Grants

Search or browse below to see past Field of Interest grants. You may search by recipient organization name, project name, or city. Additionally, in the sidebar you may filter the grants displayed by year, interest or grant amount.

Ecojustice Canada Society

Salish Sea Endangered Species Protection Initiative

The Salish Sea is critical habitat for the Southern Resident killer whales. However, the sea is approaching an ecological threshold where industrial expansion is exceeding its capacity as a productive and healthy ecosystem, and a precautionary approach is needed for managing risk before large projects are approved. This critical habitat for these genetically and geographically distinct orcas, includes attributes such as acoustic space, prey availability, and water quality. These attributes have been compromised to varying degrees, the Southern Residents’ viability has been greatly reduced. Only through enforceable legal protections will their extinction be avoided.
$100,000.00
2019

Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance Society

DiverseTheatreBC (DTBC) Digital Platform Project

The Canadian theatre/opera sector faces unique challenges in seeking to address systemic racism & white supremacy through increased representation & inclusion of Indigenous & racialized artists, and the artistic work of those from marginalized communities. DiverseTheatreBC is a digital platform that will foster intersectional interculturalism, building greater diversity, collaboration & community in BC. Its central tool will be a searchable database of Indigenous and racialized artists – performers, playwrights, directors, designers, opera singers and other theatre professionals – which engagers (theatres, schools, social non-profits, film/TV casting directors) may access as subscribers.
$100,000.00
2018

Tides Canada Initiatives

Water Trust BC

Clean, abundant freshwater is the backbone of British Columbia. It sustains us, our families, our food, our wildlife, and our economy. It keeps us secure. But over-extraction and pollution are growing threats amplified by worsening droughts, forest fires and impacts from climate disruption. Communities and First Nations are being shut out of important decisions affecting their home waters. This project advances solutions for: strengthening our collective resilience to drought and overuse; establishing an independent Water Trust; and advancing co-governed watershed groups that understand, establish priorities and advance action to ensure BCs waters are thriving and secure.
$100,000.00
2019