Types of Grants

Community Grants

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.

 

Community Grants Guidelines

Community Grants Application Questions List – Step 1

Community Grants Application Questions List – Step 2

Online Grant Portal

Fillable Budget Form

Grant Reporting Instructions

Budget Template for Reporting

 

Recent Community Grants:

Grant request process at a glance:

  • February:  Submit grant request by 11:59pm
  • April: Grant requests are shortlisted
  • May: Shortlisted applicants meet with a committee
  • Late June: Program results are announced
  • September: Submit grant request by 11:59pm
  • October: Grant requests are shortlisted
  • November: Shortlisted applicants meet with a committee
  • Late December: Program results are announced

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the community, our partners, volunteers and the city.

Amanda Koyama

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society