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Community Grants program (Deadline: Feb 21, 2024)

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The Community Grants program supports initiatives that engage citizens and that strengthen charities.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 4pm.

The Community Grants program aims to strengthen the charitable sector and engage citizens. We have made some adaptations to the program that reflect the ongoing effects of the pandemic, our commitment to Reconciliation, and advancing equity and systemic change.

Watch our Spring 2024 Community Grants information webinar here.


The Community Grants program can only accept applications from registered charities and other qualified donees. Go to the Canada Revenue Agency’s Charities Listings website to determine whether your organization is a qualified donee. If you are not a qualified donee and wish to apply for funding, you can consider the following options:

  • Make a formal application to CRA to become a registered charity.
  • Nonprofit organizations without charitable status may apply in partnership with a registered charity. Please review the program guidelines for details.

The proposed initiative must significantly benefit Calgary and area communities, which includes Calgary, Banff National Park, Canmore, Rocky View County, the Municipal Districts of Big Horn, Foothills, Kananaskis and Wheatland (including towns and hamlets), and the surrounding First Nations of Treaty 7 territory.

There is no prescribed maximum grant amount as this will depend on your project. Historically, the average grant request is around $70,000. 

  • Funder

    Calgary Foundation

  • Start Date

    Dec 31, 2023

  • End Date

    Feb 21, 2024


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