Grants Programs and Foundations

Every day, non-profit and charitable organizations in Alberta help to make a positive difference for so many people. Whether it is through after-school care, recreation programs or assistance for new immigrants, these organizations are at the heart of healthy and strong communities. The government of Alberta has several grant programs and foundations that assist these groups in their efforts.

Special Flood Recovery Program

Announced on January 28, 2014, special funding is being provided to assist the nonprofit/volunatary sector with flood recovery initiatives ... more

grant categories: flood recovery

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Provides grant funding to artists, art organizations and festivals to promote the arts in Alberta ... more

grant categories: individual artists, arts organizations, visual arts, performing arts, literary arts


Alberta Historical Resources Foundation

Assists in the preservation and interpretation of Alberta's heritage by providing financial and technical assistance to heritage preservation initiatives ... more

grant categories: historic resource conservation, heritage awareness, publications, research, Roger Soderstrom Scholarship, Bob Etherington Heritage Trades Scholarship, Alberta Main Street Program, Municipal Heritage Partnership Program


Community Facility Enhancement Program

Assists community organizations with construction, renovation or redevelopment of community public-use facilities that will help enhance the quality of life and citizen well-being in communities across the province ... more

grant categories: helps build, purchase, repair, renovate, or otherwise improve facilities


Community Initiatives Program

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) reinvests in communities, to empower local citizens, and community organizations to work together and respond to community priorities ... more

Application categories: project-based grants for community organizations, community operating grants for registered non-profit organizations and international development grants for small and medium sized Alberta based non-government organizations.


Community Spirit Program

Provided grant funding to Alberta-based nonprofit organizations to support operations, programs and/or capital projects ... more


Alberta Media Fund

The AMF offers grant programming for screen-based media production, book publishing, magazine publishing and sound recording ... more

grant categories: Cultural Industries, film production


Other Initiatives Program

The Other Initiatives Program provides support to worthy Alberta projects which cannot be funded under the criteria or existing funding levels of other Alberta Lottery Fund grant programs ... more

grant categories: projects falling outside the criteria or existing funding levels of other lottery funded grant programs, national and international projects

Last reviewed/revised: March 21, 2014