CIP Operating Grants


The CIP Operating grant supports core operations and capacity building for non-profit organizations whose mission, outcomes and activities align with three priority areas:

  • Enhancing the quality of life of Albertans by providing direct programs and services that address social issues.
  • Creating equitable access to human, social and economic resources and services for all Albertans.
  • Supporting community collaborations, involving multiple organizations to address broader human or social issues.

CIP Operating provides two levels of funding:

  • Non-profit organizations can apply for core operating funding to a maximum of $60,000. Funding is provided on a matching basis.
  • A new Organizational Development funding component of up to $15,000 is available on a non-matching basis for organizations that meet core operating criteria.

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Operating Frequently Asked Questions.


Organizations and community non-profit organizations that are registered (and in good standing) under one of the Acts as outlined in the CIP Operating Guidelines are eligible to apply for a grant.

Maximum Funding Available

  • $75,000
  • Organizations can only receive CIP Operating funding once every three years.


Grant Programs CIP Project-Based
CIP Operating
CIP International Development
2018-19 Deadline dates January 15, 2018
May 15, 2018
September 15, 2018

CIP Operating documents

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Last reviewed/revised: January 15, 2018
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