Calgary Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for the Community Grants Program. Prior to submitting your request please consult the Community Grants Guidelines and contact Foundation staff to discuss eligibility. The program supports initiatives that engage citizens and that strengthen charities.
Grants come in a variety of sizes depending on the scope and scale of activities—lists of past Community Grants are available below. Contact Grants Staff to explore larger amounts that are available for highly collaborative projects.
How to apply
First, contact grants staff a month before the deadline to discuss the initiative.
Applications are accepted through our Online Grant Portal. You can access the portal by clicking on the Online Grant Portal button below.
Completing your application
Step 1 – Eligibility
In this step you will identify whether you have a profile on the Calgary Foundation’s Community Knowledge Centre (CKC) and assess the eligibility of your application. You must complete Step 1 in order to move your application to Step 2. Step 1 must be completed by September 10th to give sufficient time to move your application to Step 2.
Step 2 – Application
In this step you will describe your initiative. Step 2 must be completed by September 15th at 11:59pm.
For our Fall 2018 cycle, the Community Grants program will pilot the option of submitting a video/multimedia application instead of the written application. You have two options for submitting your application and for both options you must submit through the Online Grant Portal.
Option 1: NEW – Video/Multimedia Application
For further information, read the Multimedia Application Guidelines.
Option 2: Written Application
Complete your grant request submission through the Online Grant Portal.
If you have questions about applying for a Community Grant, please contact Djaka Blais-Amare.
Recent Community Grants:
- Spring 2018 Community Grants
- Spring 2017 Community Grants
- Fall 2016 Community Grants
- Spring 2016 Community Grants
- Fall 2015 Community Grants
- Spring 2015 Community Grants