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Funding Opportunities

The grants listed are focused on food security initiatives regionally and provincially. This list is not comprehensive. For food security projects that focus on specific population groups, regions, or outcomes, additional funding opportunities may be available through other organizations of your local health authority.

BC Hydro Community Champions

BC Hydro Community Champions provides prizes of $10,000 for sustainability initiatives submitted by YouTube video.

Breakfast Club of Canada

Breakfast Clubs of Canada is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing services and funding to school breakfast programs.

Breakfast for Learning

Breakfast for Learning (BFL) is committed to helping start and sustain child nutrition programs, ensuring that students are well nourished and ready to learn.

CivicInfo BC grants database

In partnership with the Local Government Management Association of BC, CivicInfo BC hosts and manages a searchable database of grant opportunities available to BC local governments.

Epicure Foundation

The Epicure Foundation awards grants of up to $5,000 and in-kind donation packs valued at $250, $500 and $750 to community initiatives across Canada supporting food security.

Evergreen

Evergreen is one of Canada’s leading funders of community and school greening projects.

McConnell Foundation

The Foundation’s current areas of focus and emerging initiatives include: Social Finance and Impact Investing, Sustainable Food Systems, Indigenous-Focused Philanthropy, Cities for People, and RECODE—catalyzing social innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education.

NutritionLink Grants

Nutrition Link Services Society funds activities that support food security projects through nutrition education and food skill building for vulnerable British Columbia residents.

Plan H – Healthy communities capacity building fund

The Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund (The Fund) Round Three is for local governments in BC who are leading the way in creating the conditions that enable healthy people and healthy places – in partnership with regional health authorities and other key community stakeholders.

United Way

There are over 100 United Ways Centraides across the country. Each United Ways Centraide raises money and allocates funds locally to support its community.

Vancity Credit Union enviroFund

Vancity enviroFund grants support initiatives addressing local environmental issues in a positive, constructive and creative manner.

Victoria Foundation

The Victoria Foundation grants in five key areas: Arts, Culture & Heritage, Community Services, Education, Environment, Health & Recreation.

Whole Kids Foundation

The School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a primary or secondary school, or a nonprofit working in partnership with a primary or secondary school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds.