Upcoming Deadlines – Nonprofit Grants, Bursaries and Awards

The following list displays grant, awards and bursaries – primarily  listed in order of deadline. If you want to view those with ongoing applications Click Here

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

ALIGN LEADERSHIP BURSARIES – ONGOING APPLICATION
The ALIGN Agency Leadership Development Bursary and the ALIGN Leadership Bursary for Non-Accredited Programs/Courses are now open for application!
The purpose of the Leadership Bursaries are to foster future leadership capacity by enabling senior organizational leaders to participate in formal education and professional development programs that enhance their ability to lead their organization and the field. The focus will be to develop or enhance leadership skills and innovation in service delivery and development, human resource management, organizational excellence and fiscal management.

Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program
Currently accepting applications, on an ongoing basis, from organizations interested in receiving up to $100,000 in grant funding from the SDG Funding Program for projects that are up to 12 months in duration.
Ongoing. This process will remain open until we deem the objectives of the intake process have been met.

MEC Grants
1. Identify and reduce barriers to outdoor activity and increase the community of active outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Inspiring and enabling participation in outdoor and indoor activities or providing opportunities to try new activities and developing technical or safety skills, or
  • Planning, construction and maintenance of facilities or infrastructure such as trails, skills-parks or backcountry shelters
  1. Teach responsible outdoor recreation practices and environmental stewardship.
  • Outdoor environmental education programming to teach about areas of environmental importance
  • Deliver programming that will increase awareness about ecologically sensitive areas and how to recreate responsibly in them

Applications Opens July 1, 2019  

Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming
The program aims to inspire small or volunteer-led community organizations in the creation of innovative programming that commemorates unique aspects of our heritage.
Deadline July 15, 2019.

2019 Starfish Award Nominations for International FASD Awareness
Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in our community to support someone with FASD or created better understanding and awareness of FASD in their workplace, agency or community? Central Alberta FASD Network would like to recognize them at International FASD Awareness Day!
Criteria for nominees include:

☆ Individuals nominated to receive the STARFISH Award will have made significant contributions related to FASD.

☆ Nominations will be accepted for individuals who reside in the Central Alberta FASD Network Region

Deadline July 15, 2019

Canadian Tire Jump Start Program
Community-based charitable program that helps children in financial need to participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming. Canadian Tire Jumpstart accepts applications from eligible families twice per year:
Accept
Applications the last 2 weeks in July

Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network: Empowerment Fund
The Empowerment Fund provides financial bursaries for individuals living with FASD and/or their caregivers or families. Successful applicants may receive up to $750 per calendar year
Deadline July 17, 2019

Calgary Foundations Neighbour Grants
Offers up to $5,000 to support resident-led projects that help create and strengthen the ordinary bonds of neighbourliness
Deadline July 29, 2019

PolicyWise for Children & Families Youth Suicide Prevention
PolicyWise is requesting applications to increase research partnerships to build a stronger evidence base that will inform youth suicide prevention practices and improve outcomes. Applicants must be Alberta-based researchers engaged in community-based research, specific to and aligned with the Building Strength, Inspiring Hope Action Plan.
Applications may focus on any stage of the research process, from development of the research team to conducting a community-based research project. Grants of up to $40,000 are available for a term of 12 months.
Opens May 1 Deadline July 31, 2019

TELUS Community Boards – Edmonton/Calgary
Their innovative Community Boards put funding decisions in the hands of community champions who best understand the needs in our communities. The focus of the Boards is to provide grants to grassroots charities that support local youth. Preference is given to projects that also demonstrate tangible technological or social innovation. Each year they contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of Canadian registered charities through our local TELUS Community BoardTELUS Community Boards will consider requests for funding up to $20,000; with the exception of the Barrie Community Board whose maximum consideration is $10,000
Deadline Calgary Community Board July 30, 2019

InMotion Network: Go Girl Event Grants
Go Girl events provide a unique opportunity for communities to reach out to their teen girls. Communities are encouraged to apply for a grant to host such an event. InMotion Network provides Go Girl grants up to a maximum of $2500
Deadline August 1st for programs running between September and December

Edmonton Community Foundation Community Grant Program
The Community Grants program can support a wide range of organizational needs. A non-profit is eligible to apply if it serves the greater Edmonton area, including Leduc County, Parkland County, Strathcona County, and Sturgeon County. If you don’t have a recent relationship with them (successfully received a Community Grant in the last five years), your organization can apply for a grant up to $40,000. If you’ve worked with ECF recently (successful Community Grant approved, completed and reported on), you can apply for a grant up to $80,000.
Deadline September 1 for funding after December 1 (application available June 2)

Alberta Government Anti-Racism Community Grant Program will provide $2 million to support grassroots initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its impact on all Albertans. This will also include funding to support anti-racism projects or initiatives specific to Indigenous peoples.
Deadline September 1, 2019

Canadian School Gardens
Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to supper an edible educational garden on the grounds of a primary or secondary school. Schools, or a non-profit organization or charity working in partnership with a school, may apply. Interested in a garden grant for a non-profit children’s programming organization, not located at a school? Check out their Extended Learning Garden Grant program
Opens September, 2019

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation 2018 Women of Excellence
“Women of Excellence Awards Program” (WE) is a celebration of innovation, leadership, achievement and talent, as demonstrated by women throughout Central Alberta who have used their vision and determination to make Central Alberta a better place to live. The development and presentation of these awards reflects the Community Foundation’s commitment to increase recognition of women who have earned the admiration and respect of their peers.
Deadline September 5, 2019

Canada Awards for Excellence (Excellence Canada)
Presented annually to private, public, and not-for-profit organizations that have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Quality and a Healthy Workplace®. Through their achievement and results, these organizations have made a significant contribution to the quality of life of Canadians.

