Community Grant Program (2019)

This program will provide funding of over $30,000 to support projects that benefit Golden and Area A residents.

Individual grant applications will be evaluated based on the project’s ability to address community issues as identified in the 2017 Vital Signs community consultation and report. The 13 issue areas are, in order of priority: Housing, Health, Work, Economy, Recreation & Leisure, Safety, Environment, Getting Started and Staying, Learning, Gap Between Rich and Poor, Getting Around, Arts & Culture & Heritage, Belonging and Leadership.

Within this program, there is also targetted funding for projects that focus on:

  • Health and Wellness (up to $1000 from the Crandlemire-Keenleyside Fund)

  • Search and Rescue (up to $1800 from the Allen Williams Memorial Fund)

Funding is available only to registered charities, or to non-profit groups that partner with a registered charity. The official applicant will be the registered charity.

Deadline for application is noon on Monday, October 21, 2019. Applications must be received by email to

Download the 2019 Community Grants Program application form and application guidelines.

Mike McKnight Ski Industry Award (2020)

In memory of Mike McKnight, a scholarship will be available to Golden and area residents with a record of community service for education or training that will support a career in the ski industry.

For more information, please email

Applications will be received in September 2020.