Grant Information

Information for Grant Seekers


Applications are to be made using the Grant Application form.

Who Should Apply?

Applications are only accepted from organizations holding a Charitable Registration Number from Canada Customs & Revenue Agency effective before applying for the grant. It is the number you receive when you achieve charitable status and which allows you to write official tax receipts.

When to Apply?

Applications must be made to the Pinawa Foundation using the supplied application form.  All required information must accompany the application form in order for the application to be considered.  Grant applications are accepted throughout the year.

Awarding Grants

An application will be reviewed by a Granting Committee of the Board.  A recommendation is made to the Board for approval. Each application is evaluated using criteria described in the Foundation’s Granting Guidelines. Normally, grants will be finalized within three months of an application deadline. Grant awards include an appropriate public announcement to increase awareness and promote the work of the Pinawa Foundation.

Proof of expenditures must be submitted within one year of the date of grant approval, in order for grant funds to be disbursed.  If funds have not been requested in the one year period, the grant is null and void.  The Board will regularly review projects receiving grants to ensure that the guideline requirements have been met.

In assessing requests, the Foundation looks at organizations that show fiscal responsibility, have a committed volunteer board, represent the community they service and have the capacity to carry out the work.  Applicants must demonstrate how their initiative will benefit the community and how the project will be funded beyond the grant from the Community Foundation.

Guidelines to Qualify for a Grant

  • Only charities registered with CCRA are eligible for grants from the Pinawa Foundation.
  • The applicant must carry out its activities in the LGD of Pinawa.
  • The applicant must make services and access available without discrimination because of race, colour, religion, sex, age, marital status or handicap.
  • Applications will be considered for capital projects, project start-ups, new organization start-ups and human resource development.
  • The availability of other sources of funding/granting/fundraising must be in place; the Pinawa Foundation will not fund 100% of any particular project.
  • Requests for multiple year funding, up to three years, will be considered.   The Community Foundation does not provide ongoing funding.
  • Preference is given to projects which:
    • benefit the whole community
    • encourage more efficient use of community resources
    • demonstrate new approaches and techniques in the solution of community problems
    • address the underlying causes of problems in our society
    • promote volunteer participation
  • Grants are not made to or for:
    • individuals
    • annual fund drives
    • pay down mortgages or reduce deficits
    • support operating expenses
    • projects already completed
    • political activities
    • direct religious activities of religious groups or organization, except when community access is available and the community-at-large will benefit significantly

What We Fund?

The Pinawa Foundation awards grants for charitable activities in the arts, education, social services, the environment, health, culture and recreation, or any project that will maintain or improve the quality of life for the people of the Pinawa area.

Final Reporting and Recognition

  • Prior to the issue of a grant a formal Grant Agreement will be signed by each successful applicant.
  • There is an expectation that successful applicants will provide appropriate public recognition to the Foundation.
  • Successful applicants are expected to provide a representative to attend the grants award ceremony in person.
  • A Final Report is required from all successful applicants no later than the date specified on the Grant Agreement.  Late or incomplete final reports can affect future grants.