About the Gary Robinson Memorial Fund
Established in 2005, the purpose of the Gary Robinson Memorial Fund is to support search and rescue/recovery, emergency response, and outdoor skills or survival training activities in the Yellowknife area.
The Gary Robinson Memorial Fund is designed to complement and support new and/or existing programming and/or community-based activities.
Each year, organizations conducting activities in the Yellowknife area are welcome to apply for a grant to support their new and/or existing programming and/or community-based activities.
Organizations interested in applying must create an organizational profile on our application portal. Once your profile is created, you can submit an application to the Gary Robinson Memorial Fund.
2023 key dates
1 June, 12.01am
28 July, 11.59pm
Please note that key dates are subject to change in future years
Frequently Asked Questions
The Gary Robinson Memorial Fund was established in 2005 to support search and rescue/recovery, emergency response activities and outdoor skills and/or survival training in the Yellowknife area.
Through this Fund, it is his family’s hope that Gary will continue to protect and help the people of this place that he loved so much.
The Gary Robinson Memorial Fund is eligible for charitable organizations (organizations with a registered charitable number) conducting activities in the Yellowknife area.
If you do not have a registered charitable number, please call or email our office to discuss further: +1-867-446-4527, email@example.com.
Individuals are also eligible to apply to the Gary Robinson Memorial Fund, for a scholarship. Please see the student award and scholarship page of our website to see how you can apply for a scholarship via this Fund.
Grants from the Gary Robinson Memorial Fund are designed to complement new and/or established programming and/or community-based activities in one or more of the following areas:
- Search and rescue/recovery
- Emergency response activities
- Outdoor skills
- Survival training
Applications can be submitted to the Gary Robinson Memorial Fund when the application portal opens. In 2023, the application portal opens in early June. Please use the link on our website to apply.
Please note that application dates may vary in future years.
The 2023 funding amount is up to $12,000.
Please note that funding amounts vary year by year.
Applications are reviewed by our Grants Committee and Fund Advisors.
15 July 2023 at 11.59pm MST: All applications due via grant portal found on the Yellowknife Community Foundation website.
July and August 2023: Yellowknife Community Foundation staff and Grants Committee members conduct due diligence checks on all applications and undertake a review process. As a normal part of our review process, you may hear from us with questions about your application. We appreciate your time in providing clarity.
September 2023: Applicants are notified. Every applicant will receive notification regardless of funding decision.
- All successful applicants will be required to submit a final report through our online portal.
- We want to hear from you during the lifecycle of your grant! Please reach out anytime with an impact story, picture or video, or just to say “Hi!”.
The past grant recipients of the Gary Robinson Memorial Fund. If you would like to see a list of scholarship recipients from the Gary Robinson Memorial Fund, please see this scholarship page.
- 2017: Yellowknife Search and Rescue
- 2015: Yellowknife Search and Rescue & Tides Canada
- 2014: Northern Youth Leadership Society & Army Cadet League of Canada
- 2013: Yellowknife Search and Rescue
- 2012: Yellowknife Marine Rescue Society
- 2011: Yellowknife Search and Rescue
- 2010: Yellowknife Marine Rescue Society
- 2009: Yellowknife Fire Department
- 2007: Canadian Coast Guard Auxillary, Yellowknife Unit & Yellowknife Search and Rescue Society
For more information
If you require assistance or have questions about the Gary Robinson Memorial Fund, please do hesitate to contact the Yellowknife Community Foundation office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1-867 446 4527.