Grants and Awards May/June 2017

Edmonton Community Foundation Awards for Students Experiencing Financial Need
The awards include the Rose Margaret King Merit Awards, the Don Howden & Jane Squire Howden Awards and the Teri Taylor-Tunski Awards. These awards support students who are in financial need and have attended school in Edmonton at some point between kindergarten and Grade 12. All three awards can be applied to through a single application form. Priority is given to students who have attended an inner city school; exhibit a commitment to their studies; and who can show that they have selected a program that will lead to improved employment opportunities.
Deadline May 15, 2017

Calgary Herald Christmas Fund
To be considered for the 2017 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund, an organization’s purpose must be consistent with the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund objectives of raising awareness around critical social issues including but not limited to; hunger, homelessness, addiction, abuse and violence and meet the following criteria: Hold charitable status; have a commitment to assisting families, men, women and children in need; use the funds in Calgary or surrounding areas; exhibit professionalism and credibility. If your organization received funds from the 2016 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund, you are not eligible to apply for funds in the 2017 Christmas Fund Campaign.
Deadline: May 23, 2017

Volunteer Alberta VSP Funding
As part of the Volunteer Screening Program, the grant is designed to support the development of effective screening practices and processes. Nonprofit organizations facing resource and capacity challenges around volunteer screening can apply for this $2000 grant.
Deadline May 30, 2017

2017 Laurel Awards Now Open
The Laurel Awards, created and sponsored by Duncan Craig LLP, recognize nonprofit organizations who further their objectives through exceptional creativity and innovation. Five awards will be presented this year ranging from $500 to $5000.
Deadline: May 31, 2017

Calgary Learns: Initiative Funding 2017
Calgary Learns invites you to bring forward your visions for new curricula, resources, pilots or research that will enhance the experience of adult Calgarians in foundational learning settings. Proposals are due June 1, 2017 for initiatives in the July 1, 2017/June 30, 2018 grant term. Initiative funding supports one-time projects to a grant maximum of $25,000.
Deadline: June 1, 2017

Alberta Culture Days Grant
Is your nonprofit interested in hosting events for Alberta’s Culture Days? This year, culture days run from Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 and if your organization would like to be a Feature Celebration Site, a Host Celebration Site or host a Pop-Up event, you can apply for this grant. Alberta’s Culture Days is an annual celebration that promotes cultural diversity across the province. Last year, there were 315 events across 87 communities in Alberta.
Deadline: June 16, 2017

City of Airdrie Family and Community Support Service (FCSS) Funding Grant
The City of Airdrie is accepting Letters of Intent applications for 2018. Applicants must be eligible under the Family and Community Support Services Act and Regulation. Preference will be given to social service nonprofit organizations registered under the Societies Act.
Deadline June 16, 2017

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Grants/Awards Open for Application April/May 2017

The Ken Dryden Scholarship Application
Each year Ken Dryden Scholarships are awarded to young people, currently or formerly in the care of the Canadian child welfare system. Each scholarship covers up to $3,000 or 80% of the cost of tuition and fees, whichever is less, and is renewable annually, based on reasonable progress toward the completion of a first undergraduate degree or diploma. Youth in Care Canada is proud to administer this scholarship program on behalf of Ken Dryden, an accomplished author, consultant on education, child and youth issues, lawyer, former NHL hockey star and politician, and past President of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey club. As a young person in/from care, all you need to do is apply. As an organization, child welfare worker, foster parent or friend, please spread the word by telling any eligible young person of this scholarship opportunity, and offer your help.
Deadline April 14, 2017

$100,000 The Trico Charitable Foundation Social EnterPrize
The Trico Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its’ 2017 Social EnterPrize which will honour two of Canada’s leading social enterprises. The winning social enterprises may be from either the nonprofit or for-profit sectors and will be taking direct action to close a gap in society. Each of the two recipients will receive $100,000 prize money; a video profile; and an in-depth profile in a case study undertaken by a Canadian post-secondary institution.
Deadline: April 18, 2017

2017 National Philanthropy Day Generosity of Spirit Award Call for Nominations
Do you know someone who gives selflessly of their time, talent, and treasure to make Calgary a better, stronger community? Recognize this special person with a Generosity of Spirit Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Calgary and Area Chapter. AFP Calgary recognizes the many individuals, families, youth, groups, and businesses who demonstrate the spirit of philanthropy through outstanding contributions of time, talent, leadership, and financial support.
Deadline Apr. 28, 2017

