Other Sources of Funding

Below is a compiled list of granting opportunities available to Albertan and Canadian schools. Grant application deadlines vary between and within grants, please check the respective website for more details. Beyond the options listed below, also consider having a conversation with your local Family and Community Support Services, Lions Club, Kinsmen Club, Kiwanis Club or Elks Club, to discuss potential funding options.

Active Living

InMotion Network: Go Girl Event Grant

Go Girl events provide a unique opportunity for communities to reach out to their teen girls. Communities are encouraged to apply for a grant to host such an event. InMotion Network provides Go Girl grants up to a maximum of $2,500.

InMotion Network: Girls in Motion Grant

‘Girls in Motion’ is a "girl-friendly" program that provides high-quality recreational, sport/physical activity programs specifically for girls ages 10-14 in Alberta. Girls in Motion programs are community run and organised and are made to order based on the needs of individual communities. Communities are encouraged to apply for a grant to address the needs of inactive girls and those girls who are unable to access activity programs due to limitations of income, location, culture, family, perceived ability etc.

InMotion Network: Take the Lead Grant

The Take the Lead Grant has been created to help Albertan girls and women become experienced leaders in the sport and recreation fields. Grant monies could be used for training, course fees, professional development, professional certification, clinics, equipment, travel, lodging, meals, and other training related activities.

Kid Sport

The mission of the KidSport Society of Alberta is to overcome obstacles that prevent some young people from playing sport by establishing local volunteer KidSport committees in communities across Alberta which: - raise funds in their community to pay for registration fees for kids to participate in sport programs; - gather used sport equipment for Kidsport kids to use in sport programs; and advocate the value and benefit of kids playing sport in the pursuit of lifelong health and wellness.

Healthy Eating

Breakfast Clubs of Canada

Breakfast Clubs of Canada provides field support to schools in underprivileged areas that submit a request to start a breakfast program. You can take action for kids in your neighborhood schools and get support from Breakfast Clubs of Canada

Breakfast For Learning

Breakfast for Learning grants are available to school affiliated child nutrition programs that serve breakfast,
lunch and/or snack programs offered in the school setting, during regular school hours.

Hellman's Real Food Grant

Hellmann’s is offering $100,000 in Real Food Grants to support initiatives that bring Canadian families and kids together with real food in their communities.

Positive Social Environments

Jer's Pink Tulip Grant

Jer's Pink Tulip Grants are Canada's first grants for schools running diversity, human rights, anti-bullying and anti-discrimination events in their school.

S'Cool Life Fund

S’Cool does not look to fund core academic subjects, but instead those areas that fall outside of the core curriculum but are no less important for a child’s development. S'cool supports DREAMS - Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music, or Sports.

Take the Lead Grant

The Take the Lead Grant has been created to help Albertan girls and women become experienced leaders in the sport and recreation fields. Grant monies could be used for training, course fees, professional development, professional certification, clinics, equipment, travel, lodging, meals, and other training related activities. The Take the Lead Grant is not intended to support physical activity projects and recreational initiatives.

Environmental Engagement

School Ground Greening Grant

Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds helps schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature.

Youth Environmental Engagement Grant

The Alberta Emerald Foundation believes in inspiring the next generation of eco-heroes by supporting Alberta’s young people (aged 25 and under) in their environmental efforts. With funds from founding program sponsor, ConocoPhillips Canada, and other sponsors and individual donors, the Alberta Emerald Foundation provides micro-grants of up to $400 to environmental projects. The Alberta Emerald Foundation intends to allocate over 100 Youth Environmental Engagement Grants each year.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary funding focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity and energy conservation.


Alberta Agriculture Initiatives Program

Funds are provided by the Alberta Lottery Fund to encourage improvements in agriculture, the quality of life in the agricultural community and to facilitate rural development.

The Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) provides financial assistance to build, repair, renovate or otherwise improve Alberta’s extensive network of community-use facilities.

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) supports project-based initiatives in areas such as community services, senior’s services, libraries, arts and culture, sports, education, health and recreation. The maximum grant will be $75,000 per project per year.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

The purpose of the AFA’s Individual Artists Project Grant program is to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators or an ensemble of Alberta artists by providing a grant for a specific arts-related project.

FFC AgriSpirit Fund

The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about making life better for people in rural communities. Successful projects receive between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvements such as emergency services equipment, playgrounds, food banks and recreation centres.

Nexen Inc. Community Investment Program

Nexen’s Community Investment Program provides direct contributions and sponsorships to non-profit organizations that provide important services and are compatible with our business objectives. Nexen invests in communities under the following categories: -health and welfare -education and literacy -arts and culture -civic and community -environmental -sports and recreation.

Suncor's Community Investment

Suncor’s funding priorities reflect our commitment to be actively engaged in the development of sustainable communities in our key operating areas. To help communities achieve greater sustainability, Suncor and the Suncor Energy Foundation invest in integrated initiatives that - Strengthen communities of interest by cultivating community leaders -Support building skills and knowledge for the current and future workforce -Foster the ability to think creatively through inspiring innovation -Build employee and volunteer capability by engaging citizens in community activities -Actively engage employees and communities in collaborating for our energy future.

Syncrude Community Investment Program

To qualify for support from Syncrude, a project must reflect Syncrude's commitment in the key areas of education and lifelong learning, environment, health and safety, science and technology, Aboriginal development, local community development, arts and culture, or recreation. Our assistance may be provided in the form of funds, materials/equipment, or employees' time and expertise.