Organizational Capacity Building Grant Program

Key 2020 dates

Status Dates
Applications open Monday, September 8
Information sessions Friday, September 25 and Wednesday, September 30
Webinar Tuesday, October 6
Application deadline Friday, October 16

Organizational Capacity Building grants are intended to improve the ability of non-profit organizations to deliver social services, address social issues and navigate change.

A limited number of grants are given every year, so see the information sheet below for more information. You can see what types of projects have received a OCB grant over the past 2 years by reviewing Council reports at 2019 Social Grants and 2018 Social Grants


Read our information sheet for full eligibility criteria (78 KB)

Application forms

Frequently asked questions (422 KB)

Join an online information session

Ask questions and address any COVID-19-related concerns with completing applications at an online information session.

Register for either session by emailing and letting us know which session you’d like to attend.

Friday, September 25, 9:30am to noon
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Wednesday, September 30, 1pm to 3:30pm
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Social indicators and trends in Vancouver’s neighbourhoods data webinar

Join us for an overview of the latest local level research on Vancouver’s social indicators and community trends and resources you can access to inform your grant application and understand the impacts of COVID-19 on different populations in the city.

Tuesday, October 6, 1pm to 3pm

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Annie Burkes
Days of work: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday