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The Yukon Foundation is honoured to disburse PROJECT GRANTS from funds that were established in memory or in recognition of the following Yukon community members and organizations.  Click on any underlined name to read a biography.

 

Click here to learn how to APPLY for a project grant. 

 

Searching for a name, a fund, or a field of study? The following funds are alphabetized by the first letter of the first word of a fund's name. To search for last names or key words, we recommend that you use CMD-F or CTRL-F on your keyboard or the Search box above.

BELLE & CURLY DESROSIERS

A grant established by bequest to provide funding for a project to support physically challenged people.

 

CÄCILIE WIGEN

A grant established by Cäcilie's husband to support a local women’s shelter and/or a local animal shelter.

 

CPR YUKON

A grant:

1. To support heart healthy initiatives that benefit the Yukon public and promote communities where people are trained in CPR techniques and have access to early defibrillation

2. To assist with the purchase of CPR training equipment including mannequins and AED trainers

3. To support training in CPR/AED/First Aid techniques for community organizations with a demonstrated need OR

4. To support CPR instructor/trainer development and continuing education.

Requirements: Applicants must clearly identify how their project will benefit/improve access to CPT/AED training for Yukon people. Applications should be related to the education of prevention of heart diseases, and/or first aid for heart attacks and strokes.

 

DEBRA DUNGEY

A grant to assist any women's group.

 

DEREEN HILDEBRAND

A grant to support for:

  1. musicians attending an arts festival in Canada

  2. the promotion of local arts skills enhancement OR

  3. studio time for musicians

 

DES DUNCAN

A grant for projects or group training programs related to cross-country skiing in Yukon.

 

DORREENE & HERB WAHL

A grant for special projects to improve or update the knowledge of education or environmental sciences (including: climatology, meteorology, glaciology, permafrost, soils, vegetation, wildlife, and horticulture), as they pertain to the Yukon.

 

DOUGLAS B. CRAIG

A grant to provide capital for an enterprise or project with a focus on sustainable energy, renewable local resource use, or northern agriculture.

 

GEORGE & HAZEL GREEN LEGACY

A grant for Yukon charities committed to ensuring that people throughout the Yukon are provided with the accommodation and support required to reach their full potential.

 

GLADYS BRUCE

A grant to support projects related to biology or geology.

 

GOVERNMENT OF YUKON LEGACY

A grant to assist groups with Yukon projects.

 

HOUGEN FAMILY

A grant for the scholarly study, preservation, and enhancement, of historical and cultural activities related to the life and progress of the Yukon. May be used in support of a museum, archive or archaeology project. May be used to purchase, for public display, art works which reflect the history of the Yukon and the talent of its people.

 

JAN MONTGOMERY

A grant for a worthy project which contributes to the aesthetic enhancement of any properties owned or maintained by the City of Whitehorse.

 

JOHN & DORIS STENBRATEN

A grant established to support:

  1. a project relating to mining in the Yukon

  2. a project relating to animal welfare in the Yukon

  3. the publication of work related to the Yukon

 

KLONDIKE DEFENCE FORCE

A grant to support a project that involves research about, or studies in, Yukon history. This fund was established in the 1966 to battle the take-over of Klondike history by other parts of Canada. 

 

LES McLAUGHLIN

A grant for research or studies about Yukon history.

MAUREEN (BENNETT) & GILLIS FONTAINE LEGACY

A grant to provide special equipment for physically challenged persons.

 

MAYO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A grant to support research projects designed to contribute to the ongoing acquisition of knowledge about the Mayo District. Seed money for this fund originated from the Mayo Historical Society's book, Gold & Galena.

MENTAL WELLNESS FUND

A grant to support a project related to improving access to mental wellness health resources for Yukoners. Applicants must provide a statement about how their project will contribute to the mental wellness of Yukoners. Preference to projects that provide a statement about financial need. 

NORTHERN WRITERS CIRCLE (Not available in 2024)

A grant established to promote Yukon writers of any genre who are previously published. 

PETER JENKINS MEMORIAL

A grant for a project that will have a positive impact on the City of Dawson. Applicants must provide a brief statement about how the award will benefit the community and must demonstrate financial need. 

RICK & MAUREEN NIELSEN ACTION CANADA Northern Youth Research Award

A grant for a community-based research project activity, or component of a research project, which demonstrates research and leadership skills. Research to be focused on climate change impacts and adaptation of the health and well-being of Northern communities. Research can be based upon natural, traditional, or social science topics.

 

ROBERT & JEAN CAMPBELL

A grant for educational projects, in Yukon or Atlin, designed to advance the business skills of participants.

 

ROD TAIT MEMORIAL

A grant to support a Yukon project involving agriculture.

 

ROY MINTER

A grant for the scholarly research and authorship of Yukon history or for the acquisition and preservation of Yukon related historical documents and artifacts.

 

RYAN DOWNING

A grant to develop or promote competitive cross-country skiing or competitive swimming. Applications can be, but are not limited to facility improvement, training opportunities, competition opportunities, equipment, officials training, coaching opportunities.

 

SGT. JAMES GICZI

A grant for projects relating to forensic identification, criminology (criminal justice), or forensic sciences. ​Preference will be given to organizations with links to the RCMP or to other police forces.

TANNER FAMILY

A grant to fund a project for the protection of the natural environment of Yukon.

 

VERSLUCE BROTHERS

A grant established by bequest to benefit senior citizens, particularly the Golden Age Society of Whitehorse.

 

WHITEHORSE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB YOUTH AWARDS

A grant to support Whitehorse projects which serve the needs of children ages 7 to 14 years.  Projects may be, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Group travel to a special event

  2. Development in the arts

  3. Playground development

  4. A one-time capital item for a youth centre

  5. A conference for children

  6. Travel or fee assistance for children to attend a summer camp or special educational program

Priority:  For volunteer and non-profit groups.

 

YUKON FIRST NATIONS HERITAGE

A grant for projects that support the education of Yukon First Nation students or that preserve the cultural heritage of First Nation people.

YUKON OUTDOORS CLUB

A grant for:

  1. a non-government historical research project

  2. a project related to the Chilkoot Trail OR

  3. a project related to the development of the Yukon portion of the Canada Trail

YUKON RECYCLING RESEARCH

A grant ($2,500*) to support an organization undertaking activities to promote and enhance recycling and other strategies to reduce waste in the Yukon. Organizations may apply more than once.

*This award is either a scholarship or a grant each year. 

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