The Community Grants Program is ECF’s ‘one-stop shop’ for charities serving the Edmonton area. Community Grants support a wide range of needs across many sectors, including: Human Services, Arts & Culture, Education, Environment & Animal Welfare, Health, and Sports & Recreation.

Community Grants are funded from our Community and Field of Interest Funds; donors to these funds have given ECF discretion over allocation of fund income. Support is also provided through the Strategic Granting Guide, through which ECF donors identify projects to support with their donor advised funds.

Action For Healthy Communities Society of EdmontonBringing Healthy Families Together$20,000
To hire a part-time Community Facilitator to work with the HACK program team to mobilize parents, develop and strengthen relationships, and enable parents to identify needs and find resources to build their capacity.
Alberta Adaptabilities AssociationAdaptabilities at Orange Hub$78,500
To build program capacity by purchasing special equipment to go into the gross motor development classroom as they expand programming into classrooms at Orange Hub, the City of Edmonton's nonprofit and arts hub.
Alberta Craft CouncilBridge Funding$40,000
To provide bridge funding to cover the equivalent of one staff position, as the organization recovers from an unforeseen and sudden change in policy and casino eligibility from the Alberta, Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Commission (AGLC).
Apple Schools FoundationSupporting Healthy School Communities in Edmonton$30,000
To assist schools in developing action plans to meet their individual school health goals using various initiatives that promote healthy living and support the implementation of their initiatives.
ARC FoundationSOGI 123 Alberta$38,000
To expand the capacity of Alberta's educators to create SOGI-inclusive schools for all K-12 students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI).
Azimuth Theatre AssociationThe Snow Queen$50,400
To assist with professional artist fees and accessibility costs to involve a creation and performance ensemble of 10-12 high-school students in a cross-generational dialogue about what it is like growing up today.
Bissell CentreFood Programming Community Support Worker$54,400
To hire a new position that will coordinate and facilitate community kitchen classes, workshops for newly-housed individuals, food safety certification training, and more.
Bisset Neighbourhood Park CommitteeBisset Playground$20,000
To support playground redevelopment.
Boyle McCauley Health CentreHealth Centre Dental Clinic$40,000
To hire a part-time Registered Dental Assistant to increase access to dental care for community members who are either underinsured or uninsured.
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area SocietyEvaluation Framework and Capacity Building$24,300
To help build the evaluation capacity of agency staff and leaders to use the evaluation framework to achieve sustainable high quality evaluation for a comparatively low cost.
Canterbury FoundationBikeAround Project$24,200
To purchase a virtual reality biking system, linked to Google Street View, to help seniors with cognitive impairment.
Catalyst Theatre Society of AlbertaFund Development Co-ordinator$30,000
To hire a contract position to implement the recommendations from a recent fundraising audit.
Catholic Social ServicesCo-ordinated Refugee Health and Wellness$59.800
To start an evidence-based, community-engaged, best practices community refugee health centre in Edmonton.
Centre Communautaire d'EdmontonFlying Canoe Volant Festival$65,000
To support artist fees, salaries and contractors for a bilingual, family-focused, outdoor, free community festival.
Chrysalis: An Alberta Society for Citizens with DisabilitiesHuman Centred Design$68,300
To support a Human Centred Design programming model to support client goals and planning.
Citadel TheatreDeaf Accessibility Project$55,000
To enhance inclusivity through the season by supporting ASL interpretation for various performances.
CIVIXEnhancing Student Vote in Alberta$60,000
To support capacity-building events for Edmonton teachers for the provincial election Student Vote.
CKUA Radio FoundationClick, Like and Share the Arts$35,000
To hire a consultant and oversee workflow to upgrade their website and digital communications.
Connect SocietyFamily Sign Language Support$39,500
To support families impacted by deafness to gain the necessary communication skills so they can engage with each other and build strong relationships.
Cultural Connections Institute -- The Learning ExchangeProgram Co-ordinator$39,900
An additional year to support a position that oversees administrative, human resource, and outreach components for CCI programs.
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers SocietyBuilding Bridges between Immigrants and Indigenous People$68,500
To hire two Indigenous cultural navigators to serve as catalysts for building relationships, cultural knowledge, and understanding through daily work practices for staff and newcomer clients.
