How to Apply 2018-01-12T22:00:59+00:00

How to Apply

The Salt Spring Island Foundation awards grants twice yearly, in the spring and fall.   The next regular grant cycle will be our Spring 2018 granting cycle and applications will be accepted between February 1 and March 31, 2018.

Currently, we are accepting applications for the Shaw Family Community Fund for a maximum grant award of $100,000.  Please click on the online application form below to apply.  The closing deadline for the Shaw grant application is November 30th, 2017.

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

“Thank you for being one of our most loyal supporters. Without you, the community would not have safe community pathways around Ganges.”

Jean Gelwicks, Island Pathways Board, and Chair, 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

“We continue to appreciate the Foundation’s support for the work of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy, as well as your support for so many other good projects on the island. Thank you so much for the difference you make in our community.”

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Christine Torgrimson, Executive Director, Salt Spring Island Conservancy

“The Foundation helps create a truly liveable community by supporting a vast array of projects.”

Cicela Månsson, Executive and Artistic Director, ArtSpring

“If you are considering charitable giving as part of your financial planning, the Salt Spring Foundation will ensure that your money is well looked after and applied locally to worthwhile causes.”

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