Cooperative

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Canada, United States
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
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The Momentum Fund

The Momentum Fund is a made-in-BC loan fund that is a stellar example of co-ops helping co-ops. All contributions to the Fund are from BCCA member co-ops. The Momentum Fund provides fully guaranteed loans from $5,000 to $25,000.

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Canada
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Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
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Early, Growth

Community Forward Fund

The Community Forward Fund Assistance Corporation (CFFAC) is a Canadian nonprofit that makes loans to, or arranges financing for, nonprofits and charities. The Fund addresses a gap in access to patient, working capital and provides bridge loans for the sector for small- and medium-sized organizations.

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Canada
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Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Vancouver Foundation

Vancouver Foundation grants support thousands of projects every year to help build healthy, vibrant, and livable communities across BC.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
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Early, Growth

Community Economic Development Fund

The mission of the Community Economic Development (CED) Funds is to contribute to financial security for Canadians and their communities through community economic development. The Funds support community economic development initiatives that lead to job creation and/or enhanced employability for marginalized populations.

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Canada
Funding For
Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
Business Stage
Early, Growth

BC Arts Council – Project Assistance

The Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Engage Grants

Engage Grants are designed to give companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian universities and colleges by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem. To qualify, organizations must have a minimum of two full time employees or be in operation for a minimum of two years.

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Canada
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Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
Business Stage
Early, Growth

BC Arts Council – Innovations Program

The Innovations Program supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred by B.C. arts and cultural organizations for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding provided for the commissioning, research, creation, development, production and/or public presentation of new works.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
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Early, Growth

Victoria Makerspace

A member-operated shared space where people come together and collaborate while sharing tools, resources and knowledge.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Island Roots Market Cooperative

Island Roots Market Co-operative is a registered Community Services (Not-for-Profit) Co-operative supporting local food.

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Canada
Funding For
Cooperative
Business Stage
Early

Regional District of Nanaimo

To provide funds on a District-wide basis to organizations requesting financial assistance to offer recreation programs, special events or projects, which would benefit specific communities or the District as a whole; either youth specific (11-18 years) or to other populations.

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Canada
Funding For
For Profit, Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Vancity Community Foundation

VCF buildS healthy communities, where cooperative principles and practices are flourishing and social justice and environmental sustainability are enhanced, by providing financial support to social enterprises, supporting community organisations and investing in impact real estate initiatives.

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Canada
Funding For
Not-For-Profit
Business Stage
Early

Vancity enviroFund

The Vancity enviroFund program was created as a way to support innovative solutions that will advance Vancity’s vision to positively impact the environmental well-being of our members and their communities. Their goal is to create reciprocal partnerships that will further our vision of Redefining Wealth by supporting and advancing environmental sustainability. Criteria: https://www.vancity.com/AboutVancity/InvestingInCommunities/Grants/enviroFund/GuidelinesandApplicationProcess/. Criteria: Guidelines

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