Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity - ECF Young Edmonton Grants program

Have an idea you're trying to make happen? Get up to $3,000 to make it a reality!

Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) has money dedicated to funding the projects of young Edmonton and area residents. If you know any individuals, or groups, between the ages of 13 and 22 years old, who are working on an idea or a project, tell them to apply! The Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) program supports activities that are initiated, led and organized by young Edmonton and area residents.

Every Woman Can: The Maria Eriksen Memorial Bursary

As an outspoken voice for the advancement and equality of women, Dr. Maria Eriksen was a social advocate involved with various initiatives since the women's movement began in the 1970s. Her most recent project was tackling a huge issue facing Alberta's immigrants - obtaining the Canadian accreditation or training they require in order to become fully employed in their field.

Looking for a Summer Location to run Youth Programs?

Edmonton's Joint Use partners (the City of Edmonton and the Public, Francophone and Catholic School Boards) along with REACH Edmonton are working to provide access to school space for new and emerging aboriginal, immigrant, refugee or special needs community groups during the summer. These programs may include a combination of academic assistance, cultural (understanding, learning and reconnection), recreational and life skills.

Presently these schools still have space available:

Call for Proposals - Opening Doors: Economic Opportunities for Women


Status of Women Canada is launching a Call for Proposals for projects that will both increase economic security and promote prosperity for women in communities across Canada. All projects will include a number of predetermined elements, which organizations must address in their proposals.

Projects under this Call for Proposals fall into three thematic areas:

Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund

Are you a community organization or agency or public sector organization?

Are you looking for financial support for a project that addresses issues related to human rights, diversity, multiculturalism, equality, inclusion or women's issues?

If your project takes place in Alberta and fosters equality, reduces discrimination or helps your organization deal better with these issues, the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund may be able to help you.

Emerging Immigrant and Refugee Communities Grant Program

Provides information on:

  • Grant Objectives
  • Space Rental Subsidy Grant
  • Community Event Grant
  • Cultural Heritage Project Grant
  • Program Delivery Partnership Grant

Media Release - New project to enhance safe communities through cultural ties

News Release
June 16, 2010

                Alberta government celebrates National Aboriginal Day 2010
              New project to enhance safe communities through cultural ties

Edmonton...The Government of Alberta helped kick-off National Aboriginal Day celebrations across Canada by hosting a noon-hour gathering in downtown Edmonton and announcing a new Safe Communities Innovation Fund pilot project.