Coq. Foundation is accepting grant applications

The Coquitlam Foundation is now accepting applications from qualified individuals and organizations for grants, bursaries and scholarships to be awarded in 2013.

The foundation, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, distributed $90,000 within the community in 2012

Eligible community groups can apply for project grants totalling up to $3,500 for initiatives involving the arts; other grants are available in the areas of education, health and wellness, seniors, and heritage and conservation.

Applicants are also being sought for grants and bursaries being awarded from the new James Gordon Stewart Fund, which is designed to support research into Alzheimer’s disease and kidney disease, to aid patients afflicted by those diseases, and to provide financial assistance to Tri-Cities students attending Simon Fraser University.

In addition, the foundation is welcoming applications for bursaries, scholarships and grants from its donor-advised funds. See the foundation’s website for full details.

Detailed information and application forms for the 2013 awards are available at Deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2013 and all scholarships, bursaries and grants will be distributed at the foundation’s annual awards night, to be held June 4, 2013 at Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Executive director Dale Clarke notes the Coquitlam Foundation manages more than 20 donor-advised and foundation-directed funds, focusing on everything from the arts and athletics to literacy and gymnastics. The foundation manages assets totalling more than $2.2 million.

The foundation, a registered charitable organization, has distributed more than $700,000 in grants, scholarships and bursaries during its two-decade existence and is pleased to accept donations, c/o PO Box 2, 1207 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 7Y3, or through


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