questions and queries please contact:

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