Fall Grants Approved

The BC Cycling Coalition will share lessons drawn from other complete streets efforts from around North America in an effort to encourage public support. Photo: Picture BC, Flickr

The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved 10 grants at the September grants meeting, totalling $531,200. This list is ordered alphabetically, by recipient organization. 

BC Cycling Coalition for a grassroots initiative that engages government, businesses and the public to support complete streets that improve pedestrian experiences. $19,700

City of Courtenay for a revitalization plan for downtown Courtenay to identify potential regulatory, development incentives and capital project improvements. $20,000

Italian Cultural Centre Society (Il Centro) for a zero-waste demonstration model that will take organic waste from community gardens and restaurants and turn it into compost for local use. $15,000

Meal Exchange for six pilot university campuses to measure purchases of BC food, with the goal to shift 20% of the food budget to local, sustainable producers. $74,000

Regional District of North Okanagan for Phase 2 of the Monitoring and Evaluation Program, to develop partnerships for collective actions on inter-regional planning challenges. $35,000

Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition to support research, education and piloting of a Community Land Trust to address rural housing issues in southern interior BC. $137,500

BC Wildlife Federation to improve the capacity of local governments to conserve wetlands; and support development of a BC-wide Wetland Inventory Standard. $65,000

Tides Canada Initiatives Society for Canadian Freshwater Alliance to build public support for freshwater protection in BC and strengthen relationships between stewardship groups and First Nations. $140,000

Tides Canada Initiatives Society for Give Green Canada to support research and development of a new section of the Green Legacies Guide on foodland trusts and related farmland initiatives in BC. $5,000

FMC Fair Mining Collaborative Society to produce an extensive legal and technical document for the public review of the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code. $20,000