Enderby Financial Community Endowment

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Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for 2024 granting are closed.

EOIs submitted now until December 1, 2024 will be considered for our 2025 grant cycle.

The Enderby Financial Community Endowment was created as a legacy gift to support the community of Enderby and Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District.

The Enderby Financial Community Endowment provides grants through two funding streams:

Promoting Resilient and Resourceful Communities - grants up to $15,000

Grants will be made to community-based projects addressing one of the following areas:

  • Youth-based programming
  • Enhancing community education and literacy
  • Community services for at-risk populations (e.g., at-risk of hunger, abuse, neglect, homelessness, etc.)
  • Seniors support services 

Capacity Building Grants - grants up to $10,000

This funding is intended to support internal learning needs that address the growth of your organization in areas of leadership, planning, teamwork, or organizational development.

Types of projects considered:

  • Leadership training
  • Volunteer training
  • Governance training and consulting
  • Strategic and organizational planning support
  • Internal workshops
  • Infrastructure support (e.g., office equipment)


Click here to see our 2024 Enderby Financial Community Endowment grant recipients.

Applications for projects supporting the funding focus areas will be considered using the following criteria:

  • Projects should benefit the community of Enderby or communities in Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District.
  • Preference is given to projects that build community capacity. For instance, programs which help individuals and families learn new skills and abilities.
  • It is preferred that the requesting organization should be contributing toward some of the project costs or should be raising funds from other sources, as the Foundation's role is one of partnership.
  • Projects should benefit many and offer equal and open access.
  • Proposals should be for clearly presented specific projects or programs.
  • Funding is available for faith-based organizations so long as the requested project is for general community benefit.
  • Funding is available to federally-registered charities and "qualified donees" as described by the CRA.


Application Process and Timeline

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please fill out our expression of interest form. If your project fits within our criteria, you will be invited to submit a full application for a grant closer to the application deadline. If your submission falls outside of the Foundation’s granting abilities, you will be contacted. We reach out to community partners on a quarterly schedule. 


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