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Developing a positive relationship with your funder is an important step in financial sustainability.

We’ve compiled some excellent funding sources to get you started.

Government of Alberta
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Nonprofit organizations have access to a number of programs to support project and operating costs. Special funding for flood relief is available through the Community Facility Enhancement Program and the Community Initiatives Program.


Community Grants

Heritage Grants

French Language Services Funding

Community Foundations

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Connect with your local community foundation to learn more about the difference they’re making and their current funding opportunities for initiatives in your community. Community Foundations are located across Canada.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA)

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The Alberta Foundation for the Arts are proud of Alberta’s artists, and they are especially proud to provide behind-the-scenes support to the arts. They encourage all eligible Alberta artists and arts organizations to apply for an individual project grant, or an organization grant. Organization grants are divided into project grants and operational grants.

Canada Helps

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An online platform for donating and fundraising, Canada Helps is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing charitable giving across Canada by making it easier to donate and fundraise online.

Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission (AGLC)
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In order to maximizing the economic benefits of gaming and liquor activities in the province, AGLC has information and a number of options for charities and nonprofits that benefit Albertans.

Gaming for Charities 

Alberta has adopted the charitable gaming model for casinos, bingo, raffles, and pull tickets. These gaming activities may only occur when eligible charitable or religious groups apply for and receive licenses to conduct the gaming activities.

Thousands of charitable and religious groups conduct charitable gaming activities to raise funds for their worthy projects and services. Learn more about these activities by clicking on the following links:

  • Bingo
  • Casino
  • Pull ticket
  • Raffle

Other relevant information:

  • Gaming Licenses
  • Eligibility for Gaming License
  • How to Use Gaming Proceeds
  • GAIN Program
The Muttart Foundation

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The Muttart Foundation is a private charitable foundation supporting the work of the charitable sector in Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as at a national level.

Through its own charitable activities and funding programs, the Foundation works with other funders and charitable organizations to improve the early education and care of young children and to strengthen the charitable sector.

Granting Programs

  • Bursary Program
  • Training Program

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