[MtWadFood] Fwd: [BCFSN] Fwd: Vancouver Foundation's Field of Interest Grants - up to $75, 000 per year for social innovations

Kathleen Cooper gaudcoop at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 31 17:26:01 EDT 2015


I would be very interested in applying for funds to expand our community garden.
Kathleen  Cooper

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> On Mar 31, 2015, at 2:23 PM, Leslie Dyck <leslie.dyck11 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Hi All,
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> Here are some new funding opportunities through the Vancouver Foundation. If you are planning to apply for one of the grants, it would likely be a good idea for us to talk to each other.  A conversation may help us avoid submitting competing/similar/duplicate proposals from our region, and/or there may opportunities for groups to support each other/collaborate on similar projects.  We could discuss here on the email thread or if needed I'd be happy to set up a meeting.  
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> Bye for now,
> Leslie
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> Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 1:59 PM
> Subject: [BCFSN] Fwd: Vancouver Foundation's Field of Interest Grants - up to $75, 000 per year for social innovations
> To: BCFSN list <food at bcfsn.org>
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> Anyone in need of money for a terrific project? (Anyone NOT?) Check these out.
> 
> Cathryn
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> From: Vancouver Foundation - <communications at vancouverfoundation.ca>
> Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 1:49 PM
> Subject: Vancouver Foundation's Field of Interest Grants - up to $75,000 per year for social innovations
> To: cjwellner at gmail.com
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> Greetings!
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> Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Foundation's Field of Interest Grants. We've been working hard to simplify the number of granting fields, improve the application experience, and learn more about the impact of grantees in the community.
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> Today we are pleased to share with you details of our redesigned Field of Interest Grants program. We'd like to give special thanks to everyone that participated in consultation sessions for providing us with essential feedback regarding the redesign. Your contribution had a great impact on our work.
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> Our spring cycle Field of Interest Grants call for applications is now open. 
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> You will be able to submit your application online from early May 2015. The submission deadline is 12 midnight on May 15, 2015.
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> We will also offer a fall 2015 grant cycle, so there will be another opportunity to apply later in the year.
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> The Field of Interest Grants section of our website includes information about what we fund, our fields of interest, and the grant types you can choose from. You can take our eligibility quiz, and find out more about how to apply.
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> Before you go, we'd like to take a moment to show you around some of the new features of our redesigned Field of Interest Grants. To find out how the program can support your project - see below.
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> We look forward to working with you soon.  
> 
> - Field of Interest Grants Team, Vancouver Foundation
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> Social innovations make an impact
> Vancouver Foundation recognizes that communities are complex and it can be challenging to make meaningful change. That's why we're focusing our Field of Interest Grants on new ideas - social innovations - that look at problems or issues in a new way.
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> We've always supported promising new ideas, and our redesigned Field of Interest Grants program gives grant applicants common outcomes to work toward and clearer guidelines to follow.
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> Take a look at what we fund to get the idea.
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> Four simple fields of interest, new guidelines
> We've simplified our program to four broad fields of interest: Arts and Culture; Education and Training; Environment; Health and Social Development. We heard through consultation with the community that this is an intuitive and well understood approach.
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> Our fields of interest guidelines include a description of each field, expected outcomes, areas of focus, specific areas of dedicated funding, the role of our Volunteer Advisors, and provide contact information for staff at Vancouver Foundation.
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> Check out our field of interest guidelines.
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> Three types of grants: Develop, Test, and Grow
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> We now offer three types of Field of Interest Grants, created for the different stages of developing a social innovation. Feedback from our applicants tells us they see great value in applying for grants this way.
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> Develop grants (up to $10,000 for up to one year). Short-term grants to help organizations to turn innovative ideas into viable project plans.
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> Test grants (up to $75,000/year for up to three years). Longer-term grants to help organizations test the effectiveness of a new project.
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> Grow grants (up to $50,000/year for up to three years). Longer-term grants to help organizations grow proven projects and/or influence policy and practice.
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> Find out more about the types of grants you can apply for through our Field of Interest Grants.
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> Volunteer advisors, experts in their fields
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> We will continue to review Field of Interest Grant applications in partnership with our Volunteer Advisors- all experts in their respective field. 
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> We are committed to the principle of community guided granting, and grateful for the energy, ideas and time of our volunteer advisors.
> Find out more
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> Please see the Fields of Interest Grants section of our website for more information about the program. We look forward to receiving your application.
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