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The Coquitlam Foundation offers bursaries and scholarships to Coquitlam residents, and grants to community organizations in the Tri-Cities. The Foundation is proud of its 20-year history of encouraging and supporting a vibrant, healthy and sustainable community. Our vision for the City of Coquitlam is a community where quality of life is enhanced by residents and organizations creating lasting legacies and building endowment funds that support bursaries, scholarships and community grants.
Since 1992, visionary donors have built the Coquitlam Foundation into a growing endowment that helps local individuals and non-profit organizations meet community needs. Each year, the earnings on these endowment funds are reinvested into the community, with upwards of $50,000 being distributed to community groups and students annually.
THE COQUITLAM FOUNDATION HAS ONE GRANT CYCLE EACH YEAR
THE 2012 BURSARY, SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT CYCLE IS NOW OPEN.
Application forms are available on the website and the deadline for submissions is February 23, 2012 at 4 pm. See the section on Application Process & Forms for more information and links to the application forms. Successful applicants will be notified in May and will be invited to attend the Coquitlam Foundation Awards Celebration Evening at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on May 29, 2012.
BURSARIES & SCHOLARSHIPS
Each year the Foundation distributes bursaries and scholarships to students who are residents of Coquitlam (unless otherwise specified in particular funds) and who are enrolling in post-secondary studies.
The Coquitlam Foundation invests and builds community funds which were given by residents to support specific purposes. Grants are available to registered charities or those partnering with a registered charity for the purposes of this request.
Grant may be considered in the following areas of interest:
We encourage grant applicants to contact our office to discuss their proposed project prior to finalizing your submission. This is especially important as the grant amounts available vary by category. We appreciate the time you take to prepare your submission and wish to ensure that you have an overview of the funding opportunities we have for the current year. Please see the menu section on the application process for more detail.
DONATIONS ARE MOST WELCOME
The Coquitlam Foundation is a registered charity and tax receipts are provided for donations. Donations to assist with building bursary and scholarship funds are much needed and greatly appreciated. Donations to assist with grants are also welcome. There is currently a significant need to raise funds to support youth programming and community wellness/health initiatives in the Tri-Cities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please see the menu section on the application process for more detail. If you wish to contact us with a question or to donate, please email the foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 604-468-9598.
When your heart tells you it's time to help people in your community, but your head doesn't know where to turn, it's time to look to the Coquitlam Foundation. We're your hometown partner in philanthropy, helping you help your neighbours through charitable initiatives as simple as a one-time donation to our general fund or as profound as the establishment of an endowment fund. Look to the Coquitlam Foundation when you're looking to help.