We share your dream to improve the quality of life in Cochrane and area. All aspects of the charitable community are supported through our grant programs.
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Community Capital Grants
Available for 2021
Community Capital Grants help local non-profit organizations in Cochrane and Area with capital projects that aim to improve the quality of life in our community. We support all aspects of community well-being including support for:
Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment and Sustainability
Sports and Recreation
Seniors and Children
Health and Wellness
Diversity and Inclusivity
To qualify the project must:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is eligible for funding?
- Grants are for one-time capital expenditures, not operating costs (i.e. salaries, admin).
- Grants are restricted to local organizations that benefit the residents of Cochrane and surrounding area.
- We prefer projects that show support from other funding sources and collaboration.
- We prefer projects that benefit the greatest community need.
- We do not fund total project costs.
- Funding is not available for deficit financing.
- Typically we don’t fund more than $5000 per project and on average about $1500.
- Schools are ineligible for funding. However projects that are managed by a local organization, with a school as a participant or benefactor, would be considered.
- For-profit groups and individuals are ineligible for support.
What information is needed to apply?
You must submit online a completed application form with authorized signature. It is not a saved document, so you must complete at one sitting. Save your own copy for backup before pressing submit. Attach where possible:
- Most recent organizational financial statements
- List of your Board of Directors
- Project Budget including sources of revenue, and what items these requested funds will support
- Quotes for budget items
- Any pertinent project info (i.e. permits if construction project, photos etc.) but keep files short and small
If I’m awarded a Grant, what’s next?
- Funds received will be used only for the purpose(s) as indicated in the application.
- Funds will be expended within one year of the date received. If not spent, funds shall be returned to the Cochrane Foundation within one year of the date grant received.
- Your financial need must continue to exist and other funding for the same project cannot have been pledged or received.
- Your organization must send us a brief project report, together with receipts for expenditures, Within a year of grant expenditure date.
- Your organization will recognize the Cochrane Foundation in associated media (print, signage and/or digital) where possible. Please email us for our logo.
Who evaluates my Grant application?
We look forward to learning more about your projects.
Deadline: January 31 st @ 5 pm (MST) annually.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a positive impact on Cochrane and district, now and forever.