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The Community Grants program is aimed at strengthening the charitable sector and engaging citizens. 

Eligible activities:

  • Programming: Costs associated with the development, delivery, or evaluation of new programs or expansion of existing programs. Includes: salaries, program materials and equipment, spaces, promotion, etc.
  • Capacity Building: Costs associated with strengthening the organization’s ability to deliver on its charitable mission. Includes: staff wellness strategies, consultant fees, professional development, organizational assessments, costs associated with organizational mergers, technology, specialized equipment, etc.
  • Existing Programming: (Only for organizations with an operating budget less than $8M.) Costs associated with the delivery of current or ongoing programming. Includes: salaries, program materials, promotion, administration, etc. Where there is financial need because of a downturn in revenue income or increase in expenses due to the pandemic.

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, and the surrounding First Nations of Treaty 7 territory.

The next application deadline is September 15, 2021 at 4pm.