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.

Alberta Aviation Museum Association Volunteer / Rental Administrator$36,000
To support a new position, combining duties of a volunteer coordinator with those of a rental administrator, to help build operational excellence.
Alberta Caregivers Association
Feasibility Study$35,000
To inform the board with long-term objectives, to review existing and develop new implementation plans that are critical to the operations of the organization.
Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Creating Engaged Environmental Stewards$28,500
A series of workshops and events to help build capacity and strengthen the environmental education community.
Alberta Northern Lights Wheelchair Basketball Society Basketball Wheelchairs$14,200
To purchase four basketball-specific wheelchairs for athletes in the recreation/try it program and youth program.
Alberta Workers' Health Centre Society
SAFE & FAIR: Scene at work$54,000
To support rehearsal and production build for a new play offered to junior high and middle school students.
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), to directly support the growth and capacity of educators.
Art Gallery of Alberta
Technology Upgrades Project$40,000
To upgrade and replace parts of the information technology systems.
Aspen Foundation for Labour Education
Roots of Injustice$38,600
To support the development of an educational toolkit to connect learning about Black settlers' experiences in the 20th century.
Azimuth Theatre Association
All That Binds Us$79,300
To support workshops and production costs to bring together newcomer and Indigenous artists in a cultural and artistic exchange.
Bissell CentreFood Programming Community Support Worker$55,000
To continue supporting a full-time food programming position to offer kitchen programming.
Boyle Street Services Society
Non-residential Managed Alcohol Program$80,000
To support a harm reduction pilot program for drinkers of non-beverage alcohol to learn the steps to home-brewing beer and wine and reduce the health and social effects of their addictions.
Boys & Girls Club of Strathcona County
Summer Camps$35,900
To support summer programs that provide specialized programming for children and youth in Strathcona County.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
Cycling without Age$24,000
To provide participants, sixty-five and older with vision loss, an opportunity to experience a bike ride with a trained volunteer pilot.
Canadian Red Cross Society, Edmonton
HELP: Keeping Seniors Safe$40,000
To purchase much-needed, replacement medical equipment for free loan.
Capital Care Foundation
Hallway Beautification Project$25,000
To create unique doorways for residents with dementia, to help them recognize their own room and renovated hallways.
Catalyst Theatre Society of Alberta
Fund Development Coordinator$32,400
To continue supporting the Fund Development Coordinator to develop policies, procedures and timelines to implement an internal fund development plan.
Chamber Orchestra of Edmonton SocietyCome Travel with Us$33,500
To support bridge funding while the organization establishes a plan for long term sustainability with business and governance plans that are supported by a fund development strategy and marketing plan.
Collaborative Radically Integrated Performers Society In Edmonton
Peggy Baker Collaborative$62,000
To engage Peggy Baker, a leading contemporary dancer and choreographer, to create a new collaborative work with CRIPSiE artists.
Connect Society
Family Sign Language Support$50,000
To support families impacted by deafness to gain the necessary American Sign Language skills so they can engage with each other and build strong relationships.
Council for the Advancement of African Canadians in Alberta
Youth Mentorship and Leadership$30,800
The allocate resources and provide healthy life skills to youth, ages of 12 to 17, as a means of early prevention, intervention, adaption, and protection for African Canadian youth.
DreamRider Productions Society
Planet Protector Academy$35,000
To engage and inspire kids to become climate action superheros through a digital, interactive classroom program with new content focused on Indigenous knowledge/perspectives and climate adaptation.
Drive Happiness Seniors Association
Seniors Assisted Transportation Expansion$39,600
To expand transportation services into surrounding communities.
Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta Society
Building Capacity$39,000
To assist with capacity building by hiring a part-time administrative staff and to ensure the workspace is appropriate and sensitive to the needs of a growing organization.
Edmonton and Area Land TrustEquipment for Conservation Land Stewardship$32,400
To purchase a truck for field work to better equip staff and volunteers to steward conservation lands effectively.
Edmonton Chinese Garden SocietyNine Dragon Wall$80,000
To build the wall in the Chinese Garden located at Louise McKinney waterfront.
