Alberta Nonprofit Grants & Awards – Upcoming September/October 2017 Deadlines

CAJG Applicant Guide
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is an employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of Alberta’s changing economy.
NEW: CAJG now offers more training incentives to employers

  • 100% of training cost covered for eligible unemployed hires (up to $15,000) with incremental training requirement waived
  • Sole proprietors can now train their employees using CAJG
  • Assistance on travel costs for small and medium-sized organizations (outside of Edmonton and Calgary) when training is over 100km one way
    Applications open now!

PolicyWise Grants
Relevant applied research that has the potential to improve the well-being of Alberta’s children, their families and communities; they are specifically interested in research that looks at outcomes for children and/or youth. They offer a variety of funding opportunities to get your research going and keep it going for both trainees and independent investigators. PolicyWise encourages researchers and communities to partner equitably in the research process Currently there are three types of funding opportunities available. Please click here for a description for each type of grant and their corresponding terms and conditions.

  • Seed grant (maximum $10,000)
  • Grant (maximum $40,000)
  • Doctoral award (maximum $64,000)
    Deadline September 1, 2017.

Calgary Foundation Community Grants Program.
Prior to submitting your request please consult the program guidelines and contact Foundation staff to discuss eligibility. 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 September 10, 2017

Alberta Health Supporting Child and Youth Mental Health Outcomes in Alberta School Settings – Early Career Award Competition
The Early Career Transition Award seeks to mobilize and strengthen provincial capacity and capability for improving child and youth mental health outcomes in Alberta school settings by building the research and evidence base. The scope of this award is broad, including three major areas of focus: integrated community based approaches to 1) health promotion and disease prevention, 2) children and youth with identified mental health and addiction issues, and 3) crisis intervention and management. The Early Career Transition Award enables highly qualified new investigators holding a first academic appointment to have protected time to launch a research career in an area of relevance to children and families that can inform policy, programs or practice. The Award recipient will be expected to enhance their research skills and to develop partnerships with policy-makers and service providers in Alberta. The application and review process for this early career award competition is being managed by PolicyWise for Children & Families (PolicyWise).
Deadline September 14, 2017

Alberta Culture and Tourism Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based Grant
Supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for:

  • New programs and initiatives
  • Community events
  • Community publications
    Deadline September 15, 2017

Alberta Culture and Tourism CIP Operating Grant
Supports core operations and capacity building for non-profit organizations whose mission, outcomes and activities align with three priority areas:

  • Enhancing the quality of life of Albertans by providing direct programs and services that address social issues.
  • Creating equitable access to human, social and economic resources and services for all Albertans.
  • Supporting community collaborations, involving multiple organizations to address broader human or social issues.
    Deadline September 15, 2017

The City of Edmonton Citation Awards 
The Citation Awards honour individuals or groups who have given more than 5 years of distinguished service as artists, volunteers, or inspirational leaders in arts and culture, community service, or sports.
Nominate by September 15, 2017

TELUS Edmonton Community Board Grants
Each year we contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of registered charities through our twelve local TELUS Community Boards. We fund programs that best meet our vision and clearly demonstrate the criteria outlined below:

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline September 20, 2017

TELUS  AB North Community Action Team Grant
Each year TELUS invests thousands of dollars in Canada to registered charities through our Community Action Team. Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards. Programs are chosen that best meet our funding guidelines and that clearly demonstrate the following criteria: :

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline September 21, 2017

Inspirit Pluralism Grants ChangeUp Grants
Grants create opportunities for people aged 18-34 to initiate creative solutions-focused projects that address issues of discrimination and prejudice in their local communities. The $10,000 one-time grants are for projects that implement creative strategies to open minds and shift attitudes that perpetuate prejudice and exclusion based on ethnicity, race or religion. Through the grants, Inspirit Foundation is particularly interested in supporting the development of effective, connected and influential young change leaders. We’re accepting
Deadline September 25, 2017

Laidlaw Scaling Impact and Knowledge Building Grants
These programs are: Youth Direct Action, Scaling Impact, and Knowledge Building. Laidlaw invites you to explore these integrated programs.

  • Youth Direct Action will support young people to respond boldly and collectively to community challenges.We invite you to explore these integrated programs.

  • Scaling Impact will support high-impact youth-led and youth-driven initiatives in Ontario with a proven track record of success to achieve deeper impact and influence.

