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Grants to Calgary, Alberta Public Schools and
Nonprofits for Programs that Promote Student Success

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 to Alberta public schools and nonprofits that provide K-12 public school programming for innovative educational programs and initiatives that benefit Calgary students and help them excel. Key themes of support include:

- Literacy Initiatives
- Financial and Basic Needs
- Educational Technology
- Healthy Living
- Career and Life Skills

Support may be given to pilot programs, ongoing programs or one-time initiatives and an entire program, or a key element of a program may receive funding. These programs should have a direct impact on Calgary Board of Education (CBE) students and preference will be given to programs and initiatives that are sustainable and adapted to a very broad student population.

Certain training, fees, equipment, and supply costs may receive funding, but general operating costs will not be supported.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 136815

Estimated Size of Grant:

Program grant dollars typically range from $1,000 to $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Receipt of grant dollars can be expended over a two-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants must be schools or registered nonprofits.

While priority is given to Calgary Board of Education enhancement programs/initiatives (delivered by CBE departments, management or schools), consideration will be given to applications from any group or organization with a registered charitable status that provides or manages a program(s) or initiative(s) that support Calgary Board of Education students, keeping in mind that the program/project MUST have the support of an authorized “signing authority” within the Calgary Board of Education (e.g. Superintendent, Area Director, School Principal) who approves of the program/project and is willing to sign off on the application.

Not Funded:
-General operating costs

Pre-Application Information:



Early/mid April – September: Grant applications are accepted. Deadline: September 30, 2017.

Early October: Applications are screened for EducationMatters’ Grants Committee to review. Those program applications that are short-listed may be asked to provide more detail as required.

Late October: Short-listed applications are ranked by the Grants Committee for funding consideration.

Mid November: Final program grants are approved by the Committee and submitted to the EducationMatters Board of Governors for ratification.

December: Successful applicants will be notified and awarded their grants before December 31.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Kathryn Schilman, Grants and Stewardship Officer

Education Matters
1221 8 St. SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 0L4

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta