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Kelowna Kiwanis 2017 Legacy Fund Grant

Grants to British Columbia Registered Charities for Programs and
Projects that Benefit Children and Youth in Eligible Regions

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Foundation / Corporation

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Central Okanagan Foundation (COF) and Kiwanis Clubs of Kelowna (KCK) - Kiwanis Legacy Fund

Deadline Date:

06/15/21 3:30 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000 to British Columbia registered charities for programs and projects that benefit children and youth in eligible regions. Funding may be used to cover equipment purchases and direct service expenses. Organizations must provide services to residents of the Central Okanagan School District 23, including Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Peachland.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189426

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests can be to the maximum of $15,000.

Term of Contract:

One-year grant

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This Grant Application is for registered charities within the area defined as Central Okanagan School District 23 (this includes Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland).

Only organizations that hold a current Revenue Canada Registration # are eligible. If the organization applying is not a registered charity, an Intermediary Agency Agreement with a registered charity, must be included in the grant application package. For the agreement template, please contact the Central Okanagan Foundation granting staff.

The proposed project must support Children and Youth (birth to 19) within Central Okanagan Communities (School District 23).

The recipient organization must be:
- Inclusive and open to the community
- Of benefit to the children and youth of the community
- All of the Kiwanis Legacy Fund grant must be directly spent on the project or program described in the grant application.

The recipient organization must not be:
- A business
- A fundraising group or committee
- A political party, political action group or lobby group
- A federal, provincial, regional, municipal or other local government
- A hospital or medical or health care facility
- A service club, school, PAC or correctional facility

The recipient organization must not use the funds for:
- Travel that is social, recreational or invitational in nature
- Travel or other costs related to administrative type meetings such as annual general meetings, board meetings or staff/board retreats
- Out of area (Central Okanagan) travel or expenditures or aid
- Sustaining endowment funds, retroactive, or third-party funding
- Professional development of a board and/or staff
- Ongoing (including organization administration) / annual contractor’s fees (project only)
- Debt retirement, reserves and mortgage pay-downs
- Activities of a religious organization that primarily serves their membership/parishioners and/or for direct religious purposes. Funds cannot be used for renovations or maintenance of religious facilities.
- parishioners.
- School construction, including playground equipment
- Annual fund drives
- Improvements or additions to land or property which might revert to private ownership

Pre-Application Information:

- Grant Application Deadline: 3:30 PM on June 15th - or the closest working day after the 1st, if either day falls on a weekend.
- Applications received after these deadlines will be returned to the applicant.
- Notifications: All organizations will be notified of the status of their application when COF Board approval is granted, approximately six to eight weeks after the grant application deadline.

Subsequent Grant applicants for the same project will be reviewed for its merits within the community compared to other grant applications.

Only one grant application from an organization in a twelve-month period is accepted.

Funding must only be used to cover services and/or equipment for the project described in this application. Project administration costs acceptable up to 8% of the funds.

Applicants are encouraged to locate and include other funding sources for their projects or operational programs.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please email an electronic version of the complete Grant Application Package (including attachments of supporting materials) to:
Cheryl Miller, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives
Ph: 250-861-6160

Central Okanagan Foundation
Landmark 1, 306 1726
Dolphin Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R9

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: Central Okanagan School District 23 (this includes Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland);

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