  • Knowledge Building will support research, policy development/analysis/reform and knowledge mobilization activities that will further youth inclusion and wellbeing.

They are excited to launch a call for proposals for Scaling Impact and Knowledge Building Grants. We will be sharing more with you on Youth Direct Action in Winter 2018.
Deadline September 25, 2017

Heritage Council Project Grant
Project Funding grants will provide up to 75 per cent of an applicants eligible expenses, to a maximum of $25,000. This grant is for museums, archives and other heritage organizations that creates a project to help preserve, research, document, interpret, celebrate and raise awareness of the history and heritage of Edmonton. Projects focused on internal capacity building are also eligible.
Deadline September 29, 2017

Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network: Empowerment Fund
The Empowerment Fund provides financial bursaries for individuals living with FASD and/or their caregivers or families. Bursaries can be used for courses and classes (not core education) tutoring, employment readiness and health and wellness therapy
Deadline September 30, 2017

MEC Capacity Building Grant
Capacity Building Through Capacity Building grants ranging from $5,000 to $35,000, MEC supports grassroots conservation organizations and activity-based organizations by providing funding that will help strengthen their effectiveness. To keep space for adventure, Canada needs strong, resilient and active non-governmental organizations who advocate for the conservation of our land and water, and help people experience activity outdoors

Applications Opening Soon!

Leadership Centre of Central Alberta Pillar of the Community Award
Leadership Centre of Central Alberta Pillar of the Community Award Recognizing and celebrating leadership opportunities and leaders who are already giving in extraordinary ways. The intention is to honour an “unsung hero,” someone who does not typically receive recognition for their tireless efforts
Opening Date for Application to be announced soon!

Advancing Futures Bursary
Did you know that the Advancing Futures Bursary Program provides up to $40,000 in education funding for former youth in care? An Advancing Futures Bursary Program Coordinator can also assist case workers and youth with the education portion of a transition plan. Learn more about other little known benefits about the bursary.
Deadline October 1 to begin studies anytime between January and August of the following year.

Alberta Culture and Tourism Major Cultural and Sport Events Funding
Builds on Alberta’s reputation as an attractive destination and proven capacity for hosting a range of national and international calibre cultural and sport events.

The purpose of the program is to streamline processes and maximize limited funding for organizations applying through multiple sources within Alberta Culture and Tourism.

Major Cultural and Sport Event grant stream will consider the following type of events:

  • Sport – The focus is on national or international amateur sport events recognized by national sport organizations or international federations. This could include national and world championships and world cup events.
  • Cultural – The focus is on national or international cultural events that are recognized by the respective governing body.

Deadline October 1, 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.  Initiative funding supports one-time projects to a grant maximum of $25,000.
Deadline October 1, 2017

Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund
The Alberta Human Rights Commission provides grants to community organizations for projects that promote equality and reduce discrimination.
Deadline October 2, 2017

The Aviva Community Fund Category 1: Community Development
Category 2: Community Health
Category 3: Community Resilience
Category 4: Community Legacy
Deadline Oct 2, 2017

The IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards Program
Recognizes organizations that have ​​demonstrated o​​​outstanding leadership by taking bold steps to improve Canada through advancements in public administration and management.
Applications are accepted from public sector and broader public sector organizations that handle

  • pub​lic order and safety
  • economic affairs
  • environment​al protection
  • housing and community amenities
  • health
  • recreation and culture
  • education
  • social protection
    Deadline October 4, 2017

Valuing Mental Health Innovation and Integration Research Grant Competition
Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network™ (AMH SCN™) is facilitating a research funding call that addresses identification of evidence-informed research practices and programs to improve community-based system integration in the addiction and mental health sector in Alberta. The need for a coordinated and integrated system was identified in Valuing Mental Health: Report of the Alberta Mental Health Review Committee, released by the Government of Alberta in February, 2016, and reiterated in the response document, Valuing Mental Health (VMH): Next Steps, released in June, 2017. The AMH SCN comprises expert clinicians, researchers, patients, and other groups and individuals who are working to engage stakeholders in the dissemination and implementation of best evidence practices to prevent, treat and improve outcomes in addictions and mental health in Alberta. The SCN uses the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s six domains of quality to focus their work. These domains are: appropriateness, accessibility, effectiveness, efficiency, safety, and acceptability. Grants of up to $200,000 will be considered in this open call
Deadline October 6, 2017

Edmonton Community Investment Grant
The City of Edmonton Community Investment Operating Grant program provides operating assistance to Edmonton’s non-profit organizations whose activities benefit citizens of Edmonton. The 2018 Community Investment Operating Grant Applications are now available.

