Funding Information

Most of the work done by organizations working on healthy aging initiatives relies on external funding for programs, projects, and on-going operating costs. This section provides listings of relevant funding calls, granting criteria, and timelines. It also includes a variety of fundraising resources, as well as information on training, and tips and strategies for successfully securing funding. 

Current Funding Opportunities

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Canada
The Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) is a five-year, $50 million initiative ending March 31, 2024. The program is part of the Government of Canada’s Food Policy which is Canada’s roadmap for a...
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Canada
The Community Housing Transformation Centre (The Centre) is a Pan-Canadian non-profit organization that works with housing organizations across the country to drive transformation, sustainability, and...
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Canada
The Petro‑Canada CareMakers Foundation will create awareness and understanding of the issue of family caregiving in Canada and inspire Canadians to help. We will work to raise funds that can be used...
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Canada
Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and not-for-profit organizations can access more funds for research and innovation purposes. Mitacs is boosting funding so that organizations only have to pay...
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Alberta
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based grant stream supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for...
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Alberta
The COVID-19 Government Supports Guide for Alberta Nonprofits is a practical guide to provide nonprofits and charities with information about government supports available to them during the current...
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Alberta
The Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women has many grant programs that accept applications through multiple intakes on an annual basis. Application deadlines are listed on...
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Canada
As a business, charity, or non-profit in Canada who has faced deep losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy, a rent subsidy, or both through the Hardest-Hit Business...
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Canada
This initiative provides funding to implement Indigenous-designed projects to improve community safety and well-being. Community services, such as policing, are an important part of supporting...
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Edmonton
The EIRC Grant Program contributes to the City of Edmonton’s goal of being more welcoming, equitable and inclusive to all Edmontonians and to supporting grassroots immigrant and refugee communities...
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Government of Canada announces $9M for vulnerable seniors funding to United Way Centraide Canada United Way Centraide Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s $9M funding announcement from the New...
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Submissions Open September 30, 2021 F.A.S.T. Track is a national initiative supporting transportation innovation, funded through a philanthropic Anonymous Donor and led by HelpAge Canada, with the...
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Alberta
The purpose of the COVID Community Roots Program is to provide support for populations made most vulnerable by the COVID-19 crisis. Through grants up to a maximum of $3,000, Alberta Blue Cross...
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Canada
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 20 years. Working with 70 universities, 6,000 companies, and both federal...
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Alberta
As charities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and face the possibility of reduced government funding and the uncertainty of donations, they may have to look at different ways of...
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Calgary
Strategic Opportunity Grants support small to mid-sized Calgary and area qualified donees with small, time-sensitive, strategic initiatives that fall into one of two categories. Organization...
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Calgary
Neighbour Grants offers up to $7,500 to help people build their sense of inclusive belonging in their own neighbourhoods and communities. To qualify for a Neighbour Grant: Registered charities must...
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Calgary
Calgary Learns provides grants to educational programs and projects that work with adults learning at the basic level (i.e. <Grade 9). Their key priorities are literacy, numeracy, basic digital skills...
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The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program aims to build more community buildings and improve existing ones – in particular in areas with populations experiencing higher needs – while...
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Canada
Volunteers from community organizations across Canada help eligible people do their taxes for free through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) or through...
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The Dr. Peter N. McCracken scholarship is awarded annually to a student in Medicine or a graduate student in another health discipline, with a special interest in geriatrics. Selection will be based...
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Canada
The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19. Public spaces are the glue to our communities: they...
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Alberta
The Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant (MIIG) Program supports initiatives and projects that builds intercultural awareness, and understanding. The Program fosters cultural awareness in...
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Innovative affordable housing solutions The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently announced funding for 10 demonstration projects that have forward-looking technologies, practices, programs...
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Canada
The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) aims to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure projects so they can rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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CIHR would like to provide information to the research community on one upcoming funding opportunity, as part of Government of Canada's continued response to address the health challenges of the COVID...
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The Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps & Priorities July 2021 funding opportunity is now available on ResearchNet (Registration Deadline: August 10, 2021, Application deadline: September 14, 2021) CIHR...
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Canada
The Housing Supply Challenge: Round 2 - Getting Started is looking for proposals to reduce or remove barriers in the pre-development process. Do you think you can help? The deadline to apply is August...
