The Edmonton Community Foundation is accepting applications for Young Edmonton Grants Program to provide local youth with funding to turn their ideas into reality.
ECF supports a wide range of sectors, community needs, organizational needs, and types of projects and programs.
These grants range from $500-$3,000 and are available for residents between the ages of 13 and 24.
What will ECF Fund?
Each application will be evaluated holistically on its own merits, considering whether the applicant has demonstrated:
- Likelihood of a benefit to the greater Edmonton area
- An appropriate plan
- The capacity to implement the project
- A reasonable budget and timeframe
- Appropriate partners
- A plan for sustainability of the project (if applicable), impact, and organizational capacity
What will ECF not fund?
Funding will not be awarded for any projects, programs, or initiatives that:
- involve direct religious activity;
- involve partisan political activity;
- benefit an individual (such as a scholarship);
- have already occurred; or
- Involve funds requested being redirected to activities beyond the Edmonton area (e.g. disaster relief in another country).
What will ECF grants does not support?
ECF grants are not designed to support:
- Deficit funding
- Contributions to endowments
- Annual funding drives and annual events
- Faith-based programs
- Private schools
- Major medical equipment and research, capital campaigns or purchase of land and/or buildings
- Grants primarily benefiting individuals (such as scholarships)
- Funding to replace recent government program cuts
- Requests from other funders to support operations, fundraising initiatives or granting programs
- National or provincial initiatives without specific benefit to Edmonton
- Any expenses incurred prior to the Foundation’s decision date, or
- Grants to agencies that have unrestricted reserve funds in excess of one’s year’s operating expenses.
- The YEG program gives funding for projects initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents.