Grant Programs

Government Programs

Alberta Gaming - Alberta Lottery Fund

Community Facility Enhancement Programs (CFEP)

Objective: To provide financial assistance for the expansion and upgrading of Alberta's extensive network of community-use facilities.

Types of Grants: The program provides matching grants to municipalities, Indian Bands and Metis Settlements, and registered community non-profit groups to build, purchase, repair, renovate, or otherwise improve related family and community wellness facilities.

Community Initiatives Program (CIP)

The Community Initiatives Program will support project-based initiatives in areas such as community services, seniors' services, libraries, arts and culture, sports, education, health and recreation. The maximum grant will be $75,000 per project per year, and applications can be submitted anytime throughout the year.

CIP funding is approved on a matching grant basis. The matching requirement may be met in the form of any contribution of money, volunteer labour, services, or donated materials or equipment for the project. If a group can demonstrate significant difficulty in raising matching funds, up to $10,000 will be considered on a non-matching basis.

Alberta Community Development 

Coach and Official Development Initiatives

Provides opportunities to further coaching development in Alberta.

Sport Participation Initiative Program

Provides supports for the development and operation of programs designed to enhance participation in sport for under-represented groups.

Event Support Program

The purpose of the Hosting Program is to encourage the development of youth in sport, recreation, parks and wildlife and promotes economic growth in Alberta.

Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

Agricultural Initiatives Program

This program funds activities to encourage improvements in agriculture, the quality of life in agricultural communities, and rural development.

Private Programs

Canadian Tire (National)

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program

Canadian Tire JumpStart is a community-based charitable program that helps kids in financial need participate in organized sport and recreation such as hockey, soccer and swimming.

Farm Credit Canada (National)

The FCC AgriSpirit Fund

This fund will offer $400,000 to fund rural capital projects. Funding ranges between $5,000 and $25,000 per project.

Evergreen (National)

Evergreen Grants

Evergreen is one of Canada’s leading funders of community and school greening projects. If your school or community is planning a greening project, check out their grant programs to learn how Evergreen can help.

KidSport™ (National/Provincial)

KidSport™ Alberta Chapter Provincial Funding

KidSport™ Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. The Provincial Fund application linked above is intended for families living in areas of Alberta that are not covered by a local operating committee.

Alberta EcoTrust (Provincial)

Investing in Albertans

Supporting the people and projects that effectively address Alberta's most pressing environmental issues is the heart of Alberta Ecotrust's work. Alberta EcoTrust accomplishes this primarily by making grants to Alberta organizations and individuals working on solution-oriented projects.