Foundation / Corporation
11/30/19 4:00 PM
Grants of up to $7,500 to Calgary Area, Alberta registered charities to support local initiatives that foster a sense of belonging in the community. Applicants are requested to contact staff prior to applying. Eligible registered charities will use a community development approach and have meaningful project leadership roles for grassroots people from the project community.
Neighbour Grants helps people implement their own small acts of community right in the neighborhoods and communities they live by offering grants for project expenses.
The small acts of community the Foundation supports tend to be projects where people:
- Build gathering spaces, such as community gardens and naturalized areas
- Engage people in creative ways to address concerns, such as community-created street murals, antiracism arts festivals, and non-partisan discussions on the importance of voting
- Foster a sense of pride and presence, such as cultural sharing events and achievement celebrations of local youth and seniors
- Give people the chance to get involved in community life, such as book- or tool-sharing libraries, new kinds of neighbourhood festivals, and skills-sharing events
- Plan and guide neighbourhood and community development, such as resident-driven design or sustainability workshops and Reconciliation-themed learning initiatives
To qualify, the small acts of community must:
- Help people be leaders within the everyday life of their own communities
- Form new or stronger connections between local people, groups, and organizations
- Create or strengthen people’s sense of inclusive belonging within the diversity of their neighbourhood or community
Typical costs are for community involvement. Examples: Event space rental, refreshments, supplies people will use to build or offer something for the community, and fees for artists who will help people participate and create something great or honoraria to Indigenous Elders who teach and guide a project in a good way.
GrantWatch ID#: 164757
Up to $7,500
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To contact the Foundation about potential projects:
Julie Black, Citizen Engagement Associate
To apply, fill out the form and submit it by:
- Mail or in person – 1180 105 12 Avenue SE, Calgary AB T2G 1A1
- Email – NGP@CalgaryFoundation.org
Calgary and area includes: Calgary, Banff, Canmore, Exshaw, Rocky View County, and the Municipal Districts of Big Horn, Foothills, Kananaskis and Wheatland, and the surrounding First Nations.