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Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
for Youth Education and Career Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

10/17/18 11:59 PM MST - Edmonton applicants; applications for initiatives impacting communities outside of Edmonton will be reviewed at the October 17 deadline.


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Grants ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario nonprofits for projects that promote educational and career success for vulnerable youth in communities where the funding source operates. Funding is intended to promote educational opportunities in the areas of K-3 education, high school transition, and post-secondary pursuits.

Organizations should provide opportunities to expose children or youth to different types of careers or employment knowledge (e.g. interview skills, resume writing).

Focus Areas:

- Ready: Learning readiness and achieving a Grade 3 literacy level by Grade 3.
- Set: Staying in school and moving towards high school completion.
- Go: High school completion, pursuit of post-secondary education and/or other career-related pursuits.

In addition to funding, each partnership includes employee volunteering and opportunities to engage with different aspects of EPCOR's business.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176244

Estimated Size of Grant:

$30,000 to $50,000

Term of Contract:

Funds must be applied within one year of being granted.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The organization requesting funding should:

-Be a federally-registered charitable organization for a minimum of one year.
-Request support for a specific initiative.
-Demonstrate the ability to successfully execute the initiative.
-Demonstrate the ability to provide measurable outcomes of the initiative's success that align withEPCOR's education focus.
- Directly support the education focus.
- Take a root cause, sustainable approach.
- Support a socially-vulnerable demographic.
-Be delivered within an EPCOR operating community.
- Provide opportunities to engage EPCOR employees (e.g. volunteerism).

Ineligible Organizations:
-Organizations that are not federally-registered or have not been registered for at least 1 year.*
-For-profit businesses. (May participate as part of a collaborative initiative; however the funding application must be submitted by an organization that meets all eligibility requirements.)
-Advocacy or lobbying organizations.
-Fraternal organizations or commercial third-party fundraising organizations.
-Community/Family Foundations, Trusts or Funds.*

Ineligible Activities:
-Capital campaigns building infrastructure, and general operating costs.
-Events, including charity dinners, conferences and tournaments.
-Utility rebates.
-Advertising or promotional initiatives.
-Individual/team applicants or individual/team pursuits.
-Contingency or deficit funds.
-Sports programs or tournaments.
-Health-related causes or conditions.
-Political or religious causes.
-Endowments or matching grants.
-Programs delivered outside EPCOR's operating communities.
-Retroactive funding for program expenses incurred prior to EPCOR's funding decision.
-In-kind donations.
-Scholarships or bursaries.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines:
March 30, 2018
October 17, 2018

Please note: while you may submit an application at any time during the year, applications for initiatives impacting communities outside of Edmonton will be reviewed at the October 17 deadline.

Canadian applicants should apply using the online application portal below. If your organization is based in the United States, please contact Rebecca Stenholm (details below).

If re-applying for a previously-funded program, the application must be submitted no earlier than one year from the time the original funding was received.

Application Guide/FAQs:

Contact Information:

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

Online Application Portal for Canadian Applicants:

U.S. Applicants: Please contact:
Rebecca Stenholm
(623) 445-2424

Canadian inquiries

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona;   New Mexico;   Texas

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Ontario