WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR COMMUNITY GRANTS?

Your  non-profit organization is eligible to apply for a WBCF community grant if you serve the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, including Fort McMurray, Anzac, Conklin, Janvier, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort McKay and Gregoire Lake. Your organization must also have a charitable registration number from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or be considered a qualified donee by the CRA.

Applicants must have Charitable or Qualified Donee status under the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If you are not a registered charity but wish to apply for funding, you can consider the following options:

  • Make a formal application to CRA to become a registered charity or a qualified donee. Click here for more details.

  • Establish a written partnership with a registered charity that would apply for funds for the proposed project. CRA recommends that the relationship between the registered charity and the non-charitable organization be formalized and documented. Click here to visit CRA’s website for more details.

  • Contact our Grants Committee by email ( wbcfgrants@gmail.com ) to set up a time to discuss the online application process and eligibility requirements.

WBCF GRANTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR

  • Detailed project and program related expenditures

  • Contributions to an applicant's total project expenditures

  • Pilot projects or seed funding initiatives

WBCF GRANTS ARE TYPICALLY NOT ELIGIBLE FOR

  • Deficit funding

  • Any expenses incurred prior to the Foundation’s decision date

  • Grants primarily benefitting individuals

  • Salaries related to general operations (salaries and contract fees for specific projects and programs may be considered)

  • Faith-based projects and programs and activities of religious organizations that primarily serve their membership and/or direct religious purposes

  • Requests that could be construed as having political, religious, commercial, or discriminatory overtones

  • Grants to organizations that have unrestricted reserve funds in excess of one year’s operating expenses

  • Contributions to endowments or granting programs

  • Annual funding drives and events

  • Capital campaigns and purchase of land and/or buildings