Mary Beth Miller
About the Mary Beth Miller Memorial Fund
Established in 2000, the purpose of the Mary Beth Miller Memorial Fund is to support sport leadership development and activities in the Northwest Territories.
Each year, both ORGANIZATIONS and INDIVIDUALS have the opportunity to apply to the Mary Beth Miller Memorial Fund.
If you are an individual wanting to apply, please see the following details:
- You must be a resident of the Northwest Territories for at least the last 12 consecutive months
- You must provide a proof of training related to cross-country skiing, biathlon, mountain biking, speed skating, canoeing, or kayaking (i.e. enrolment form, or letter from the person or institution providing the training, workshop or program)
- You must provide a statement of financial need
If you are an organization wanting to apply, please see the following details:
- Organizations must be providing training related to cross-country skiing, biathlon, mountain biking, speed skating, canoeing or kayaking
- Preference will be given to organization providing training to youth involved in the above sports to enhance the development of sport
Individuals or organizations interested in applying must create a profile on our application portal. Once your profile is created, you can submit an application to the Mary Beth Miller Memorial Fund.
If you are an individual applying – PLEASE NOTE that the application portal will ask that you include organizational information when completing your new account profile. Please type in your name and personal information in lieu of organizational information. Please call our office if you have any questions – +1-867-446-4527
2023 key dates
1 May, 12.01am
15 June, 11.59pm
Please note that key dates are subject to change in future years
Frequently Asked Questions
The Mary Beth Miller Memorial Fund is eligible for individuals and organizations. Individuals must be residents of the Northwest Territories for at least 12 consecutive months, and currently, organizations must be Canadian registered charities conducting activities in the Northwest Territories. Organizations should also be providing training related to cross-country skiing, biathlon, mountain biking, speed skating, canoeing, or kayaking.
Grants from the Helen and John Parker Community Fund are designed to complement new and/or established programming and/or community-based activities in one or more of the following priority areas:
- Fostering volunteer development and/or mentorship in the community
- Supporting collective action to address identified community needs or issues
- Building capacity for stronger, more resilient communities
Funding requests to the Mary Beth Miller Memorial Fund can be up to $1,500 annually.
2023 funding amounts will be updated here by March 2023.
Grant applications can be submitted to the Mary Beth Miller Memorial Fund when the application portal opens.
The application portal will open on May 1st, 2023 with a deadline of June 15th, 2023.
For individuals applying to the Fund, in your application, you will need to provide proof of training related to cross-country skiing, biathlon, mountain biking, speed skating, canoeing, or kayaking (i.e. enrolment form, or letter from the person or institution providing the training, workshop or program).
Feel free to call our office if you would like to chat about your idea for training. We are always happy to chat!
For individuals applying, in your application, you will need to submit a statement of financial need. This can look very different for everyone – That is why your statement is in the form of a written essay.
Here are some helpful guiding questions:
- Why do you have a financial need?
- Provide a clear reason why you need support.
- How will this grant help you access the training you need?
Applications are reviewed by our Grants Committee and Fund Advisors.
15 June 2023 at 11:59pm MST: All applications due via grant portal found on the Yellowknife Community Foundation website.
Late June, early July 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.
Early August 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!”.
Past recipients for the Mary Beth Miller Memorial Fund are:
- 2020 No award
- 2021 No award
- 2020 Ella Kokelj and Jack Panayi
- 2019 Lance Dizon
- 2018 Wren Acorn
- 2017 Nicolas Bennett
- 2016 Folk on the Rocks
- 2016 YK Ski Club
- 2015 Donny Boake
- 2014 Hannah Clarke
- 2013 Hannah Clarke
- 2012 Hannah Clarke
- 2011 John Blyth
- 2010 Denise Ramsden & Andrew Matthews
- 2009 Jill Gilday
- 2008 Jill Gilday
- 2007 Andrew Matthews
- 2006 Brendan Green & Jill Gilday
- 2005 Michael Gilday
- 2004 Thomsen D’Hont
- 2003 No award
- 2002 Lindsay Bolivar
- 2001 Lindsay Bolivar