How to Apply 2018-04-30T21:31:01+00:00

How to Apply

The Salt Spring Island Foundation awards grants twice yearly, in the Spring and Fall.  The Spring 2018 granting cycle is now closed.  The next regular grant cycle is our Fall 2018 granting cycle with applications being accepted between August 1 and September 30, 2018.

The Fall grant cycle will include additional funds to benefit children and youth’s recreation programs, thanks to a generous bequest from Joan Nicholson.  As this is part of the Fall 2018 grant cycle, applicants must complete the online application by September 30, 2018.

The Salt Spring Island Foundation also has a special grant process for the Shaw Family Community Fund, which has a maximum grant award of $100,000.  This granting cycle is now closed and will be accepting 2019 applications between October 15 and November 30, 2018.

Application Process

  • Please review the Grants Distribution Policy to determine whether your organization and proposed project would meet the Foundation’s criteria.
  • Please complete the online grant application form (link below).  Please note during the process you will be able to save your draft application to complete at a later time.
  • The Grants Advisory Committee will consider your application and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors.
  • Within eight weeks of the deadline, you will receive written notification of the Board decision together with any terms or conditions.

Grant Application Enquiries

If you have questions about our granting process, potential applications or technical support, please contact Kisae Petersen, Operations Director at

“What a lucky community to have so much help, in all the right ways, from the Foundation, truly a "foundation" that connects us all in so many ways.”

Brenda Guiled, Island Pathways President, Partners Creating Pathways

“Salt Spring Island Community Services has benefitted immensely from the SSI Foundation over the years. They clearly recognize the need to assist vulnerable people in our community.”

Rob Grant, Executive Director, Salt Spring Island Community Services

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Gail Bryn Jones and Katherine Byers, Teachers, Salt Spring Elementary, School District 64

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Cicela Månsson, Executive and Artistic Director, ArtSpring

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Andrew Ross-Collins, President, Gulf Islands Marine Rescue Society