GRANTS, BURSARIES AND AWARDS

Below is a list of external funding opportunities from government, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. This list will be updated regularly, however ALIGN Association is not responsible for the accuracy of this information or the contents of the website included in this list. If you are interested in a funding opportunity listed, please visit the funding organizations for further information.

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2024 FUNDING/NOMINATION DEADLINES

AHS – Honouring Life Indigenous Health Funding  
Hoouring Life is a youth life promotion and suicide prevention program developed to support First Nation and Métis communities by building capacity in mental wellness, resiliency, and healthy lifestyle promotion. The vision of Honouring Life is that Indigenous youth in Alberta experience life with hope, meaning, belonging, and purpose; and that Indigenous communities have the knowledge, vision, and capacity to support joyful, vibrant, and purposeful youth. The Indigenous Wellness Core (IWC) will be administering ongoing funding for Honouring Life. There is currently a waitlist to receive funding from Honouring Life for the 2023/24 fiscal year. To be added to the waitlist, please email honouringlife@ahs.ca. 

Blue Cross “Our Built Together” Program Grant
Helps Albertans build spaces for active living in their community. Whether it be a skate park, playground, outdoor gym or sports court, we’re giving back to Albertans and helping them live their best lives. Each year, we award $50,000 grants in Edmonton, Calgary, a secondary city, rural community and an Indigenous community.
Applications Open May 14, 2024

Town of Banff Community Grants
Town of Banff Community Grants were established to provide an annual distribution of funds to enhance the quality of life for residents and encourage positive environmental change. The three, grant funding streams are: Municipal Community Wellbeing Grants Total grant money available is $11,000, up to $10,000 per grant
Deadline May 17, 2024

Alberta Culture Community Facility Enhancement Program  
CFEP Large Funding Streamfunding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities  
CFEP Small Funding Stream Deadline May 15, 2024

CIP Project-Based grant
This program provides funding to new community-based programs, initiatives, events and publications.
Deadline May 15, 2024

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 May 22, 2024

Alberta.ca Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders Grant
The 2024-25 cycle of the Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders (SPHIFR) grant program launched on March 27, 2024. This program provides funding for services and applied research to support first responders living with or at risk of post-traumatic stress injuries.
Deadline May 27, 2024

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.  
Deadline May 31, 2024

Red Deer & District Community Microgrant Program 2024
Through grants of up to $5,000, the Community Grants Microgrant program caters to the diverse and evolving needs of community organizations. These microgrants aid organizations in navigating a swiftly changing landscape, whether it involves developing responsive programming, maintaining vital programming, investing in technology, or addressing unforeseen expenses to meet the demands of the community.
Deadline June 1, 2024

Canada’s Volunteer Awards 2024
Have you ever wondered how you can show your appreciation for an amazing volunteer in your community? Canada’s Volunteer Awards, a comprehensive volunteer recognition program, is now accepting nominations in five categories and five regions of Canada until June 12, 2024. The recognition package for award recipients includes a $5,000 or $10,000 grant awarded to the nonprofit organization of the recipient’s choosing. Please visit the Canada’s Volunteer Awards website to learn more about the Awards and submit a nomination for a deserving volunteer.
Deadline June 12, 2024

Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund Reconciliation Action Grant Stream  
(ranging from $1,500-$15,000) will support community-level reconciliation activities, events, and initiatives that contribute to cultural revitalization; elevate Indigenous culture, languages, and traditions; increase understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; or other grassroots initiatives that move reconciliation forward. 
Deadline June 14, 2024

Parkland County’s Not for Profit Grant  
Provides assistance to Parkland County’s non-profit organizations whose activities provide valuable programs, services and activities to our residents and help to develop community leadership, and empower citizens to build strong and caring communities. This grant exists to enhance the ability of these organizations to continue to prosper and flourish while offering valuable services to the community.
Deadline June 14, 2024

Government of Canada Equitable Access to Reading Program (EARP) – 2024 Call for Proposals
This funding opportunity aims to increase the production of alternate format reading materials for persons with print disabilities. Up to $6,000,000 per project. Who can apply:

  • national, regional, or local not-for-profits
  • private sector (small for-profit organizations of 99 employees or less)
  • public sector
  • organizations that are located and operate in Canada
    Deadline June 19, 2024

Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities – Employment Assistance Services
This funding opportunity aims to support Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) organizations to deliver Employment Assistance Services (EAS) to English-speaking communities in Quebec and Francophone communities outside Quebec in their first official language. EAS includes services such as providing job search assistance, counselling/case management, job placement services, and unassisted services to help individuals prepare for, obtain and/or maintain employment.
Deadline June 20, 2024

