External Grants

Frequency Amount Due Date Website
Annually  $5000 max End of February Healthy Community Grants - Communities Choosewell

The goal of the Health Community Grant is to enable healthy living champions to support healthy eating and/or active living within the context of recreation at the community level.

Stream Frequency Amount Due Date Priorities
Project Based Accepts applications three times throughout the year  up to $75,000

January 15

May 15

September 15

Local Community Projects
Operating Accepts applications three times  up to $75,000

January 15

May 15

September 15

Ongoing programs and services
Major Cultural and Sports Events Accepts applications twice through the year up to $250,000

April 1

October 1

Sanctioned national and international events

The Community Initiatives Program 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

- support community-driven goals that have public benefit

If you have a project centered around improving climate change, nature-based solutions, and conservation, check out Alberta Ecotrust Environmental Grants. They have several streams that may benefit your project.

Frequency Amount Due Date Website
Annually  $1000 for nominated volunteer and $1000 for the organization they volunteer with Nominations open until June 30th Community Wellbeing Grant

The Community Wellbeing grant program celebrates our province’s exceptional volunteers by giving out awards of $1000 each, plus another $1000 to the charitable organization they volunteer with. This program rewards people who are making a difference in the health and wellness of Albertans.

Frequency Amount Due Date Website
Annually  Feature Sites: Up to $10,000
Host Sites: Up to $5,000
Pop up Sites: Up to $1,000
March 17, 2023 Alberta Culture Days Grant

Alberta Culture Days funding assistance is designed to support Alberta Culture Days activities, events and promotions that engage public participation and inspire future involvement. Alberta Culture Days celebration sites must provide culturally-related programming during the month of September.

Frequency Amount Due Date Website

Generally $10,000-$25,000, but larger sums are considered dependent on impacts.

Applications currently closed  Community Impact Grant

Ecclesiastical will award the Community Impact Grant to specific programs that make a positive and sustained impact on the community. This year a special focus will be given to charities that are addressing the following key areas:

  • Environmental conservation with a human-centric approach.
  • Food security, hunger, and poverty related to food access and availability.
  • Vulnerable youth and families.

**you must be a registered charity to be eligible for this grant** If your group is not a registered charity, perhaps discuss with a local charity about partnering on an initiative.

Community Tree Grants

Stream Frequency Amount Due Date Priorities
Greening Canada's School Grounds Accepts applications annually  up to $10,000

December 3rd, 2023

Supporting school greening projects that enhance learning experience for students.
Edible Trees Accepts applications anually up to $10,000

December 3rd, 2023

Fighting food insecurity by offering financial and logistical support for planting edible trees and shrubs in publicly accessible areas.
Treemendous Communities Accepts applications annually up to $10,000

December 3rd, 2023

Supports community tree planting projects that create long-lasting benefits where people live, work or play.

Our grants provide support for community greening, innovation and stewardship initiatives. Grant recipients receive funding and technical support to help start, upgrade, or achieve their greening goals.

Frequency Amount Due Date Website
Annually  $50,000 max December 15, 2023 Supporting Food Security for Albertans: Guidelines

As the price of groceries continues to be a challenge for many, Alberta’s government is ensuring food banks have the resources to help Albertans. To increase food security for Albertans, $10 million is being provided to food banks and community organizations across the province to ensure Alberta families can put nutritious food on their tables.

Applications for Canada Posts Community Foundation Grants open on February 12, 2024 and close March 1, 2024.

The Canada Post Community Foundation provides grants to Canadian schools, charities and community organizations that make a difference in the lives of children and youth (up to age 21). Since 2012, the Community Foundation has granted $13.5 million to 1,100 projects across Canada.

Community Based Project Grant Eligible projects should increase the capacity of an organization and create or expand services, rather than maintaining existing services. up to $25,000
Signature Grant The Signature Grant is meant to contribute to the overall work and mission of national organizations that deliver programs or support to Canadian children and youth Up to three (3) Signature Grants of $50,000 each can be awarded each year.
Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Signature Grant The Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Signature Grant is available to Indigenous regional or local organizations offering programming anchored in the principles of Indigenous truth and reconciliation that supports Indigenous children and youth across the country. One (1) Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Signature Grant of $50,000 can be awarded each year.

Get the application form here.

Stream Frequency Amount
Community Development Grant Ongoing max $10,000
Youth Opportunity Grant Annually max $75,000

Community Development Grant:

Canadian registered charities with prevention, workplace readiness or housing needs programs with a youth focus. 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.

Youth Opportunity Grant:

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. 

The Home Depot Foundation considers youth to be 13-29 years old.