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Social service funding grants

Below is a listing of available 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 Nov. 23, 2022) 

Grant NameSourceAmountFocus AreaApplication Deadline
Alberta Foundation for the Arts - various grants and other funding opportunities Alberta Foundation for the Arts - public agency & provincial corporation of the Government of Alberta Refer to their website for more info.  Grant funding to arts and art organizations for growth and development of the arts sector.  See website for various grants and deadlines.
Canada Community Revitalization Fund Innovation, Science and Economic Dev.-Government of Canada Maximum of up to $750,000 or $1 million (depending on project location), with funding to cover up to 75% of the total project costs. Indigenous community projects may qualify for funding to cover 100% of total project costs. All contributions will be non-repayable.
  • Revitalize downtown cores and main streets
  • Reinvent outdoor spaces
  • Create green infrastructure
  • Increase the accessibility of community spaces
Assessment of applications will begin July 23, 2021, 11:59 PDT. Indigenous applicants may request additional time to submit applications, taking into account it is a time-limited initiative ending March 31, 2023. Indigenous applicants are asked to contact their respective Regional Development Agency as early as possible prior to July 23, 2021.
Community Facility Enhancement Program - Small Funding Stream Ministry of Culture and Status of Women - 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:
  • January 15
  • May 15
  • September 15
Notification period:
  • July 15
  • November 15
  • March 15
Community Facility Enhancement Program - Large Funding Stream Ministry of Culture and Status of Women Government of Alberta For projects requesting over $125,001 and up to $1 million.

Projects must be completed and reporting must be submitted within 30 months from the start date of the signed grant agreement.
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 (CIP) Operating Grant Ministry of Culture and Status of Women Government of Alberta Maximum operating expenses: $75,000 Supports core operations and capacity building for non-profit organizations that address social issues, create equitable access to resources and services or support community collaborations to address broader human or social conditions. Annual application deadlines:
  • January 15
  • May 15
  • September 15
Notification dates:
  • June
  • October
  • February
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
  • January 15
Summer submission
  • July 15