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New details on Canada Recovery Hiring Program released
The Government has released new details about the Canada Recovery Hiring Program, which was announced in Budget 2021. The program will provide up to 50% of eligible salary or wage costs, to a maximum of $1,129 per week for each eligible employee. The subsidy can be used to increase wages or hours worked or hire more staff, and is only available for active employees. Nonprofits and charities are both eligible for the subsidy. In order to qualify, organizations must demonstrate a revenue decline of more than 0% for the period between June 6 and July 3 and more than 10% between July 4 and November 20. Organizations cannot receive both the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Recovery Hiring subsidy for the same period. The program will be available from June 6 (retroactively) to November 20, 2021 and employers will be able to apply through their CRA My Business account once Bill C-30 is passed into law.

The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation
Community Grant
Due to the global pandemic, funding will be focused on critically important community-based health programs, including mental health and well-being programs, supporting at-risk populations. TELUS Community Boards award one-time regional grants of up to $20,000 for innovative local public health and technology programs. Edmonton Community Board
Edmonton Deadlines July 27, 2021

Gov of Canada Enabling Accessibility Fund
Eligible organizations can apply for a minimum of $350,000 and a maximum of $1,000,000 (per project).This program will fund projects that make communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities.
Deadline July 29, 2021

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.
Deadline July 31, 2021

The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation
Community Grant
Due to the global pandemic, funding will be focused on critically important community-based health programs, including mental health and well-being programs, supporting at-risk populations. TELUS Community Boards award one-time regional grants of up to $20,000 for innovative local public health and technology programs. Edmonton Community Board
Calgary Deadline August 1, 2021

SSHRC Connection Grants
Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Connection program.
These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage with participants on research issues of value to them. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.
Deadline August 1, 2021

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation Community Investment Program
Invests in real estate policy, research, practices, and education that strengthen Alberta’s communities.
Deadline August 9, 2021.

CMHA Mental Health Leader in Alberta Award
Hundreds of volunteers and staff members across Alberta make the Canadian Mental Health Association work. Without their dedicated efforts CMHA would be missing the leadership, direction and resources essential to a community-based organization.The Division Awards Program provides the opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievement of its volunteers, as well as individuals and organizations in the community who best exemplify the spirit of the CMHA in Alberta.
Deadline August 13, 2021

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, 2021 (Always same deadline annually)

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
If you’re a young Canadian who has made a difference in your community, we want to hear from you. The TD Scholarship for Community Leadership rewards students who have shown leadership in many areas including environmental cleanup, the promotion of social justice, and the fight against child poverty, to name just a few. Each scholarship is valued at up to $70,000 and includes up to $10,000 for tuition per year, $7,500 a year toward living expenses, plus an offer of paid summer employment.
Applications Open in September 2021

Gov of Canada Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities – National Stream
Open in September 2021

Gov of Canada Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities – Regional Stream
Opens in September 2021

Alberta Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant Program
This program supports initiatives and projects that build intercultural awareness and understanding.
Deadline September 1, 2021

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, 2021

The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation
National and Provincial Grant
Funds national and province-wide initiatives from $20,000 up to $200,000 that enable those in need to achieve their full potential through public health and technology initiatives.
Deadline September 1, 2021

Alberta CIP Operating Grant
This grant provides funding of ongoing core operations for non-profit organizations that address social issues.
Deadline September 15, 2021

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation.
Deadline Sept 15, 2021

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) Community Investment Fund
Support charitable projects or events that are making an impact in the communities of Calgary & Edmonton
Deadline September 30, 2021 

Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network: Empowerment Fund
Successful applicants may receive up to $750 per calendar year (January-December), which may be used for such expenses as:

  • Courses and classes (not core education; not conferences)
  • Tutoring
  • Employment readiness
  • Health and wellness (eg. transportation, dental costs, etc.)
  • Respite care (eg. summer camps, etc.)
  • Housing support (not rent or damage deposit; funds can be used toward costs like moving costs or storage)

Identification (eg. driver’s license, passport, etc.)
Deadlines September 30, 2021

Weyerhaeuser : Canada Giving Program
COMMUNITY GIVING  Canadian communities where they have a significant presence or business interest. These communities range from rural to metropolitan, each with unique priorities and needs. Our employees serve on local advisory committees for our Giving Fund and develop funding priorities within four focus areas (see below) to support their particular community. This provides a strong company wide framework for giving while allowing for flexibility to meet unique needs in our different communities.
Affordable Housing and Shelter
Education and Youth Development
Environmental Stewardship
Human Services, Civic and Cultural Growth
Deadline September 30, 2021

