Albert I Pierce Foundation

The Albert I Pierce Foundation is pleased to announce that the Grant Cycle for 2011 is open. The Foundation seeks initiatives that expand awareness and involvement in programs related to the education, arts and the environment, encourage public participation in environmental and art projects, and develop or conserve valuable environmental and cultural resources for public use and posterity. The Foundation supports community initiatives that address critical as well as major cultural and heritage enrichment programs.

The Foundation will be accepting applications for community-based projects, primarily in the state of New Mexico, in the areas of arts, education, environment or a combination of the three focus areas. Other areas of the United States are also considered for grants at board discretion.
The 2011 Grant Application for $10,000 will be accepted up to November 15, 2010. These grants will be announced by January 22, 2011.
The 2011 Grant Application for $5,000 will be accepted up to February 15, 2011. These grants will be announced by April 22, 2011.

Matching funds of at least 25% of the granted amount are required.
Please note that the application procedures have changed for the 2011 cycle. In an effort to reduce waste, we are not requiring 3 copies of the application to be sent to the Foundation. You may email your application to aipfound@swcp.org or mail one hard copy to the address listed below.
Please go to the Foundation website for further information.
Debra N Thrall-Pierce, PhD
Executive Director
Albert I. Pierce Foundation
2727 San Pedro NE Suite 112
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Tel: 505.883.3114
Fax:505.881.0645
www.aipfoundation.org



AVIVA Community Fund
http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/about/how-to-create-a-winning-idea

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Funding for Professional Development

New funding for professional development: The PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program provides funding for professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers who work at small- to medium-registered charitable organizations in Canada. To learn more, and to see if you are eligible, see: http://www.pwc.com/ca/en/foundation/leadership-grant.jhtml. Grant applications must be submitted online by 8:00 pm EST, Friday, October 29, 2010.


EcoAction
http://www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction/default.asp?lang=En&n=FA475FEB-1

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. With the fast pace of life today, we can sometimes forget the importance of family. Family gatherings and family events have built strong foundations for Saskatchewan communities. These strong foundations are indicators of the superior quality of life that living in Saskatchewan offers.

The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) would like to support communities and organizations for their dedication to making Saskatchewan families more physically active. SPRA is offering financial assistance for programs or events that provide physical activity that is focused on families.
SPRA will enter into a contract agreement with SPRA Active Members to promote a community wide family activity. SPRA will contribute a maximum of $750 per program or event.
Click here for details and to access the application form.

SPRA Member's Initiative Grant Application Deadline: March 1, 2011 The purpose of the SPRA Member's Initiative Grant is to assist Active Members in developing recreation within the member's community by increasing the skill level of the community's volunteers. Recreation plays a key role in the lives of every Saskatchewan resident. The quality of leadership is key to a positive recreation experience for participants. A community's recreation programs can only be as strong as its leaders.

Click here for details and to access the application form.

SPRA Métis Recreation Development Grant Application Deadline: April 1, 2011 The purpose of the SPRA Métis Recreation Development Grant Program is to assist Active Members to develop recreation programs in the member's community. This grant will focus on the development of recreation opportunities for Métis people in Saskatchewan. Recreation can play a key role in the lives of every Saskatchewan resident and should be available to all residents.

Through this program, SPRA is ensuring that funding is available to continue the development of recreation within the Métis communities in Saskatchewan. The Métis Recreation Development Grant will fund a one-time only recreation program. The successful applicants will have outlined how this program will promote the continued development of recreation in the community.
Click here for details and to access the application form.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2011 The purpose of the SPRA First Nation Member's Recreation Grant is to assist First Nation members to develop recreation opportunities in First Nation communities within Saskatchewan. This grant will focus solely on the development of recreation opportunities for First Nation people of Saskatchewan. Recreation plays a key role in promoting healthy lifestyle choices and should be available to all Saskatchewan residents.

The First Nation Member's Recreation Grant is a one-time only grant, and will fund a one-time recreation opportunity. The successful applicants will have outlined how their program will promote the continued development of recreation in the community.

Click here for details and to access the application form.



**TD Green Streets** is supported by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. The program encourages and supports the adoption of leading-edge practices in municipal forestry including:
· Innovative urban forest planning
· Single tree and forest stand innovation demonstration projects
· Policy and best management practices workshops
· Outreach and educational activities on innovative practices including arboricultural practices
· Innovative management tools to protect and maintain the urban forest
· Innovative urban design which showcases "green infrastructure"
· Innovative planting techniques
Canadian municipalities and First Nation communities are eligible to apply for up to $15,000 per project.
Application deadline is December 17, 2010.

**Farm Credit Canada Expression Fund** supports projects that contribute to the vitality of the official language minority communities and help express cultural and linguistic diversity. Successful projects will receive between $2,000 and $10,000.
Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2010.
School Ground Greening Grants
Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds, School Ground Greening Grants help schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature. Offering between $500-$3,500 for schools and $500-$3,500 for daycares, the grant can help beautify your outdoor space. Applications are accepted starting September 7, 2010 for the following intake dates:
· December 17, 2010 – for schools that have completed their design process and need planning time for their spring plant date.
· March 4, 2011 – for spring plantings.
· June 3, 2011 – for late spring/early summer or early fall plantings.
Click here for applications and guidelines.
For additional information, contact Alix Aylen, Grant Administrator, by phone at 1-888-426-3138 (ext. 312), or by email.