Volunteer Alberta VSP Funding
The Volunteer Screening Program (VSP) provides funding to eligible nonprofit organizations to support Vulnerable Sector Checks as well as organizational development in the area of volunteer screening. These funds are provided with support from the Government of Alberta. The costs associated with volunteer screening, including costs related to recruiting and retaining volunteers for roles requiring Vulnerable Sector Checks, can become a burden in some cases. Financial support for eligible organizations includes a Vulnerable Sector Check Fee Waiver. The fee waiver is intended to help eligible Alberta nonprofit organizations with associated costs for obtaining Vulnerable Sector Checks in communities that charge for volunteers.The VSP also provides Volunteer Screening Development Grants to support the establishment of volunteer screening processes, policies, and procedures.
Application Deadline April 30, 2017

Edmonton Community Foundation Awards for Students Experiencing Financial Need
The awards include the Rose Margaret King Merit Awards, the Don Howden & Jane Squire Howden Awards and the Teri Taylor-Tunski Awards. These awards support students who are in financial need and have attended school in Edmonton at some point between kindergarten and Grade 12. All three awards can be applied to through a single application form. Priority is given to students who have attended an inner city school; exhibit a commitment to their studies; and who can show that they have selected a program that will lead to improved employment opportunities.
Deadline May 15, 2017

Calgary Herald Christmas Fund
To be considered for the 2017 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund, an organization’s purpose must be consistent with the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund objectives of raising awareness around critical social issues including but not limited to; hunger, homelessness, addiction, abuse and violence and meet the following criteria: Hold charitable status; have a commitment to assisting families, men, women and children in need; use the funds in Calgary or surrounding areas; exhibit professionalism and credibility. If your organization received funds from the 2016 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund, you are not eligible to apply for funds in the 2017 Christmas Fund Campaign.
Deadline: May 23, 2017

Volunteer Alberta VSP Funding
As part of the Volunteer Screening Program, the grant is designed to support the development of effective screening practices and processes. Nonprofit organizations facing resource and capacity challenges around volunteer screening can apply for this $2000 grant.
Deadline May 30, 2017

2017 Laurel Awards Now Open
The Laurel Awards, created and sponsored by Duncan Craig LLP, recognize nonprofit organizations who further their objectives through exceptional creativity and innovation. Five awards will be presented this year ranging from $500 to $5000. Deadline: May 31, 2017

AB Government Grant – Funding Helps Improve Workplace Safety Innovation and Engagement Grants
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Innovation and Engagement Grants program will provide $667,000 for 33 projects during 2017. Projects include OHS-related seminars, conferences, developing education materials and providing training programs

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Grants Open for Application March 2017

Community Environment Action Grant
The Government of Alberta Community Environment Action grant is available to nonprofit groups wishing to design and deliver evidence-based climate education projects across Alberta.Eligible projects will focus on social benefits, such as creating or supporting community and partnership-building opportunities. Projects must also utilize the climate literacy continuum. A total of $600,000 is available. Funding will range between $25,000 and $150,000 per applications.Deadline: March 6, 2017

The FCC AgriSpirit Fund
Enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project (hospitals, medical centres, childcare facilities) and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000.
Open March 13 to April 17, 2017.

Calgary Foundation Sould of the City Neighbour Grants
Grants of $10,000 so that Calgarians can put into action their idea to improve, enhance, or revitalize their community or neighbourhood.  Five winning applications will be awarded a $10,000 Soul of the City Neighbour Grant and the opportunity to share their project story with the community.
Deadline March 15, 2017

Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network: Empowerment Fund
The Empowerment Fund is one of the initiatives supported through this program. The Fund provides financial bursaries for individuals living with FASD. The bursaries can be used for: courses and classes (not core education tutoring employment readiness health and wellness therapy
Deadlines March 31, 2017

The 2017 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is now open for applications.
Deadline March 31, 2017

Canada Post Community Foundation for Children Grant Applications
The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children is currently accepting applications for 2017 grants. More than $1 million is available for charities, school programs and other groups serving the needs of young people.
Deadline: April 5, 2017

2017 Laurel Awards Now Open
The Laurel Awards, created and sponsored by Duncan Craig LLP, recognize nonprofit organizations who further their objectives through exceptional creativity and innovation. Five awards will be presented this year ranging from $500 to $5000. Deadline: May 31, 2017

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Grants Open for Application February 2017

Canadian Women’s Foundation Grants
Violence Prevention grants & Economic Development grants: Applications for the 2017-2022 granting stream are
Open as of January 30, 2017.

The Calgary Foundation Community Grants Program. 
While the program continues to support initiatives that engage citizens and that strengthen charities, this cycle the Foundation is placing emphasis on supporting initiatives that respond to the current economic climate in Calgary through increased collaboration, mergers, the creation of new financial models, and sustainability planning
Deadline Feb 15, 2017

The Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program
Provide funding to help non-profit and volunteer groups determine how efficient their current lighting, heating, cooling and hot water systems are. Equipped with audit information, agencies can then take advantage of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Rebate Program, which offers incentives for the purchase and installation of high-efficiency products.

