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Transformation Grants

Grants to Alberta Arts Nonprofits in the Calgary Area to
Expand a Previously Established Program or Experiment

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Rozsa Foundation

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Grants to Alberta nonprofit arts organizations that serve residents of Calgary and the surrounding areas to support the expansion of an idea, including scaling up of the work accomplished in the experimentation phase and further prototyping. Applicants must contact program staff before applying.

Building off of successful experimentation, Rozsa Foundation Transformation Grants are designed to support an organization through the expansion of an idea, including further prototyping and scaling up of the work accomplished in the experimentation phase.

Applicants to this stream should have conducted some tangible experimentation around their idea, whether through the Rozsa Foundation Experimentation Grants, the New Pathways for the Arts Program, Calgary Arts Development’s Small Experiments program or in other ways.

The ability to articulate the learnings that have come from these previous experiments and how they have brought the organization to the next phase of its work in this area is critical in articulating the case for support. An organization’s ability to pass on their learning on to the broader community is also a key component to the Transformation Grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182995

Estimated Size of Grant:

Support through this grant stream can possibly exceed that available through the Rozsa Foundation’s other grant streams.

Term of Contract:

Support through this grant stream can potentially provide multi-year support for the transformational initiative.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following requirements apply to all Rozsa Foundation granting streams:

- You must be a charity with a valid CRA charitable business number (9 digits, 2 letters, 4 digits).
- You must be an arts-focused organization (or be applying for support in engaging the arts to further your mission).
- The focus of the investment is in Calgary and the surrounding area (including Rocky View County, MD Foothills, Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, and Rosebud) as well as to provincial organizations whose initiatives will directly benefit the Calgary arts community. Action Learning Projects are eligible, regardless of where in Alberta the organization is based.
- Organizations located outside of these areas may still be eligible but should contact the Foundation prior to beginning the application.
- Preference may be given to proposals that can use a Rozsa Foundation grant to leverage additional funding or other resources, as reflected in the project budget as well as those that are geared toward equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and those that promote inter-organizational collaboration.

Please Note:

The Foundation does not fund administrative salaries and normal administrative costs, deficit financing and debt repayment or capital campaigns. It will not fund your normal programming activities, but new programs or significant expansions are eligible if they can advance the organization in a meaningful way. It does not provide operating or undesignated funding, nor do they fund retroactively. If you are incurring costs before the decision meeting (these occur within one month after the deadline), the expenses may be ineligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Fall 2019: Friday, August 23, 2019

Organizations seeking to apply for a Rozsa Foundation Transformation Grant must begin by having a conversation with the Rozsa Foundation, in order to discuss what work has already taken place, where the next phase of the work might go and where the transformational impact lies.

All applications are made online by clicking the "Apply" button at the bottom of each granting stream page. Applicants will require a registration code to access the online application, which can be received emailing Simon Mallett.

The Foundation accepts grant applications throughout the year and typically make decisions three times annually. Decisions are typically made within three weeks of the deadline date but may take longer from time to time. Organizations are only eligible to submit to one grant stream per application deadline.

Additional information about grant opportunities may be found here:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

For further information or to apply for any of the Rozsa Foundation's Granting Streams, please call or email:
Simon Mallett, Executive Director

cSpace King Edward, suite 490
1721 29 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2T 6T7, Canada

Grant Coverage Areas:

Calgary and the surrounding area (including Rocky View County, MD Foothills, Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, and Rosebud)

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta