Funding Opportunities and Awards

Current Funding Opportunities for Alberta Non-Profits and Organizations

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Last updated: October 25, 2020

The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) is a program of the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils (ICN) made possible through funding from Global Affairs Canada and administered by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC).

FIT is designed to support Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) testing innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South. The program is open to civil society organizations, social enterprises, post-secondary institutions and the private sector.

FIT will provide successful applicants with $150K-$250 K over a 6-15 month period to test their solutions in partnership with local organizations. The multi-year program aims to fund 50-70 initiatives overall.

In addition, the program seeks to foster collective learning and build the capacity of SMOs through the creation of knowledge-sharing spaces and practices. FIT’s goal is to cultivate a working environment in which SMOs are empowered to experiment, fail, adapt and try again.

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Canadian funding for projects and initiatives in developing countries

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Community Grants with Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women has updated the Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project-Based grant program. These updates will be effective for the May 15, 2020 intake and all intakes moving forward. The updates include broadening the program mandate to consider many projects previously funded through the Status of Women Community Grants program.

The CIP Project-Based grant program continues to provide grants to eligible organizations for community projects, new programs, one-time initiatives, program expansions, and community events in Alberta.

For more information on the CIP Project-Based grant program please visit alberta.ca/cip-project-based-grant.aspx to access the program guidelines and application package.

Update:

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, the Government of Alberta has cancelled Community Initiatives Program (CIP) grant applications for the various grant streams received for the January 15, 2020 intake, and have postponed further intakes until further notice. Further to that, the Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion grant has also been cancelled and will resume in September. Money allocated to these streams have been diverted to community organizations responding to Covid-19 within Alberta.

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Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will contribute up to 100% of the salary or participation fees, to a maximum of $10,000, for youth to become SDG ambassadors. Create innovative work-integrated-learning initiatives that will have a positive community impact.

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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.

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The Heart + Soul Fund by EPCOR has been established to support organizations that bring joy to our community, and provide a lifeline to those hardest hit by COVID-19 in Edmonton.

Epcor is providing $1.25 million through small, medium and large grants to support arts, culture, recreation and charitable organizations in addressing the new and growing demands they face, and continuing to do what they do best: bringing the heart and soul to our community.

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RBC Future Launch is a 10-year $500 million commitment to help Canadian youth prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. We are moving beyond financial investment by engaging the public and private sectors to further understand the issue and make a significant impact on the lives of young Canadians.

RBC Future Launch is a catalyst for change-bringing people together to co-create solutions so young people are better prepared for the future of work.  To be considered for an RBC Future launch grant, your organization must be a registered charitabe organization with the CRA, or a CRA-qualified donee operating in CAnada, and have audited financial statments. See the RBC general donations eligibility criteria. 

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The Young Edmonton Grant (YEG) program supports activities that are initiated, led and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. Ideas and projects of all kinds are supported. These grants range from $500-$3,000 and are available for residents between the ages of 13 and 24. Find out more.

For ACGC Members: Grant Station

ACGC is happy to provide members with exclusive access to Grant Station. Grant Station offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs and projects, as well as resources to assist through the grant-seeking process. Currently, there are some COVID-19 related grants posted on the opportunities page.

To access this resource, head to grantstation.com and email ACGC at membership@acgc.ca to get the log in information.