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Grants to Alberta Nonprofits for General Operating Support

Community Investment Operating Grant (CIOG)

City of Edmonton


Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #161226

Grant Description

Grants to Alberta nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for residents in eligible regions. Funding is intended for general operating support. Eligible organizations may have a focus that falls into one of the following categories: social services or sports and recreation. Organizations must serve residents of Edmonton.

Priorities

  1. Organizations that demonstrate how they are currently, or how they are working towards, increasing social inclusion and/or equitable access to their programs and services.
  2. Organizations demonstrate sound management practices and good governance (financial, board, and organizational) in carrying out their objectives.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Your organization’s primary mandate must fall under one of the following:

- Social Services - Social programs and activities that help Edmontonians to strengthen personal or community life.
- Recreation/Amateur Sport - Those activities and experiences in which individuals choose to participate in their leisure time, such as: athletic, physical, historical, cultural, social and intellectual activities.

Your organization must also:
- Be a not-for-profit organization registered for at least a year.
- Have the majority of its participants living in Edmonton.
- Provide direct ongoing programs and services that improve quality of life primarily for Edmontonians.
- Accomplish an adequate level of activity to merit a grant.
- Address the CIOG priorities and guidelines through their programs and services.
- Have open membership except for valid program factors (for example - age).
- Use the grant to further the applicant’s mandate as outlined in its constitutional documents.
- Demonstrate sound board and financial governance practices. Examples of unsound governance practices could include having a board member also in a paid staff role within the organization, lack of financial controls/review.
- Demonstrate initiative and success in generating diverse sources of funding.
- Submit application and required documents by the deadline.
- Have year-end financial statements that follow generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit organizations.

The applicant for a Community Investment Operating Grant must not:
- Receive operating funds allocated by any other City of Edmonton source including City Council, Committees of City Council or grants administered by the Edmonton Arts Council or Edmonton Heritage Council.
- Use the grant for capital purposes, including but not restricted to, the purchase of land, equipment, fixtures or physical facilities.
- Use the grant, directly or indirectly, to further a profit venture.
- Be in arrears of payments to their accounts with the City of Edmonton.
- Have outstanding reports for any previous grants received from the City of Edmonton.
- Pay Board members for their role on the board or as paid employees (some exceptions may be considered).

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is extended to Wednesday, March 2, 2022 by 11:59pm.

Contact Information:

Apply online: https://permits.edmonton.ca/Default.aspx?PossePresentation=ApplyGrantApplication

Direct questions to James Thompson at james.thompson@edmonton.ca or 780-496-4946.

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