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Community Impact Grants

Grants to Northwest Alberta Nonprofits for Social Services, Arts,
Sports, Education, Environment, Health, Seniors, and Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta

Deadline Date:

09/15/19 11:45 PM


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Grants to Northwest Alberta registered charities and eligible donees for initiatives that improve the quality of life for residents of their communities. In the past, funding has been provided for projects in the focus areas of social services, education, arts and culture, children and youth, health, seniors, and sports and recreation. The Grant Program promotes a healthy, vibrant community that embraces diversity and support all of its members.

The Community Foundation supports growth and innovation through grants for projects that:

  • Demonstrate local action to achieve results
  • Link the organizations mandate and strategic plans
  • Show evidence of collaboration with others in the same field within our region
  • Work together to create a better future and to address challenges

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158175

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community Impact Grants may only be made to a registered charity or other qualified donees defined under the Income Tax Act.

If you are not sure that your organization is a qualified donee, see:

To be eligible, applicants must:
- Have met all reporting requirements if you have had other grants from the Community Foundation.
- Demonstrate inclusiveness and respect for cultural diversity.
- Demonstrate financial responsibility and effective management.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the project through a meaningful contribution of their own human/and or financial resources.

The Community Foundation DOES NOT offer Community Impact Grants for:
- Sponsorships
- Deficit reduction (e.g. debts or loans)
- Operating or capital deficits (salaries are not eligible for funding, however, contract fees for specific projects are eligible)
- Expenses incurred before the date of grant approval
- Sports teams or club sponsorships, except for athletic development
- Fees for professional performers or guest artists
- Support for individuals
- Endowment funds
- 100% of the project’s budget
- Annual fundraising drives for operating support
- Activities of religious organizations that primarily serve their membership and/or direct religious purposes
- Political activity that is prohibited by the Canada Revenue Agency

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for applications are September 15, 2019 at 11:45 p.m.

Staff may contact you to discuss your application or request additional information about your project or organization during the review process.

- Community Impact Committee will review applications in November 2019
- Grant recommendations will be made to the Community Foundation Board of Directors in November 2019
- Successful grant applicants will be notified during the last week of November 2019
- Granting and Awards presentation will take place on December 4, 2019

Additional information:

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

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If you think that you or someone at your organization has already registered in the system, do not create a new account. Please contact:
Tracy Zuk, Grant Administratort

Rhonda Reichart
tel: 780-5382820

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