Interested in funding opportunities relevant to the social impact space?

The Purppl team diligently maintains this funding blog with opportunities that connect capital to impact. Let us know if a particular opportunity catches your eye and if you would like to work with Purppl to strategize and get a second opinion about your application.

If you are interested in capacity-building funding, The Purppl team may be a good fit for you in the near future! Click on that button under the funding opportunity and get in touch with Jude Brunt, our amazing Community Engagement Specialist.

Impact & Leadership Development Program

The Impact & Leadership Development Program (ILDP) is a grant-supported coaching program designed for emerging social entrepreneurs and impact leaders seeking support to build sustainable revenue for sustained impact. Through the ILDP, Purppl’s team of experienced Entrepreneurs In Residence walk alongside you to build your capacity and capability in four key areas.

Maximum Amount: N/A

Deadline: July 9, 2024 for BC’s Thompson-Okanagan, July 16 for the Fraser Valley.

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 Community Gaming Grants

For Not-for-profit organizations providing programs or services of direct benefit to the broader community.

Maximum Amount:Local organizations: up to $125,000 per year, Regional/Provincial organizations: up to $250,000 per year

Deadline: August 31 2024

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BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund

The BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund (MJF) will help manufacturing companies modernize, innovate, and grow by providing funding for capital projects in all regions in B.C., particularly in communities affected by economic impacts or downturns. The program welcomes applications from all manufacturing sectors. There will be a particular focus on helping the forestry sector retrofit and develop new, sustainable value-added business lines that reduce dependency on old growth logging and make innovative use of biomaterials.

Maximum Amount: $50 000

Deadline: Feb 28, 2025

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Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Fund (PRF)

The Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Fund (PRF) provides multi-year flexible operating grants for B.C. Indigenous-led non-profits working to advance Indigenous poverty reduction and social inclusion in their communities.

Maximum Amount: $200 000

Deadline: When funds are fully committed

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Canada Arts Presentation Fund

The CAPF provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series (arts presenters) and organizations that offer support to arts presenters.

Through the CAPF, Canadians have access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities. Each year, the CAPF supports approximately 680 professional arts festivals and performing arts series, as well as other activities related to art presentation, in more than 270 cities or communities across Canada.

The CAPF has 2 main components — Programming and Development. The Programming component has 2 streams: Professional Arts Festivals and Performing Arts Series Presenters; and Presenter Support Organizations.

Maximum Amount: N/A

Deadline: Various deadlines throughout the year

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Canada Arts Training Fund

The Canada Arts Training Fund (CATF) supports arts training in Canada. The CATF provides financial support for the ongoing operations of Canadian arts organizations that specialize in training artists for professional national or international artistic careers, at the highest levels.

Maximum Amount: N/A

Deadline: June 30 2024

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The Arthur and Audrey Cutten Foundation

The Arthur and Audrey Cutten Foundation awards grants to educational organizations and religious organizations within Canada and has been supporting Canadian Charities since January 1, 1967. Grants are generally made for equipment, furniture etc., program funding, special projects and capital projects.

Granting will be more favorable, but not limited to, organizations that are of an educational or religious intent

Grants are not generally made for operating funding or ongoing programs, unless to add new value to the already in existence program.

Grants are not made to other Private/Public Foundations.

Maximum Amount: $50000

Deadline: September 30

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Building Communities through Arts and Heritage

The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program was created to help you celebrate your community – both its past and its present. This program increases opportunities for local artists; local artisans; local heritage performers or specialists; and local First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cultural carriers to be involved in their community through festivals, events and projects. It also allows local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage. The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program offers funding through three separate components: Local Festivals, Community Anniversaries, Legacy Fund.

Maximum Amount: $200 000

Deadline: Various deadlines throughout the year

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Community Funding Request

If your initiative helps build healthier communities, This is a good fit! Their focus is making a meaningful difference by improving financial literacy and economic development in the communities the organization serves.  This initiative includes their:

  • Building Healthy Communities Fund (up to $10000)
  • Community Investment Program (up to $1000)
  • Corporate sponsorships

Maximum Amount: $10000

Deadline: Not provided

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TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund

Telus provide flexible grants to Indigenous organizations, not-for-profits and community groups. Grants are available up to $50,000 and are to support Indigenous-led initiatives that support tangible positive outcomes.

Requests eligible for funding: Your organization, community group or project supports Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) within Canada. OR. You address a pressing social or well-being need and create measurable community outcomes.

Maximum Amount: $50 000

Deadline: Spring: February 5 to March 29, 2024, Fall: August 19 to October 11, 2024

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Gulf & Fraser Foundation

The Gulf & Fraser Foundation is now accepting applications. In 2023, the Foundation donated almost $400,000 to 49 local organizations—that could be you!

The Foundation provides financial assistance to registered charities that build on the values of their credit union to make a positive and lasting impact in the community. It supports organizations prioritizing community health, social care, and a positive environmental impact. If this sounds like you, apply now.

Maximum Amount: Not provided

Deadline: March 31, 2024

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Rural Transit Solutions Fund

The Rural Transit Solutions Fund seeks to help Canadians living in rural and remote areas get around their communities more easily for their day-to-day activities, and connect with other communities nearby.  From on-demand services, to publicly-owned ride shares, and volunteer community car-pooling, funding will help rural, remote, Northern, and Indigenous communities to develop and offer new public transit options to their residents. Eligible organizations representing these communities can seek support through two program streams depending on the nature of their project:

Planning and Design Projects stream & Capital Projects stream.

Maximum Amount:$50,000

Deadline: Until funds run out

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Social Enterprise & Scaling Impact Streams

Innoweave provides funded coaching access for organizations looking to expand a program or implement a new approach or deepen their social impact. Yes, Purppl can provide the coaching.

Who Should Apply: Any organization with a clear and shared definition of the impact they seek to achieve.

Maximum Amount: $10,000
Deadlines: December 15, April 15, August 15

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Community Prosperity Fund

The Community Prosperity Fund is a new $25 million fund made possible through the Stronger Community Services Fund from Government of BC. These awards will be distributed by BC community foundations. Vancouver Foundation believes in community-driven decisions and trusts the expertise of local community foundations to guide their collective efforts towards poverty reduction and sustainable community development.

This fund will provide multi-year operational grants for charities and non-profits addressing poverty reduction and social inclusion across the province.

Maximum Amount: N/A

Deadline: May 2024

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