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Social service funding grants

There are a number of social services funding grants that have been provided to the City from a network of social service agencies and organizations.

The chart is updated as new information becomes available and is not meant to be a complete listing of all the funding grants currently available. Every effort is made for accuracy, however, please visit the specific grant website for the most up-to-date information. (Chart updated as of Feb. 8, 2024) 

Grant NameSourceAmountFocus AreaApplication Deadline
Alberta Foundation for the Arts  Alberta Foundation for the Arts - public agency & provincial corporation of the Government of Alberta The AFA has many grants and funding opportunities available of various amounts.  Grant funding to arts and art organizations for growth and development of the arts sector.  Deadlines are based on specific grants and funding opportunities available.
Community Facility Enhancement Program - Small Funding Stream Ministry of Culture - Government of Alberta Maximum funding request $125,000. Organizations may be considered for up to $10,000 non-matching funding.

Projects must be completed within 18 months from the date the cheque is received by the organization.
Acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities. Annual application deadlines:
  • Jan. 15
  • May 15
  • Sept. 15
Notification period:
  • July
  • November
  • March
Community Facility Enhancement Program - Large Funding Stream Ministry of Culture -  Government of Alberta For projects requesting over $125,001 and up to $1,000,000.

Acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities. Annual application intake deadline:
  • June 15
Notification period:
  • December
Community Initiatives Program - Project Based Stream Ministry of Culture - Government of Alberta Up to $75,000 Assistance to non-profit organizations for: new programs, enhancement to an existing program,community events, gender equity projects, technology, portable equipment Three intakes per fiscal year:

Intake 1 - Jan. 15 

Intake 2 - May 15

Intake 3 - Sept.15

Community Initiatives Program - Operating Grant Ministry of Culture -  Government of Alberta Maximum operating expenses: $75,000 Grant support to eligible non-profit organizations in Alberta that support social issues to enhance the organization’s ability to operate and deliver direct services to the
vulnerable and disadvantaged in Alberta.
Annual application deadlines:
  • Jan. 30 - Application Portal opens Oct. 30
  • July 15 -Application Portal opens April 15
Notification: Approximately 6 months after the application deadline.
Major Grants Calgary Foundation Contact Grants Associate: Single or multi-year, large-scale initiatives with transformational impact that broadly enrich the community Applications are accepted once per year. The next deadline is November 1st.
Rooted In Communities Endowment Program Peavey Industries Small funding opportunity Projects, initiatives and ideas that are recognized as an emerging opportunity or need. Ongoing
Strategic Opportunity Grants  CALGARY FOUNDATION Maximum grant request amount is $10,000 Support small to mid-sized (up to $8MM annual operating budget)
Calgary and area qualified donees with small, short term, strategic initiatives that fall into one of two categories: organization development, or program development.
Grant request deadlines are midnight on the 1st of each month.
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (FEF) Grant TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Funding requests are needs based, and there is no set minimum or maximum amount for which you can apply. However, the majority of TD FEF grants are between $2,000 and $8,000.  Environmental projects across Canada.  Winter submission
  • Jan. 15
Summer submission
  • July 15

Online tool for non-profit and voluntary sector organizations

The provincial government has launched a new online tool to help non-profit and voluntary sector organizations access supports and resources. It is meant to provide a one-stop access to information to help start, manage and  build capacity in a non-profit or charitable organization, no matter what sector the organization serves.

Services and supports include:

  •  Sector information - Information and opportunities to invest in the sector
  • Non-profit management - Information, supports and resources for starting a non-profit, managing a non-profit and ending or closing a non-profit
  • Supports and services for non-profits - Information and links to access community-based supports and services to help develop and strengthen operations
  • Board member and governance training - Online courses and training resources on governance to support board members of non-profit organizations
  • Grant information and application support - Information and resources related to funding for non-profits including:
    • resources to support preparing and applying for grants;
    • a link to the Crowdfunding Alberta platform for Alberta non-profit organizations to share their ideas and seek community support; and,
    • the Arts, Culture and Sports Grant Search tool, which is a searchable inventory of grant programs offered by the ministries of Arts, Culture and Status of Women and Tourism and Sport.

Click here to visit the new online tool