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If your initiative helps build healthier communities, we'd like to help!

Building strong and vibrant communities

Our focus is making a meaningful difference by improving financial literacy and economic development in the communities we serve.


Financial support to build healthier communities

This program provides one-time ‘seed money’ for initiatives that have long-term effects, support a broad range of people, and have a sustainability plan.

The Building Healthier Communities Fund has been temporally put on hold for the short term. We appreciate your patience and encourage you to fill in the form at the link below so that we can reach out and notify you when the application has been reopened.

Fund focus:

 Financial literacy

 Economic development


 Must be a Not-For-Profit or Recognized Not-For-Profit organization

 Initiative must provide direct benefit to communities served by Coastal Community

​ Requests must be for $1,000 or more

​ Requests must not be for travel, operational, and debt servicing costs


Small grants that go a long way

This program is for requests under $1,000 (including gifts in-kind) for neighbourhood initiatives and will be directed to your local Coastal Community location.

Funding examples:

 Community betterment

 Children and Youth

 Grassroots Initiatives

  Local events


 Must be a Not-For-Profit or Recognized Not-For-Profit organization

 Must provide direct benefit to communities served by Coastal Community

​ Must not be to support a sports team

​ Only one contribution per organization per budget year


Partnering with businesses to strengthen communities

Coastal Community welcomes the opportunity to work with island businesses on mutually beneficial initiatives that positively impact island communities.

Fund focus:

 Financial literacy

 Economic development


 Initiatives that provide a direct benefit to communities across the islands

 Initiatives that provide mutually beneficial business development opportunities

Our Community Focus

When applying for a grant, please keep our focus areas of Financial Literacy and Economic Development in mind.


What we support

​​ Programs and initiatives implemented by Registered charities or organizations recognized as community not-for-profit

 Financial education programs

 Economic development initiatives

 Island-based programs or initiatives

 Initiatives that support more than one person



What we don't support

 Groups that are not a registered charity or recognized as community not-for-profit

 Requests where our support would cover travel costs

 Groups that represent a conflict of interest for Coastal Community or that promote significantly divergent views from our members and clients

 Requests for funds to support operational costs or debt servicing (operational costs refer to fixed costs including but not limited to: rent, wages, and utilities)

 Requests by granting foundations other than for start-up costs

Giving back to the community

With your support, we continue to impact the social and economic well-being of our Island communities.


Given to community


Employee volunteer hours


Students learning financial literacy


Years of free outdoor movies

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