Upcoming Deadlines – Nonprofit Grants, Bursaries and Awards

The following list of grants  are listed in order of deadlines. Click Here to View Directory for  Grants With Ongoing Applications

ALIGN Leadership Bursary
ALIGN Agency Leadership Development Bursary
The ALIGN Leadership Bursary program is offering agencies a bursary up to $5,000.00 towards Agency Leadership Development.
ALIGN Leadership Bursary for Non-Accredited Programs
The focus will be to develop or enhance leadership
skills and innovation in service delivery and development, human resource
management, organizational excellence and fiscal management. Tuition costs for
non-accredited programs (max. $5,000 does not cover travel costs).
Applications Open Now

First Calgary Financial Stepping Stones Grant, in partnership with The Calgary Foundation
These small grants encourage active citizenship by helping residents undertake small, creative project that benefit their local community.
Applications due by midnight of the 1st of every month

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

Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program
The NEET Program will provide funding to help non-profit organizations determine how efficient their current lighting, heating, cooling and hot water systems are, and explore efficiency opportunities to reduce energy use and costs.
Open Now Until Funds Depleted

Calgary Foundation Strategic Opportunity Grants
Strategic Opportunity Grants support small to mid-sized Calgary and area qualified donees with small, time-sensitive, strategic initiatives that fall into one of two categories.
Organization Transformation or Unique Opportunities
Deadlines are noon on the 1st of each month

Calgary Foundation Stepping Stone Grant
Stepping Stones help people bring small acts of community to life. These small grants (ranging from $100 – $600) encourage active citizenship by providing residents with funds to implement creative projects that benefit their local community. This program is offered in partnership with First Calgary Financial.
Accept Applications 1st of Every Month

Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund
The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is part of Bell Let’s Talk, Canada’s largest corporate initiative dedicated to mental health. Since 2011, Bell Let’s Talk has supported 414 organizations with $7 million through the Community Fund. The 2018 Fund will provide grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for people in Canada living with mental illness.
Open in January 16 2018 Deadline March 31, 2018

The Alberta Status of Women Grants
Grant program to provide funds to nonprofit and charitable organizations for projects and activities that improve the lives of women and girls in Alberta in three priority areas: increasing women’s economic security, preventing and ending gender-based violence and increasing women in leadership and democratic participation. The program encourages applicants to collaborate with at least one partner on their initiative.
Deadline January 10, 2018

Alberta Culture Community Initiatives Program Project-Based Grant
The 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 January 15, 2018

Canada Awards for Excellence (Excellence Canada)
Presented annually to private, public, and not-for-profit organizations that have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Quality and a Healthy Workplace®. Through their achievement and results, these organizations have made a significant contribution to the quality of life of Canadians.
Deadline January 15, 2018

IABC Gift of Communications
Are you a nonprofit organization in need of a Gift of Communications? Through the Gift of Communication Program, IABC identifies local nonprofits with unmet communication challenges and links them with senior communicators who will help them develop appropriate solutions to meet their needs.
Deadline January 19, 2018

Alberta College of Social Workers Awards
ACSW members are invited to submit nominations for the following awards:
– The John Hutton Memorial Award for Social Action/Policy recognizes a Registered Social Worker in good standing who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of social work and the community through social action/policy.
– The ACSW Award for Excellence in Social Work Practice recognizes Registered Social Workers in good standing who have exhibited exemplary skills and commitment to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the ACSW in a variety of practice settings.
– Honourary Memberships may be awarded to a person or group that has made a significant contribution to the values and ideals inherent in the profession of social work and who have advanced the goals of the ACSW. Nominees in this category are not Registered Social Workers.
Deadline January 22, 2018

Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association, ECALA
Annual Grant to organizations in Edmonton who provide educational services to adult learners
Deadline January 26, 2018 4:00 p.m.

2018 Prime Minister’s Award
The Prime Minister’s Awards honour exemplary teachers and early childhood educators that help build the next generation of talented, caring and creative Canadians. New this year, the Prime Minister’s Awards will offer awards for outstanding teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) that help develop the culture of innovation Canada needs today, and in the future.
Prime Minister’s Awards recipients can receive:

  • Cash awards worth up to $5,000
  • A certificate from the Prime Minister
  • National recognition and promotion of their best teaching practices
    Deadline January 12, 2018

Alberta Culture Community Initiatives Program Project-Based Grant
The 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 and Community publications
Deadline January 15, 2018

Calgary Learns 2018-19 Call for Proposals
Program funding applications for foundational learning opportunities for adult Calgarians
Deadline Jan. 15, 2018.

Alberta Culture Community Indicatives Program Operating Grant
The 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 January 15, 2018

Edmonton Community Foundation’s Vital Signs Grant
The Foundation welcomes requests for initiatives that increase the sense of belonging to community. Priority will be given to projects serving people with a high risk of social isolation as identified in the report (those living in poverty, new Canadians, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, seniors, and LGBTQ people), especially initiatives that address intersectionality. Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 to support their initiative. Charities can only receive one grant per calendar year. Funding is not intended to support existing or ongoing activities, but may support the enhancement of existing initiatives
Deadline January 15, 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, 2018

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

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, 2018

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

Canadian Tire Jump Start Program
Community-based charitable program that helps children in financial need to participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming. Canadian Tire Jumpstart accepts applications from eligible families twice per year:
Accept Applications the last 2 weeks in January

Alberta Advancing Futures Bursary
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
Deadline February 1 to begin studies anytime between May and August of the same year.

Emerald Awards
Each year from November until February, the Alberta Emerald Foundation receives Emerald Award nominations in 12 established categories. A panel of knowledgeable judges with cross-sectoral experience carry out an independent evaluation based on established criteria and select the finalists and recipients. The Emerald Awards are presented every June, coinciding with Canadian Environment Week. The 27th Annual Emerald Awards will be presented on June 5, 2017 in Calgary. By showcasing the ingenuity, dedication and hard work of our recipients and finalists, others will follow; the innovative will become the norm, resulting in a healthier and cleaner environment.
Deadline February 9, 2018

Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
STEP is a 4 – 16 week wage subsidy program that provides funding to eligible Alberta employers to hire high school or post-secondary students into summer jobs from May to August. Summer positions created through STEP provide students with the opportunity to build meaningful work experience, increase their skills and workplace insight and help prepare them for the future. A standardized wage subsidy of $7.00/hour to a maximum of 37.5 hours/week will be provided to approved applicants.
Deadline February 9, 2018

Telus Grants
TELUS Community Boards – Canada
Their innovative Community Boards put funding decisions in the hands of community champions who best understand the needs in our communities. The focus of the Boards is to provide grants to grassroots charities that support local youth. Preference is given to projects that also demonstrate tangible technological or social innovation. Each year they contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of Canadian registered charities through our local TELUS Community Boards. TELUS Community Boards will consider requests for funding up to $20,000; with the exception of the Barrie Community Board whose maximum consideration is $10,000
TELUS Community Action Teams
Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards, contributing thousands of dollars to hundreds of Canadian registered charities. TELUS Community Action Teams will consider requests for funding up to $5,000
Deadline Alberta South and Central February 10, 2018

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Funding .
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 12, 2018

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 February 15, 2018

Calgary Foundation Community Grants
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 February 15, 2018

First Calgary Community Grants
Community Grants
These larger grants are for projects or programs working to make a social impact within at least one of the four community focus areas supported by First Calgary Financial.
·  Supports entrepreneurship & skills training

  • Provides financial education and inclusion
  • Affordable housing
  • Builds community pride and revitalization
    Deadline February 16, 2018

City of Edmonton Halls of Fame Awards of Distinction
Edmonton’s most outstanding citizens who, through their contributions in arts and culture, community service, and sports, or through extraordinary service to their communities have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton.Note: Groups or teams of more than 4 people including not-for-profit and charitable organizations are not eligible for Hall of Fame, but are eligible for Awards of Distinction.
Deadline February 16, 2018

Humainologie Empathy Week 2018
Funding between $500 and $2,500 is available to stage events to raise awareness about and increase the level of empathy in Calgarians.
Deadline February 23, 2018

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.
Deadlines  February 24, 2018

TELUS Community Action Teams
Community Action team serve areas outside of their major centers that have Community Boards, contributing thousands of dollars to hundreds of Canadian registered charities. TELUS Community Action Teams will consider requests for funding up to $5,000
Deadline Edmonton February 26, 2018

Special Tri Provincial Research Fall 2017 Call Out
Prairieaction Foundation (PAF) is excited to announce a special tri-provincial research call-out which aims to fund research projects that will be conducted in all three prairie provinces. PAF is committed to funding research that leads to community awareness related to issues of violence and abuse and is specifically interested in research that engages in solution focused outcomes, leading to better programs to keep our communities safer.
Deadline February 28, 2018

