Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Projects: Healthy Community Grants

Healthy Community Grants

The Healthy Community Grants program was created in 1999 to support Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s (PAHF) mission to raise awareness and enhance health and wellness in our community.

Since inception, more than 187 grants have been awarded, granting over $2.9 million dollars. Applications are accepted twice a year and are reviewed and assessed by a committee comprised of representatives from Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, its Board of Directors and community members representing the City of White Rock and City of Surrey. This granting program assists the Foundation in creating the healthiest community possible by offering financial support to viable projects, programs, and initiatives that enhance the health and wellness for those living in the White Rock/South Surrey area.



AUGUST 4, 2023 - 4:30pm
Letter of Intent Due
AUGUST 25, 2023
Notice of LOI Decision
SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 - 4:30pm
Full Application Due
Funding decision



Neighbourhood Grant

Neighbourhood grants are short-term grants to assist individuals and community groups to connect and engage residents though health and wellness activities — because change happens one step at a time.

  • Award Range: $500-$5,000
  • Time frame: Up to 1 year
  • Budget cannot include salary or overhead costs (program-specific staff wages are eligible)
  • Final report required
  • Cannot apply if you hold a open grant with us

Community Grant

Help build a better tomorrow. Community grants are multi-year, big-picture projects to assist in shaping the “healthiest community possible”. This grant values innovation, collaboration, and out-of-the-box thinking from community organizations looking to implement large scale projects.

  • Award Range: $5,001 – $100,000
  • Time frame: 1 – 3 year term
  • Operating and overhead costs cannot exceed 5% of budget (program specific staff wages eligible)
  • Annual and final reports required
  • Cannot apply if you hold a open grant with us

Do you have a project that exceeds the parameters outlined above? If so, please contact Shonna Breslaw by email or phone 604.535.4520.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) January 2024 August 4, 2023 – 4:30pm
January 2024 August 18, 2023
February 2024 September 15, 2023 – 4:30pm
May 2024 December 2023



To be eligible for Healthy Community Grants funding, programs must support and promote community health and wellness:

Applications must:

  • Be compatible with PAHF mission and vision
  • Have high health and medical merit
  • Have high probability of a successful outcome
  • Have high potential to create lasting change within the community
  • Have the intended outcome of being self-sustaining (with support plan in application)
  • Provide proof of collaboration with other community groups/service providers
  • Be located in, or service the White Rock/South Surrey area
  • And must fall within at least one of the following:
    • Special one-time project
    • Start-up project
    • Public Health Education
    • Innovations in health care
    • Innovations in community health

Funding is not normally awarded for:

  • For-profit businesses
  • Activities of religious organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or their direct religious purposes
  • Projects longer than three years in length
  • Project expenses that have been incurred prior to the application date
  • Bursaries, scholarships or awards within projects
  • An organizations operating expenses
  • Travel to and/or attendance at conferences, competitions, symposiums or annual events
  • Debt retirement or deficits
  • Awards and scholarships
  • Large scale public infrastructure projects (*Capital construction expenses of a project up to 25% and capital equipment will be considered at the discretion of the committee on an application basis.) 
  • Repeat project applications, unless there is a proven significant change to the project
  • Research Projects

Individuals/Organizations with an Active Grant

Individuals/organizations are not eligible to apply for grant funding if they have an open grant with PAH Foundation. Subsequent applications may be submitted upon completion of your open project.

Application Process

  1. Before you begin, download and review the Eligibility Checklist and Grant Guidelines to ensure your project meets the requirements of the granting program

  2. Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and await decision notice; approved LOIs will be invited to complete a full application.

  3. Complete full application (by invitation only).

Review Process
Applications are formally reviewed by PAHF staff and the PAHF Healthy Community Grants Committee using a standardized evaluation rubric. Applicants may be asked to answer additional questions about their application, and/or may be asked to present to the HCG Committee. The committee’s recommendations are sent to the PAHF Board of Directors for final approval.

Questions about the application process? Contact our Community Engagement Officer, Shonna Breslaw by email or at at 604.535.4520.

Grant Stories

Healthy Community Grant Recipients