Upcoming Deadlines – Nonprofit Grants, Bursaries and Awards

The following list displays grant, awards and bursaries – primarily  listed in order of deadline. If you want to view those with ongoing applications Click Here

Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association, ECALA
Annual Grant to organizations in Edmonton who provide educational services to adult learners
Open for Application December 2018

Alberta Government Anti-Racism Community Grant Program will provide $2 million to support grassroots initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its impact on all Albertans. This will also include funding to support anti-racism projects or initiatives specific to Indigenous peoples.
Deadline January 1, 2019

Nonprofit Innovation Awards
You brought an idea to life. You chose to adapt and work differently for greater community impact. You moved beyond the status quo into uncharted territory. Perhaps your nonprofit accomplished more in a partnership than it could have alone. You shifted direction, not knowing how things would turn out. You’re proud of what your organization did, and you learned so much along the way – with vision and passion steering you through the ups and downs of the risk you took. Now it’s your turn to inspire others by entering your story in the 2017 Calgary Nonprofit Innovation Awards. These annual awards showcase nonprofits that have stepped out of their comfort zones to make a difference. Winners will receive $2,500 and have their story shared with others across the sector.Any nonprofit operating in Calgary and Area may apply.
Open January 2019

Status of Women Community Grant Program
Provides one-time funding to not-for-profit and charitable organizations for projects and activities that improve the lives of women and girls in Alberta and relate to one or more priority areas: increasing women’s economic security, increasing women in leadership and democratic participation and preventing and responding to gender-based violence

The Seed stream provides up to $10,000 to new or emerging community organizations to build their capacity as they pilot innovative initiatives.

The Systemic stream provides up to $100,000 to established community organizations to develop and publish tools, resources or products that address systemic gender equalities.
Deadline January 14, 2019

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project-Based Funding
Provides funding for organizations that create opportunities for Albertans to engage with and help develop their communities.
CIP outcomes are to strengthen leadership and organizational capacity of community organizations and support community-driven goals that have a public benefit
Deadline January 15, 2019
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Operating Grant
Deadline January 15, 2019

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, 2019

Calgary Learns 2018-19 Call for Proposals
Program funding applications for foundational learning opportunities for adult Calgarians
Deadline Jan. 15, 2019

Digital Skills for Youth program
Nonprofits with less than 100 employees could qualify to receive a wage subsidy of up to 50% to hire recent post-secondary graduates for six months or longer. This youth internship program is funded through the federal government’s Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) program and is coordinated by the University of Calgary. Various jobs requiring digital skills are eligible and might include: social media coordinator, database administration, web developer, or business intelligence analyst
Employer Application Deadline January 25, 2019

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 25, 2019

The Supported Referral program is a part of a diverse range of services that have been developed to assist individuals in moving to safe and stable accommodations, including Housing First Intensive Case Management, Rapid Re-Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Assertive Community Treatment. Each of these programs provides a unique approach to linking participants to housing opportunities. The Supported Referral program is a low intensity service that is intended to assist individuals who have some barriers to accessing housing on their own, but who already have existing relationships with the partner agency. Participants will benefit from accessing one-time financial assistance through a “client start-up” fund provided to the Supported Referral partner with the purpose of restoring housing stability and participant independence. Funds for the Supported Referral Program do not replace or duplicate services that are currently available. For example, emergency funds through Alberta Supports. The Supported Referral Program has been made available to partner agencies through the Government of Canada’s “Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s Innovative Solutions to Homelessness” fund in the amount of $320,000. The Government of Alberta, Community and Social Services is also contributing to this program through the Outreach Support Services Initiative in the amount of $200,000.
These resources are confirmed up until January 31st, 2019.

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

Advancing Futures Program
A transitional support program for current and former youth in government care aged 18 to 24. The program provides social and emotional supports and funding to eligible students while they pursue post-secondary studies.
Deadline February 1, 2019 (see site for additional deadlines)

Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) Deadline February 8, 2019
Summer 2019 is right around the corner. Why not give your workforce a boost by hiring a STEP student? Providing a student with meaningful work experience helps bridge the gap between education and the workplace, and sets them up for success in the future. If you are eligible, STEP offers a wage subsidy of $7 per hour. In 2019, all STEP applications must be submitted via the Labour Workforce Grants Portal. This online application is an easier and more efficient way for employers to apply to STEP.  Applications are being accepted now.

