Types of Grants

Strategic Opportunity Grants

Strategic Opportunity Grants support small to mid-sized Calgary and area qualified donees with small, time-sensitive, strategic initiatives that fall into one of two categories.

Organization Transformation
When charities need to transform into a new phase of their organization’s growth, direction, or sustainability.

Unique Opportunities
When charities identify a unique opportunity to advance their work and only have a brief period of time to act on that opportunity.


Example initiatives include, but are not limited to supporting:

  • Unique collaborations or participation in one-time events or learning opportunities
  • Reorganization during and after a change in leadership or board renewal
  • Small feasibility studies or evaluations for shared services, collaborations, or mergers


Grant request deadlines are noon on the 1st of each month.
Read the Strategic Opportunity Grants Guidelines to learn about eligibility and the grant request process. Please contact Grants Staff to discuss eligibility.


Strategic Opportunity Grants Guidelines

Strategic Opportunity Grants Request Template

Recent Strategic Opportunity Grant Recipients

Strategic Opportunity Grants Reporting Instructions