Canada Cultural Investment Fund

Endowment Incentives. Matching Funds.

The Department of Canadian Heritage offers an endowment fund matching program to arts and culture organizations.

The Canada Cultural Investment Fund (Endowment Incentives Component) is intended to encourage private donors to contribute to the endowment funds of not-for-profit professional arts organizations. Organizations that qualify for funding can receive up to a maximum of a dollar for each dollar raised, depending on the availability of funds and the number of successful applicants.

Since its inception in 2001, the Endowment Incentives component has provided a total of $327 million in matching grants, leveraging private sector donations of $453 million, for a total of $780 million invested in 104 public charitable foundations and benefitting the long-term financial health of 290 professional arts organizations across Canada.

The application deadline is December 1st of every year. If your organization qualifies and you intend to apply for the matching program please contact us to alert us that you are applying. The process requires that we collaborate on the application.

For more information visit the Canadian Heritage website to ensure that you qualify.

If your arts organization has an Endowment fund with the Sunshine Coast Foundation, or if you would like to establish an Endowment fund, and are planning to apply for the match, please contact us.