Port Moody Foundation is taking 2013 grant applications

The Port Moody Foundation is kicking off its 2013 granting cycle with a call for applications.

The foundation seeks letters of interest from eligible non-profit organizations needing financial support in 2013 for projects and programs that will benefit Port Moody and its residents. Grants of $500 to $2,000 may be given.

In 2012, the Port Moody Foundation provided more than $5,000 in grants to help local non-profits fulfill their goals of serving the community.

Letters of interest should be limited to one page and outline a project or program that fits with the funding areas identified in the foundation’s mission: social, cultural, ecological and recreational.

Letters should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, to: Port Moody Foundation, 300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody, B.C. V3H 2V7. A copy should also be emailed to

The foundation will review all submissions and create a shortlist of those that best meet the foundation’s funding criteria. Organizations selected will be notified later in February and will be requested to submit a more detailed funding application by March 8, 2013. Successful grant applicants will be notified in May 2013.

For further information, call Paul Thiel, grants committee chair, at 604-936-1104 or visit

The Port Moody Foundation has been building and growing endowments in partnership with the community since 1989. Income from the endowments is used to fund grants to local charitable causes that benefit the citizens of Port Moody. Donations to help build the Foundation’s Community Endowment can be made online at


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