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Need funding for a Surrey project? $50K in community grants available in April


SurreyCares Community Foundation chair John Lawson and executive director Susan Richards in a photo posted to the non-profit organization’s Facebook page in September 2023. (Photo: facebook.com/SurreyCares)


SurreyCares Community Foundation is giving away more than $50,000 in community grants this spring.


The nonprofit organization’s Community Grants portal is open for a month starting Monday, April 1, for projects in three categories (general community, special needs and youth).

“Our grants are inclusive, as we try to capture the needs within the community and help as many nonprofits as possible,” says a post on the website surreycares.org/communitygrants2024, where grant applications are made.


Established 30 years ago, in 1994, SurreyCares’ mission is “to build a healthy and resilient community by engaging donors and funding charities. We believe in the power of philanthropy to create positive change and improve the lives of those in need.”

Posted below are descriptions of the three Community Grant categories:


General Community

“We encourage nonprofits with a wide range of projects to apply through this funding stream. We aim to support nonprofits large and small, as we uplift some of Surrey’s most vulnerable. Many of the projects that fall into this category are having the greatest impact on community needs. These may include Arts, Culture, Education & Literacy, Heritage, Newcomers, Climate Change and Seniors. No project is too small and we encourage small nonprofits in Surrey to submit an application.”


Disabilities & Special Needs

“As an inclusive organization, projects funded through the Disabilities & Special Needs stream are intended to support employment programs for adults living with disabilities. We are grateful to the SRS Vocational Services Society for their donation to this endowment fund.”


Youth Initiatives

“As the future of Surrey, youth play a vital role in our community. It’s of paramount importance that we support initiatives uplifting them, their ideas and the innovative things they’re doing to make Surrey and vibrant place to live. Projects funded through this stream are either youth-led or benefit youth. We’re grateful to Coast Capital, Surrey Youth and CIBC Wood Gundy for establishing this fund through their generous donation.”

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