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 June 20, 2024

Peter Henderson Bryce Award
The Peter Henderson Bryce Award is named in honour of Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce, a courageous advocate for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children’s health and wellbeing. Do you know a health professional who courageously stands up for the safety, health or well-being of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit children? This award honours the work of health professionals who have overcome personal and professional challenges and risks to stand up for the rights of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children
Deadline June 30, 2024

City of Edmonton Affordable Housing Investment Program Indigenous Housing Stream
The Affordable Housing Investment Program includes a grant stream specifically for Indigenous-led housing providers. It provides limited capital funding to Indigenous organizations to build new affordable housing units and/or rehabilitate existing affordable housing units.
Deadline June 21, 2024

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) 
    Deadline June 30, 2024

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 June 30, 2024

Alberta Indigenous Reconciliation Initiative – Cultural Stream
Funds Indigenous-led initiatives that enhance, protect, or revitalize Indigenous languages, heritage, culture and arts.

DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2024

CanFASD Researchers Travel Award
The Canada FASD Research Network has a limited amount of funding to support travel of Network researchers and trainees in order to enhance their research experience in the area of knowledge dissemination and sharing. Reimbursement of travel related expenses will be awarded for Network researchers and/or trainees presenting at national or international conferences.
Deadline July 1, 2024

Alberta CIP Operating Grant  
This grant provides funding of ongoing core operations for non-profit organizations that address social issues.  
Deadline July 15, 2024

Telus Friendly Future Community Board Grant 
The TELUS Community Boards provide a collaborative and unique funding model enabling  local community leaders  to make recommendations on grants supporting youth across Canada. Canadian registered charities that offer community-based health, education or technology programs for youth are eligible to apply
Deadline (Edmonton/Northern AB) August 6, 2024

CSEC Inclusion Program (Southern Alberta)
The CSEC Inclusion Program fosters greater inclusion and access to sport for BIPOC individuals, people with disabilities, women and girls and the LGBTQ2S+ community. Registered charities in southern Alberta that are working to increase access to spontaneous or organized sport for the above communities are welcome to apply for one time funding
Deadline August 9, 2024

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 August 15, 2024

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 , 2024

Government of Canada extends Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workforce Solutions Road Map and introduces new wage requirements
The government has announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workforce Solutions Road Map to help employers fill job vacancies in the wake of labour shortages.
Deadline August 30, 2024.

Red Deer & District Community Microgrant Program 2024
Through grants of up to $5,000, the Community Grants Microgrant program caters to the diverse and evolving needs of community organizations. These microgrants aid organizations in navigating a swiftly changing landscape, whether it involves developing responsive programming, maintaining vital programming, investing in technology, or addressing unforeseen expenses to meet the demands of the community.
Deadline September 1, 2024

Edmonton Heritage Council FIRE Grant (Funding Indigenous Resurgence in Edmonton)
Provides funding assistance—up to $10,000—to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) individuals and organizations to support projects that help tell important stories about our community.The FIRE grant program is designed by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. This program supports Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to self-determination and cultural 
Deadline September 9, 2024

City of Red Deer REconnect Community Initiative Funding Grant
The REconnect Community Initiative will support projects that reach out and build social connections between people, and stronger, more resilient communities.  The focus is especially to reach those who are isolated, and to build new relationships between people.
Deadline September 13, 2024

Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund Reconciliation Action Grant Stream  
(ranging from $1,500-$15,000) will support community-level reconciliation activities, events, and initiatives that contribute to cultural revitalization; elevate Indigenous culture, languages, and traditions; increase understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; or other grassroots initiatives that move reconciliation forward. 
Deadline September 13, 2024

YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation Grants
YMCA recognizes outstanding leadership by YMCA of Northern Alberta volunteers and employees who show dedication to improving their community and helping others. Various grants support these individuals to continue the amazing work they do through professional development, formal education and training.
Deadline September 14, 2024

Alberta Culture Community Facility Enhancement Program  
CFEP Large Funding Streamfunding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities  
CFEP Small Funding Stream Deadline September 15, 2024

CIP Project-Based grant
This program provides funding to new community-based programs, initiatives, events and publications.
Deadline September 15, 2024

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 September 15, 2024 

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 16, 2024 

City of Red Deer Community Culture Grants
The Community Culture Development Fund (CCDF) is a City of Red Deer grant program that provides financial support to not-for-profit organizations delivering arts, culture, and heritage initiatives in our community. Grant funds are intended to assist organizations, build their capacity to provide a service, manage a cultural facility, act as an umbrella organization for other cultural organizations, develop new cultural programs and services, and/or produce a community-based special event or festival.
Deadline September 29, 2024

