HOW TO APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY GRANT?

The call for grant applications has been announced on our website (view news release here) and through social media. We encourage organizations to get their grant applications in well before the deadline, in case there are follow up questions.

WBCF uses a two-step application process for grants of $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) and over. This process is meant to assist applicants. Projects under $10,000 complete one simple application. This ensures unsuccessful applicants do not waste time and resources to a lengthy proposal, and allows our grants committee an opportunity to raise questions in a follow up to larger requests.

If you are applying for less than $10,000, please complete the small grant application here. Download the budget template here.

Grant applications of $10,000 or more should also apply using the large grant preliminary application. If your application passes initial screening, the Grants Committee may follow up and ask for a more detailed proposal and/or interview.

We do acknowledge receipt of grant applications but it doesn’t hurt to follow-up to ensure your application has been received before the deadline.


Grant Target Areas

For each grant cycle we establish target areas we wish to fund, based on community need. If you want to discuss a specific idea before applying, please e-mail the grants committee at wbcfgrants@gmail.com.

The WBCF 2019 Community Grant target areas, in order of priority, are:

  1. Programs or projects that lead to the sustainability of the social profit sector through collaboration or social enterprise;

  2. Prevention and/or early intervention programs or projects that are working to solve root causes and potentially make a systems change;

  3. Programs or projects that provide wellness support for individuals and families experiencing crisis.