CKNW Orphans’ Fund has provides funding to over 85 different organizations each year who have specific programs and projects focused on children with special needs.  Grant applications are reviewed six times annually by our grants committee made up of members of the CKNW Orphans’ Fund Board of Directors.

We direct our funding to organizations who are making a significant impact in their community, and are often challenged to find funding for the excellent programs they are running. Some of the grassroots organizations we have funded in 2013 and 2014 include the following:


Click the arrow to read more about how we have helped each organization.      



Arts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella received a $25,000 grant for their Bursary Program – Designed to assist families overcome financial barriers to providing arts education to their children.

Tri-Cities Transitions Society

Tri-Cities Transitions Society used their $15,000 grant to help fund their Kids’ Room for new supplies and furnishings – The Children Who Witness Abuse Program provides counselling for children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have lived in a family where they have been witness to physical, emotional, mental or verbal abuse.


Burnaby Family Life

Burnaby Family Life received a $30,000 grant for their Caring for Children Program – Providing nutritious food for every single child on every single day within programs run by BFL.

Kidsafe Project
The Kidsafe Project Society was granted $25,000 for their Food Security Program - Providing essential services to inner city kids in Vancouver in order to help support the child’s overall health and well being.



Saint James Music Academy

Saint James Music Academy

Saint James Music Academy received a $20,000 grant for their Senior Chorale/ Orchestral Program - Giving the most vulnerable children and youth in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside the chance to participate in this music educational program.


PLEA Community Services Society received an $18,000 grant for their KidStart Mentoring Program: an awarding winning, CARF accredited, Prevention and Diversion program for vulnerable kids ages six and older – KidStart recruits, selects, and supports volunteer kid coaches who work with young people who are at risk of experiencing serious difficulties in their lives.

If you are an organization that would like to apply for funding, and your program or project focuses on special needs children, please download a Organizations 2014 Guidelines for applications are included in the form.

If you are looking for a camp application, here it is: 2014 Camp Application.