  • Social Services – social programs and activities that help Edmontonians to strengthen personal or community life.
  • Multicultural – promote individual and group relations, in which ethnic, racial, religious and language similarities and differences are valued, respected and shared.
  • Recreation/Amateur Sport – those activities and experiences in which individuals choose to participate in their leisure time, such as: athletic, physical, historical, cultural, social and intellectual activities.

Deadline October 13, 2017

Alberta Culture and Tourism Community Initiatives Program’s (CIP) Alberta Canada 150 Grant
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.
    Deadline October 15, 2017

TELUS AB Central Community Action Team Grant
Each year TELUS invests thousands of dollars in Canada to registered charities through our Community Action Team. Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards. Programs are chosen that best meet our funding guidelines and that clearly demonstrate the following criteria: :

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline October 20, 2017

Red Deer & District Community Foundation Women and Girls Endowment Fund.
Does your organization require funding for a project or program that enhances the quality of life of women and girls in our community? If you do, we have the perfect opportunity for you!
Deadline October 23, 2017

The Alberta Human Rights Commission Diversity Leadership Award of Distinction
Recognizes organizations that embrace diversity in their workforce, encourages respect and inclusion, eliminates discrimination and barriers, and is helping to create welcoming and inclusive workplaces and communities.
Deadline October 31, 2017

Calgary Foundation Major & Signature Grants
As the Calgary Foundation’s assets grow, so does its ability to play a leadership role in advancing local and national charitable initiatives that have significant impact on Calgary and area and positively transform communities. These transformational initiatives enrich the lives of citizens, collaboratively find innovative solutions for major issues, and ensure safe and vibrant communities where diverse populations can thrive. Major & Signature Grants assist charitable organizations in all parts of the charitable sector by providing grants to support single or multi-year, large-scale charitable initiatives that are broad in scope and transform our community. Grants support local or national initiatives that impact Calgary and area by addressing major issues and encouraging participation in charitable activities from a great number of citizens. See the table below for past grants.
Deadline noon on November 1 each year

Canadian School Gardens
Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to supper an edible educational garden on the grounds of a primary or secondary school. Schools, or a non-profit organization or charity working in partnership with a school, may apply. Interested in a garden grant for a non-profit children’s programming organization, not located at a school? Check out their Extended Learning Garden Grant program
Deadline November 15, 2017

Helps schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature. Since the program began in 2000, it has provided funds to over 3,000 schools from coast to coast, providing countless opportunities for students to engage with nature on their school grounds.
Opens Dec 2017

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation Grants
Supports community health and wellness in a broad sense. Grants are awarded across the following sectors: arts, education, environment, health, heritage, recreation and social services.
Deadline January 28, 2018

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation 2018 Women of Excellence
“Women of Excellence Awards Program” (WE) is a celebration of innovation, leadership, achievement and talent, as demonstrated by women throughout Central Alberta who have used their vision and determination to make Central Alberta a better place to live. The development and presentation of these awards reflects the Community Foundation’s commitment to increase recognition of women who have earned the admiration and respect of their peers.
Deadline January 31, 2018

 

See Directory for  Grants With Ongoing Applications

PFC New Report Grantmakers and Governments: THE POSSIBILITIES OF PARTNERSHIP

PFC is interested in raising awareness of the potential for partnering with government and in exploring the roles that philanthropy can play in public-philanthropic. The paper was researched and written by Sheherazade Hirji, a Toronto-based philanthropy consultant and past President and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

Nonprofit Grants and Awards August/September

Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs program.
Spend a semester as a guest scholar at one of Alberta’s top-tier research universities through the Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs program. Designed to advance research and communication in the areas of brain science, toxic stress, and lifelong health outcomes for children and families, the partnership has been welcoming U.S. researchers to Alberta since 2015. Not only do Fulbright scholars contribute to a body of research that will benefit all of us, they gain personal insight and experiences that will last a lifetime. Scholars are invited to apply before August 1, 2017 for the 2018 – 2019 sessions.

