Grant Information

Information for Grant SeekersHope

Applications are to be made using the Grant Application Form. Once completed, please email the application to

When to Apply?

The Foundation accepts applications anytime 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. Applicants must demonstrate how their initiative will benefit the community and how the project will be funded beyond the grant from the Community Foundation. 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.

Guidelines to Qualify for a Grant

  • A charity registered with CCRA must be involved in your project. Contact us for further information.
  • The applicant must carry out its activities in Pinawa.
  • 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.
  • 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

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.