March Grants Approved

Okanagan Lake near Naramata. The Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society's grant will help the regional conservation collaborative work together on conservation, stewardship and land use planning initiatives. Photo: Flickr

The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved 10 grants at the March grants meeting, totalling $371,322, including $41,650 for Real Estate Industry Grants (located at the end of the list). This list is ordered alphabetically, by recipient organization.

Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society for the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program to coordinate conservation, stewardship and land-use planning initiatives. $91,300

David Suzuki Foundation for the development of innovative funding mechanisms to help Lower Mainland municipalities protect and enhance their green spaces. $100,000

Deer Crossing - The Art Farm Society for a series of forums to develop regulations that support small farm co-housing developments outside of the ALR on the Sunshine Coast. $16,000

Heart and Stroke Foundation to develop workshops for Environmental Health Officers to build knowledge for working with local governments on land use and transportation planning. $21,372

Small Housing BC Society to develop a public engagement model for small housing development, and develop tenure arrangements that support new forms of small house ownership. $45,000

Tyee Solutions Society for a journalism and public engagement project to investigate some of Canada's housing challenges including homelessness and affordable housing. $56,000

BC Northern Real Estate Board for speaker costs associated with delivering professional education to real estate board members in 2015. $5,950

Building Owners and Managers Association BC to develop a pilot for a mass notification system for the commercial real estate industry in the event of a crisis or natural disaster. $20,000

Kootenay Real Estate Board for speaker costs associated with delivering professional education to real estate board members in 2015. $6,250

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver for development of the 'Introduction to interpreting Strata Depreciation Reports' and the 'Property Management Issues for REALTORS©' courses. $9,450