First Calgary Savings – Knowledge Builders Grant Program
First Calgary Savings recognizes the necessity of employee learning and training to ensure organizational effectiveness. Teamwork, leadership and vision are critical to personal and professional development and these grants support this development. Your organization must be a registered charitable organization, have an internal learning need that requires financial support (conferences and individual course registrations do not apply), have a local office in Calgary or area or have not received a Knowledge Builders grant in the past year First Calgary Savings Knowledge Builders Review Committee is comprised of representatives from First Calgary Savings, the United Way of Calgary and Area, and CentrePoint. Deadline(January, April, July and October Grants are available for up to $2,500. If a charitable organization that you know has an internal learning need that addresses growth in the area of leadership, planning, teamwork or organizational development, please call the Corporate Citizenship team at 403-230-2783 and ask for more information, or visit First Calgary Savings’ website. Search for the “Knowledge Builders Grant Program”.
Deadline  August 1, 2017

InMotion Network: Go Girl Event Grants
Go Girl events provide a unique opportunity for communities to reach out to their teen girls. Communities are encouraged to apply for a grant to host such an event. InMotion Network provides Go Girl grants up to a maximum of $2500
InMotion Network: Girls In Motion Grants
Girls in Motion’ is a “girl-friendly” program that provides high-quality recreational, sport/physical activity programs specifically for girls ages 10-14 in Alberta. Girls in Motion programs are community run and organised and are made to order based on the needs of individual communities. Communities are encouraged to apply for a grant to address the needs of inactive girls and those girls who are unable to access activity programs due to limitations of income, location, culture, family, perceived ability etc.
InMotion Network: Take the Lead Grants
The ‘Take the Lead’ Grant has been created to help Albertan girls and women become experienced leaders in the sport and recreation fields. Grant monies could be used for training, course fees, professional development, professional certification, clinics, equipment, travel, lodging, meals, and other training related activities. The ‘Take the Lead’ Grant is not intended to support physical activity projects and recreational initiatives. InMotion Network will provide 5 grants of up to $1,000 per individual and/or $3,000 per organisation to girls and women working or volunteering in the sport or active living communities, recreation field or school system who are working towards increasing their leadership capacity.
Deadlines August 1st for programs running between September and December

TELUS Calgary Community Board Grants
Each year we contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of registered charities through our twelve local TELUS Community Boards. We fund programs that best meet our vision and clearly demonstrate the criteria outlined below:

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
  • Deadline August 1, 2017

Inspiration Award
Up to three awards are given out to individuals and groups in each of the following prevention categories:family violence, sexual violence, child abuse and bullying
Nomination forms, with eligibility criteria, are available online or by calling 780-422-5916 (toll-free in Alberta by first dialing 310-0000).
Deadline August 11, 2017

Strathcona Community Investment Program
Strathcona Community Investment Program (SCIP) funds are available to support community initiatives or events that benefit Strathcona County and its residents.
Deadline August 11, 2017

Leadership Centre of Central Alberta Pillar of the Community Award
Leadership Centre of Central Alberta Pillar of the Community Award Recognizing and celebrating leadership opportunities and leaders who are already giving in extraordinary ways. The intention is to honour an “unsung hero,” someone who does not typically receive recognition for their tireless efforts
Opening Date for Application to be announced soon!

CAJG Applicant Guide

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is an employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of Alberta’s changing economy.
NEW: CAJG now offers more training incentives to employers

  • 100% of training cost covered for eligible unemployed hires (up to $15,000) with incremental training requirement waived
  • Sole proprietors can now train their employees using CAJG
  • Assistance on travel costs for small and medium-sized organizations (outside of Edmonton and Calgary) when training is over 100km one way
    Applications open now!

Battle River Community Foundation 
Organizations seeking funds must demonstrate a strong and committed volunteer board of directors, fiscal responsibility, and effective management of resources. Partnerships and collaboration are encouraged. Projects that impact the largest number of individuals possible, with a modest investment of funds, are preferred. In general, grants are approved for needs not met by other funding sources.
Deadline August 15, 2017

Canadian School Gardens
Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to supper an edible educational garden on the grounds of a primary or secondary school. Schools, or a non-profit organization or charity working in partnership with a school, may apply. Interested in a garden grant for a non-profit children’s programming organization, not located at a school? Check out their Extended Learning Garden Grant program
Application Open: September 1st, 2017 and is Closed: November 15, 2017 at 5pm CST

PolicyWise Grants
Relevant applied research that has the potential to improve the well-being of Alberta’s children, their families and communities; they are specifically interested in research that looks at outcomes for children and/or youth. They offer a variety of funding opportunities to get your research going and keep it going for both trainees and independent investigators. PolicyWise encourages researchers and communities to partner equitably in the research processCurrently there are three types of funding opportunities available. Please click here for a description for each type of grant and their corresponding terms and conditions.

