Funding Opportunities

While not a comprehensive list, here are a few good funding opportunities organized by month of intake.  Please check back regularly as we will update this list as new information becomes available:

Real Estate Foundation of BC – Deadline: January.  Supports three project areas: the built environment, fresh water sustainability and sustainable food systems. Requests of up to $20,000 are accepted until the deadline. Larger requests involve a two step process.  Click here for more information.

Vancouver Foundation – Deadline: January.  Environment grants support the health and resilience of British Columbia’s environment in a changing world.  Click here for more information.

Alpine Club of Canada – Deadline: January.  Provides support that contributes to the protection and preservation of mountain and climbing environments, including the preservation of alpine flora and fauna in their natural habitat.  Click here for more information.

Brainerd Foundation – Deadline: Ongoing.  Funding to protect the environment and to build broad citizen support for conservation.  Click here for more information.

Weeden Foundation – Deadline: January.  Funding biodiversity preservation and land acquisition.  Click here for more information.

Bird Studies Canada Baillie Memorial Fund – Deadline: January.  Small grants of up to $1000 support projects that engage the skills and enthusiasm of amateur naturalists and volunteers to help us understand, appreciate, and conserve Canadian birds in their natural environments. Click here for more information.

WWF Community Water Fund – Deadline: January.  The fund provides grants to registered charitable organizations working on critical projects that aim to conserve, protect, or restore freshwater and riparian habitats and the species living within them.  Click here for more information.

Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP) – Deadline: January.  This program provides up to $50,000 annually to projects in the Waneta area that promote conservation and restoration through research, physical works, and other on-the-ground or applied projects.  Eligible projects include research, species inventories, educational programs, development of management plans, habitat creation (restoration, rehabilitation), weed control, habitat protection and land acquisition.  Click here for more information.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation – Deadline: February.  Funds amounts under $2500 for community habitat, restoration, gardens and education projects. Click here for more information.

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) – Deadline: February.  Helps pay for bus transportation, outdoor project materials and field trip leader or program fees for BC schools and classes.  Click here for more information.

Evergreen Canada Green Grants – Deadline: February.  This program provides support for native planting initiative, invasive species removal, community food gardens, youth-based and intergenerational projects, wildlife habitat restoration and aquatic stewardship projects.  Click here for more information.

Mountain Equipment Coop – Deadline: March.  Support for projects involving land acquisition, capacity building, advocacy and awareness, and access and activity. Click here for more information.

Real Estate Foundation of BC – Deadline: March.  Stage 1 deadline for grants over $20,000 supporting sustainable food systems, freshwater sustainability or the sustainable built environment.  Click here for more information.

Mountain Equipment Coop – Deadline: September.  Support for projects involving land acquisition, capacity building, advocacy and awareness, and access and activity. Click here for more information.

Columbia Basin Trust Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP) – Deadline: Fall (date tba).  CBT provides support to community-initiated and-supported projects that aim to reduce the impacts humans have on local and regional ecosystems.  Click here for more information.

Wildlife Habitat Canada Conservation Grant Program – Deadline: November.  Provides support for projects that address priority activities under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) as well as regional and local habitat projects of importance to other migratory game birds.  Click here for more information.

Environment Canada Eco-Action Funding Program – Deadline: November.  This program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities.  Click here for more information.