Edmonton Men's Health Collective SocietyHealth Leadership Program$40,000
To develop and implement various community health programs for gay, bi, trans, queer, and two spirit (GBTQ2S) men to experience positive health and wellbeing.
Edmonton Opera Association'DIY' Opera$13,800
To engage elementary students at Prince Charles School in the collaborative artistic process of developing and sharing their own story through opera.
Edmonton Police FoundationYouth Wellness Strategy$40,000
A collaborative evidence-based pilot program that complies with the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) calling for less incarceration and the use of restorative justice measures.
Edmonton Public SchoolsInnovate: Smart Growth and Food Security$31,100
To identify food security needs and influence positive change by supporting resilient communities.
Edmonton Public Schools, Archives and Museum
1881 Schoolhouse Park$20,000
To support playground redevelopment.
Elves Special Needs SocietyElves Adult and Youth Centre Expansion Project$40,000
To purchase new, and retrofit existing, communications and security systems infrastructure as part of a planned building expansion.
Enoch Cree NationPimihaw Youth Arts Program$20,000
To purchase musical instruments and materials for a program that incorporates music, drama and dance for at-risk Indigenous youth experiencing mental health issues.
Federation of Alberta NaturalistsKeeping Cats Safe and Saving Bird Lives$40,000
Steadfast Connector assists to create intensive local action to mitigate against the dramatic decrease of native birds and educate the public about the risks for cats and birds around the common practice of unsupervised cats.
Fort Saskatchewan Families First SocietySteadfast Connector Project$31,000
To support a position that provides focused, steadfast support for clients most in need, with need being identified based on complexity of their situations.
Friends of St. Alphonsus SocietySt. Alphonsus Playground$20,000
To support playground redevelopment.
Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Centre of EdmontonSupport for LGBTQ+ Families$20,000
To support children and youth through the Seahorse Circle group for gender creative children, transgender youth support, Queer Prom, library resources and counselling.
Goodwill Industries of AlbertaYou Can Ride 2 Program$29.300
To purchase tools and equipment to establish a mechanic workshop in their warehouse space.
Health Arts Society of AlbertaReaching Elders with Music$30,000
To continue to perform concerts to elders in care, while the organization secures sustainable operating funding.
Idylwylde Community LeagueIdylwylde Park Renewal Project$20,000
To support playground redevelopment.
iHuman Youth SocietyCommunity Engagement Manager Strategic Implementation Plan$40,000
To hire a full-time position to develop and implement a resource development strategic plan.
iHuman Youth Society
LiNKS Mental Health Clinic$30,000
To provide bridge funding while the organization transitions to a new sustainable funding model for clinic that supports youth through emergencies and provides ongoing access to clinical therapy.
Indo-Canadian Women's Association of EdmontonPartially Funding Executive Director Position$69,000
To support partial funding for the position of the Executive Director through 2018-2021.
Inner City Youth Development AssociationYouth Support and the Court System$60,000
To continue to support a youth court worker/navigator position towards ending the cycle of desperation and incarceration among youth, particularly among marginalized Indigenous youth.
J. H. Picard School Parent CouncilJ.H. Picard Playground$20,000
To support playground redevelopment.
John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human RightsStride Self-Advocacy$80,000
To strengthen community based advocacy that relates and navigates systems and institutions while creating 'access without fear' spaces for marginalized and low-income Edmontonians.
KidSport EdmontonFull Time Executive Director$35,300
To provide a salary increase to support the transition from a part time role to a full time role.
Kokopelli Choir AssociationNew Uniforms for Youth and Children's Choirs$27,700
To help with the design and production of new uniforms for two of six choirs.
Kompany Theatre Artist SocietyTouring Van Replacement$28,100
To purchase a touring van, to increase safety and reliability, for teen apprentices through heavy summer and Christmas tour schedules.
Leduc & District Food Bank AssociationRefrigerated Vehicle$40,000
To support the purchase of a refrigerated vehicle to increase capacity to safely transport food and large donations or purchases.
McMan Youth Family & Community Services AssociationAppliances for New McMan Centre$34,400
To purchase a variety of appliances for a new location that provides the opportunity for increased programming.
Mealshare Aid Foundation
Edmonton Expansion$20,000
To hire a part-time Community Leader to expand into the community.
