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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 June 11, 2024) 

Grants, funding and supports for non-profits also provides more information on funding and supports for charitable and non-profit organizations.


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 Arts, Culture and Status of Women - Government of Alberta Up to $125,000


CFEP funding provides financial assistance to upgrade, expand, purchase or build public-use community facilities Annual application deadlines:
- Jan. 15
- May 15
- Sept. 15
Community Facility Enhancement Program - Large Funding Stream Ministry of Arts, Culture and Status of Women - Government of Alberta $125,001 to $1 million



CFEP funding provides financial assistance to upgrade, expand, purchase or build public-use community facilities. Annual application/Expression of Interest intake deadline:
- June 15
Community Initiatives Program - Project Based Grant Ministry of Arts, Culture and Status of Women - Government of Alberta Up to $75,000 Supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for: new programs, enhancement to an existing program, community events, gender equity projects, 2SLGBTQQIA+ events and new programs, technology, portable equipment. Annual application intake deadlines:
- Jan. 15
- May 15
- Sept. 15


Community Initiatives Program - Operating Grant Ministry of Arts, Culture and Status of Women - Government of Alberta Up to $75,000 Grant support to eligible non-profit organizations that support social issues to enhance the organization’s ability to operate and deliver direct services to the
vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Annual application deadlines:
- Jan. 30
- July 15 


COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND Ministry of Indigenous Relations - Government of Alberta Applicants may receive up to $200,000 per funding cycle. Multi-year projects will also be considered. Supporting Indigenous?led, community?based
initiatives that address violence and increase safety and economic security of Indigenous
women, girls and 2S+ people
Call for proposals is open from May 13 to July 12, 2024
DIVERSITY FUND Bell Canada Up to $100,000 payable over 2-5 years  Supports organizations aiming to reduce the stigma around mental illness and/or increase access to culturally informed mental health and well-being support for the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities in Canada. June 19, 2024
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 1.
OTHER INITIATIVES PROGRAM Ministry of Arts, Culture and Status of Women - Government of Alberta

There is no minimum or maximum funding that can be requested through OIP. The level of funding granted is based on need or the community benefit of the project and is subject to available resources.

Provides financial assistance for community-based projects that fall outside the scope of all other Community Grants funding streams. This includes one-time projects, international disaster relief and projects that are emergency or urgent in nature Ongoing
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