Free Money! (Do we have your attention now?)

Monday, February 3, 2014

COQUITLAM – The Coquitlam Foundation is alerting local residents and non-profit organizations that they have less than two weeks left to apply for grants, bursaries and scholarships from the foundation.

With upwards of $50,000 in “free money” available to successful applicants this year, there’s good reason to remind interested parties to do all the paperwork before the 4 p.m., February 14 deadline.

The foundation has broadened its granting parameters this year, allowing it to support a wider range of community initiatives than in the past.

More information and application forms are available in the Grants & Bursaries section of the foundation’s website.

Successful applicants will be notified in May and will be invited to attend the Coquitlam Foundation Awards Celebration Evening at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on June 5, 2014. Last year, the foundation distributed $114,000 at its Awards Night.

In addition to its own foundation-directed funds, the organization manages 21 donor-advised funds on behalf of various groups, families and individuals. Its total endowment is now more than $2.5 million. The Coquitlam Foundation is pleased to accept donations to any of its funds, c/o 1207 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C., Canada, V3B 7Y3, or through its website. The Coquitlam Foundation is registered with Canada Revenue as a charitable organization, No. 890762347 RR0001.