Endowment Incentives – Canada Cultural Investment Fund
COVID-19 and support measures for the culture, heritage and sport sectors
Learn about the immediate action the Government of Canada is taking to provide support measures and financial relief for the culture, heritage and sport sectors.
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.
The revised Guidelines and the 2020-2021 Application Form are now available. Note that previous versions of the application form will not be accepted.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary measures were put in place for the deadline dates of December 1, 2020 and 2021. Please consult the Summary of key changes for more information.
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, arts service organizations, 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:
- read the component Application Guidelines in their entirety before completing their application, and
- complete the component Application Form.
Department of Canadian Heritage
Canada Cultural Investment Fund
Endowment Incentives Component
25 Eddy Street 13th floor room 297 (25-13-V)
Gatineau Quebec K1A 0M5
Program officers are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST).
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