Weyerhaeuser Canada Giving Program
Fund and help develop funding priorities within seven focus areas to support their communities: affordable housing; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; human services; civic and cultural growth; workforce development; and diversity, equity and inclusion. These focus areas provide a strong companywide framework for giving while allowing flexibility to meet specific needs in our different communities.
Deadline September 30, 2024

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) 
    Deadline September 30, 2024

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, 2024

Field Law Community Fund
Field Law’s preferred causes (but not exclusive) are those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, homelessness, diversity, equality, women’s organizations, community and sports or arts and culture The Program runs annually and supports individuals, groups or organizations in Alberta and the Northwest Territories with pay-it-forward ideas for their communities. A total of $75,000 is divided among our Community Markets, with $30,000 distributed in the Southern Alberta Community Market; $30,000 distributed in the Northern Alberta Community Market; and $15,000 distributed in the Northwest Territories Community Market.
September 30, 2024

Parks Foundation Calgary Building Communities Grant
The Building Communities Grant can be used for the development of new or improved community-led park or playground projects. Open to registered non-profit organization, educational institution, society or group within the City of Calgary municipal boundaries
Deadline May 1, 2024

CanFASD Researchers Travel Award
The Canada FASD Research Network has a limited amount of funding to support travel of Network researchers and trainees in order to enhance their research experience in the area of knowledge dissemination and sharing. Reimbursement of travel related expenses will be awarded for Network researchers and/or trainees presenting at national or international conferences.
Deadline October 1, 2024

TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund 
The TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund provides flexible grant funding to Indigenous-led programs supporting Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Health, mental health and well-being
Access to education and resources
Community building and enhancement
Language and cultural revitalization
Inter-community sharing of cultural stories
Fall Deadline October 1, 2024

Telus Friendly Future Community Board Grant
The TELUS Community Boards provide a collaborative and unique funding model enabling  local community leaders  to make recommendations on grants supporting youth across Canada. Canadian registered charities that offer community-based health, education or technology programs for youth are eligible to apply
Deadline (Calgary & Southern Alberta/Edmonton & Northern Alberta) October 8, 2024

RDDCF Sylvan Lake Community Endowment Fund Grants 
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 wellbeing by supporting organizations that share this goal with us. 
Deadline October 15, 2024

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) 

Alberta Indigenous Reconciliation Initiative – Cultural Stream
Funds Indigenous-led initiatives that enhance, protect, or revitalize Indigenous languages, heritage, culture and arts.

DEADLINE OCTOBER 31, 2024

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, 2024

CSEC Inclusion Program (Southern Alberta)
The CSEC Inclusion Program fosters greater inclusion and access to sport for BIPOC individuals, people with disabilities, women and girls and the LGBTQ2S+ community. Registered charities in southern Alberta that are working to increase access to spontaneous or organized sport for the above communities are welcome to apply for one time funding
Deadline Nov 1, 2024

Red Deer & District Community Microgrant Program 2024
Through grants of up to $5,000, the Community Grants Microgrant program caters to the diverse and evolving needs of community organizations. These microgrants aid organizations in navigating a swiftly changing landscape, whether it involves developing responsive programming, maintaining vital programming, investing in technology, or addressing unforeseen expenses to meet the demands of the community.
Deadline December 1, 2024

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 December 1, 2024 for programs running between January and May (same day annually) 

Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund Reconciliation Action Grant Stream  
(ranging from $1,500-$15,000) will support community-level reconciliation activities, events, and initiatives that contribute to cultural revitalization; elevate Indigenous culture, languages, and traditions; increase understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; or other grassroots initiatives that move reconciliation forward. Deadline March 15, 2024
Deadline December 13, 2024

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, 2024

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 30, 2024

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) 
    Deadline December 31, 2024

ECALA 2022 – 2025 Funding Adult Learning & Indigenous Stream Funding 
The Government of Alberta, through Advanced Education, provides funding to granting councils and agencies across Alberta to support the delivery of part-time, non-formal adult learning opportunities. The Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA) is the granting council for Edmonton’s urban centre.  ECALA distributes over $2.4 million dollars annually to non-profit organizations to provide Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) opportunities for adult Edmontonians who face social and financial barriers to learning. 
Deadline December 2024. 