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Hardware Upgrade$39,100
To support an upgrade of outdated computer hardware and software and move to a cloud-based environment.
Edmonton Men's Health Collective Society
Health Leadership Program$30,100
To continue supporting a community health leadership development model and community-driven initiatives.
Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC)
New Business Development Program$40,000
Partial funding to support a senior fund developer contract position that will start a new corporate funding program.
Edmonton Symphony Society
Kipohtakaw YONA$30,000
To expand the YONA educational outreach program to Kipohtakaw Education Centre at Alexander First Nation.
Federation of Alberta Naturalists
The Urban Nature Initiative$77,400
To educate Edmontonians about ways to improve habitat for biodiversity within an urban environment and enable them to implement best management practices.
Film & Video Arts Society of AlbertaTool Crib$51,700
To purchase a camera package that will help support practicing media artists with access to state of the art production equipment.
Free Will Players Theatre Guild
Capital Items$38,100
To purchase a new lighting board, lighting truss, a production camera and television for backstage.
Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society
Silska Domivka Renovations$35,000
To support renovations to address the health and safety conditions at the facility and improve the esthetic value of the interior.
Fulton Child Care Association
Bathroom Upgrades$50,000
To provide fully accessible, gender neutral, washroom facilities that meet the needs of local community and families.
George Spady CentreComputer Server$13,600
To purchase new equipment to provide stable and reliable network connections between all sites.
Good Women Dance Society
Collaboration with vocal group Femme$45,400
To mount a new collaborative music and dance show, addressing contemporary female perspectives on domestic violence.
Gordon Russell's Crystal Kids Youth Centre
Youth Mentoring$32,500
To support two part-time youth mentor positions that are committed to harm-reduction and trauma informed care.
Inside Education Society of Alberta
Wildlife Education Program$12,500
To offer field-based learning experience related to the spaces and species in the Edmonton region.
Intercultural Child and Family Centre
Building Connections between Indigenous Peoples and Newcomers to Canada$57,500
To expand intercultural programming to include an authentic and respectful approach to Indigenous perspectives.
John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human RightsExploring the Roots of Change - Youth Voices Project$32,500
To strengthen their work with an emerging team of 15 youth advocates to build educational tools and facilitate education to peers, parents and teachers in Edmonton.
John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human RightsStride Self-Advocacy$80,000
To continue to deepen the connections and skills of their advocates through ongoing training opportunities, networking and support opportunities.
KidSport Edmonton
Opening Pathways to Leadership$45,600
To support salaries and honorariums for a pilot program to promote leadership in sport for newcomer, minority and marginalized youth.
Learning Centre Literacy Association
Leading with Change$42,300
To undertake a comprehensive, community adult learning needs assessment for underprivileged or marginalized citizens.
Leftovers Foundation
Community Mobile Food Market$40,000
To support start up costs for Fresh Routes, a social enterprise that takes a systems approach to increase access and consumption of healthy food in underserved neighbourhoods.
McMan Youth, Family & Community Services Association
Sensory Equipment for Children and Adults$45,000
To purchase equipment and provide training for staff in the use of a Snoezelen room, to support individuals with sensory regulation.
Mealshare Aid Foundation
Edmonton Expansion$25,000
To sign up new restaurants, retain current partners, and further engage the community with support for the Community Leader.
Natamoowin Education Foundation
Yellowhead Tribal College's G.R.O.W. Project$40,000
To support infrastructure renovations and purchase equipment for scientific laboratories.
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Capital Conservation Region Volunteer Program$37,000
To support a wide range of conservation-focused events to suit all ages and interests forging a strong team to care for Canada's natural places.
Northwest Central Alberta FASD Services Network Society
In Reach Out Reach$40,000
To expand monthly supportive, sharing circles and include inmate assessment and diagnostic services in facility.
On Site Placement Services AssociationInformation Technology Upgrade$48,300
To upgrade outdated IT equipment that includes, computers, monitors, projectors, software, and office furnishings.
Oxford House Foundation of Canada
Jasper House Renovations$16,000
To respond to an urgent need for restoration of a sunken house extension and replacement of the roof.
Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Society
Program Expansion$16,200
To expand programming in St. Albert to support parents or extended family members in the midst of a child with substance use.
Pilgrims Hospice Society
Director of Development and Community Relations$80,000
To support a new position to significantly grow community and business partnerships, for long term success and sustainability and the new hospice centre.
PPCLI Foundation
Fallen Heroes Tribute Film$25,000
To produce and screen a historical tribute film, which highlights the incredible compassion Canadians showed for soldiers during the war in Afghanistan.
RiverWatch Institute of Alberta
Edmonton River Ambassador Outreach$52,000
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.
Robin Hood Association for the Handicapped
Outdoor Sensory Playspace at Children & Youth Community Centre$39,100
To develop a playspace where children, including those with autism and other sensory processing disorders, can experience sensory, social, physical and fine motor development in a safe and supervised play environment.
Rock and Roll Society of EdmontonCentre for Arts and Music Expansion$25,000
To continue supporting mentor positions for a program that works with youth to provide meaningful musical education opportunities.
Science Alberta Foundation
To support a student-driven program where students can identify real-world problems and work in teams on hands-on research projects to develop innovative solutions through emerging STEM fields.
Senior Citizens Opportunity Neighborhood Association
Travelling Seniors Centre$50,000
To expand programming, in partnership with community leagues, to bring social connection and services to isolated seniors residing in different communities.
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton
Reducing Barriers and Bridging Support$76,200
To hire a community counsellor, dedicated to reducing barriers to support for people who experience marginalization.
Sierra Club of Canada Foundation
To support an innovative, holistic approach to environmental education for children to connect with nature and become eco-literate.
Skills Society - Supporting the Citizenship of People with Disabilities
Community Art Program$16,900
To offer a free and inclusive recreation opportunity for residents living in the YMCA Melcor Welcome Village.
skirtsAfire Society
The Blue Hour Premiere$32,500
To support increased costs to produce a mainstage play in Westerbury Theatre.
Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists
Health and Safety Upgrades$68,800
To purchase, upgrade and install equipment that will dramatically improve the working conditions for artists and community in the new printshop facility.
Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton
Operational Grant$40,000
To support a portion of salaries to organize and oversee all programs.
Start2Finish CanadaRunning & Reading Clubs - Edmonton$45,000
To enhance the Regional Director's salary and expand into one more school for the 2019-2020 school year.
Terra Centre for Teen Parents
Indigenous Cultural Learning and Development$62,600
To retain Elder cultural supports to integrate Indigenous ways of knowing into their organizational cultural and practices for volunteers, staff and participants.
Terra Centre for Teen Parents
Mental Health/Addictions Therapist$30,500
To provide services for teen parents accessing the Family Outreach Program who are experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Theatre Prospero Association
Anthem of Life$40,000
To develop and produce Tololwa Mollel's play Anthem of Life at the Thousand Faces Festival in 2021.
TREC Charitable Foundation
Renewable Energy 101$15,000
To pilot a new program to provide hands-on experiences with renewable energy to grade 9 to 12 students.
Volunteer Alberta
Expanding SCiP Internship Program$30,000
To reach a more diverse group of interns and provide skills in a variety of high demand areas of need.
Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Going to Bat for Bats$68,200
To educate the public about the importance of bats to the environment, economy and human health, and to reduce the impact of white-nose syndrome on bat populations.
WINGS of Providence SocietyOutreach Worker$64,700
To hire an additional outreach worker to provide support, tools and referrals to help more families in their pursuit of a safe, healthier, independent lifestyle.
Youth Restorative Action Project
Volunteer Engagement and Community Outreach$22,600
To continue supporting the salary for the Volunteer/File Coordinator as they focus on maintaining and expanding their volunteer base.
YWCA Edmonton
Merger with Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness$68,500
To support costs related to moving Compass programming to the YWCA and closing the Compass Centre.
Zebra Child Protection Centre SocietyCultural Connections$40,000
To increase cultural relevancy in both physical space and within their practice, through a partnership with Multicultural Health Brokers and Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society.

Total amount granted: $3,170,400