There are two types of general funds the Coquitlam manages. One type of fund is for scholarships and bursaries for students needing financial assistance to attend post secondary education programs. The other type of fund is for non-profit organizations requiring financial assistance for programs run that improve the lives of Coquitlam residence.
Some funds are set up so as to allow non-profit organizations to apply for. However, not all fund are open for applications. Some funds are set up, for instance, by non-profit organizations to benefit that organization only. These are agency endowed funds. For a better understand of the types of funds we have go to: Types of Funds.
Community grants are designed to either help a specific non-profit organization or are more broadly set up to address a cause or concern in the community. Application for those funds is open from December 16 – February 14.
Scholarships and bursaries are put into place for either a specific post secondary institute, a particular area of study, for having accomplished or been involved in a sport or some other reason. It is important when considering applying for one between December and February every year that you review the criteria for each fund.
The Coquitlam Foundation opens it application process mid-December each year. 2020 deadline for application is February 14 @ 4pm.
If you are interested in donating to the Foundation go to: Donate.
If you are interested in setting up a new fund go to: Establish a Fund & Give