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The Stollery Charitable Foundation Grant

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits for Health, Social Services,
and Education Programs in Edmonton and Kamloops

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Stollery Charitable Foundation

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Deadline Date:

02/23/18 - End of Business Day


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Grants to Alberta nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit the local communities of Edmonton and Kamloops. Applicants must first contact the director before applying. Letters of inquiry are due by January 26, 2018. Funds may be used for programs in the areas of education, health, and social services, especially poverty reduction or elimination projects. Other areas of interest include human rights and strengthening the charitable sector.

Proposals are accepted for operational funding, capital campaigns, capacity building initiatives, pilot programs, renovations, equipment purchases, one-time initiatives, and special projects.

Applications for grants designed to provide creative solutions to social issues are welcome. Collaboration with other charitable agencies and/or co-funding opportunities with other granting sources is usually viewed favorably, particularly for projects exceeding $50,000.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165737

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants can range in size from a few thousand dollars up to $100,000 or greater. As a general rule, grants to first-time applicants rarely exceed $30,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are for one year. However, organizations may request a grant for a capital project with funding to be spread over a number of years or may request operational or project funding for up to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

​Funding by the Foundation is limited to charities in Edmonton and Kamloops that are in good standing with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and that have a current charitable number issued by CRA.

In limited circumstances, the Foundation may consider providing funding to a national or international organization, particularly if the project in question involves direct benefit to either the Edmonton or Kamloops communities. However, it is unusual for such requests to emerge as community priorities over locally developed requests, as the Foundation's mandate includes building the capacity of local charities and their initiatives.

The Foundation is unlikely to support projects or initiatives that do not include plans for self-reliance - or other sources of funding - once the granting period concludes.

The Foundation does not usually fund:
-Political or religious projects, programs, services, or activities
-Parks and Recreation

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for the submission of letters of inquiry (LOIs) is January 26, 2018.

The first step in the application process is to contact Jeff Bryson, the executive director of the Foundation, to discuss requests and to gather information. Grant inquiries for consideration at future board meetings may be submitted on an ongoing basis.

The letter of inquiry should be emailed. ​Applicants are encouraged to link the amount requested to a specific cost or incorporate the amount requested into a thoughtful revenue budget, rather than request an arbitrary lump-sum.

If the executive director of the Foundation feels that the idea has merit and might be considered by the Foundation's directors, full proposal guidelines will be forwarded to the charity. Spring 2018 proposals will be due in the Foundation's office before the end of the business day on February 23, 2018.

Cheques are usually provided at the end of October of each year, shortly after the fall meeting. If an application is approved at the spring meeting for time-sensitive projects, programs, or initiatives, early grant payments may be arranged.

Granting Process:

Contact Information:

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

Jeff Bryson, Executive Director

The Stollery Charitable Foundation
9910 103 ST NW
Edmonton AB T5K 2V7

Grant Coverage Areas:

Edmonton and Kamloops

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta