Call for Applications – Lex Reynolds Adoption and Permanency Trust Fund

2016 Full and Research Grants

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2015 (4:30 pm)

2016 Full and Research Grants Application fillable form

Grants of up to $25,000 each are available for projects that support one or more of the following:

1. Permanency, Lifelong Connections, and Successful Transitions for Youth in Care

The ideal goal for children and youth in continuing care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development is legal permanency.  However, for various reasons legal permanency may not be possible, in which case innovative programs are needed to build lifelong connections that help youth transition into successful adulthood.

Therefore, the Trust Fund is particularly interested in supporting innovative programs that create awareness of the various forms of permanency as important steps towards successful adulthood. Such programs should be focused on all youth ages 12-18 who are currently in care.

2. Legal and Cultural Permanency for Aboriginal Children and Youth in Care

Aboriginal children and youth form the majority of those in care. Therefore, there is a need for innovative programs that recruit Aboriginal families who are able to provide legal, cultural, or other forms of permanency. The Fund is seeking applications which either propose such programs or propose research into the processes that will lead to the creation of such programs.

3. Enhance the understanding of adoption and permanency-related issues through innovative research that involves partnerships between the adoptive and academic communities.

Of particular interest to the Trust Fund are evidence-based research initiatives that focus on increasing the number of children or youth living with permanent families or the prevention of the disruption of permanent placements involving children or youth in care or formerly in care.


The Trust Fund welcomes applications from charities and organizations across the province of British Columbia. Applicants do not have to be registered charities and applications from other associations and small groups are welcome.

To be eligible for a grant, your organization and project must meet the following criteria:

  • Our organization does not have an overdue report or an ongoing grant from a past application at the Victoria Foundation.
  • Our organization is located in the province of British Columbia.
  • Funding for our project is not required before December 2014.

NOTE: Applications for direct support to individual families are not accepted.

Review Process

Grant applications will be reviewed by Victoria Foundation staff and the Trust Fund’s Advisory Committee. We may contact you to ask further questions, seek information, seek an interview with your representative or request a site visit.

All applicants will be notified of grant approvals or denials by November 20, 2015 for projects commencing in 2016.

Please submit grant applications:

By email to:
By mail to: Lex Reynolds Adoption & Permanency Trust Fund, c/o Victoria Foundation, #109 – 645 Fort St, Victoria BC V8W 1G2