Community Grants

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

ECF’s Community Grants program provides funding to help with a variety of organizational needs. Our support is specific to your organizational needs. We look to organizations to determine their priority areas; this can include renovations, equipment purchases, program support, and more. For more information, download our 2023 Community Grant Overview.

Our Community Grant recipients are diverse, as are their projects! Check out successful recipients on our Granting in Action site or through the Well Endowed Podcast. 


Community Grants aim to support our local community. To be eligible for a community grant your organization must be both: 

Applying for a Community Grant

ECF uses a two-stage application process for all Community Grant applications. Applicants are asked to submit a Stage 1 application during the month it is open. Staff will review all submitted applications after the deadline. If successful in stage 1, we will request a stage 2 application, which will include additional, clarifying questions and will be reviewed by volunteer sub committees. 

Fall 2023 cycle (for funding after December 1)

  • Stage 1 application opens August 15
  • Stage 1 application closes September 15 (at noon)
  • If requested, Stage 2 application open to organizations October 2
  • If requested, Stage 2 submissions due October 13 (at noon)
  • Final decisions made mid to late November

Download our Fall 2023 Community Grant Guidelines and Questions.

2024 Application Dates will be available in Fall 2023. 

If the organization has not received a Community Grant in the last five years, the organization is eligible to apply for up to $50,000. If you have received a community grant in the last five years you are eligible for up to $80,000.

For more information about our grant programs, contact our staff at or by phone at 780-426-0015.

Grant Application Portal


Community Grant and Small Grant reports are completed on the Online Grant Portal. Review the Community Grant and Small Grant Reporting Instructions.