Cortes Island Community Foundation
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*Applications are currently closed. Recommendations by the CICF granting committee have been given to the SRD.
The Cortes Island Community Foundation, with assistance from volunteer community leaders, has partnered with the Strathcona Regional District and Director Noba Anderson to assist with the dispersion and review of the grant-in-aid requests for the 2022 year. The recommendations of the committee will be submitted to the Strathcona Regional District board for final consideration and anticipated endorsement. As in years past, the total GIA pool of funds are $25,000 and are intended to benefit the community through support of the work of community nonprofits.
Any recipients of GIA awards from 2021 need to send a final report before applying for 2022 funds. All 2022 GIA award recipients will also have to do a simple final report. This year’s Grant-in-Aid requests are due in by end of day September 16th.
This year there are two categories of Grants in Aid being offered.
There will be multiple grants of up to $3,000 provided to support community events, strategic planning efforts, board and staff development, capacity building, and for seeding new initiatives. Organizations who applied last year for funds for organizational development are encouraged to follow-up on initiatives begun last year.
There will be one grant of up to $10,000 provided for a larger, strategic initiative preferably involving multiple partners that is particularly timely.