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, 2018

RBC Learn to Play Project
Sport can transform lives and have a powerful, positive impact on our communities. The RBC Learn to Play Project supported programs that help kids become healthy, happy and active for life. Through the RBC Learn to Play project, RBC, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, has donated $6.3 million to 596 organizations over 3 years
Deadline Feb 28, 2018

FCC AgriSpirit Fund
The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about 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.
Applications Open March 2018

Telus Grants
TELUS Community Boards – Canada
Their innovative Community Boards put funding decisions in the hands of community champions who best understand the needs in our communities. The focus of the Boards is to provide grants to grassroots charities that support local youth. Preference is given to projects that also demonstrate tangible technological or social innovation. Each year they contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of Canadian registered charities through our local TELUS Community BoardTELUS Community Boards will consider requests for funding up to $20,000; with the exception of the Barrie Community Board whose maximum consideration is $10,000
TELUS Community Action Teams
Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards, contributing thousands of dollars to hundreds of Canadian registered charities. TELUS Community Action Teams will consider requests for funding up to $5,000
Deadline Calgary March 1, 2018

Edmonton Community Foundation Community Grant Program
The Community Grants program can support a wide range of organizational needs. A non-profit is eligible to apply if it serves the greater Edmonton area, including Leduc County, Parkland County, Strathcona County, and Sturgeon County. If you don’t have a recent relationship with them (successfully received a Community Grant in the last five years), your organization can apply for a grant up to $40,000. If you’ve worked with ECF recently (successful Community Grant approved, completed and reported on), you can apply for a grant up to $80,000.
Deadline March 1 for funding after June 1 (applications available December 2)

Calgary Foundation Pitch Night: Neighbour Grants LIVE
Pitch Night encourages Calgarians to pitch their ideas to improve, enhance, or revitalize their community or neighbourhood. These grants are available once each year through a grant application process. Finalists are selected to pitch their idea to a live studio audience. The audience, in collaboration with a panel of judges, award up to $50,000 to winning groups in grants ranging from $3,000 – $10,000.
Deadline March 5, 2018 (Opens in Jan)

MEC Grants
Identify and reduce barriers to outdoor activity and increase the community of active outdoor enthusiasts.
Inspiring and enabling participation in outdoor and indoor activities or providing opportunities to try new activities and developing technical or safety skills, or
Planning, construction and maintenance of facilities or infrastructure such as trails, skills-parks or backcountry shelters
Teach responsible outdoor recreation practices and environmental stewardship.
Outdoor environmental education programming to teach about areas of environmental importance
Deliver programming that will increase awareness about ecologically sensitive areas and how to recreate responsibly in them
Deadline  March 10, 2018

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 15, 2018

Women’s and Children’s Health Research Grant
The Innovation Grants provide $50,000 in operating funding over 24 months for projects leading to improved health outcomes for women and/or children. Submissions to this competition may be stand-alone projects, or used to obtain preliminary data for future applications to other funders or agencies.
Deadline March 15, 2018, at 4 p.m.

Telus Grants
TELUS Community Boards – Canada
Their innovative Community Boards put funding decisions in the hands of community champions who best understand the needs in our communities. The focus of the Boards is to provide grants to grassroots charities that support local youth. Preference is given to projects that also demonstrate tangible technological or social innovation.Each year they contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of Canadian registered charities through our local TELUS Community Boards.TELUS Community Boards will consider requests for funding up to $20,000; with the exception of the Barrie Community Board whose maximum consideration is $10,000
TELUS Community Action Teams
Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards, contributing thousands of dollars to hundreds of Canadian registered charities. TELUS Community Action Teams will consider requests for funding up to $5,000
Deadline Northern Alberta March 15, 2018

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 March 28, 2018

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 March 31, 2018

Alberta Media Fund (AMF)
Plays an important role in supporting media development, production, and marketing projects in Alberta. Through various streams of government grants, the organization supports Alberta-based businesses producing high-quality media content within the cultural industries.
Deadline March 31, 2018

Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund
The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is part of Bell Let’s Talk, Canada’s largest corporate initiative dedicated to mental health. Since 2011, Bell Let’s Talk has supported 414 organizations with $7 million through the Community Fund. The 2018 Fund will provide grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for people in Canada living with mental illness.
Open in January 2018 Deadline March 31, 2018

