External Funding Sources

Below is a list of external funding opportunities from government, corporations and not-for-profit organizations for healthy eating and active living projects.

Please note, this list will be updated annually, however Communities ChooseWell is not responsible for the accuracy of this information or the contents of the website included in this list. If you are interested in a funding opportunity listed, please contact the funding organizations for further information.

Title Organization Description
1-Alberta Capital Region United Way We will move beyond managing the symptoms and work toward ending poverty. No other organization offers a broader range of…
2-Community Funding United Way Alberta Northwest The United Way is a coluntary organization whose mission is to acquire and coordinate resources to improve the quality of…
3-Creating Impact in Your Community United Way Calgary and Area United Way improves lives by investing in local programs and collaborations in the areas of poverty, kids, and communities. We…
4-Funding Opportunities United Way Central Alberta United Way has been engaging community support for critical programs throughout Central Alberta for more than 50 years. We believe…
5-Transforming Local Lives United Way Fort McMurray The United Way of Fort McMurray provides funding to numerous social profit agencies in Wood Buffalo that deliver over 70…
6-Funding Priorities United Way Hinton Our Mission: To improve lives and build community by engaging collection action.
7-Funding Priorities United Way Lethbridge and South Western Alberta Society Funding priorities include Poverty to Posibility, Healthy People Strong Communities, and All That Kids Can Be.
8-Grant Information United Way South Eastern Alberta Funding priorities include Poverty to Posibility, Healthy People Strong Communities, and All That Kids Can Be.
9-Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund University of Alberta A healthy school community embeds a culture of wellness for the entire school community using a comprehensive school health (CSH)…
10-Regional and National Grant Program Walmart Areas of focus: Hunger relief, food access and healthy eating, disaster preparedness and relief, community engagement.
11-Funding Resources United Way Lloydminster & District Lloydminster & District United Way is a Non-Profit Organization that raises monies in order to distribute funds to their Member…
12-Enabling Accessibility Fund Government of Canada Supports the capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in…
13-New Horizons for Seniors Program Government of Canda Enables the inclusion of seniors through the sharing of knowledge, volunteerism, mentorship, social participation, and capital assistance.
14-Women in Motion, Girls in Motion, Go Girl InMotion Network Use of Funding: InMotion Network’s three Physical Activity funding programs are funded through AGLC gaming proceeds. All funds acquired through…
15-Apply for Assistance KidSport KidSport provides financial support, to a maximum amount per eligible child (maximum amount varies by chapter), per calendar year towards…
16-Funding requests, Gift in Kind Oilers Foundation The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation accepts applications for three different kinds of grants each year. Spring Funding: Requests in…
17-Kids who Eat Well, Do Well President's Choice Children's Charity PC® Children’s Charity Community Fund grants up to $5,000 for local, not-for-profit organizations to provide higher quality nutrition for children…
18-Grants Red Deer and District Community Foundation The Red Deer & District Community Foundation supports community building through philanthropy, and our annual grant program is one of…
19-Funding Opportunities Rotary Clubs Rotary is a worldwide organization that has been in existence for 110 years and currently has membership of more than…
20-Community 7 Sustainability Royal Bank of Canada Grants include RBC’s Commitment to Young People, RBC Blue Water Project, Financial Literacy, Footprint Reduction, Coporate Citizenship Reporting, RBC Generator.
21-S’Cool Life Fund S'Cool Life Fund S’Cool supports DREAMS – Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music, or Sports.
22-Scotiabank Bright Future Program Scotiabank Funding priorities include; Access to Finance, Financial Knowledge, Diversity and Inclusion, Investing in Young People, Climate Change, Responsible Financing, and…
23-Community Involvement Servus Credit Union Servus has four priority areas: children and youth, education, social services and poverty, and local community initiatives and events.
24-Sponsorships & Donations Servus Credit Union We look for partnerships that bring people together, support communities and save people money, especially our members! Community Investment partnerships…
25-Shell Community Funding Guidelines and Process Shell Shell provides support in a variety of forms including funding to not for profit and local community organizations, donations to…
26-Community Programs Stampeders Foundation
27-Apply for Funding Suncor Energy Suncor provides support in a variety of forms including sponsorships to non-profits, donations to registered Canadian charities and support for…
28-Community Investment Program Syncrude Endeavours in RM of Wood Buffalo and Edmonton that improve education, environment, health and safety, science and technology, Aboriginal and…
29-TD Friends of the Environment Foundation TD Bank The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs.
30-Telus Community Grant Telus Grants for projects with the following criteria: Focus on youth, aligned with interest in health, education, or the environment, technological…
31-Trico Charitable Foundation Trico Organizations looking to apply for A.S.E.S.S. Funding must be based in Alberta and their social enterprise must provide social impact…
32-Three Permanent Granting Programs Community Foundation Lethbridge & Southwestern Alberta Three grant opportunities: Community Priorities, H.S. Varley Fund for Rural Life, and Youth in Action.
33-Community Impact Grants Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta Supports a wide variety of innovative projects and organizations that are changing people’s lives, helping create more vibrant, liveable communities.
34-Designated Grants, Smart and Caring Community Grants, Vital/Community Grants Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta We distribute funds to all areas including human services, health, education, justice, environment, arts, culture, recreation, and community development. Our…
35-Charitable Investment Grants ConocoPhillips Supports community initiatives that align with the company’s core values. These include: signature programs (water and biodiversity stewardship), local contributions,…
36-Grant Application Information Drayton Valley Community Foundation The mission of the Drayton Valley Community Foundation is to build and manage resources to enhance our community. The “Community”…
37-Community Sustainability Grants EcoCity Edmonton For projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions,e.g. walking school buses, solar panels on community facilities, energy efficient upgrades.
38-Community Grant Program Edmonton Community Foundation For non-profits serving the greater Edmonton area. Funding can be applied to programs, projects, equipment purchases, renovations, etc.
39-Young Edmonton Grant Edmonton Community Foundation Funding for projects of young Edmonton and area residents.
40-Vital Signs Grant Edmonton Community Foundation Vital Signs® Grants are ECF’s way of going beyond simply identifying needs in the community.
41-Appearance requests and donations Edmonton Eskimos The Edmonton Eskimos have put particular emphasis on playing a positive role in the community. The tradition lives on as…
42-Funding Opportunities Evergreen We actively engage Canadians in creating and sustaining healthy and dynamic urban environments in our schools, public spaces, housing and…
43-GIving Back: Four Main Funds Farm Credit Canada If your organization is raising money for a capital project (hospitals, medical centres, childcare facilities) and your city or town…
44-Community Investment Fortis Alberta Contributing to organizations that offer programs and services aligned with FortisAlberta’s business focuses: safety, education, the environment, and wellness.
45-Alberta Government Grants and Funding Database Government of Alberta Find funding opportunities that suppor thriving communities and economic prosperity in Alberta’s small cities and towns.
46-Community Facility Enhancement Program Government of Alberta Provides financial assistance to be used towards renovations, upgrades, repairs, purchasing or expanding public community facilities.
47-Community Partnerships Youth Grants Government of Alberta Children’s Services provides conditional, one-year grants to community-based service providers. They must offer a project or activity that furthers the…
48-CIP Project-Based Grant Government of Alberta Funds for initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta. Projects such as equipment purchases, facility construction/renovation, hosting/travel/special events, new…
49-Recreation and Physical Activity Operating Grant Program Government of Alberta This grant program provides funding to non-profit recreation and physical activity organizations to support their operational needs.
50-Aboriginal Economic Partnerships Program Government of Alberta The goal of the Aboriginal Economics Partnerships Program (AEPP) is to provide funding to Indigenous communities, community-owned businesses and organizations…
51-EcoAction Community Funding Program Government of Canada For projects that result in a positive environmental impact.
52-ATB Financial Donation ATB ATB supports organizations, charities, and causes that keep Alberta strong. They look for opportunities that prove a measurable positive impact…
53-Getting Support ATCO Canopy or portable barbiques available to borrow. Grants available as well. To be eligible for ATCO Gas sponsorship or donations,…
54-Aviva Community Fund Aviva The Aviva Community Fund offers three levels of funding: Small ideas: $50,000 and under Large ideas: $50,000 –…
55-Application Guide for Community Grants Bank of Montreal In Canada, BMO donates only to non-profit organizations that are designated as registered charities by Canada Customs & Revenue Agency.
56-Applying for Grants Battle River Community Foundation Grants are made only to organizations recognized as “qualified donees” by the Canada Revenue Agency. This includes registered charities and…
57-Health and Wellness, Education, Amateur and Grassroots Calgary Flames Foundation The Calgary Flames Foundation has several annual commitments in supports of Education, Health and Wellness, and Amateur and Grassroots Sports.
58-Calgary Foundation Community Grant Calgary Foundation Helps make Calgary and area a great place to live by strengthening all parts of the charitable sector and engaging…
59-Giving Back to our Communities Canada Post Community Foundation Applications from registered charities, school programs, or community organizations are invited for funding of projects that benefit children.
60-How to Apply for Funding Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce CIBC will consider funding for: Canadian registered charities or non-profit organizations, that use funds within Canada Projects aligned…
61-Help Kids Play Today. See Where they go Tomorrow Canadian Tire Jumpstart Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) is inviting eligible applicants to apply for funding through its Community Development Grants (CDG). The…
62-Community giving Canadian Western Bank Group We consider providing sponsorship or donations to registered charities, not-for-profit organizations, post-secondary institutions and municipalities that deliver benefit in a…
63-Community Investment Program Chevron Canada Focus on health, education and training, and community capacity-building – programs that address a community’s ability to build and sustain…
64-Grants and Funding City of Edmonton City of Edmonton grants and sponsorships for not-for-profit, Edmonton-based organizations in the areas of arts, festivals, major parades, community leagues,…
65-Co-Op Community Spaces Co-Op Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada.
66-Healthy Communities Grant Alberta Blue Cross A key focus of Blue Cross’ community involvement is promoting health and wellness in the communities across Alberta.
67-Environmental Grants Alberta Ecotrust For projects that address environmental issues. Issue priorities include water, land use, and climate change.
68-Youth Engagment Grant Application Alberta Emerald Foundation Supports Alberta’s young people (aged 25 and under) in their environmental efforts. Alberta Emerald Foundation provides micro-grants of up to…
69-Alberta Innovates Alberta Innovates Alberta Innovates provides funding in the areas of agroculture, food and forest sector, health research and innovation, clean energy technologies,…
70-Municipal Demonstration Grant Program Alberta Recycling Management Authority Available to municipalities, First Nation and Métis Settlements, schools, and registered non-profit community associations to purchase recycled tire products for…
71-Various Grants Alberta Sport Connection Alberta Sport Connection provides grant funding to coaches and officials, high performance athletes, and host organizations…
72-Resources United WayLloydminster & District Lloydminster & District United Way is a Non-Profit Organization that raises monies in order to distribute funds to their Member…