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Smart & Caring Community Grants Program | Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta


Varies. Applications for funds greater than $15,000 must contact the Foundation prior to filling out an application.


Smart and Caring Grants help make communities across Southeastern Alberta a great place to live for everyone by enhancing belonging of all citizens and strengthening the nonprofit and voluntary sectors. In awarding grants, we conduct a comprehensive procedure to determine the most crucial community needs from data and evidence-based practice. Grants are then awarded based on potential impact and fund availability. Within Designated Endowment Fund (including Field of Interest, Donor-Advised, and Scholarships), donors direct their investment income to their specific charities of or school divisions.

Eligible Applicants

  • It is a not-for-profit organization serving Southeastern Alberta (the area covered by the Foundation)
  • It is a charity and has a charitable registration number issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • Is a qualified donee and is listed as such on the CRA website

Eligible Expenses

  • Innovative new projects o Short term projects
  • Seed funding for long term projects
  • Equipment based projects
  • Focus on vibrant, healthy, caring community

What we normally do not fund:

  • Ongoing core administrative expenses
  • Partisan political or singular direct religious activities
  • Building an endowment, fundraising expenses
  • Debt reduction or emergency funding
  • Large capital campaigns

Deadline Date

  March 15 and September 15 annually


Contact Name: Chris Christie

Phone Number: (403) 527-9038

E-mail Address:


Industry: Non-Profit, Location: Alberta ,
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