  • Seed grant (maximum $10,000)
  • Grant (maximum $40,000)
  • Doctoral award (maximum $64,000)
    Deadline September 1st, 2017.

Calgary Foundation Community Grants Program.
Prior to submitting your request please consult the program guidelines and contact Foundation staff to discuss eligibility. 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 September 10, 2017

The Aviva Community Fund Category 1: Community Development
Category 2: Community Health
Category 3: Community Resilience
Category 4: Community Legacy
Opens September 13, 2017 Closes Oct 2, 2017

Alberta Health Supporting Child and Youth Mental Health Outcomes in Alberta School Settings – Early Career Award Competition
The Early Career Transition Award seeks to mobilize and strengthen provincial capacity and capability for improving child and youth mental health outcomes in Alberta school settings by building the research and evidence base. The scope of this award is broad, including three major areas of focus: integrated community based approaches to 1) health promotion and disease prevention, 2) children and youth with identified mental health and addiction issues, and 3) crisis intervention and management. The Early Career Transition Award enables highly qualified new investigators holding a first academic appointment to have protected time to launch a research career in an area of relevance to children and families that can inform policy, programs or practice. The Award recipient will be expected to enhance their research skills and to develop partnerships with policy-makers and service providers in Alberta. The application and review process for this early career award competition is being managed by PolicyWise for Children & Families (PolicyWise).
Deadline September 14, 2017

Alberta Culture and Tourism Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based Grant
Supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for:

  • New programs and initiatives
  • Community events
  • Community publications
    Deadline September 15, 2017

Alberta Culture and Tourism CIP Operating Grant
Supports core operations and capacity building for non-profit organizations whose mission, outcomes and activities align with three priority areas:

  • Enhancing the quality of life of Albertans by providing direct programs and services that address social issues.
  • Creating equitable access to human, social and economic resources and services for all Albertans.
  • Supporting community collaborations, involving multiple organizations to address broader human or social issues.
    Deadline September 15, 2017

The City of Edmonton Citation Awards 
The Citation Awards honour individuals or groups who have given more than 5 years of distinguished service as artists, volunteers, or inspirational leaders in arts and culture, community service, or sports.
Deadline September 15, 2017

TELUS Edmonton Community Board Grants
Each year we contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of registered charities through our twelve local TELUS Community Boards. We fund programs that best meet our vision and clearly demonstrate the criteria outlined below:

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline September 20, 2017

TELUS  AB North Community Action Team Grant
Each year TELUS invests thousands of dollars in Canada to registered charities through our Community Action Team. Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards. Programs are chosen that best meet our funding guidelines and that clearly demonstrate the following criteria: :

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline September 21, 2017

Inspirit Pluralism Grants ChangeUp Grants
Grants create opportunities for people aged 18-34 to initiate creative solutions-focused projects that address issues of discrimination and prejudice in their local communities. The $10,000 one-time grants are for projects that implement creative strategies to open minds and shift attitudes that perpetuate prejudice and exclusion based on ethnicity, race or religion. Through the grants, Inspirit Foundation is particularly interested in supporting the development of effective, connected and influential young change leaders. We’re accepting
Deadline September 25, 2017

Laidlaw Scaling Impact and Knowledge Building Grants
These programs are: Youth Direct Action, Scaling Impact, and Knowledge Building. Laidlaw invites you to explore these integrated programs.

  • Youth Direct Action will support young people to respond boldly and collectively to community challenges.We invite you to explore these integrated programs.

  • Scaling Impact will support high-impact youth-led and youth-driven initiatives in Ontario with a proven track record of success to achieve deeper impact and influence.

  • Knowledge Building will support research, policy development/analysis/reform and knowledge mobilization activities that will further youth inclusion and wellbeing.