  • BTQ people), especially initiatives that address intersectionality. Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 to support their initiative. Charities can only receive one grant per calendar year. Funding is not intended to support existing or ongoing activities, but may support the enhancement of existing initiative

Deadline September 1 for funding after December 1 (application available June 2)

MEC Grants
1. Identify and reduce barriers to outdoor activity and increase the community of active outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Inspiring and enabling participation in outdoor and indoor activities or providing opportunities to try new activities and developing technical or safety skills, or
  • Planning, construction and maintenance of facilities or infrastructure such as trails, skills-parks or backcountry shelters
  1. Teach responsible outdoor recreation practices and environmental stewardship.
  • Outdoor environmental education programming to teach about areas of environmental importance
  • Deliver programming that will increase awareness about ecologically sensitive areas and how to recreate responsibly in them

Deadline September 4, 2019

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project-Based Funding
Provides funding for organizations that create opportunities for Albertans to engage with and help develop their communities.
CIP outcomes are to strengthen leadership and organizational capacity of community organizations and support community-driven goals that have a public benefit
Deadline Sept 15, 2019
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Operating Grant
Deadline Sept 15, 2019

Alberta Culture Community Facility Enhancement Program
Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities
Deadline September 15, 2019

RBC Future Launch Community Challenge
Participating community foundations will be offering grants of up to $15,000 to youth-led initiatives in 150 small and mid-sized communities (under 150,000 residents) in support of a wide range of community priorities.
Deadline September 18, 2019.

Homeward Trust Edmonton RFPs & Opportunities
Community-Based Research Proposals
Deadline September 3, 2019

TELUS Community Boards – Edmonton/Calgary
Their innovative Community Boards put funding decisions in the hands of community champions who best understand the needs in our communities. The focus of the Boards is to provide grants to grassroots charities that support local youth. Preference is given to projects that also demonstrate tangible technological or social innovation. Each year they contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of Canadian registered charities through our local TELUS Community BoardTELUS Community Boards will consider requests for funding up to $20,000; with the exception of the Barrie Community Board whose maximum consideration is $10,000
Deadline Calgary Community Board October 1, 2019

Advancing Futures Program
A transitional support program for current and former youth in government care aged 18 to 24. The program provides social and emotional supports and funding to eligible students while they pursue post-secondary studies.
Deadline October 1, 2019 (see site for additional deadlines)

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 October 1, 2019

Edmonton Community Foundation’s (ECF) Young Edmonton Grants
(YEG) program provides local youth with the funding they need to turn ideas into reality! These grants range from $500-$3,000 and are available for residents between the ages of 13 and 24.
Deadline October 15 Annually

Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network: Empowerment Fund
The Empowerment Fund provides financial bursaries for individuals living with FASD and/or their caregivers or families. Successful applicants may receive up to $750 per calendar year
Deadline October 17, 2019

TELUS Community Boards – Edmonton/Calgary
Their innovative Community Boards put funding decisions in the hands of community champions who best understand the needs in our communities. The focus of the Boards is to provide grants to grassroots charities that support local youth. Preference is given to projects that also demonstrate tangible technological or social innovation. Each year they contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of Canadian registered charities through our local TELUS Community BoardTELUS Community Boards will consider requests for funding up to $20,000; with the exception of the Barrie Community Board whose maximum consideration is $10,000
Deadline Edmonton Community Board October 21, 2019

Prairieaction Foundation Youth Leadership Award
If you know of a group of young people who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to finding solutions to violence and abuse, please nominate them!
Deadline November 30, 2019

Edmonton Community Foundation Community Grant Program
The Community Grants program can support a wide range of organizational needs. A non-profit is eligible to apply if it serves the greater Edmonton area, including Leduc County, Parkland County, Strathcona County, and Sturgeon County. If you don’t have a recent relationship with them (successfully received a Community Grant in the last five years), your organization can apply for a grant up to $40,000. If you’ve worked with ECF recently (successful Community Grant approved, completed and reported on), you can apply for a grant up to $80,000.
Deadline December 1 2019 for funding  after March 1 (application available September 2)

Alberta Government Anti-Racism Community Grant Program will provide $2 million to support grassroots initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its impact on all Albertans. This will also include funding to support anti-racism projects or initiatives specific to Indigenous peoples.
Deadline December 1, 2019

See Directory for  Grants With Ongoing Applications

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