Non-Profit Recognition Day (

Media Contacts

Jimmy Smith

Deputy Director of Communications
Office of the Premier

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Media Relations
250 886-1221


Stronger Community Services Fund Facts

Non-profit providers in B.C. will benefit from $60 million announced for the Stronger Community Services Fund, as the province celebrates its first Non-Profit Recognition Day.

The funding, to be distributed in partnership with Vancouver Foundation, will be allocated across four streams.

New streams:

  • Community Prosperity Fund ($25 million): Grants to community foundations across B.C., for them to support organizations in their community.
  • Lighthouse Organizations Fund ($22.9 million): Funding for large multi-service organizations with a provincial or regional footprint that support poverty reduction, have been most affected by rising service demand and were ineligible for funding last year due to their size.

Existing streams:

  • Recovery and Resiliency grants ($7.1 million): Flexible multi-year funding of $72,000 per year to applicants who meet eligibility criteria in the 2022 Recovery and Resilience fund process, other than demonstrating a significant presence in the region where they function.
  • LEVEL BIPOC grants ($5 million): Funding of up to $50,000 to BIPOC-led non-profits to cover costs that will contribute to their stability and capacity to advance racial equity and racial justice within their communities.

All grant recipients in the existing funding streams have already been contacted.