Annual Community Grants

The 2019 Awards Cycle is now open.  

New this year: Live Training and Vidoe Sessions

This year the Coquitlam Foundation is hosting a live training session to show you how to complete an application and submit it properly. We have also prepared a video to show you how to complete an application and submit it in the proper format.

Community Grants

Live Training Session:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7-8 pm

To register click HERE

Training Video

Click HERE


The Coquitlam Foundation is proud of its 26 year history of encouraging and supporting creative, targeted philanthropy that builds a vibrant, sustainable, and healthy community. Our vision for the City of Coquitlam is a community where quality of life is enhanced by residents and organizations creating lasting legacies and building endowment funds that benefit a broad range of eligible organizations.

We are pleased to make available grant funds to organizations whose applied project specifically benefits the residents of the City of Coquitlam. The Coquitlam Foundation and/or private donors have established funds in the following areas; interest earned annually on these funds may be allocated for distribution to the community. Submissions in these categories are invited, but awards will not be necessarily be made in every category every year.

  1. Arts and Culture
  2. Education and Literacy
  3. Health and Community Wellness
  4. Heritage, Historical or Conservation
  5. Environment
  6. Seniors in need

Typically the maximum available to one organization has been $3,500.

Note: Applicants must be registered charities or partnered with a registered charity able to accept the funds on behalf of the project.  To share funds as widely as possible within our community, an organization may be granted an award for two years in a row, but then are asked to wait a year before applying again.


Applications are reviewed by a volunteer citizen-based committee appointed by the Coquitlam Foundation.  Final decisions are ratified by the volunteer Board of Directors of the Coquitlam Foundation.  Successful applicants will be notified in May, 2018 and will be invited to attend the Coquitlam Foundation Awards Celebration Evening at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on June 12, 2019 to accept the award.


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2019 Application Forms

Click on the appropriate link and download the file to your computer and open it up there. Ensure you open the file on your computer and not in a browser and test that you can save the file and any data you entered back to your computer before entering a lot of data. Contact the Foundation if you have any questions.

2019 Community Grant Application Form