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Funding Resources

BC Family Child Care Association

The BCFCCA administers bursary funds to assist qualifying family child care providers and early childhood educators take quality training.

BC MCFD Child Care Major Capital Funding Program

This program is available to help offset the costs associated with the creation of new licensed child care spaces.

Resource Sheet includes list of start up items and associated costs.

BC MCFD Child Care Operating Funding Program

This program assists eligible licensed group and family child care providers with the cost of providing child care. Funding amounts are based on enrolment.

Community Foundations of Canada

Community foundation grants support everything from shelter, sustenance and care for those most in need, to recreation, the arts, and the environment.

Canadian Diabetes Association Food Skills for Families

This program helps to build healthy families and healthy communities while serving those at risk for chronic disease, including Aboriginal families.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

This free early childhood literacy program is available to children from 0 to 5 years. It encourages love of books and reading by mailing a book out each month to children from the time they are born until the their 5th birthday.

Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund

This fund is about making life better for people in rural communities. Successful projects in the past have included childcare facilities, playgrounds, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.

First Nations and Inuit Child Care Initiative (FNICCI)

FNICCI provides access to quality child care services for First Nations and Inuit children whose parents are starting a new job or participating in a training program, as part of the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS).

First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)

The FNESC provides grants and operates programs that include First Nations Languages, Parents Club and Special Education.

First Nations, Métis and Urban Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Reinvestment Initiative

Since its inception in 2010, the Initiative has funded over 1000 early childhood development projects and programs across the province. Past funding priority areas have included Capital Enhancement, Service Planning and Capacity Building, General Program Enhancement and Language and Culture.

First Peoples' Cultural Council

Includes Pre-School Language Nest Program, Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI), and BC Language Initiative (BCLI).

Health Canada

The Brighter Futures program and the Building Healthy Communities program aims to assist First Nations and Inuit communities develop community-based approaches to better health.

Home Depot Canada Foundation

Provides Community Grants for small-scale affordable housing initiatives and neighbourhood improvement projects that serve Canadians in need and encourage hands-on service through volunteer engagement.

Imagine Canada's Grant Connect

Grant Connect provides searchable, detailed information on Canadian grantmaking foundations, corporate community investment programs, as well as government funding programs and American foundations that will fund Canadian charities.

New Relationship Trust

NRT provides funds to First Nations in BC to deliver Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) projects at the community level.

Northern Health Imagine Grants

For organizations in the Northern Health region interested in health promotion projects related to Active Living, Health, Weight & Obesity Prevention, Healthy Eating, Heart Health, HIV Prevention, Injury Prevention, Road Health and/or Tobacco Free Communities.

Public Health Agency of Canada

Funding programs include Aboriginal Head Start Strategic Fund, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, Canadian Diabetes Strategy, Community Action Program for Children, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder National Strategic Project Funds.

RBC After School Project

Provides grants for programs that provide children with a safe place to go after school, where they can develop knowledge, social skills and self-esteem.

Success by 6

Success By 6 mobilizes resources to invest in prevention-focused early childhood programs and services.

United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) 

With a focus on prevention, UWLM targets grants to support solutions that contribute to the development of healthy, caring and inclusive communities. Opportunities for funding generally arise in November, February and May.

Vancouver Foundation 

Vancouver Foundation supports growth and innovation through project-based grants for new initiatives related to several areas, including Children, Youth and Families, Health, and Aboriginal Education.

Victoria Foundation

The Victoria Foundation provides grants in the five following key areas: Arts, Culture and Heritage; Community Services; Education; Environment; Health and Recreation. For even more funding sources, see Victoria Foundation's website.


Need Help Writing Funding Proposals or Grants?

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