Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds

Background

Community foundations are charitable organizations which primarily manage and operate the permanent collection of endowed funds, and the earnings are used for the long-term benefit of a geographically defined community, in perpetuity. Community foundation endowment funds will provide grants to non-profit societies for community and social enhancement within the community area.

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 from a regional development account 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 establishment of the funds and manages the investment of the permanent funds. Donations of charitable gifts are invested in these permanent trust funds, and the investment income generated allows for community groups or organizations to apply for grant funds to support eligible projects.

Since 2015, the Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds have supported projects that include:

  • community hall equipment and upgrades
  • recreation site catalogue, trail development, seniors' recreation
  • ball field and ice rink improvements, equestrian equipment
  • community gardens, playground upgrades, picnic tables
  • musical instruments, audio visual equipment, resource lending library
  • needs assessment study
  • well improvements
  • signage

Applications & Reporting

The Grants Committee for the Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds accepts grant applications for:

  • Chilako River-Nechako Endowment Fund
  • Crooked River-Parsnip Endowment Fund
  • Hixon-Woodpecker Endowment Fund
  • Salmon River-Lakes Endowment Fund
  • Willow River-Upper Fraser Endowment Fund    

The 2022 endowment funds granting cycle is complete. 

Please check back in November 2022 for information on the 2023 Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds Grant Opportunities.

Review the Granting Guidelines and to learn more about the purpose of the endowment grants and the requirements for applications to be considered.

Endowment Funds  PowerPoint Presentation 

Final reports from previous projects are due November 1 of each year. Make sure a Grant Report Form is submitted prior to the new application deadline in order for any new grant application to be considered.

For further information, contact:
Meredith Burmaster
Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds Grants Committee Liaison 
mburmaster@rdffg.bc.ca  250-960-4441

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