Community foundations are charitable organizations which manage and operate endowed funds, and the earnings benefit a geographic community in perpetuity. Community foundation endowment funds provide grants to non-profit societies for community and social enhancement.
The Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds were established when five electoral areas (A, C, E, F, G and H) participated in Northern Development Initiative Trust's Community Foundation Matching Grant Program which provided $50,000 in matched funding to establish a dedicated endowment. The matching funding came from each electoral area’s Community Grants-In-Aid budget. The Prince George Community Foundation facilitated the funds' establishment and manages the investment of the permanent funds. Donations of charitable gifts are invested in these permanent trust funds, and community groups or organizations can apply for grants from the investment income generated.
The Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds have supported projects including:
- community hall upgrades, seniors' recreation, musical instruments, audio visual equipment, resource lending library
- recreation site catalogue, trail development, community gardens, playground upgrades, picnic tables, ball field and ice rink improvements, equestrian equipment
- needs assessment study
- well improvements
Applications & Reporting
The Grants Committee for the Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds accepts applications for:
- Electoral Area A: Salmon River-Lakes Endowment Fund
- Electoral Area C: Chilako River-Nechako Endowment Fund
- Electoral Area E: Hixon-Woodpecker Endowment Fund
- Electoral Area F: Willow River-Upper Fraser Endowment Fund
- Electoral Area G: Crooked River-Parsnip Endowment Fund
Guidelines can change from one intake to another, so review the new 2023 Granting Guidelines [PDF/150KB] and some helpful hints for submitting a successful application.
Final report forms [PDF/181KB] are due November 1 every year. Reports from previous years must be submitted in order to be considered for a new grant.
The 2023 grant application deadline was Friday March 3. Stay tuned for information about the 2024 grant cycle.
Interested to learn more? View the the January 28 online grant workshop presentation. [PDF/1.1MB]
In collaboration with the Prince George Community Foundation.