North Shore Table Matters

Funding Resources

Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia
Small grants available.

BC Rural Network
Up to the minute funding ideas, even for urban areas; can subscribe to newsletter and get emails re funding opportunities.

Community Futures
For entrepreneurs and social enterprises.

Local Government Agriculture Planning Program
Local governments, or joint project between local government and an agriculture organization.

VanCity EnviroFund
Supports initiatives that encourage and support local and/or organic food production that maintains ecosystem health

BC Healthy Communities
Provides funding to local governments to support learning about the community context for health and well-being, partnership development between sectors, collaborative priority setting for health and well-being in local planning and policy, and innovative action to influence local health outcomes.

Municipal Government Grants
Grant programs for local government.

Variety of funding opportunities including community gardens.

Columbia Basin Trust – Community Development Program
The EIP application form and guidelines are available at

EcoAction: A Community Funding Program
Helps groups carry out action-orientated projects that protect or improve the environment in their community.

Project registry to help similar projects share information; provides information on funding opportunities and proposal writing tips; provides funding for school-related gardens.

Evergreen Partnership Grants
Supports community gardening projects that involve native plants and food gardening.

Shell  Environment Fund
Supports initiatives for grass-roots, action-oriented projects that improve and protect the environment.

Community Impact Grants
Funds non-profit organizations that construct, refurbish and/or maintain play spaces, community gathering places, or the rebuilding of structures damaged in weather-related disasters.

TD Bank
Friends of the Environment Foundation – Community Fund
Provide funding support for community-based initiatives.
List of TDF projects and programs at
Applications procedure at

Vancity Enviro Fund
Support community initiatives that address local environmental concerns.

VanCity Project Grants
Supports projects that contribute to the social justice, economic self-reliance or environmental responsibility of a community.

VanCity Community Branch Grants
Each branch makes small grants to local initiatives that improve the well-being of the community in which the branch operates.

Vancouver Foundation Grant Information