Have questions about applying for a grant with us?
We’ve got answers.
Below are the most common questions applicants ask us.
How do I apply for funding?
Salal operates with a small part-time staff so we cannot respond to every proposal. If your organization believes it has a project that is compatible with our purposes and fits our priorities please submit your proposal using our online form. It’s easy. We’ll then carefully review your application. If we are interested we will contact you. If we require more information we will let you know.
Does Salal fund unsolicited proposals?
Very rarely. Most of our resources are devoted to funding our priorities – established annually by our Board – with organizations we have identified as leaders in their fields.
How can I arrange to meet with someone to discuss a project?
Salal operates with a small staff. This makes it infeasible for us to meet with everyone who would like to discuss their project. It is also much more effective for us to discuss a project once we have been able to study both the application and the surrounding issues.
Therefore we ask you to submit your proposal using our online submission form. It’s easy. We’ll then carefully review your application. If more information or a meeting is required, we will let you know.
Is my project eligible?
What will Salal NOT FUND?
Salal will not fund:
- Partisan political activities, including support or opposition of any candidate for political office;
- Strictly religious purposes or activities;
- General support grants;
- Staff salaries (except in exceptional circumstances and only if organization has clear firewalls set up in advance to ensure that all Salal funding is segregated from any non-charitable work being conducted by that organization);
- Land acquisition;
- Deficit financing;
- Endowments, debt reduction, or cash flow shortfalls;
- Funding of individual scholarships or fellowships;
- Grants to schools, for-profit organizations, cities, regional districts, or other governmental agencies;
- Indirect costs, overhead, or facilities administration to academic institutions or universities;
- Books, videos, and television or film projects that are not components of a broader strategy;
- Direct land purchases or easements;
- Conferences, workshops, or seminars (unless they are a part of a larger scale project or program).
- Structures, capital improvements or capital campaigns;
- International programs (unless the program responds to a pressing national or provincial issue where there is high potential, demonstrated demand, and a clear strategy for the wider application of the project’s lessons within British Columbia or Canada); and
- More than 20 percent of organisation’s budget.
Does Salal have application deadlines?
There are no application deadlines for grants. We review applications on an ongoing basis and make decisions quarterly. Application deadlines are used only when Salal Foundation initiatives seek request for proposals for a specific project. In this case, we’ll list the application deadline on our website.
What is the average funding allocated? Is there a range?
There is no pre-established limit for grants.
Are non-charitable organizations eligible for grants?
Generally no. Salal can only make grants to organizations defined as “qualified donees” by the Federal government. However, sometimes Salal hires non-charitable organizations to deliver services on projects Salal is pursuing further to our charitable purposes and current priorities.
Do you publish an annual report?
We do not publish an annual report although we do comply with all Canada Revenue Agency filing requirements.
For more information about our grantmaking, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org