Community Grants

Big or small, your organization’s needs are important — and our Community Grants program can help.

The Community Grants program provides funding to help with a variety of organizational needs. Charities in the greater Edmonton area registered with the Canada Revenue Agency can apply for these grants.

Our support is specific to your needs. These can range from program and project funding to equipment purchases or renovations — and more! If you have worked with us recently (community grant approved, completed, and reported), you can apply for a grant up to $80,000. If you don’t have a recent relationship with us (within the last five years), you can apply for a grant up to $40,000.

Our Community Grant recipients are diverse, as are their projects and programs.

In 2014, the Oxford House Foundation received a $32,123 Community Grant to renovate its addiction recovery houses in Edmonton. Oxford Houses provide recovering addicts with a safe, clean environment that feels like a home to help them get back on track. You can read more about how our Community Grant provided the support Oxford House need to help its clients live with dignity here.

In 2013, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation received a $40,000 Community Grant to support its Inner City Health and Wellness Program (ICHWP). This pilot project aims to address the underlying causes of emergency room visits by Edmonton’s inner city community. This program looks at housing, poverty, and addiction in conjunction with immediate medical care. In doing this, ICHWP is seeking to revolutionize the way we deliver healthcare to our community’s most vulnerable. You can learn how this Community Grant provided the funds needed to hire a knowledge translator and a peer outreach coordinator here.

These are just two examples of the different types of projects we support through our Community Grants program. We accept funding applications on an ongoing basis and distribute community grants four times a year. The application process starts by submitting an online application. To learn more about the process, our guidelines, and how to apply, click here.

The annual deadlines to submit an online application are:

  • March 1 for funding required after June 1 (applications available December 2)
  • June 1 for funding required after September 1 (application available March 2)
  • September 1 for funding required after December 1 (application available June 2)
  • December 1 for funding required after March 1 (application available September 2)

Community Grants are a great option for charities. Organizations may wish to investigate other sources of funding and information.

To apply for a Community Grant, click here.

For more information about Community Grants, contact our staff at grants@ecfoundation.org or by phone at 780-426-0015.

Apply for a Community Grant