GRANTS, BURSARIES AND AWARDS

 

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2022 APPLICATION DEADLINES (See Below)

Canadian registered charities with prevention, workplace readiness or housing needs programs with a youth focus. Maximum Grant is up to $10,000. Preference will be given to repair, renovation and/or improvement projects to housing and/or other support facilities (i.e., employment services) for homeless youth.
Open for Application Now (No deadline specified)
The Youth Opportunity Grants will consider applications from Canadian registered charities dedicated to preventing and ending youth homelessness in Canada through housing, prevention and employment programs. ​Including housing transformation, healthy pathways (prevention), and youth innovation, which include youth-led initiatives and education programs. Maximum Grant is up to $75,000.00.

Open for Application Now (No deadline specified)

Canada-Alberta Job Grant
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employees for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.
Open for Application Now  (No deadline specified)

City of Calgary Building Safer Communities Fund
All Calgarians deserve to feel safe and connected. Recognizing community concerns regarding urban violence, The City of Calgary and Public Safety Canada are working together to build safer and more resilient communities through the Building Safer Communities Fund (BSCF). The intent of the Fund is to provide, time-limited investments to support community organizations to further develop and enhance community-based prevention and intervention programs specifically for young people, to reduce gun and gang violence in Calgary.
Deadline September 19, 2022

CAEH22: Youth Homelessness Frontline Worker Scholarship
Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, The Home Depot Canada Foundation. The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has partnered with the Home Depot Foundation to offer a scholarship for frontline workers working with youth experiencing homelessness. The scholarship covers the conference registration and associated transportation and accommodation expenses to attend CAEH22 in-person!
Deadline September 19, 2022

Edmonton Heritage Counsel Project Accelerator Grant 
Project Accelerator grants are designed to support individuals and organizations undertaking small scale heritage projects that tell Edmonton stories in unique or innovative ways. The Project Accelerator grant will support up to $10,000 of eligible expenses. 

Deadline September 23, 2022 

CFAN – Cathy Lane Goodfellow Empowerment Fund
Provides financial bursaries for individuals living with FASD and/or their caregivers or families In The Calgary Area.
Deadline September 30 (Same Date Annually)

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. 

  • Education and Youth Development
  • Affordable Housing 
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Human Services
  • Civic and Cultural Growth
  • Workforce Development
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Deadline September 30, 2022

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 (Same Date Annually)

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.) 
Deadline September 30 (Same Date Annually)

Each year, CMHA, Alberta Division recognizes mental health leaders, innovators, and volunteers who advance the mental health of all Albertans. The Division Awards Program provides the opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievement of staff, volunteers, and individuals and organizations in the community who best exemplify the spirit of the CMHA in Alberta.

Deadline September 30, 2022

The Alberta Crime Prevention (ACP) Grant
Funds projects or programs for up to 2 years. The project or program must focus on direct delivery of services or supports for crime prevention or community safety and well being. Programs or initiatives keeping youth out of gangs or helping youth get out of gangs are included.

Deadline September 30, 2022

Premier’s Council Awards
Publicly acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to develop barrier-free, inclusive communities in Alberta.
Deadline October 1, 2022

RDDCF Smart & Caring Communities Grants  
Deadline October 1, 2022 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities  Event Grant 
The United Nations recognizes December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities provides grants to help community groups hold IDPD events that raise awareness about the importance and value of respecting differences, accepting and including persons with disabilities and align with the guiding principle of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Deadline October 1, 2022

CAEH is pleased to offer bursaries to attend the 2022 National Conference on Ending Homelessness Toronot Nov 2 – 4 (CAEH22) to staff at organizations working specifically with BIPOC and newcomer communities. 30 bursaries are being offered, covering either virtual or in-person attendance at the conference.
Applications will be accepted until October 7, 2022 at 11:59pm

Telus Indigenous Communities Fund
The TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund offers grants up to $50,000 for Indigenous-led social, health and community programs. Together, we can make the future friendly by supporting Indigenous leaders and community groups who know their communities best.
Requests eligible for funding: Your organization, community group or project supports Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) within Canada and You clearly address a pressing social or well-being need and create measurable community outcomes
Deadline October 14, 2022

