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

Community Organization Grants


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Funding Source
Burns Memorial Fund (BMF)
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Alberta: Calgary;

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $20,000 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 initial activities, capital costs, one-time program costs, capacity-building or other similar endeavors.


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 Kendall Quantz, Executive Director of Burns Memorial Fund 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 Kendall Quantz.

Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum grant size for 2023 is $20,000 per grant.

Term of Contract
Grants are not multi-year. and cannot be used to cover ongoing program or staff expenses.

Contact Information
Email completed applications to:

Kendall Quantz, Executive Director of Burns Memorial Fund

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

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