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-Return to Play Grant Alberta Sport Designed to support Albertans in their return to sport, physical activity, and recreation programming, this grant has two streams: Stream…
2-Alberta Culture Days Grant Government of Alberta Alberta Culture Days funding assistance is designed to support Alberta Culture Days activities, events and promotions that engage public participation…
3-Canada Healthy Communities Initiative Community Foundations of Canada The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response…
4-Canada Grant Watch: Municipality Grant Search Canada Grant Watch Search engine for open grants across Canada.
5-Canadian Tire: Jumpstart Canadian Tire Funding for kids in recreation and sports, there are four different grants available with different deadlines and criteria.
6-Women in Motion, Girls in Motion, Go Girl In Motion Network We’re InMotion Network. We connect agencies and organizations with people promoting and facilitating girls and women in sport and physical…
7-Home Depot Grant The Home Depot The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to supporting charities that work to prevent and end youth Homelessness in Canada.
8-Government of Canada: Celebrate Canada Funding Program Government of Canada Provides funding for the following Canadian hertiage celebration days: National Indigenous Peoples Day, Saint-Jean-Bapiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada…
9-Farm to School Canada Grants Farm to Cafeteria Canada Delivered directly to schools, the grants are designed to bring more of the local harvest into schools where it is…
10-Federation of Canadian Municipalities: Funding Opportunities Federation of Canadian Municipalities Offers both grants and loans at a competitive rate. Multiple different areas for grant funding (can modify search by topic,…
11-Green Municipal Fund Federation of Canadian Municipalities Funding for sustainability and environmental projects.
12-First Peoples’ Grant Writing Handbook First Peoples' Cultural Council We know that writing a grant application or proposal can seem overwhelming at first, so we’ve compiled some information and…
13-Government of Canada Healthy Care system funding Government of Canada A variety of health care related grant funding opportunities to improve Canada’s health care system…
14-Government of Canada: Community Support, Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Initiaitves Program Government of Canada Community-based events that support, recognize and celebrate diverse cultures or faiths as recognized by Parliment. Applications are accepted on a…
15-Government of Canada: Infrastructure Canada’s Funding Programs Infrastructure Canada Funding for different infrastructure projects. Many of the opportunities have closed for the current funding round.
16-Applying for a Grant: The General Approach Community Tool Box Learn about writing grants, plus the activities that accompany the actual grant-writing, and increase your overall rate of proposal-writing success.
17-CO-OP: Community Spaces CO-OP Funding is for projects between $25,000-150,000. Projects must align with recreation, environmental conservation or urban agriculture. Non-profit organizations partnered with…
18-Government of Alberta Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Government of Alberta Funding to support projects that build stronger communities and improve social inclusion.
19-Recreation Energy Conservation Program Municipal Climate Change Action Centre Save money by reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from your municipality’s recreation facilities. Why participate? Recreation facilities typically…
20-Arts, Culture and Sports Grants Search Government of Alberta Every day, non-profit and charitable organizations in Alberta help to make a positive difference for so many people. Whether it…
21-Funding for seniors organizations and communities Government of Alberta Funding for seniors’ organizations and municipalities is available from a variety of sources, including through grants and fundraising.
22-Government of Alberta Grants and funding for municipalities Government of Alberta Multiple different grants available through the Government of Alberta. Lists available grant opportunities as well as general information about grants…
23-Municipal Sustainability Initiative Government of Alberta Government of Alberta supports for local infrastructure, eligible projects include roads, bridges, public transit, emergency services, water/ wastewater systems, solid…
24-CIP Project-Based Grant Government of Alberta The CIP, Project-Based grant stream supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations…
25-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…
26-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…
27-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…
28-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…
29-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…
30-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.
31-Grant Information United Way South Eastern Alberta Funding priorities include Poverty to Posibility, Healthy People Strong Communities, and All That Kids Can Be.
32-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)…
33-Regional and National Grant Program Walmart Areas of focus: Hunger relief, food access and healthy eating, disaster preparedness and relief, community engagement.
34-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…
35-Community Involvement Servus Credit Union Servus has four priority areas: children and youth, education, social services and poverty, and local community initiatives and events.
36-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…
37-Telus Community Grants Telus Funded by the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation®, our Community Boards support initiatives from Canadian registered charities and qualified donees that…
38-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.
39-Community Investment Program Syncrude Endeavours in RM of Wood Buffalo and Edmonton that improve education, environment, health and safety, science and technology, Aboriginal and…
40-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…
41-Community Programs Stampeders Foundation
42-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…
43-Partnership Funding Servus Credit Union We look for partnerships that bring people together, support communities and save people money, especially our members! Community Investment partnerships…
44-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…
45-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…
46-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.
47-Community & Organizational Financial Support InMotion Network Through our community and organizational support pillar we provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations for Participation and Leadership opportunities that…
48-Apply for a Grant KidSport KidSport provides financial support, to a maximum amount per eligible child (maximum amount varies by chapter), per calendar year towards…
49-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…
50-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…
51-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…
52-Funding Opportunities Rotary Clubs Rotary is a worldwide organization that has been in existence for 110 years and currently has membership of more than…
53-RBC: Apply for Funding 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.
54-S’Cool Life Fund S'Cool Life Fund S’Cool supports DREAMS – Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music, or Sports.
55-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.
56-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.
57-Community 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.
58-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…
59-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,…
60-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”…
61-Young Edmonton Grant Edmonton Community Foundation Funding for projects of young Edmonton and area residents.
62-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…
63-Community Investment Fortis Alberta Contributing to organizations that offer programs and services aligned with FortisAlberta’s business focuses: safety, education, the environment, and wellness.
64-Apply for Funding: FCC AgriSpirit, FCC Indigenous Student Empowerment, and FCC 4-H Club Farm Credit Canada FCC supports projects that make positive changes in the communities where we live and work across Canada. Our three main…
65-Community Facility Enhancement Program Government of Alberta Provides financial assistance to be used towards renovations, upgrades, repairs, purchasing or expanding public community facilities.
66-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…
67-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…
68-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.
69-EcoAction Community Funding Program Government of Canada For projects that result in a positive environmental impact.
70-Built Together Program Alberta Blue Cross Our Built Together program helps Albertans build spaces for active living in their community. Whether it be a skate park,…
71-Environmental Grants Alberta Ecotrust For projects that address environmental issues. Issue priorities include water, land use, and climate change.
72-Youth Engagement 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…
73-Alberta Innovates Alberta Innovates Alberta Innovates provides funding in the areas of agroculture, food and forest sector, health research and innovation, clean energy technologies,…
74-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…
75-ATB Financial Donation ATB ATB supports organizations, charities, and causes that keep Alberta strong. They look for opportunities that prove a measurable positive impact…
76-Getting Support ATCO Canopy or portable barbiques available to borrow. Grants available as well. To be eligible for ATCO Gas sponsorship or donations,…
77-Aviva Community Fund Aviva The Aviva Community Fund offers three levels of funding: Small ideas: $50,000 and under Large ideas: $50,000 –…
78-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…
79-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.
80-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…
81-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.
82-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…
83-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…
84-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…
85-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,…
86-Resources United WayLloydminster & District Lloydminster & District United Way is a Non-Profit Organization that raises monies in order to distribute funds to their Member…