The Fundraising Committee has collected some resources for local organizations. This is not a comprehensive list, but hopefully it will be a good starting point for your organization to find some funding. We encourage you to stay in touch with your current funders to confirm if any guidelines have changed.
List of Federal Government Resources
Imagine Canada has prepared a list of federal government supports available for not for profit and charitable organizations.
Sunshine Coast Community Foundation
In response to community needs created by the Covid-19 health pandemic, Sunshine Coast Community Foundation has established the Sunshine Coast Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund. This fund, seeded by resources from the Community Foundation, and to which individuals and businesses may contribute, is intended to provide emergency relief to charities whose operations, programs, or services are negatively impacted by the restrictions or other factors related to the current situation. The fund is particularly intended to support:
(1) organizations that are addressing the needs of those with mental health issues, seniors facing isolation, youth and families living in poverty, and those in inadequate housing; or
(2) organizations in other sectors whose operations or financial stability are jeopardized because of the challenges of fundraising in the current environment.
The Community Foundation can make grants directly only to registered charities (i.e., those that can issue charitable tax receipts) or other qualified donees (e.g., municipal governments, universities, or First Nations). Organizations that are not registered charities may partner with a registered charity for the purpose of applying for a grant.
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Please contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.741.7360 with any questions.
Sunshine Coast Community Forest Legacy Fund
The Legacy Fund is currently accepting Letters of Intent from community groups, public sector agencies and non-profit organizations. They recognize there is extraordinary need in our community at this time and will consider projects which fall outside of the usual criteria, provided that they meet the core goal of benefit to our community.
Letters of interest are due by May 15.
Canada Emergency Support Fund
Application details have not been released yet. Some information on the program is available at