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Community Grants

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation supports community health and wellness in a broad sense. Grants are awarded across the following priority areas: truth and reconciliation, environment and watershed protection, climate change adaption and mitigation, public health/social/educational services, art/culture/creativity, access to mountain sports/outdoor recreation/land based education, and sustainable living-wage economy.

2018 APPLICATION: 2018 Community Grants Application

Deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at midnight

How to apply

  • Call or email Elizabeth if you have any questions at all. We are happy to help in any way
  • Fill in grant application using 12 point font minimum. Expand tables as necessary
  • Grants must be max 5 pages long, including this 1 page ‘application guide’ section.
  • Please resave your file with the title: GrantApp_ORGNAME_2018
  • Include your document name in the subject line of the email
  • Email completed application to Elizabeth at esorochan@banffcanmorecf.org by midnight Friday January 26, 2018.
  • Electronic file is preferred, however if you prefer to drop off a paper copy please be aware we close at 5:00pm on Fridays.
  • If you have any trouble with this template please email Elizabeth.

Eligibility & Granting Policy

  • Priority will be given to those projects that serve the geographic region: Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Exshaw, Morley, Kananaskis, and surrounding areas.
  • Applicants must be a “qualified donee” as defined under the Income Tax Act – see CRA website or contact Elizabeth for more info
  • Grant distribution policy can be found on our website: banffcanmorecf.org
  • Note the following restrictions as outlined in the grant distribution policy:
    • 6 Grants are not made towards operating costs or capital deficits
    • 7 Grants are not given to support annual fund raising campaigns, form letter requests or telephone campaigns
    • 8 Grants are not made to religious organizations for direct religious activities
    • 9 Grants for team support and sponsorship will not be considered


  • Grant application deadline is January 26, 2018
  • Granting decisions are made in February 2018
  • Cheques and grants reception in March 2018. Date TBA.
  • Successful applicants will receive funds by March 31, 2018 and have 15 months to complete a project
  • Grant report due by June 30, 2019. A template will be provided.


In 2016, the Community Grants Program awarded $110,000 to 23 projects from Lake Louise to Exshaw.


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