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Unique Awards

IMPORTANT: Online application forms will be available at least two months prior to application deadlines. For detailed awards description, download the UNIQUE AWARDS CRITERIA document.

  • Brenda Strathern "Late Bloomers" Writing Prize - DEADLINE: March 15, midnight
    • Applicant must be a continuing resident of Calgary and area (at date of application lived in Calgary for at least 12 months); at least forty years old; and an unpublished fiction writer. Three prizes: 1st Place; $2,000; 2nd Place, $1,000; 3rd Place $500.
                     PAST RECIPIENTS 

  • Legacy Fund for Youth from Care - DEADLINE: May 31, midnight
    • For individuals who have been under permanent guardianship with Calgary Rocky View Child & Family Services at the time they turned 18 years of age. At the time of application must be over 18 years and under the age of 31. (Priority is given to individuals over the age of 20 for whom an Extension of Care and Maintenance is not an option). Students must meet entry requirements for post-secondary program. Selection is based upon: financial need, future aspirations, demonstrated commitment to follow through. Number and value of bursaries varies.
  • Every Woman Can: The Maria Eriksen Memorial Bursary - DEADLINE: June 15, midnight
    • For immigrant women residing in Alberta, attending school in order to return to their pre-immigration field of work. Applicants demonstrate financial need and are currently enrolled in a recognized educational institution. Three bursaries at $2,000 each applied directly to tuition.

IMPORTANT: The following Funds accept grant applications, which can be downloaded below.

  • David Elton Outdoor Fund
    • The David Elton Outdoor Fund (DEOF) was established in 2000 in memory of David Elton, who lost his life attempting to rescue a fellow hiker from the sea. The Fund is administered by the Calgary Foundation with the advice of the DEOF committee. For more information, visit                
                    APPLICATION FORM

  • Sherling Animal Welfare Fund
    • Established by Errol (Mike) and Dorothy Sherling to provide an ongoing funding source for the care of animals.
    • This Fund accepts applications from Canadian registered charitable organizations operating in Alberta with a mandate of caring for animals and finding new loving homes for each adoptable animal. Supports special projects that directly benefit animals in our community, such as capital projects, animal or public education programs, or services for animals brought to a shelter.
    • Grants from the Fund typically range from $3,500 to $7,500 and approximately four to five grants are issued each year.