Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentives
Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentives component encourages private donors to contribute to endowment funds for not-for-profit professional arts organizations, so they can access new sources of funding in the future. Raising capital and creating endowments gives these organizations greater capacity for realizing artistic expression by supporting their long-term stability.
Canadians are encouraged to support the arts by providing donations to an arts organization’s endowment fund. The government provides matching funds – of up to one dollar for every dollar raised from private donors – to create endowment funds or to increase existing ones.
Who can apply
An application to the Endowment Incentives component must be submitted jointly by a not-for-profit professional arts organization and an associated public foundation. Both parties must meet specific eligibility criteria.
Heritage organizations, competitions and federal agencies; Crown corporations; provinces, territories and municipalities, and their agencies, are not eligible under this component.
How to apply
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Department of Canadian Heritage before completing their application. Applicants must:
Department of Canadian Heritage
Canada Cultural Investment Fund
Endowment Incentives Component
25 Eddy Street, 13th floor, room 308 (25-13-V)
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5
Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST).
Guides and help
- Endowment Incentives Component Guidelines
- Endowment Incentives Component Application Forms (PDF Version, 1.35 MB)
- Recipient Organizations and Funding Amounts for 2014-2015 (PDF Version, 175 KB)
- Guide on the public acknowledgement of financial support
- Service standards for Canadian Heritage funding programs
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