They are excited to launch a call for proposals for Scaling Impact and Knowledge Building Grants. We will be sharing more with you on Youth Direct Action in Winter 2018.
Deadline September 25, 2017

Heritage Council Project Grant
Project Funding grants will provide up to 75 per cent of an applicants eligible expenses, to a maximum of $25,000. This grant is for museums, archives and other heritage organizations that creates a project to help preserve, research, document, interpret, celebrate and raise awareness of the history and heritage of Edmonton. Projects focused on internal capacity building are also eligible.
Deadline September 29, 2017

Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network: Empowerment Fund
The Empowerment Fund provides financial bursaries for individuals living with FASD and/or their caregivers or families. Bursaries can be used for courses and classes (not core education) tutoring, employment readiness and health and wellness therapy
Deadline September 30,2017

See Directory for  Grants With Ongoing Applications

Nonprofit Grants and Awards June/July

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 and Tourism Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based Grant
Supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for:

  • New programs and initiatives
  • Community events
  • Community publications
    Deadline June 15, 2017

Alberta Culture and Tourism CIP Operating Grant
Supports core operations and capacity building for non-profit organizations whose mission, outcomes and activities align with three priority areas:

  • Enhancing the quality of life of Albertans by providing direct programs and services that address social issues.
  • Creating equitable access to human, social and economic resources and services for all Albertans.

Supporting community collaborations, involving multiple organizations to address broader human or social issues
Deadline June 15, 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

Centennial Flame Research Award
The Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills & Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities is inviting Canadians with disabilities to apply for the 2017 Centennial Flame Research Award.This $5,500 Award is given to a person with a disability to enable him or her to conduct research and prepare a report on one or more Canadians with disabilities who have made a contribution to Canadian public life or to the activities of Parliament.
Deadline June 30, 2017

Inspirit Pluralism Grants ChangeUp Grants
Grants create opportunities for people aged 18-34 to initiate creative solutions-focused projects that address issues of discrimination and prejudice in their local communities. The $10,000 one-time grants are for projects that implement creative strategies to open minds and shift attitudes that perpetuate prejudice and exclusion based on ethnicity, race or religion. Through the grants, Inspirit Foundation is particularly interested in supporting the development of effective, connected and influential young change leaders. We’re accepting
Deadline July 2017

Alberta Recreation and Parks Department Legacy Award
Recognizes the achievements of individuals, communities, and organizations that strive to advance integrated recreation opportunities for people with disabilities
Wild Rose Award
The prestigious Wild Rose Award recognizes individuals or community service organizations for their dedication to recreation and parks, be it professional, lay or philosophic. It may be awarded to recognize professional or significant personal involvement or long service in support of recreation or parks endeavors on a provincial level.
Excellence in Youth Development Award
The Excellence in Youth Development Award recognizes excellence in projects that focus on youth recognition and use a youth development model.
Deadline for all the above July 14, 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

Yes 2 Me Scholarship Program
Through the support of the Otsuka and Lundbeck Alliance, SSA will be disbursing six $2000 scholarships across Alberta to those living with schizophrenia.
Application Deadline  July 26, 2017

TELUS AB SouthCommunity Action Team Grant
Each year TELUS invests thousands of dollars in Canada to registered charities through our Community Action Team. Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards. Programs are chosen that best meet our funding guidelines and that clearly demonstrate the following criteria: :

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline July 28, 2017

TELUS AB Central Community Action Team Grant
Each year TELUS invests thousands of dollars in Canada to registered charities through our Community Action Team. Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards. Programs are chosen that best meet our funding guidelines and that clearly demonstrate the following criteria: :

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline July 28, 2017

TELUS AB North Community Action Team Grant
Each year TELUS invests thousands of dollars in Canada to registered charities through our Community Action Team. Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards. Programs are chosen that best meet our funding guidelines and that clearly demonstrate the following criteria: :

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadlines July 20, 2017

Homeward Trust 2017-2018 Community-Based Research Project
Eligible projects include demonstration studies, pilot studies, secondary data analysis, feasibility assessments, environmental scans, partnership building activities and integrated knowledge generation/translation/mobilization activities (among others). Community-based organizations, health service organizations, academic researchers, government stakeholders (working in collaboration with one or more community-based organizations) and emerging researchers (graduate studies, non-academic practitioners supported by experienced researchers) are eligible to apply.
Deadline July 28, 2017


 

