Foundation / Corporation
Alberta Law Foundation (ALF)
Grants to Alberta nonprofits for projects that promote legal knowledge, law reform, the administration of justice, and/or the provision of legal services. Potential applicants must speak with Foundation staff before applying and submit a draft application.
The Foundation supports the following efforts and activities:
- Conducting research into, and recommending reform of law and the administration of justice;
- Establishing, maintaining, and operating law libraries;
- Contributing to the legal education and knowledge of the people of Alberta and providing programs and facilities for those purposes;
- Providing assistance to native people's legal programs, student legal aid programs, and programs of like nature;
- Contributing to the costs incurred by the Legal Aid Society of Alberta to administer a plan to provide legal aid. (This contribution has been legislated to be 25% of the revenue from general trust accounts).
GrantWatch ID#: 177507
The applicant must be a nonprofit organization incorporated or organized with a board of directors or equivalent supervisory body.
To be funded, the program or project must fall within the Alberta Law Foundation objects as interpreted by the Foundation's Board of Directors.
What ALF Does not fund:
- Grants will not be made to an individual, government department, or for the support of a commercial venture.
- Funds are not available for fellowships, sabbatical leave support, endowments, building funds, sponsorships, gifts, or donations.
- Grants will not be made to provide professional development activities, for political lobbies, meals, beverages or hospitality expenses, or the cost of sending delegates to conferences.
- Funds are not available for the purchase of real estate or the purchase or lease of vehicles.
- The Foundation expects that major publications will be self-supporting with respect to direct costs such as printing and distribution.
Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines:
Draft due: January 2, 2019
Final due: January 16, 2019
Board Meeting: February 11, 2019
Draft due: January 31, 2019
Final due: February 20, 2019
Board Meeting: March 18, 2019
How to Apply:
- Please start by reviewing the objects and funding policies of the Foundation, as well as the general grant evaluation criteria which will help assess the fit of your proposal with the Foundation’s objects.
- You must then have a discussion with a Grants Coordinator (see Contact Information below). The Foundation does not accept grant applications for new projects or programs without first having had a discussion about the proposal with the prospective applicant.
- If it is determined that your project or program appears to be a fit with ALF’s objects and priorities, the Grants Coordinator will send you a copy of the application forms.
- The application must be submitted via email by noon on the application deadline date.
- Foundation staff will provide feedback on the draft.
- The application is finalized and submitted for review and decision by the Alberta Law Foundation Board of Directors. The final application must be received by noon on the application date.
- Following the ALF Board Meeting, a decision letter will be forwarded to the applicant. All grants are made subject to the availability of funds.
Objects of the Foundation: http://www.albertalawfoundation.org/about-us
Funding Policies: http://www.albertalawfoundation.org/how-to-apply/alf-funding-policie
How to Apply: http://www.albertalawfoundation.org/how-to-apply
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Carmen Wyatt, Grants Coordinator
Janet Kerrigan, Grants Coordinator
General Contact Information:
Alberta Law Foundation
#980, 105 - 12 Avenue S.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A1
Phone: (403) 264-4701