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 (Same Date Annually)

Community Foundation Of Lethbridge And Southwestern Alberta Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life 
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for a high quality of life throughout rural Southwestern Alberta, through organizations, projects, and initiatives that enhance rural communities. Grant applications to this fund are accepted twice yearly. 
Deadline October 15 (Same Date Annually)

RDDCF Sylvan Lake Community Endowment Fund Grants
Deadline October 15 (Same Date Annually)

Enabling Accessibility Fund – Youth Innovation Component
The youth innovation component encourages youth to find accessibility barriers in their communities. They work with local organizations to improve accessibility and safety in community spaces and workplaces. Grant funding can be up to $10,000 per project.

Project ideas include:

  • purchasing para-hockey sleds
  • building raised garden beds in a community garden
  • creating an accessible sensory room

Deadline October 17, 2022

Alberta.ca Taking Action Against Racism Grant
To provide more opportunities for Albertans to share their views, funding is available to ethnic, religious, cultural and community organizations, and First Nations and Metis Settlements to host in-person anti-racism engagement sessions. Up to 40 grants of up to $2,500 will be available and organizations have until Oct. 21 to apply. Organizations must host sessions by Dec. 16 and will receive support materials from the government. Large and small organizations from across Alberta are encouraged to apply to give a diverse range of Albertans an opportunity to share their thoughts.
Deadline October 21, 2022

FEED OPPORTUNITY – Project Grants
Support initiatives that go beyond emergency food relief to provide programs or interventions that reduce barriers to food security and which may reduce household food insecurity. Project grants are provided to organizations that are working directly with and alongside food-insecure people.

Deadline October 22, 2022

FEED OPPORTUNITY – Learning Grant  
Learning Grants seek to surface knowledge and insights that further understanding of food insecurity and the efficacy of different interventions to reduce food insecurity. Learning grants are provided to organizations interested in conducting research or sharing knowledge through partnerships, collaboratives, or networks that build skills and collective action to reduce food insecurity. Learning Grants can be up to $150,000/year.

Deadline October 22, 2022

Hunter Family Foundation (Calgary)
This foundation’s purpose is to enrich the community’s quality of life through grants to registered charities who meet a significant social, educational or health and wellness need and /or to those providing research in these areas. They favour an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to significant issues that require new approaches to old problems.
Deadline October 30 (Same Date Annually)

Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ Awards
The Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ (NEOC) Award is a tool that measures a nonprofit’s Leadership attributes, HR practices and employee perceptions, all while helping to build a preferred employer brand. 
Deadline October 31, 2022

Canadian Women’s Foundation Community Needs Grants
The aim of the Community Needs Grants is to provide short-term support for organizations doing gender-based work, particularly among smaller grassroots organizations, to meet a range of immediate needs. Applicants may apply for funds to cover program costs, to undertake timely policy or advocacy initiatives, to support organizational capacity-building or professional development, to build networks, and/or for operational and administrative expenses.

Applications Open November 2022

FN. Caring Society The 2021 Jordan’s Principle Scholarship.
Named in honour of Jordan River Anderson, the scholarship will be awarded to First Nations students studying children’s health or children with disabilities. 

Opens November 1, 2022

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, 2022

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 (Same Date Annually)

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 December 15, 2022

CFAN – Cathy Lane Goodfellow Empowerment Fund
Provides financial bursaries for individuals living with FASD and/or their caregivers or families In The Calgary Area.
Deadline December 31 (Same Date Annually)

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 December 31 (Same Date Yearly)

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.) 
Deadline December 31 (Same Date Annually)

APPLICATION OPEN ON ONGOING BASIS


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

ATB Cares
The best way to donate to your favourite charity is through ATB Cares. ATB Cares makes it easy for all Albertans to support the causes they care about. Your charity of choice receives 100% of your donation through this site and ATB will match 15% of every dollar donated to Alberta, non-religious charities to an annual limit of $240,000. Eligible charities may receive up to $5,000 in matching per year. Individual donations qualify for a maximum donation match of $1,000. Join Now!

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.

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. Accepting Applications

Capacity-building funding for An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families for fiscal year 2021 to 2022
Supports the implementation of an Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families As part of the Government of Canada’s funding commitment to support the implementation of the act, funding is available to support Indigenous groups, communities and peoples and their Indigenous governing body wishing to:

  • explore readiness to exercise jurisdiction
  • develop Indigenous child and family service legislation, systems, and programs prior to entering into coordination agreement discussions

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.

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).

COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS 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 Development or Program Development
Grant request deadlines are midnight on the 1st of each month

Community Forward Fund
Capital that builds community. Financing the needs of non-profits, charities and non-profit social enterprises to strengthen Canadian communities. They provide loans to non-profit organizations, charities and non-profit social enterprises to enable their mission of providing long-term community benefit
Applications Accepted Ongoing

Events Component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives
Program provides funding to community-based events that promote intercultural or interfaith understanding, promote discussions on multiculturalism, diversity, racism and religious discrimination, or celebrate a community’s history and culture such as heritage months recognized by Parliament.

Applications Accepted Ongoing

Google Ad Grants
Google ad credit to help boost your nonprofit organization’s marketing efforts. Up to $10,000 of in-kind advertising every month, which can be used to recruit volunteers and increase donations. Sign up online.

Government of Canada, the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) 
Supports social purpose organizations as they contribute to solving pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges across Canada. Its goal is to help social purpose organizations build their capacity to participate in Canada’s growing social finance market and prepare for the Government of Canada’s broader investment in social finance via the Social Finance Fund. 

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

Muttart Bursary Program and the Leadership Bursary Program.
There are two streams of funding available under the Foundation’s bursary funding program – the Muttart Bursary Program and the Leadership Bursary Program.
Both bursary programs are open to registered charities working in the field of social services or early childhood education and care in Alberta or Saskatchewan. The aim of the bursary programs is to build a charity’s organizational capacity through staff and key volunteer professional development.
Muttart Bursary Program
Grants are usually awarded in amounts of less than $1,500 to cover the tuition or registration costs of courses, programs, conferences or other training opportunities. Courses or programs must be offered by a non-profit entity or a publicly funded post-secondary institution. 
Muttart Leadership Program
The aim of the Leadership Bursary program is to increase the capacity of senior staff, management staff, or persons serving in a senior staff capacity within these charities to contribute now, or in the near future, to leadership within or across organizations, or enhance leadership competence in key policy areas related to the charity or sub-sector’s work.

Microsoft Grant
Provides grants and discounted solutions to eligible nonprofits. Nonprofit discounts and grants are permitted for specific employees and volunteers.
Grants – Granted licenses are only permitted for paid employees and unpaid executive staff if all organization eligibility is met. User amount limits do apply and vary by availability of country of usage. Additionally, organizations are expected to regularly remove unused granted licenses from their subscription. Adherence to policy guidance is encouraged and tenant may be subject to audit by Microsoft.
Discounts – Discounted licenses are permitted for all staff, including volunteers and temporary staff of the organization. Eligible nonprofits may access discounted pricing on commercial cloud offers, and some on-premise offers. Discounts vary by product, and/or quantity
Applications Accepted Ongoing

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

RBC Youth Mental Well-being Project
Fund programs that address youth and family’s immediate need to access mental health services, a critical area identified by parents, youth and experts in the field. They also consider supporting other programs that increase access to care if they are collaborative, have proven results and can demonstrate successful outcomes.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

R. Howard Webster Foundation
Grants to outstanding Canadian charitable organizations offering unique and inspiring programs or projects for the benefit, improvement and development of Canadian society. The R. Howard Webster Foundation’s funding interests are within the areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Medical, and Social Services.
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.

Ted Rogers Community Grants
Enable local organizations to support youth through educational programs, skills training, mentorship, job skills and community leadership, providing critical supports to help young Canadians achieve their highest potential.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

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

Youth Justice Fund
The Youth Justice Fund provides grants and contributions to projects that encourage a more effective youth justice system, respond to emerging youth justice issues and enable greater citizen and community participation in the youth justice system.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

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