Endowment Incentives – Canada Cultural Investment Fund

From Canadian Heritage

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.

Application deadline

December 1

How to apply

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Department of Canadian Heritage before completing their application. Applicants must:

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Canada Cultural Investment Fund
Endowment Incentives Component
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Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5




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