Grants and Awards

Grant Support

Grant Support

The granting process is a major part of the Foundation’s business each year. There are four types of grants made, three of which require a formal application to the Foundation. The grants process is managed by a Grants Committee made up of members of the Board of Directors and by volunteers from a cross-section of the community. The Board of Directors approves the grants recommended by the Committee.

What We Support

One of the most satisfying aspects of our activities is the award of grants to a variety of social service, recreational, cultural and environmental groups serving the North Shore. The grants assistance provided each year falls into four general categories:

Community Grants

A portion of the investment income earned from the endowment funds entrusted to the Foundation is awarded annually on a discretionary basis in the form of various community grants. Community Grants go toward supporting a wide range of good causes; some grants must be awarded for women, some for seniors, some for sports and recreation, some for arts and culture, and so forth, according to the terms of the underlying endowment trust agreements.

Applications: We welcome applications for grants assistance from interested parties. These applications are reviewed by our Grants Committee which evaluates the projects and recommends those most worthy to our Board for approval. The application deadline is September 1st. Please send your application to 

Details: A listing of the discretionary grants awarded can be found in the latest annual report of the Foundation.

Directed Trust Fund Accounts for Charities and Non-Profits

Charities and non-profit organizations with trust funds held by the Foundation can expect to receive their grant cheques by June 30th each year. In most instances, no formal application is required since the determination of how the funds will be applied is governed by an underlying agreement or by an independent board of trustees. The following funds fall into this ‘directed’ category:

  • Capilano Golf Endowment Fund
  • District of North Vancouver Community Heritage Grants Fund
  • Evergreen House Music Fund
  • Fund for the Arts of the North Shore (FANS)
  • North Shore Neighbourhood House
  • North Vancouver Community Arts Centre
  • North Vancouver District Public Library
  • North Vancouver Museum & Archives
  • St. Martin’s Church Fund

North Shore Mayors’ Golf Tournament Annual Designated Charity

Each year the Foundation organizes a golf tournament, in collaboration with the mayors of the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver. A portion of the funds raised are given to a designated North Shore charity. Additionally, some of the funds raised each year also go towards augmenting the capital in the Mayors’ Community Trust Fund. This Fund was set up to assist emerging environmental and social needs on the North Shore. Since its inception in 2008, the Tournament has raised over $1,200,000. Interested in applying for grant support from the Mayors’ Golf Tournament? Details.


Youth interested in learning more about these scholarships should consult their respective high school guidance departments for details on how to access this support as the scholarships are awarded based on recommendations by the respective high school.

  • City of North Vancouver Youth Centennial Scholarship Fund
  • Judy Dennis Emerging Artist Training Fund Scholarship
  • Colin Jones Memorial Fund
  • North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association
  • Rotary Club of North Vancouver Scholarship Fund
  • Strongman All‐Rounder Awards

City of North Vancouver Youth Centennial Scholarship: In the case of the City of North Vancouver Youth Centennial Scholarship, an application is required from the prospective applicant. Details.

Judy Dennis Emerging Artist Training Fund Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually by the Foundation to assist a North Shore resident to develop specific artistic skills in their chosen arts discipline (includes but is not limited to music, dance, theatre, writing and all types of visual arts.) Application



Turning Point Recovery Centre is extremely grateful to the North Shore Community Foundation for its contribution to support the purchase of furniture for our living and dining rooms at our new women’s addiction recovery centre on Lloyd Avenue.

Brenda Plant

Turning Point Recovery Centre

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