Granting F.A.Q. 2018-03-19T22:39:49+00:00

Granting FAQ

Federally registered charities and qualified donees include all organizations that can issue official tax receipts according to the Revenue Canada Agency standards and the Income Tax Act. These include all registered charities, registered amateur athletic organizations, registered national arts service organizations, housing corporations constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged, school boards, and local governments. Each of these organizations will have been provided with a 15-digit number by the CRA. For further information see the CRA website.
The Income Tax Act requires that each of the Foundation’s grant recipients be a qualified donee. If you are unsure of your organization’s eligibility, please contact us. If the Foundation is legally unable to provide your organization with a grant, we may be able to direct your organization to other funders.

At its discretion, the Foundation may approve grants to charities for charitable activities to be carried out by an intermediary organization that is not a registered charity.  Please review the Foundation’s Guidelines on Use of an Intermediary Organization for Charitable Activities.

The Foundation will consider a grant between grant periods under extraordinary circumstances.
The Foundation will consider funding a project by an off-island organization if it improves the quality of life on Salt Spring Island and meets our other criteria.
The Foundation’s donors like to see their generous donations at work. Recognition can be acknowledged in many different ways—at events or ceremonies related to the project, in press releases and newspaper articles, on plaques or signs, and in published materials, such as brochures, posters, etc. Our communications committee can work with you to arrange recognition.
There is no limit to the number of applications permitted per organization in any given granting cycle/year; however, consideration will be given to donees in good standing who have demonstrated accountability in the completion of previous grants.