Southwester Alberta Youth in Action Grant
Every year the Community Foundation funds projects created by youth throughout southwestern Alberta. The projects funded by this grant program must be initiated, led, and organized by individuals (or a group) under the age of 25 and in collaboration with a charity or school.
Deadline Feb 15, 2017

Edmonton Community Foundation’s (ECF) Young Edmonton Grants (YEG)
Program provides local youth with funding to turn their ideas into reality. For projects initiated, led, and organized by Edmonton and area youth. These grants range from $500-$3,000 and are available for residents between the ages of 13 and 24.
Deadline Feb 15, 2017

First Calgary Community Grants
Grant range: $2,500 to $10,000 for short-term project or ongoing program focused on making a measurable impact in one of the following areas:

  • Building community pride and revitalization
  • Supporting entrepreneurship & skills training
  • Providing financial education and inclusion
  • Increasing access to affordable housing
    Deadlines February 16, 2017

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Funding Application Form.
Your application must clearly describe how the proposed activity will help support the objectives of the Victims Fund and the goals of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week.
Deadline February 24, 2017

Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation
The Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation is a private family foundation which provides grants primarily to Calgary-based charities. Grants are focused in the areas of arts and culture and social services. Average Grant Size: $1,000 – $2,000
Deadline February 28, 2017

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Nominations open for 2017 P. H. Bryce Award for Children and Youth!

Nominations open for 2017 P. H. Bryce Award for Children and Youth!

In recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary, we are pleased to announce a special 2017 call for nominations for the PH Bryce Award for Children and Youth. As Canada approaches its 150 birthday, we still have a long way to go to ensure for equity for First Nations kids and their families. We know that children and youth are doing amazing things to make Canada a better place, and their efforts inspire and uplift us all.

Award nominees must show how they have overcame challenges to stand up for the rights of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, for example, speaking in public about the rights of Indigenous children even when you are a bit scared of talking in front of groups. Although the nominee(s) might be working to help one child or one community, it is important to show how these efforts could help other First Nations, Métis and Inuit children.

Deadline extended! Submissions are due at by 12 noon Eastern Time on February 15th, 2017.

Alberta Canada 150 Grant

Alberta Canada 150 Grant
The Community Initiatives Program’s (CIP) Alberta Canada 150 stream will provide $2 million to support projects that align with the four themes of the Federal Canada 150 approach which include:
• Diversity, inclusion and the building of common interests and relationships.
• Supporting efforts towards reconciliation of indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians.
• Engaging and inspiring youth to carry forward the legacy of Canada 150.
• Connecting Canadians with nature and raising environmental stewardship to the level of national consciousness.

Monthly intake with a deadline of the 15th of each month
Final intake: October 15, 2017

Canada’s Volunteer Awards Deadline: February 3, 2017

The Canada’s Volunteer Awards, launched in 2011, to recognize the exceptional contributions of volunteers, local businesses and innovative not-for-profit organizations in helping communities across the country. These Employment and Social Development Canada awards consist of one national award and 20 regional awards.

Nomination and eligibility information

Deadline: February 3, 2017

Non-profit and Volunteer Agencies Will Benefit from a $1-million Grant to Complete Energy Efficiency Audits

The Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program will provide funding to help non-profit and volunteer groups determine how efficient their current lighting, heating, cooling and hot water systems are. Equipped with audit information, agencies can then take advantage of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Rebate Program, which offers incentives for the purchase and installation of high-efficiency products.

ATB Financial Time to Think Grant Deadline January 23, 2017

Does your organization need to build new skills and strategies to increase your organization’s impact or effectiveness? ATB Financial’s Time to Think Grant call for proposals is now open. Time to Think Grants will be given in the areas where ATB Financial can use its talents and expertise to support the work nonprofits are doing in Alberta; Social Innovation and Business Development. ATB will give two grants for a maximum of $20,000 per applicant. Application deadline: Jan. 23

Secondary Data Use Grant Deadline January 30, 2017

The purpose of SAGE’s Secondary Data Use Grant is to ensure that existing datasets can be fully utilized to generate new research findings and encourage new analytics methods. Another goal of the grant is to build capacity and collaborative opportunities amongst trainees, researchers, community organizations, and policymakers.

The Secondary Data Use Grant provides five successful applicants $5000 to undertake research utilizing research datasets stored and managed by SAGE.

*Applicants interested in using APrON data are advised to contact SAGE staff as soon as possible BEFORE the application deadline. As part of APrON’s Term of Use applicants MUST consult with the APrON team during proposal development, SAGE will facilitate this collaboration. Non-compliant applications will not be considered for funding.

Application and Deadline
The online application and proposal form is due January 30, 2017 at 4:00pm.