2025

CIP Project-Based grant
This program provides funding to new community-based programs, initiatives, events and publications.
Deadline January 15, 2025

The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund 
The Community Fund supports projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for people in Canada  
Opening Again Winter 2025 

RDDCF  Communities Grants   
Currently in the process of redesigning our Community Grant program, scheduled to launch in 2025. This overhaul will include active collaboration with agencies and our community to ascertain the most effective ways to identify and address community needs while providing sustainable, long-term funding for our community partners. If you wish to participate in the conversation, email them to let them know.

Alberta.ca Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program (ECAP) helps to advance and strengthen the non-profit and voluntary sector, by providing multi-year operational funding for up to 3 years to Alberta-based non-profit organizations that have a primary mandate and proven ability to:

  • build the capacity of other non-profit organizations in Alberta, and
  • strengthen and advance the capacity of Alberta’s non-profit and voluntary sector as a whole*
    The next multi-year funding cycle intake is anticipated for the fall of 2025.

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 March 15, 2025

2026

Canadian Women’s Foundation Investment Readiness Program (IRP) Grants
These grants assist organizations to support and encourage their growth and participation in the social innovation and social finance ecosystem. The grant program will focus on preparing the ground for new projects to address women’s needs in Canada in various sectors, working with diverse and underserved communities.
Next Deadline 2026 – Awarded every 4 years, last awarded 2022

2028

Canadian Women’s Foundation Economic Development Grants
These 5-year grants support programs for women, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people who are living on low incomes to learn a skilled trade, start a business, or gain work experience, with the goal of achieving a sustainable livelihood.
Next Deadline 2028. This grant stream opens once every 5 years. Last awarded in 2023.


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!

Calgary Foundation Neighbour Grants 
The Calgary Foundation’s Neighbor Grants offer up to $7,500 to help people build their sense of inclusive belonging in their own neighbourhoods and communities. Registered charities must use a community development approach and have meaningful project leadership roles for grassroots people from the project community.Learn more about eligibility and the application process on the Calgary Foundation website.
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.

City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Connections Grants
Between $501- $2500 are available to support larger neighbourhood-wide projects, initiatives and events in which multiple community stakeholders collaborate to plan, implement and participate.
Submit Application 8 weeks prior to your imitative or events

City of Edmonton Neighbourhoods Micro-grants
Up to $500, are available to support small, local (for example, block-level) projects and events.  Eligible projects may involve fewer residents but still must contribute to the achievement of one of the Neighbourhood Services Funding Program outcomes
Submit Application 8 weeks prior to your imitative or events

City of Edmonton Revitalization Micro-grants
Up to $500, are available to support small, local (such as, block-level) projects and events. Eligible projects may involve fewer residents but still must contribute to the achievement of one of the Neighbourhood Services Funding Program outcomes. Eligible applicants must be a resident or located in one of the following Revitalization Neighbourhoods which include Balwin, Belvedere, Queen Mary Park, Central McDougall, Inglewood, McCauley and Jasper Place
Submit Application 8 weeks prior to your imitative or events

City of Red Deer FCSS Red Deer & District Agency Capacity Building Grant
Red Deer & District FCSS agency capacity building funds are intended to help make our community organizations stronger and more effective. With increasing pressures on our non-profit sector to deal with more and more complex issues and perform at elevated levels of sophistication and accountability, there has been an increasing need to support agencies in these area.There is no application deadline. However, applicants need to apply at least four  weeks in advance of requiring funds.

City of Grande Prairie Emergency Community Group Funding
This funding will be given to community groups or agencies based upon urgent need. Community groups or agencies must provide a business case for the funding, including indication of financial need (including financial statements).
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

City of Grande Prairie Training Grant
The Training Grant is designed to support local organizations’ participation in education and training initiatives that enhance knowledge and/or skills applicable to their operations or trainees’ role within the organization.  A grant equal to 25% of Registration Costs for owner and/or employee Training and Education Initiatives over $300 per person to a maximum grant amount of $2,500 per business; OR a grant equal to 50% of Registration Costs for owner and/or employee Training and Education Initiatives $300 or less per person to a maximum grant amount of $1,250 per business.
Applications will remain open until funding sources have been allocated.

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).

