2019 Granting Cycle applications are due April 5th at 4:00pm. Apply now!

Apply for Funding

Every year, we give out tens of thousands of dollars in grants to community groups Burns Lake and the surrounding area. We help fund events, sports groups, community halls, arts and culture activities, and a variety of other activities.

Download an application here


Projects approved for funding will encompass one or more of the following themes:

  • Youth

  • Health

  • Education

  • Arts and Culture

  • Sports and Recreation

  • Local Environment

  • Social Services


The Burns Lake and District Community Foundation supports a broad range of projects that offer a service to the community or approach a community challenge in an innovative fashion.  Preference will be given to those projects that:

  • Have broad public appeal

  • Are widely accessible to the community

  • Promote and enhance self sufficiency within the community

  • Emphasize and utilize the skills and resources that exist in the community

  • Strengthen the social and cultural structure of the community

  • Demonstrate partnership and collaboration

  • Will realize a significant result with a moderate amount of funding (grants are generally less than $2,500)

  • Have a definite purpose for a specific period of time


The Committee seeks initiatives which will:

  • Involve individuals, groups, and organizations in the community

  • Recognize the abilities, skills and resources that exist in the community

  • Respond creatively and effectively to local problems and challenges

  • Collaborate, facilitate and cooperate for the benefit of the community

  • Strengthen the social networks within the community and the commitment of its members to care for one another

  • Build on the community’s social capital and civic vitality

  • Enhance opportunities for growth in the community