A number of community groups across Saskatchewan received funding this summer from Sogo Active to support their summer youth programs. Some of these organizations include:
· The Girls and Boys on the Move groups in Swift Current
· Camp Easter Seal
· O’Neill Titan Football
· Lestock Community Family Resource Centre
· Coteau Community Club
· Muskoday First Nation
· The RYSC Youth Group in Birch Hills
· South West District for Culture, Recreation and Sport
To read the success stories for each of these groups, please visit the ParticipACTION Wall of Inspiration.
Grants in the amount of $250 - $1,000 are still available to support youth groups across Saskatchewan. Please contact Karen Thompson, Consultant – Leadership and Evaluation at (306) 780-9389, or by email.

Sogo Active – Can you Fill These Shoes Contest
Canadian youth, ages 13-19, are less active than ever. Now is the opportunity to make change and get youth moving. Sogo Active is challenging teens to challenge their peers to become more active each day. Youth who enter the Can You Fill These Shoes Contest on www.sogoactive.com, will have the opportunity to win a $5,000 scholarship, Adidas Sportswear or a SportChek gift card.
For more information on how to be involved in this contest, please contact Karen Thompson, Consultant – Leadership and Evaluation at (306) 780-9389, or by e-mail, or visit www.sogoactive.com.

SPRA Grants Available

Active Family Grant Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2011. SPRA would like to support communities and organizations for their dedication to making Saskatchewan families more physically active. SPRA is offering financial assistance for programs or events that provide physical activity that is focused on families. SPRA will contribute a maximum of $750 per program or event.

Click here for details and to access the application form.

SPRA Member's Initiative Grant Application Deadline: March 1, 2011 The purpose of the SPRA Member's Initiative Grant is to assist Active Members in developing recreation within the member's community by increasing the skill level of the community's volunteers.

Click here for details and to access the application form.

SPRA Métis Recreation Development Grant Application Deadline: April 1, 2011 The purpose of the SPRA Métis Recreation Development Grant Program is to assist Active Members to develop recreation programs in the member's community. This grant will focus on the development of recreation opportunities for Métis people in Saskatchewan.

Click here for details and to access the application form.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2011 The purpose of the SPRA First Nation Member's Recreation Grant is to assist First Nation members to develop recreation opportunities in First Nation communities within Saskatchewan. This grant will focus solely on the development of recreation opportunities for First Nation people of Saskatchewan.

Click here for details and to access the application form.



**TD Green Streets** is supported by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. The program encourages and supports the adoption of leading-edge practices in municipal forestry including:
· Innovative urban forest planning
· Single tree and forest stand innovation demonstration projects
· Policy and best management practices workshops
· Outreach and educational activities on innovative practices including arboricultural practices
· Innovative management tools to protect and maintain the urban forest
· Innovative urban design which showcases "green infrastructure"
· Innovative planting techniques
Canadian municipalities and First Nation communities are eligible to apply for up to $15,000 per project.
Application deadline is December 17, 2010.
School Ground Greening Grants
Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds, School Ground Greening Grants help schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature. Offering between $500-$3,500 for schools and $500-$3,500 for daycares, the grant can help beautify your outdoor space. Applications are accepted starting September 7, 2010 for the following intake dates:
· December 17, 2010 – for schools that have completed their design process and need planning time for their Spring plant date.
· March 4, 2011 – for Spring plantings.
· June 3, 2011 – for late Spring/early Summer or early Fall plantings.
Click here for applications and guidelines.
For additional information, contact Alix Aylen, Grant Administrator, by phone at 1-888-426-3138 (ext. 312), or by email.

Walmart Canada and Evergreen have joined forces to offer this national program which funds community-based restoration and stewardship initiatives in urban and urbanizing areas. Community groups working on urban naturalization, restoration and stewardship, or community food garden projects are eligible to apply for up to $10,000.
Application Deadline is January 31, 2011
Click here for application information.

Farm Credit Canada
Regina Spirit Fund
www.fccreginaspiritfund.ca

EcoAction Community Funding Program


Application deadline: November 1, 2011


EcoAction Community Funding Program focuses on projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. The program supports projects that address:

  • Clean air: to reduce emissions that contribute to air pollutants
  • Clean water: to divert and reduce substances that negatively affect water quality or to focus on water conservation and efficiency
  • Climate change: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change or to deal with the impacts of climate change
  • Nature: to reduce biodiversity loss, protect wildlife and plants, and protect and improve the habitat where they live

http://www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction/default.asp?lang=En&n=FA475FEB-1

School Ground Greening Grants

Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds School Ground Greening Grants help schools create outdoor classrooms, to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature. Offering between

$500 to $3,500 for schools and $500 to $3,500 for daycares, the grant can help beautify your outdoor space. Applications are now being accepted for the following intake dates:
  • June 3, 2011 – for late spring/early summer or early fall plantings.

Click here for applications and guidelines.

For additional information, contact Alix Aylen, Grant Administrator, at 1-888-426-3138 (ext. 312), or by email.


Comprehensive Water Action Projects


Eligible for up to $3000 in funding for projects involving multiple schools






http://r4r.ca/en/project-flow/funding


Suncor
http://www.suncor.com/en/community/679.aspx

Explore Fund
http://explorefund.ca/

EcoFriendly Sask
EcoFriendly Sask is offering monthly grants of up to $500 to support local projects that will benefit the environment. We're interested in concrete, tangible actions from across the spectrum: from habitat restoration and recycling to planet-friendly urban design, gardening, wildlife and energy conservation. Additional information is available online at http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/p/action-grants.html. Email questions or proposals toecofriendlysask@gmail.com


ECOACTION COMMUNITY FUNDING PROGRAM CALL FOR PROPOSALS



Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program is currently accepting applications for funding until the November 1, 2012 deadline. This year's funding priority will focus on larger projects, including multi-year projects that clearly demonstrate environmental results. For more information, visit http://www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction/ or contact your Regional Office.