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Grants to Alberta Registered Charities for Projects to
Benefit Low-Income Children and Youth

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Burns Memorial Fund (BMF)

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Alberta registered charities in eligible locations for projects to benefit low-income children and youth under age 21. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to submitting a full application. Focus areas include education, health, and recreation. Funding is intended for organizations working in Calgary.

Funded projects must align with at least one of the following goals:

  • Each child is healthy, safe and has access to optimal health care
  • Each child is ready for school, experiences success in school and graduates
  • Each child has the opportunity to participate in recreational activities that help them to discover their talents and develop their full potential

Project grants are intended to support time-limited projects, seed or start-up activities, capital costs, one-time program costs, capacity-building or other similar endeavors.

Burns Memorial Fund is interested in a natural supports approach, which connects youth with positive family, community and peer relationships. Although a natural supports approach is not mandatory in this granting stream, preference will be given to organizations working from this perspective. For more information, see Working with Vulnerable Youth to Enhance Natural Supports: A Practice Framework in Supporting Documents below. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 156202

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average grant is $10,000 and grants never exceed $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Project grants are intended to support time-limited projects. Grants are not multi-year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be registered charities working in Calgary.

Grants cannot be used to cover ongoing program or staff expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Applications: May 1, yearly. Grants decisions are usually made within ten weeks of the application deadline.

Applicants must discuss their proposed project with Michelle Clarke before submitting an application.

Completed grant applications must be submitted by email and will be acknowledged via email. If you do not receive an email notice that your application was received, please contact Michelle Clarke.

BMF understands that, given the current COVID-19 pandemic, you may not be able to state with certainty your project activities and timelines. Please provide your best estimates and we can work together to confirm the details once there is more clarity on the resumption of services and activities.

Contact Information:

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

Michelle Clarke, Executive Director: or (403) 234-9396, ext 4.

Email completed applications to:

Burns Memorial Fund
Kahanoff Centre
1120, 105 12th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1A1

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