Alberta Ecotrust Community Grants

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to C $7,500

Next deadline: May 20, 2020

Later deadlines: Oct 30, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Canada

Location of residency: Canada

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Alberta Ecotrust funds the people and projects working on Alberta’s most pressing environmental issues. We accomplish this primarily by investing Alberta environmental non-governmental organizations to more effectively deliver programs, projects, and results that advance their environmental missions within our issue priorities.

Community grants support community-based projects that typically focus on local opportunities for change through stewardship and action. These projects must be completed in one year. Maximum grant amount is $7,500.

All projects must align with at least one of our environmental priorities. If you are in doubt, please contact us before proceeding with your application.

Water – Protection and conservation of water and/or the maintenance of water quality

Land Use – Protection or enhancement of ecological function of native and developed landscapes, including biodiversity, wildlife habitat and land use management.

Climate Change – Protection of the atmosphere, greenhouse gas and emissions reductions, and energy conservation

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organizations Eligible for Funding
    • Public interest charities operating in Alberta whose vision and mission primarily focus on protecting the environment    
    • Qualified First Nations
  • The following criteria must be met to be eligible for funding for a Community Grant:    
    • Project must take place in Alberta    
    • Address one or more of our environmental priorities    
    • Alberta Ecotrust will provide up to $7,500 in funding, applicants must provide additional 25% of project funding as a matching contribution    
    • Matching contribution can be either cash or in-kind    
    • Project end date is a maximum of 12 months after the start date
  • Grant funds can be used for any costs deemed reasonable and directly related to the project. This includes:     
    • Salaries    
    • Contractor wages    
    • Travel and accommodations  
    • Existing programs that address our three environmental priorities    
    • Publications    
    • Website development    
    • Supplies and materials    
    • Portion of rent, telephone, etc.    
    • Project-specific training


  • The following organizations are not eligible to receive funding from Alberta Ecotrust:     
    • Private sector organizations, for-profit businesses    
    • Business associations    
    • Educational institutions    
    • Municipal, provincial/territorial and federal governments    
    • Government agencies    
    • For-profit cooperatives   
    • Individuals    
    • Political parties
  • Please note the following activities will not be eligible for funding:    
    • Projects mandated by any order of government   
    • Political lobbying    
    • Litigation 
  • We will not support or fund an initiative that targets or impugns the reputation of any individual, organization, or sector.