Since the grant program began in 1988, we have awarded $6.9 million in program endowments as well as many thousands of dollars in student aid endowments.
An endowment granted by the Real Estate Foundation of BC is a fund that earns interest income to be applied to purposes agreed upon by the Foundation and the recipient institution. The principal grant amount remains untouched as a long-term resource.
The general purposes of the endowments listed below are applied research, and public and professional education. All endowment grants were made on the condition that the recipient institution would match the grant amount with money raised from other sources.
Land Awards Endowment Fund Grant
The Endowment Fund was launched in 2010 with proceeds from the inaugural Land Awards Gala. Any proceeds resulting from each year’s Gala are added to the fund.
From 2011 to 2013 the fund was used to award the BC Water Sustainability Endowment Fund Grant. We have produced videos about successful projects each year, which have screened at the Land Awards Gala. Check our YouTube channel to view the previous grantees’ videos.
Moving forward, the Land Awards Endowment Fund Grant will support grantee organizations to produce multimedia communications pieces that recognize and highlight achievement in sustainable land use in British Columbia.
Grantee organizations can contact the Grants Coordinator or their Grants Manager if they wish to discuss this opportunity.
Student aid (scholarships and bursaries) endowment grants
Student aid (scholarships and bursaries) endowment grants have been awarded to the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Camosun College, Capilano College (now Capilano University), the College of New Caledonia, Douglas College, Langara College, Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University), North Island College, Northern Lights College, Okanagan University College (now Okanagan College), University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University) and Vancouver Community College.