Youth Central – Calgary Foundation Grants
A steering committee of youth meets twice per month to coordinate two granting cycles each year. During each granting cycle, the Youth Foundation is able to grant youth-initiated projects and youth-serving agencies up to a maximum of $2,000.If you have a great idea for a youth (12-18) project in Calgary, we have the funds to back you up!  Receive up to $2,000 for youth driven projects in your community, school or neighbourhood.
Deadline April 9, 2018

Edmonton Arts Council Community Art Grant
The Community Arts grant program invests in the quality of life in our city by supporting artistic projects that are clear collaborations between an artist and a distinct community. It recognizes that art should be accessible to all communities in Edmonton. A community may define themselves by many factors such as tradition and culture, geographic area of the city, or demographic characteristics, etc
Deadline May 1, 2018

Alberta Culture Community Initiatives Program Project-Based Grant
The 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 May 15, 2018

Alberta Culture Community Indicatives Program Operating Grant
The 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 May 15, 2018

RBC Learn to Play Project
Sport can transform lives and have a powerful, positive impact on our communities. The RBC Learn to Play Project supported programs that help kids become healthy, happy and active for life. Through the RBC Learn to Play project, RBC, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, has donated $6.3 million to 596 organizations over 3 years
Deadline May 21, 2018

Telus Grants
TELUS Community Boards – Canada
Their innovative Community Boards put funding decisions in the hands of community champions who best understand the needs in our communities. The focus of the Boards is to provide grants to grassroots charities that support local youth. Preference is given to projects that also demonstrate tangible technological or social innovation.Each year they contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of Canadian registered charities through our local TELUS Community Boards.TELUS Community Boards will consider requests for funding up to $20,000; with the exception of the Barrier Community Board whose maximum consideration is $10,000
TELUS Community Action Teams
Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards, contributing thousands of dollars to hundreds of Canadian registered charities. TELUS Community Action Teams will consider requests for funding up to $5,000
Deadline Edmonton May 28, 2018

Edmonton Community Foundation Community Grant Program
The Community Grants program can support a wide range of organizational needs. A non-profit is eligible to apply if it serves the greater Edmonton area, including Leduc County, Parkland County, Strathcona County, and Sturgeon County. If you don’t have a recent relationship with them (successfully received a Community Grant in the last five years), your organization can apply for a grant up to $40,000. If you’ve worked with ECF recently (successful Community Grant approved, completed and reported on), you can apply for a grant up to $80,000.
Deadline June 1 for funding  after September 1 (application available March 2)

Telus Grants
TELUS Community Boards – Canada
Their innovative Community Boards put funding decisions in the hands of community champions who best understand the needs in our communities. The focus of the Boards is to provide grants to grassroots charities that support local youth. Preference is given to projects that also demonstrate tangible technological or social innovation.Each year they contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of Canadian registered charities through our local TELUS Community Boards.TELUS Community Boards will consider requests for funding up to $20,000; with the exception of the Barrier Community Board whose maximum consideration is $10,000
TELUS Community Action Teams
Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards, contributing thousands of dollars to hundreds of Canadian registered charities. TELUS Community Action Teams will consider requests for funding up to $5,000
Deadline Northern Alberta July 20, 2018
Deadline AB South and Central July 28, 2018
Deadline Calgary August 1, 2018

Alberta Arts Council Festival Operating Grant
The purpose of the Festival Operating Grant is to provide limited operating assistance to established non-profit organizations for the purpose of producing festival events in Edmonton.
Deadline August 1, 2018

Edmonton Community Foundation Community Grant Program
The Community Grants program can support a wide range of organizational needs. A non-profit is eligible to apply if it serves the greater Edmonton area, including Leduc County, Parkland County, Strathcona County, and Sturgeon County. If you don’t have a recent relationship with them (successfully received a Community Grant in the last five years), your organization can apply for a grant up to $40,000. If you’ve worked with ECF recently (successful Community Grant approved, completed and reported on), you can apply for a grant up to $80,000.
Deadline September 1 for funding after December 1 (application available June 2)

Edmonton Heritage Project Funding Grant
Grants are designed to provide assistance—up to 75 percent of an applicant’s eligible expenses, to a maximum of $25,000—to museums, archives, and other heritage organizations so that they can undertake a project that will help preserve, research, document, interpret, celebrate, and raise awareness of the history and heritage of Edmonton. Projects may include a range of activities—including commemoration of significant anniversaries—and is intended to result in diverse and innovative ways of presenting Edmonton’s story for the benefit of all Edmontonians.
Deadline September 7, 2018

