Winter Grants Announced - $945,000


The Real Estate Foundation’s Board of Governors approved 13 grants at the December grants meeting, totaling $945,840. This list is ordered alphabetically, by recipient organization.

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District for research and policy development on for sourcing, monitoring and managing water supply to support agriculture and local food production. $7,950

Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable to develop a Farmland Trust framework, liaise with local governments, establish a task force and implement two pilot food land trusts. $55,000

City of Kelowna for an update to the Kelowna Agricultural Plan which will include extensive land mapping and consultation with community members. $20,000

False Creek South Neighbourhood Association for research and community meetings on alternative governance models (ie. Community Land Trusts) to preserve and create affordable housing. $30,000

FarmFolk CityFolk Society for creating a BC working group to research best practices on foodland trusts, implementing pilot projects and documenting lessons learned. $45,000

FarmFolk CityFolk Society to hire a coordinator for a pilot land-matching program that will pair young farmers with land owners, extension services and soil screening/analysis. $40,000

Green Bricks Education Society for a series of interactive workshops on water and the built environment for 125 grade four classrooms in BC. $9,150

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Foundation to create an open database of local food system policies to share with planning staff, food policy tables and community organizations. $54,740

Lake Windermere Ambassadors Society to increase public knowledge on watersheds and enhance planning and governance for the Upper Columbia Basin. $42,000

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council to support a new First Nations farm school incubator program that includes access to farmland, training and education and a market food hub. $263,000

Pembina Institute to support collaborative, multi-sector input and action on development and implementation of BC’s forthcoming Climate Leadership Plan 2.0. $300,000

Tsleil-Waututh Nation to engage members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation community on land use planning, with a focus on land tenure issues on reserve. $35,000

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative to engage diverse stakeholders in the development of a Cumulative Effects Assessment of the Murray River Watershed. $44,000