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Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Social Determinants of Health Division (SDHD) has recently published a Request for proposals (RFP) focused on culturally responsive and accessible approaches to...
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Canada
Purpose The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking to fund at least three Regional Centres for Healthy Aging (RCHA) in spreading the implementation of CFN’s AVOID Frailty Program – a community...
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The Province of BC has provided Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society (Nikkei Seniors) with $2 million as part of their commitment to honour seniors who lived through the traumatic uprooting...
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Alberta
Over the last eight years the Program has awarded funds to support 105 organizations and charitable initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. With $610,000 donated in support of...
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Alberta
Facility-related improvements The Alberta Security Infrastructure Program (ASIP) grant program funds security and minor infrastructure improvements to facilities that serve communities at risk of hate...
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The City is offering a Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) Business Support Grant. The grant amount is $2000 per successful applicant. This grant will support Calgary’s economic recovery by providing...
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Canada
Funding opportunity: The Race, Gender and Diversity initiative The Canadian Institutes for Health Research is partnering with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to offer...
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Canada
The Petro Canada CareMakers Foundation’s vision is a country where family caregivers are valued, recognized and supported. As a newly formed Foundation, we know this is only achieved in partnership...
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Alberta
Alberta Community Restorative Justice grants are available to non-profit organizations that provide restorative justice services and referrals to communities. Restorative justice grants of up to $50...
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Alberta
Crowdfunding Alberta is a made-for-Alberta crowdfunding platform that makes it easier for donors to find non-profit organizations and initiatives to support, and connects Alberta’s non-profit...
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Canada
Funding guidelines TELUS provides flexible grants to Indigenous organizations, not-for-profits and community groups. Grants are available up to $50,000 and are to support Indigenous-led initiatives...
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Alberta
Overview CFEP funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities...
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Alberta
Overview The Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based grant stream supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit...
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Calgary
Activate YYC is a micro grant program offering business, not-for-profits, and individuals to engage their neighbourhoods in temporary low cost initiatives that help change how people use and interact...
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Alberta
To support services in rural and remote communities, the CCRP offers grants of up to $3,000 for grassroots, community-led initiatives that promote physical, mental, social and emotional health...
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Alberta
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funding for organizations that create opportunities for Albertans to engage with and help develop their communities. Applications are being accepted...
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Alberta
Alberta Blue Cross® is bringing back its popular Built Together grant program for 2022 to help promote active living and wellness in communities across Alberta. Community leagues, school councils...
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Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg
Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is a co-operative that supports other co-operatives that serve people in Western Canada. We are a local employer and part of the Co-operative Retailing System...
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Canada
The CRRF encourages organizations to apply to the National Anti-Racism Fund if they are coordinating events that align with one or more key themes and achieve one or more of the expected results...
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Alberta
Applications for 2022-23 Civil Society Fund (Round Three) are now open. Organizations can apply for a one-time grant to support an effective and sustainable recovery of the civil society sector...
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Alberta
Community-Based Investment The Government of Alberta announced $3.2 million in funding to Healthy Aging Alberta to enable community-based organizations across the province the opportunity of offering...
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Canada
The Government of Canada Digital Literacy Exchange Program (DLEP) will invest $17.6 million to support initiatives aimed at teaching digital literacy skills to Canadians who face barriers to...
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Calgary and area
The Calgary Foundation is now accepting applications for the Community Grants program. The deadline to submit applications is September 15, 2022. The Community Grants program aims to strengthen the...
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Alberta
The Alberta Crime Prevention (ACP) grant funds projects or programs for up to 2 years. The project or program must focus on direct delivery of services or supports for crime prevention or community...
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Alberta
Applications are now being accepted through the Continuing Care Capital Program – Modernization Stream. This one-time grant is to modernize existing continuing care homes in priority communities...
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Canada
On September 21, 2022, the Government of Canada launched the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2022-23 Call for proposals (CFP) funding community-based projects across Canada. This program is...
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Canada
The RTOERO Foundation awards grants between $10,000 to $50,000 to projects that aim to improve seniors’ health and wellness, promote social engagement for older adults and/or pursue innovative...
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Canada
Improve access to programs and services for persons with disabilities in your community The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for projects that make communities and workplaces more...
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Calgary and area
Major & Signature Grants assist qualified donees in all parts of the charitable sector by providing grants to support single or multi-year, large-scale initiatives with transformational impact that...
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Canada
The Planning Grants for Implementing Healthy Urban Policy supports collaboration between city leaders and researchers and co-development of activities related to implementing and evaluating...