Deadline February 8, 2019

Laidlaw Foundations Indigenous Youth & Community Futures Fund
This call is open to Indigenous youth-led groups that are based in traditional territories spanning Ontario. A youth-led group generally consists of young people between the ages of 14 to 29. However, we also welcome groups with younger members or adult allies, community members, elders or knowledge keepers playing supportive roles as long as young people, who self identify as Indigenous Peoples, come up with the project idea and lead the project.
Deadline February 11, 2019

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.
Open February 20, 2019

Edmonton Community Foundation’s (ECF) Young Edmonton Grants
(YEG) program provides local youth with the funding they need to turn ideas into reality! These grants range from $500-$3,000 and are available for residents between the ages of 13 and 24.
Deadline February 15, 2019

Calgary Foundation Community Grants
Calgary Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for the 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.Grants come in a variety of sizes depending on the scope and scale of activities
Deadline Noon on February 15 Every Year

Alberta Order of Excellence is the highest honour the Province of Alberta can bestow on a citizen. Members of the Alberta Order of Excellence come from all walks of life. Their careers range from medicine, science, engineering, law, and business to politics, education, agriculture and the arts. The one thing all members have in common is that they have made an outstanding provincial, national, or international impact.
Deadline February 15, 2019

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)

Alberta Government Anti-Racism Community Grant Program will provide $2 million to support grassroots initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its impact on all Albertans. This will also include funding to support anti-racism projects or initiatives specific to Indigenous peoples.
Deadline March 1, 2019, June 1, 2019, September 1, 2019, December 1, 2019

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.

  • BTQ 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 initiative

Deadline March 1 for funding after June 1 (applications available December 2)

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.
Deadline March 15, 2019

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
Deadline April 1st for programs running between May and August

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project-Based Funding
Provides funding for organizations that create opportunities for Albertans to engage with and help develop their communities.
CIP outcomes are to strengthen leadership and organizational capacity of community organizations and support community-driven goals that have a public benefit
Deadline May 15, 2019
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Operating Grant
Deadline May 15, 2019

Alberta Culture Community Facility Enhancement Program
Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities
Deadline May 15, 2019

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)

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.

  • BTQ 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 initiative

Deadline June 1 for funding  after September 1 (application available March 2)

Alberta Government Anti-Racism Community Grant Program will provide $2 million to support grassroots initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its impact on all Albertans. This will also include funding to support anti-racism projects or initiatives specific to Indigenous peoples.
Deadline June 1, 2019

Advancing Futures Program
A transitional support program for current and former youth in government care aged 18 to 24. The program provides social and emotional supports and funding to eligible students while they pursue post-secondary studies.
Deadline June 1, 2019 (See site for additional deadlines)

Calgary Learns: Initiative Funding
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.
Proposals are due June 1 annually

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
Deadline August 1st for programs running between September and December

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)

Alberta Government Anti-Racism Community Grant Program will provide $2 million to support grassroots initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its impact on all Albertans. This will also include funding to support anti-racism projects or initiatives specific to Indigenous peoples.
Deadline September 1, 2019

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
Opens September, 2019

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 September 5, 2019

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.

  • BTQ 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 initiative

Deadline September 1 for funding after December 1 (application available June 2)

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project-Based Funding
Provides funding for organizations that create opportunities for Albertans to engage with and help develop their communities.
CIP outcomes are to strengthen leadership and organizational capacity of community organizations and support community-driven goals that have a public benefit
Deadline Sept 15, 2019
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Operating Grant
Deadline Sept 15, 2019

Alberta Culture Community Facility Enhancement Program
Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities
Deadline September 15, 2019

Advancing Futures Program
A transitional support program for current and former youth in government care aged 18 to 24. The program provides social and emotional supports and funding to eligible students while they pursue post-secondary studies.
Deadline October 1, 2019 (see site for additional deadlines)

Blue Sky Award
This season’s award could enable your organization to start a new building, renovate a current facility or design a site, playground or landscape for your organization. Manasc Isaac will provide $10,000 of deliverables to the winning not-for-profit, which can be used to seek partners and funding, and determine timelines for your project.
Southern AB region opens in spring 2019

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 2019 for funding  after March 1 (application available September 2)

Alberta Government Anti-Racism Community Grant Program will provide $2 million to support grassroots initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its impact on all Albertans. This will also include funding to support anti-racism projects or initiatives specific to Indigenous peoples.
Deadline December 1, 2019

See Directory for  Grants With Ongoing Applications

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