2021 Community Grant Application


Thank you for considering the Coquitlam Foundation as a funding partner for your project. The Coquitlam Foundation is proud of its 25+ 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 by contributing to 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. Typically the maximum available to one organization has been $3,500.
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.


The application window will open December 1, 2020. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2021 at 4:00pm.

How to Submit an Application

  • Click on the Application button and download the PDF form.
  • Send your completed application to the email on the contact form.
  • Make sure to use the checklist on the last page to ensure your application is complete!

You can expect to receive an email response within 3 business days acknowledging our receipt of your application.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Coquitlam Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any applications that are incomplete, late in being submitted, illegible and/or do not otherwise follow the submission guidelines.

Review Process

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 and will be invited to attend the Coquitlam Foundation Awards Celebration Evening (date and location TBA) to accept the award.

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