MEC Grants
Identify and reduce barriers to outdoor activity and increase the community of active outdoor enthusiasts.
Inspiring and enabling participation in outdoor and indoor activities or providing opportunities to try new activities and developing technical or safety skills, or
Planning, construction and maintenance of facilities or infrastructure such as trails, skills-parks or backcountry shelters
Teach responsible outdoor recreation practices and environmental stewardship.
Outdoor environmental education programming to teach about areas of environmental importance
Deliver programming that will increase awareness about ecologically sensitive areas and how to recreate responsibly in them
Deadline September 10, 2018

Calgary Foundation Community Grants
The Community Grants program helps make Calgary and area a great place to live for everyone by strengthening all parts of the charitable sectori and engaging citizens in building their communities.
Deadline September 10, 2018

Alberta Culture Community Initiatives Program Project-Based Grant
The 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, 2018

Alberta Culture Community Indicatives Program Operating Grant
The 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, 2018

Telus Grants
TELUS Community Boards – Canada
Their innovative Community Boards put funding decisions in the hands of community champions who best understand the needs in our communities. The focus of the Boards is to provide grants to grassroots charities that support local youth. Preference is given to projects that also demonstrate tangible technological or social innovation.Each year they contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of Canadian registered charities through our local TELUS Community Boards.TELUS Community Boards will consider requests for funding up to $20,000; with the exception of the Barrier Community Board whose maximum consideration is $10,000
TELUS Community Action Teams
Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards, contributing thousands of dollars to hundreds of Canadian registered charities. TELUS Community Action Teams will consider requests for funding up to $5,000
Deadline AB North September 21, 2018

Edmonton Heritage Operational Funding Grant
Grants are designed to provide limited operating assistance—up to 25 percent of an applicant’s eligible expenses—to museums, archives, and other heritage organizations so that they can continue to research, preserve, and interpret Edmonton’s heritage. When making funding decisions, we give preference to organizations who demonstrate that they are serving the diverse heritage needs of Edmontonians.
Deadline September 28, 2018

RBC Learn to Play Project
Sport can transform lives and have a powerful, positive impact on our communities. The RBC Learn to Play Project supported programs that help kids become healthy, happy and active for life. Through the RBC Learn to Play project, RBC, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, has donated $6.3 million to 596 organizations over 3 years
Deadline July 3, 2018

Edmonton Arts Council Festival Seed Community Investment Grant Program
The Festival Seed Community Investment Grant Program is intended to provide limited assistance, subject to availability of funds, to resident non-profit organizations for the purpose of funding new or emerging festivals.
Deadline October 1, 2018

Telus Grants
TELUS Community Boards – Canada
Their innovative Community Boards put funding decisions in the hands of community champions who best understand the needs in our communities. The focus of the Boards is to provide grants to grassroots charities that support local youth. Preference is given to projects that also demonstrate tangible technological or social innovation.Each year they contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of Canadian registered charities through our local TELUS Community Boards.TELUS Community Boards will consider requests for funding up to $20,000; with the exception of the Barrier Community Board whose maximum consideration is $10,000
TELUS Community Action Teams
Community Action team serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards, contributing thousands of dollars to hundreds of Canadian registered charities. TELUS Community Action Teams will consider requests for funding up to $5,000
Deadline Calgary October 1, 2018
Edmonton October 18, 2018
Deadline Southern Alberta October 20, 2018

RBC Learn to Play Project
Sport can transform lives and have a powerful, positive impact on our communities. The RBC Learn to Play Project supported programs that help kids become healthy, happy and active for life. Through the RBC Learn to Play project, RBC, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, has donated $6.3 million to 596 organizations over 3 years
Deadline October 8, 2018

Calgary Foundation 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.
Deadline November 1, 2018

Alberta Arts Council Festival Operating Grant
The purpose of the Festival Operating Grant is to provide limited operating assistance to established non-profit organizations for the purpose of producing festival events in Edmonton.
Deadline November 1, 2018

Edmonton Community Foundation Community Grant Program
The Community Grants program can support a wide range of organizational needs. A non-profit is eligible to apply if it serves the greater Edmonton area, including Leduc County, Parkland County, Strathcona County, and Sturgeon County. If you don’t have a recent relationship with them (successfully received a Community Grant in the last five years), your organization can apply for a grant up to $40,000. If you’ve worked with ECF recently (successful Community Grant approved, completed and reported on), you can apply for a grant up to $80,000.
Deadline December 1 for funding  after March 1 (application available September 2)

See Directory for  Grants With Ongoing Applications