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

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

Alberta to fund green upgrades for non-profits Sarah Rieger · CBC News · Posted: Sep 26, 2018 4:40 PM MT | Last Updated: September 26 Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET)
Environment Minister Shannon Phillips announced the latest step in the Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Programat the single-day Alberta Climate Summit Currently through NEET — which is overseen by provincial agency Energy Efficiency Alberta — non-profits can receive audits to identify opportunities to save on energy costs.The next step in the program will see the government working with contractors to purchase and install the needed upgrades, which could be everything from LED light bulbs to new furnaces or solar energy systems. “When non-profits want to take those next steps after getting their energy audit, when they have that no-cost audit in hand, our contractors will make the changes for them at no cost or very little cost for larger projects,” said Phillips. The audit phase of the program wrapped up this week (Sept 27, 2018), and Energy Efficiency Alberta states on its website that it expects to have completed 180 audits when it finishes processing the current round of applications. “It’s a huge benefit to non-profits and will actually lower their energy bills,” he said. Audit costs are covered up to $12,000, but no dollar figure has been announced for the upgrade portion of the program. Read Article

AABRD Legacy Award
The AABRD Legacy Award recognizes the achievements of individuals, communities, and organizations that strive to advance integrated recreation opportunities for people with disabilities.
Now Open for 2018 Application – No Deadline Given (2017 deadline was July 14)

Barbara Hill Merit Award
The prestigious Barbara Hill Merit Award honours individuals or groups who have contributed significantly to ARPA through recreation or parks development in Alberta. Nominees include practitioners, volunteer leaders or board members in any recreation or park related agency.
Now Open for 2018 Application – No Deadline Given (2017 deadline was July 14)

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 endeavours on a provincial level.
Now Open for 2018 Application – No Deadline Given (2017 deadline was July 14)

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

Alberta OHS Innovation and Engagement (I&E) Grants
Applications are now open for I&E grants that fund non-profit and public sector organizations for projects aimed at improving OHS awareness and knowledge.
Deadline for submission is Oct. 15, 2018.

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 October 15, 2018

Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network: Empowerment Fund
The Empowerment Fund provides financial bursaries for individuals living with FASD and/or their caregivers or families. Successful applicants may receive up to $750 per calendar year
Deadline October 17, 2018

The Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ Awards (NEOC) recognizes charitable organizations who have committed themselves to become better managers of both financial and human resources.Candidates for the NEOC award are those nonprofits whose people leadership and vision translate into exemplary talent management practices, supporting successful mission delivery in the communities they serve.
Deadline October 31, 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

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 annually

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

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 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)

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

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.

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 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

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

See Directory for  Grants With Ongoing Applications

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