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.

Edmonton Arts Council Community Art Grant
The Community Arts grant program invests in the quality of life in our city by supporting artistic projects that are clear collaborations between an artist and a distinct community. It recognizes that art should be accessible to all communities in Edmonton. A community may define themselves by many factors such as tradition and culture, geographic area of the city, or demographic characteristics, etc
Application Deadline: May 1. When May 1 falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline is the next business day.

The Alberta Nonprofit Innovation Awards
Celebrate nonprofit professionals and organizations across Alberta who have challenged the status quo and inspired others with creative and disruptive solutions to address enduring community challenges.
Application Opens May 3, 2019 Deadline June 30, 2019

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

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

Edmonton Community Foundation’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 May 15 Annually

RISE Awards
They encourage all members of the Edmonton Community to look at their neighbours, colleagues, community leaders, family & friends, industry partners, employers or any other associations who could potentially qualify for a RISE Award.
Community Leadership Award
RBC Rising Star Youth Award
Arts and Culture Award
Building Futures Award
CPA Lifetime Achievement Award
Welcoming Workplace Award
Deadline May 21, 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 May 27 2019

Duncan Craig Laurel Awards – Edmonton and area including Drayton Valley
Nominate non-profits doing innovative, creative and inspiring work. From February to May of each year, non-profit groups are invited to submit nominations. A selection committee then evaluates the programs and projects on the basis of their successful innovation and creativity, regardless of size and overall budget and select the winners.
Deadline is May 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calgary Learns: Initiative Funding
Calgary Learns invites you to bring forward your visions for new curricula, resources, pilots or research that will enhance the experience of adult Calgarians in foundational learning settings.  Initiative funding supports one-time projects to a grant maximum of $25,000.
Deadline is June 1 annually

Edmonton Community Foundation’s Vital Signs Grant
The Foundation welcomes requests for initiatives that increase the sense of belonging to community. Priority will be given to projects serving people with a high risk of social isolation as identified in the report (those living in poverty, new Canadians, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, seniors, and LGBTQ 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 initiatives
Deadline June 15, 2019

Canada’s Volunteer Awards
Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA) program is about recognizing the significant contributions that volunteers, not-for-profit organizations and businesses across the country make to help people and their communities. The Awards are about people working in partnerships to find new solutions to strengthen our country.
Deadline June 21, 2019

AFKA Child Intervention Services Worker of the Year
Honour some of the many amazing Foster Families, Kinship Families and Child Intervention Services Workers from across Alberta. AFKA is now accepting nominations for the follow categories: Foster Family of the Year/Kinship Family of the Year/Child Intervention Services Worker of the Year
Deadline June 30, 2019

The Alberta Nonprofit Innovation Awards
Celebrate nonprofit professionals and organizations across Alberta who have challenged the status quo and inspired others with creative and disruptive solutions to address enduring community challenges.
Deadline June 30, 2019

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  

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

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

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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