Grant Categories & Priorities
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 and Seventy Times Seven Fund were established as Donor Advised Funds to support non-profit agencies that assist individuals with special needs.
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
Granting Process / Schedule
Please mark your calendar for next year.
March: Applications available online
April (last Friday): Grant applications due in SurreyCares’ office by noon.
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 exact dates and times
Please note: The funds available for grants each year are from income earned in the previous year.
2020 Grant Applications are now closed.