Funding Sources for Community Initiatives
There are many sources for community initiatives to access funding. CDLI highlights a local funding opportunity, a listing of granting organizations that provide local funding support, and links to support for grassroots grant-makers.
Local Grant Opportunities:
- The Calgary Foundation
- Soul of the City Neighbour Grant
- Arts for All Program
- Community Capital Conservation
- Community Standards Fund
- Council Strategic Initiatives Fund
- First Calgary Financial
- Government of Alberta – Community Facility Enhancement Program
- Parks Foundation Calgary
- The United Way of Calgary and Area
Tips for Organizations that Fund Community Development Projects:
- Big Thinking on Small Grants – a blog of ideas, tools, grant information and podcasts for community development.
- Grassroots Grantmakers is a network of people and organizations who are inventing and utilizing ways to support groups of everyday people as community builders and change-makers in the places where they live.
Check out these films as an inspiration for what grassroots granting can help make happen and, more importantly, what people can do in their ordinary neighbourhood & community lives.