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Canada Cultural Investment Fund

The Department of Canadian Heritage is once again making their endowment fund matching program available to arts & culture organizations.

The Canada Cultural Investment Fund (Endowment Incentives Component) is intended to encourage private donors to contribute to the endowment funds of not-for-profit professional arts organizations. Organizations that qualify for funding can receive up to a maximum of a dollar for each dollar raised, depending on the availability of funds and the number of successful applicants. 

In 2015, the Department of Canadian Heritage, through its Endowment Incentives component, contributed $17.7 million in grants matching private sector donations to the endowment funds of 98 Canadian arts organizations. Since 2001, the Endowment Incentives component has provided $22.3 million in matching grants to the endowment funds of BC arts organizations; twenty four of those organizations hold endowment funds at Vancouver Foundation and have received over $2.9 million in matches.

The next application deadline is December 1, 2016 for funds raised and deposited into your endowment fund between December 1, 2015 and November 30, 2016.

To apply for the matching program please:

  1. Contact Kerri Waite, Manager, Donor Services at 604.638.8738, to alert us you are applying,
  2. Review the Endowment Incentives Component Guidelines; and,
  3. Complete the Endowment Incentives Component Application Forms.

For more information visit the Canadian Heritage website.

If you have an endowment fund at Vancouver Foundation, or, if you would like to establish an endowment fund, and are planning to apply for the match, please contact Kerri Waite, Manager, Donor Services at 604.638.8738.

We hope your organization is able to benefit from this fund matching opportunity offered by Canadian Heritage.