Metro Cinema SocietyAccessibility Modernization and Enhancement$31,700
To renovate the existing facility to include the installation of two inclined platform lifts and the existing washrooms.
Multicultural Family Resource SocietyFund Development$40,000
To support a fund development position.
Orchid Species Preservation FoundationEquipment Replacement$15,500
To replace old and obsolete equipment to maintain and improve the orchid collection.
Paralympic Sports Association
Staff Support$22,700
To support the hiring of a bookkeeper at 15 hours per week for an additional year.
Parkinson Alberta SocietyParkinson Disease Systems Navigation Program$40,000
To build a comprehensive directory and collection of resources, establishing referral protocols and providing individual advocacy to address changing and unmet needs for people living with and affected by the disease.
Punctuate! Theatre SocietyAdministrative Investment$31,000
To increase administrative capacity by extending the general manager position and adding contract positions to bridge a financial gap and enable growth over the long term.
Rapid Fire Theatre Society
History Project$20,000
To celebrate their 40-year history by creating a book and podcast series about the company.
Riverwatch Institute of AlbertaEdmonton River Ambassador Outreach$40,000
To place friendly, experienced River Ambassadors out and about in Edmonton river parks, pathways and communities to engage in face-to-face conversations and steward eco-raft trips.
Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton
Centre for Arts and Music Expansion$25,000
To support a new Mentor position and the purchase of new music equipment for a program that works with youth to provide meaningful musical education opportunities.
Sage Seniors AssociationSeniors Financial Empowerment Network$14,800
To develop materials and training resources to allow seniors to be trained to deliver financial literacy workshops for other seniors.
Society for SelectionsEssential Technology Upgrade$13,100
To purchase seven laptops and three desktop computers for staff.
St. Albert Stop Abuse in Families SocietyIndividual Counselling Program$39,000
To support staff wages for the next four months, to continue offering free counselling for youth and adults that have experienced abuse.
St. Boniface School Fundraising SocietySt. Boniface Playground$20,000
To support playground redevelopment.
Start2Finish CanadaRunning & Reading Clubs - Edmonton$38,000
To expand a fitness and literacy after-school program for marginalized youth into an additional Edmonton community and hire a Regional Director.
Sustainable Food EdmontonLittle Green Thumbs$30,000
To support an indoor gardening program for children and youth that engages students in learning and caring about the plants and environment that sustain us.
Terra Centre for Teen ParentsIndigenous Cultural Learning and Development$37,500
To retain elder cultural supports to integrate Indigenous ways of knowing into their organizational cultural and practices for volunteers, staff and participants.
Tomorrow Foundation for a Sustainable FuturePaths for People Capacity Building$80,000
To increase scope and pursue a strategy that enables long-term, sustainable funding for the organization by proposing a significant shift in the staffing model by having multiple part-time staff.
Ukrainian Shumka Dancers60th Anniversary Production$40,000
To celebrate a milestone with a new production including two new works and a retrospective by members of Shumka and guest artists.
Uncles & Aunts at Large (Edmonton Area) SocietyStrengthening Families Program$78,300
To deliver and test a seven week version of the internationally recognized, evidence-based program for 40 at-risk children (ages 8 to 11) and their parents.
University of AlbertaGrocery Run Program$75,000
To support a food rescue initiative that collects donated foods that would otherwise go to waste and provides it to migrant women and their families who lack 'same day' food.
Wecan Society TrustArt Education and Community Outreach Program$30,000
To provide bridge funding to sustain the free delivery of art education opportunities for the community at large.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of EdmontonWildlife Release Program$68,600
To respond to wildlife in distress by engaging in surveillance, dispatching rescue teams to assess the safety and feasibility of the rescue, and informing the public and media of progress on higher profile cases. 
YOUCAN - EdmontonWrapED$64,300
To support bridge funding for a collective initiative with a high fidelity wraparound approach to support vulnerable youth between the ages of 12 to 24 years.
Young Men's Christian Association of Edmonton
Collective Kitchens$50,500
To support the expansion of a collective kitchens program by hiring an additional full-time position.
Youth Restorative Action ProjectVolunteer Engagement and Community Outreach$25,000
To expand the capacity of a Volunteer/File Co-ordinator position to engage more youth volunteers with adequate training and support the growing number of young people involved with the organization.

Total amount granted: $2,790,500