Calgary 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

COSTCO Charitable Contributions
Costco focuses on supporting charitable programs and community activities in the markets where we do business. All registered Canadian charitable organizations focusing on children, education, and/or health and human service
Applications Accepted Ongoing

Crowdfunding Alberta 
Non-profit organizations create their campaigns and invite supporters to share on social media and donate. The organization receives all of the donations raised, less third party payment processing fees and optional platform fees, whether they reach their funding goal or not. The Government of Alberta will match 30% of funds raised by an eligible campaign in its first 8 weeks on the platform.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

Edmonton Community Foundation Small Grants
Small grants provide support for one-time, stand-alone needs, rather than contributing a small part towards a larger project. Requests typically range from $10,000 to $15,000. Applications are open all year and will be reviewed monthly.
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

The F.L.R.P. Community Fund
Created to support front-line members and their families in the community. Members who have experienced a traumatic event and are struggling with their emotional or mental health can apply for funding to access services that may not be covered through traditional benefits (ex: Equine Therapy, Reiki, Cellular Transformational Healing, Reflexology etc.). This fund will also be used to support members and their families in times of crisis. This can include but is not limited to financial struggles, divorce, medical crisis, food/supplies during a crisis, care packages etc. 
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 Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Program
This provides funding to community-based events that:

  • promote intercultural or interfaith understanding
  • promote discussions on multiculturalism, diversity, racism and religious discrimination
  • celebrate a community’s history and culture such as heritage months recognized by Parliament

There is no fixed deadline, however, it is advised that your application be submitted 18 weeks prior to the proposed event start date

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. 

Government of Canada Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD) in the Prairie Provinces
PrairiesCan makes targeted investments that aim to generate sustainable, inclusive economic growth and help communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to fully participate in and benefit from economic opportunities.

Examples of eligible activities include:

  • Community Development – includes activities to stimulate economic growth or diversification that capitalize on community capacity, strengths and opportunities.
  • Community Adjustment – includes activities to support Prairie communities facing economic shocks, challenging economic circumstances and/or depressed economic conditions
  • Inclusiveness – includes activities that help women, youth, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, official language minority communities and other underrepresented groups participate in the economy

Eligible Applicants include incorporated not-for-profit entities, post-secondary institutions, First Nations, Métis Settlements and provincial/municipal crown corporation/organization/ministry or any other provincial government entity.
Application Open Ongoing

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

HJR Consulting
Granting priorities are focused on creating the individual and systemic conditions necessary for people to realize their full potential. Priorities focus on those with immediate needs and children, youth and families who are economically disadvantaged. Grants support organizations that deliver measurable impact in support of that vision.

Applications Accepted Ongoing 

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

INSPIRIT Foundation Grants
All grant proposals must fall under at least one of Inspirit’s priority areas: 

  • Building Equitable Narrative Ecosystems 
  • Indigenous Narrative Sovereignty & Advancing Reconciliation
  • Challenging Islamophobia 

INSPIRIT Foundation Research & Sector-building Grants (up to $50,000)
Research Grants provide support for research that bridges knowledge gaps and builds capacity to advance narrative power. Projects should identify policy and practice solutions to equity barriers, as well as opportunities for knowledge mobilization and advocacy that promote systemic change.
Applications Accepted Ongoing
INSPIRIT Foundation Project Grants ($10,000 – $100,000; multi-year funding)
Major Projects include initiatives that create robust career pathways for racialized communities in the arts and media, as well as media-based projects that address issues of systemic discrimination and are grounded in the perspectives and editorial framing of racialized communities. 
Seed Grants
Generally fund in the following areas: screen-based industries, such as film and television; digital, community-led and public-interest journalism, and audio storytelling.
Applications Accepted Ongoing

Indigenous Community Support Fund
This fund helps Indigenous communities and organizations prevent, prepare and respond to COVID-19.
For formula-based funding allocated directly to First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation communities, there is no deadline or request process.

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.
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.

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
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.

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 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

University of Calgary UCeed Fund  
– Child Health Fund Canada’s first early-stage fund for child and maternal health – a priority research area for UCalgary and key to creative positive health impacts for children and families.
– Social Impact Fund A unique partnership in social finance supporting an ecosystem of organizations focused on addressing social issues in our communities.
– Neuro Fund Empowering neuroscience innovation through investment and mentorship to early-stage, research-based, brain and mental health startups.
Applications Open Ongoing  

Walmart Regional and National Grant Program
By partnering with regional and national organizations, we can make a bigger impact and deliver on our mission of supporting Canadian families in need. Regional and national grants valued at over $1,000 are given to eligible non-profit organizations. For more details or to apply for a regional or national grant
Applications Accepted Ongoing

ALIGN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY SERVICES

Based out of Edmonton, we are a provincial collection of allies – a unified community of agencies that represents the diverse needs of Alberta’s children and families. We are proud to champion the work of our front line service providers and to support our members. Together, we are stronger.

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