There are many different funding options to support community planning, capacity building and action.

Grants with upcoming deadlines:

Covid-19 Support and Response
Covid Community Roots Programs purpose is to provide support for popluations most vulnerable by the Covid -19 crisis. Through grants up to a maximum of 5,000, Alberta Blue Cross, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association and Communities ChooseWell are partnering to support the social, mental, emotional and phsycial well-being of vulnerable populations in rural, remote and secodary communities across Alberta.

June 15, 2020 
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Operating grant stream supports core operations and capacity building for non-profit organizations whose mission, outcomes, and services makes an impact in one of the following priority areas:
- Enhancing the quality of life of Albertans by providing direct programs and services that address social issues
- Creating equitable access to huma, social and economic resources and services to all Albertans
- Supporting community collaborations, involving multiple organizations to address broader human or social issues.
Note: May 15 and September 15 intake dates have been combined into one intake deadline on June 15, 2020.


Funding Opportunities

Edmonton Community Foundation
Funding opportunities help Edmontonians achieve their goals. That’s why Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) has a variety of grants available. We give students and charitable organizations the resources they need to strengthen our community. The Community Grants program provides funding
to help with a variety of organizational needs. Charities in the greater Edmonton area registered with the Canada Revenue Agency can apply for these grants.

Community Initiatives Program
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funding to support initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta.

Alberta Lottery Fund
Granting programs and foundations, application process, and a searchable database of projects and organizations who have received funding

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
Provides a list of grant programs offered by ARPA and more.

Communities ChooseWell, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
Communities ChooseWell is excited to announce a new grant opportunity to help communities create healthier eating environments in their recreation facilities!

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
Community leagues can apply for additional grants through various foundations, governments, businesses, associations and Alberta Lottery.

HOW DO I WRITE A GRANT APPLICATION? Once you’ve identified the best funding source for your project, it’s time to write your grant application. There are many resources that can take the fear out of putting your ‘ask’ on paper.

Grant Writing

Board Development - Writing a grant proposal
The Board Development Program, part of Alberta Culture and Tourism, publishes information bulletins on a variety of topics relevant to nonprofit board members or senior staff seeking to improve skills and gain knowledge in governance. This bulletin provides tips for writing grant proposals, which is often an important task for board members and other staff of not-for-profit organizations.

Alberta/ Alis - Writing a proposal
Whether you're an employee or a contractor, you may find you need to write a proposal. Proposal writing is increasingly a part of many people's work roles. Learn more here.

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