Every day, non-profit and charitable organizations in Alberta help make a positive difference for so many people. Whether it is through after-school care, recreation programs or assistance for new immigrants, these organizations are at the heart of healthy and strong communities. The Government of Alberta has several grant programs and foundations that assist these groups in their efforts.


The Government of Alberta recognizes the arts and culture sector as an essential part of Albertan's quality of life. Support for the arts sector is provided through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA). The AFA funds, encourages, and supports the development of arts in Alberta.


Non-profit organizations have access to a number of grants to support project and operating costs through the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) and the Community Initiatives Program (CIP).

Cultural Industries

The Government of Alberta recognizes the Cultural Industries (screen-based media production, book and magazine publishing, and sound recordings) as essential contributors to the Albertan quality of life. Support for these important industries is provided through the Alberta Media Fund (AMF).


Alberta Culture and Tourism provides funding to communities, organizations, and individuals to conserve and celebrate our heritage.

Previous Grant Recipients

Alberta Culture and Tourism maintains a searchable database of previous grant recipients. Search the list by community, agency or recipient.

Charitable Tax Credit

Alberta has one of the highest charitable tax credits in Canada. For every dollar you donate over $200 total, you can receive a non-refundable tax credit of 50%.


Support for Alberta’s athletes, coaches and officials, sport events is provided through the Alberta Sport Connection. They provide a number of grants related to sport, recreation and active living.

French Services

The Francophone Secretariat provides funding through the Canada-Alberta Agreement, a federal/provincial cooperation agreement, which is intended to provide seed-funding to support capacity and foster collaboration in the delivery of services and resources in French by Alberta entities.‎

Last reviewed/revised: October 26, 2017
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