RDDCF Smart & Caring Communities Grants
Deadline October 1, 2021

The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation
Community Grant
Due to the global pandemic, funding will be focused on critically important community-based health programs, including mental health and well-being programs, supporting at-risk populations. TELUS Community Boards award one-time regional grants of up to $20,000 for innovative local public health and technology programs. Edmonton Community Board
Edmonton Deadlines October 5, 2021

Community Foundation Of Lethbridge And Southwestern Alberta Community Priorities Granting Program
Awarding over $450,000 annually, the Community Priorities Fund sustains our biggest granting program. Support for this program comes from over fifty years of donations, beginning with the first gifts the Community Foundation received in 1966. Donors choose this fund as a way to allocate their gifts to support the needs of the day, as represented by applications for funding. This program supports a wide range of projects from communities throughout our region.
Deadline October 15, 2021

RDDCF Sylvan Lake Community Endowment Fund Grants
Deadline October 15, 2021

Gov of Canada Youth Accessibility Leader Grant
They are looking for dynamic youth who want to demonstrate leadership and a commitment to their communities. Youth volunteer their time to build a more accessible Canada.
Deadline October 29, 2021

SSHRC Connection Grants
Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Connection program.
These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage with participants on research issues of value to them. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.
Deadline November 1, 2021

New details on Canada Recovery Hiring Program released
The Government has released new details about the Canada Recovery Hiring Program, which was announced in Budget 2021. The program will provide up to 50% of eligible salary or wage costs, to a maximum of $1,129 per week for each eligible employee. The subsidy can be used to increase wages or hours worked or hire more staff, and is only available for active employees. Nonprofits and charities are both eligible for the subsidy. In order to qualify, organizations must demonstrate a revenue decline of more than 0% for the period between June 6 and July 3 and more than 10% between July 4 and November 20. Organizations cannot receive both the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Recovery Hiring subsidy for the same period. The program will be available from June 6 (retroactively) to November 20, 2021 and employers will be able to apply through their CRA My Business account once Bill C-30 is passed into law.

ON-GOING APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

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.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

Alberta Child Care Grant Funding Program
Effective April 1, 2020, all licensed daycare, out-of-school care, group family child care, and approved family day home agencies can apply for grant funding to support the recruitment, retention and professional development of their staff. Available funding supports include wage top-up and professional development funding.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

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.
Application Accepted Ongoing

Canadian Tire Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. 
To help mitigate the pandemic’s ongoing impact on recreational sport and ensure kids have access to play, Canadian Tire corporation announced that it is providing an incremental $12 million to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. They will be accepting applications for the Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund for the remainder of 2021.
Accepting Applications Through 2021

CMHC Shelter Enhancement Program (SEP) On-Reserve
People who are fleeing domestic violence, including those living on-reserve, need ready access to safe emergency shelter. Many also need second-stage or transitional housing as they prepare for independent living after leaving an abusive situation.CMHC works closely with First Nations across Canada to ensure these essential services are available in their communities. Through our Shelter Enhancement Program (SEP) On-Reserve, we help pay for much-needed repairs to existing shelters and also provide financial support to those looking to build new shelters or second-stage housing projects
 Contact your CMHC consultant or local CMHC office. You can also contact CMHC at 1-800-668-2642

Carthy Foundation Fund
What they Fund: Youth: Initiatives that have a primary focus on adolescent emotional health and wellness or on career transitions for youth and young adults. Environment: Initiatives that focus on market-based mechanisms, or urban ecology and ecological design. Average Grant Size: No defined range for grants. Projects are assessed and funded on a case-bycase basis.
Application Accepted Ongoing

Chevron Global Grants
Chevron Canada’s areas of focus for community investment are health, education and training, and community capacity-building, identified as programs that address a community’s ability to build and sustain long-term economic development. Organizations must be a registered charitable organization or a registered non-profit society.  (British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador).

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
Only accepting grant applications from previous grant applicants. No deadlines.

Honda Canada Foundation
Dedicated to helping those who strive to make our society better. Their relationship with charities is focused on programs that balance the most pressing needs of youth and education.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

Husky Community Investment Fund
Husky works with municipal, Indigenous and business leaders, as well as charitable organizations to identify community needs. The community investment program builds and strengthens meaningful relationships. Priority funding areas include education and training, health and wellness, and community building initiatives.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

Imperial Community Investment Fund
Organizations can apply for funding in Innovation & sustainability, Indigenous Leadership, and Strong Operating Communities.

Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund
Any Indigenous-led organization working to foster resilience in Inuit, Metis and First Nations communities anywhere in Canada can apply for resiliency support ranging from $5,000 to $30,000
Fund is open for monthly intakes

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.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

Max Bell Foundation Project & Development Grants
Project Grants support clearly defined activities designed to achieve a specific purpose that aligns
with the Foundation’s mission: the development of innovative ideas that impact public policies and practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, education, and the environment; and their strategic priority: to support projects which educate Canadians about public policy and practice alternatives. Average Grant Size: $50,000 – $200,000
Development Grants support organizations who wish to hire a junior-level person to work for a short term (typically 4 month), full time contract. Average Grant Size: $12,000 Max Bell Foundation’s program areas are: health, education and environment
Application Accepted Year Round

Max Bell Foundation Senior Fellow Grants
Senior Fellow Grants support mid-career individuals who wish to undertake a well-defined project that will add value to debates over critical public policy issues in health and wellness, education and/or environment. Average Grant Size: $80,000 – $100,000
Application Accepted Year Round

Nova Chemicals Community Investment Fund
​Investing in our communities is an important part of our socially responsible approach to operations. Through our Community Investment Program, we invest in the well-being of our communities by lending a hand to organizations dedicated to making a difference and improving the overall quality of life in Central Alberta.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

Piikani Youth & Education Foundation Group and Community Grants
Offers grants of $2000 in a variety of areas for Piikani Nation groups and organization working toward the betterment of the Piikani community
Accept Applications: 12:00 pm of the 3rd Friday of the Month

Public Safety Canada Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF)
Provides time-limited funding to assist communities and organizations in two specific areas. The first is developing and implementing crime prevention initiatives that address known risk and protective factors associated with offending behaviour. The second is developing and implementing knowledge transfer initiatives that focus on the application of research-based evidence to inform crime prevention practice
Applications Accepted Ongoing

Safeway Canada Provincial and Regional Donations and Sponsorships
Safeway welcomes all donation requests in writing using the application form. With over 100,000 non-profit organizations in Canada, economic realities are such that we must limit our participation to initiatives that best match Safeway’s objectives. Safeway’s giving priorities primarily focus on building healthy communities by supporting human health and nutrition, hunger prevention, people with disabilities and community based activities.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

Sobeys Community Giving
Working directly with food banks, community organizations, provincial bodies and municipalities across the country to help feed Canadian families during this unprecedented time. Our tailored support to food banks and meal programs includes financial support, donated gift cards, thousands of prepackaged hampers and thousands of cases of pantry essentials.
If your organization is interested in applying to Sobeys for support, please visit your local store’s website.

The Allstate Foundation
The Allstate Foundation of Canada was established in 1977 to provide grants to charities and not-for-profit organizations that are involved in a variety of activities or educational initiatives focused around crime prevention, road safety or home safety.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

The Keg Spirit Foundation Funding
Will consider funding for both new and established projects based on the following criteria:

  • The organization must hold, in good standing, a current charity registration number.
  • The project must relate to children or youth in some way.
  • The program should contain a mentoring component.

When funding allows (the majority of funding goes to our larger partnerships each year), The Keg Spirit Foundation will make grants to successful applicants. Grants are typically in the range of $2,000 to $5,000.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

The Muttart Foundation Funding For Your Organization’s Professional Development
Are you looking for funding for your organization’s professional development? The Muttart Foundation has two bursary programs open to registered charities working in the social service and early childhood education and care fields.  This bursary program allows charities to apply for funding to allow their staff members to attend courses offered through publicly funded educational institutions or non-profit organizations.  We sometimes look at providing support to allow staff members to attend conferences that relate to their work at the organization.
Ongoing – Please submit applications to the Foundation at least three weeks in advance of the course start date to provide sufficient time for a review of your request.

The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
Are you looking to celebrate great volunteers who contribute to your community by selflessly offering their time and effort? Do you know a friend, a co-worker or a member of your community who inspires you and who should be recognized? The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers honours the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. To be eligible, volunteers need to have made significant, sustained and unpaid contributions to their community in Canada or abroad.
No Deadline to Nominate

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.
No Deadline to Nominate