See Grants With Ongoing Applications

Nonprofit Grants and Awards April/May

Inspirit Pluralism Grants ChangeUp Grants
Grants create opportunities for people aged 18-34 to initiate creative solutions-focused projects that address issues of discrimination and prejudice in their local communities. The $10,000 one-time grants are for projects that implement creative strategies to open minds and shift attitudes that perpetuate prejudice and exclusion based on ethnicity, race or religion. Through the grants, Inspirit Foundation is particularly interested in supporting the development of effective, connected and influential young change leaders. We’re accepting
Deadline April, 2017

Alberta Culture and Tourism Major Cultural and Sport Events Funding
Builds on Alberta’s reputation as an attractive destination and proven capacity for hosting a range of national and international calibre cultural and sport events.

The purpose of the program is to streamline processes and maximize limited funding for organizations applying through multiple sources within Alberta Culture and Tourism.

Major Cultural and Sport Event grant stream will consider the following type of events:

  • Sport – The focus is on national or international amateur sport events recognized by national sport organizations or international federations. This could include national and world championships and world cup events.
  • Cultural – The focus is on national or international cultural events that are recognized by the respective governing body.

Deadline April 1, 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

The IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards Program
Recognizes organizations that have ​​demonstrated o​​​outstanding leadership by taking bold steps to improve Canada through advancements in public administration and management.
Applications are accepted from public sector and broader public sector organizations that handle

  • pub​lic order and safety
  • economic affairs
  • environment​al protection
  • housing and community amenities
  • health
  • recreation and culture
  • education
  • social protection
    Spring Deadline in May

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

TELUS Edmonton Community Board Grants
Each year we contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of registered charities through our twelve local TELUS Community Boards. We fund programs that best meet our vision and clearly demonstrate the criteria outlined below:

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline May 16, 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

See Grants With Ongoing Applications

Nonprofit Grants and Awards February/March

TELUS AB South Community Action Team Grant
Each year TELUS invests thousands of dollars in Canada to registered charities through our Community Action Team. Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards. Programs are chosen that best meet our funding guidelines and that clearly demonstrate the following criteria: :

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline February 10, 2017

TELUS AB Central Community Action Team Grant
Each year TELUS invests thousands of dollars in Canada to registered charities through our Community Action Team. Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards. Programs are chosen that best meet our funding guidelines and that clearly demonstrate the following criteria: :

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline February 10, 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

Community Foundation Of Lethbridge And Southwestern Alberta 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 February 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

TELUS Edmonton Community Board Grants
Each year we contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of registered charities through our twelve local TELUS Community Boards. We fund programs that best meet our vision and clearly demonstrate the criteria outlined below:

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline February 22, 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

TELUS Calgary Community Board Grants
Each year we contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of registered charities through our twelve local TELUS Community Boards. We fund programs that best meet our vision and clearly demonstrate the criteria outlined below:

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline March 1, 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

Alberta Culture and Tourism Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based Grant
Supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for:

  • New programs and initiatives
  • Community events
  • Community publications
    Deadline March 15, 2017

Alberta Culture and Tourism CIP Operating Grant
Supports core operations and capacity building for non-profit organizations whose mission, outcomes and activities align with three priority areas:

  • Enhancing the quality of life of Albertans by providing direct programs and services that address social issues.
  • Creating equitable access to human, social and economic resources and services for all Albertans.

Supporting community collaborations, involving multiple organizations to address broader human or social issues
Deadline March 15, 2017

TELUS AB North Community Action Team Grants
Each year TELUS invests thousands of dollars in Canada to registered charities through our Community Action Team. Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards. Programs are chosen that best meet our funding guidelines and that clearly demonstrate the following criteria: :

  • Focus on youth
  • Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment
  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery
  • Defines and measures social outcomes
    Deadline March 15, 2017

Community Foundation Of Lethbridge And Southwestern Alberta Community Priorities Granting Program
Supported by many donors who have given together to support the needs of the day. This program supports a wide range of projects in communities throughout our region.
Deadline March 31, 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

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Nonprofit Grants and Awards December/January

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation Grants
Supports community health and wellness in a broad sense. Grants are awarded across the following sectors: arts, education, environment, health, heritage, recreation and social services.
Deadline January 28, 2018

ATB Financial’s Time to Think Grant
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.
Deadline Jan. 23, 2017

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.
Deadline January 30, 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.

 

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