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

Launch Of An Online Portal For Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) Program Applications.

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

Spring 2019 Smart & Caring Communities Grant
The Smart & Caring Communities Grant is an opportunity for registered charities in the Central Alberta Region to fund projects promoting improvement in the arts and culture, health and wellness, human services, recreation, sport, education and environmental sectors. With these grants, charities are empowered to continue to build a vibrant and healthy community with a variety of programs and services benefiting all Central Albertan’s.
Deadline April 1, 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

Sylvan Lake Community Endowment Fund Committee
We work with community and for community by supporting organizations that demonstrate a collaborative approach.  We support innovative projects that align with our guiding principles.  Not every new idea will work, but we will learn from every project. We are committed to strengthening the quality of life in Red Deer and the surrounding area.  We build on the strengths of the community and address issues that detract from community well being by supporting organizations that share this goal with us.We are building a community legacy because we never touch our capital pool of money.  While our capital base grows, we use the income earned to support community.  We are committed to investing wisely, managing efficiently and looking for ways to maximize resources and results through alliances and partnerships.Programs that utilize a strong volunteer force, or are dedicated to supporting volunteers, will be priority for Foundation support.
Deadline April 15, 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 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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