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Grants to Alberta Nonprofits and Public Entities for Arts, Culture,
Environment, Education, Health, Economy, and Recreation

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Banff Canmore Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/26/18 Midnight


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Grants to Alberta registered charities and public entities for community health and wellness activities. Priority is given to organizations in Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Morley, Exshaw, Kananaskis, and surrounding areas. Funding is intended for the focus areas of arts, culture, and creativity, environment and watershed protection, climate change adaption and mitigation, truth and reconciliation, public health, social services, educational services, access to mountain sports, outdoor recreation, and land-based education, and sustainable living-wage economy.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144885

Term of Contract:

Successful applicants will receive funds by March 31, 2018 and will have 15 months to complete a project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a “qualified donee” as defined under the Income Tax Act:

- A registered charity (including a registered national arts service organization);
- A registered Canadian amateur athletic association;
- A listed housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged;
- A listed Canadian municipality;
- A listed municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada;
- A listed university outside Canada that is prescribed to be a university, the student body of which ordinarily includes students from Canada;
- A listed charitable organization outside Canada to which Her Majesty in right of Canada has made a gift; Her Majesty in right of Canada, a province, or a territory; and the United Nations and its agencies.

Priority will be given to those projects that serve the geographic region: Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Exshaw, Morley, Kananaskis, and surrounding areas.

Please note the following restrictions:

- Grants are not made towards operating costs or capital deficits
- Grants are not given to support annual fundraising campaigns, form letter requests or telephone campaigns
- Grants are not made to religious organizations for direct religious activities
- Grants for team support and sponsorship will not be considered

Pre-Application Information:


- Grant application deadline is January 26, 2018 by Midnight.
- Granting decisions are made in February 2018.
- Cheques and grants reception in March 2018. Date TBA.
- Successful applicants will receive funds by March 31, 2018.
- Grant report due by June 30, 2019. A template will be provided.

Full eligibility guidelines:

Contact Information:

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

Email completed application to
Please resave your file with the title: GrantApp_ORGNAME_2018
Include your document name in the subject line of the email.

Electronic file is preferred, however, if you prefer to drop off a paper copy please be aware the office closes at 5:00 PM on Fridays.

Banff Community Foundation
#301, 220 Bear Street
Box 3100, Banff, AB T1L 1C7

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Sorochan, Foundation Services Manager, Programs, and Operations at the email address above, or call 403–762–8549.

Grant Coverage Areas:

Priority will be given to those projects that serve the geographic region: Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Exshaw, Morley, Kananaskis, and surrounding areas.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta