The REALTORS® Community Foundation unites REALTORS® with our communities to help fund and support local charities that address homelessness, shelter, hunger, crime prevention and other needs in the Greater Edmonton Area because We Care about our neighbours and our profession. Charity applications are reviewed, scored, discussed and selected by our Funding Allocations Committee annually. The Committee consists of a minimum of 6 board members, the President and 3 members-at-large (these are REALTORS® who are members in good standing of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton).
Please keep reading to learn more about our grant application and allocation process and submit your application. Thank you for the hard work you are doing in our community - we are sincerely thankful for the work of all charity applicants in building a thriving Edmonton and area.
Please be advised that all official criteria is listed below and that further advice as to whether projects will be selected, what has already been submitted by other charities, or review of applications for opinion or advice prior to submission will not be provided.
To better understand where we have invested in the past, we invite you to check out our Charities page here.
Applications will be open from September - December 31, 2020. Selection will happen in February 2021, charities will be notified be notified by February 28, 2021 either way.
What we Fund (and what we don't)
Our funding focus is on registered charities in the Edmonton Area who focus on hunger, shelter and accessibility.
Hunger - charities and programs that provide food for individuals and families that otherwise would not have access to adequate nutrition.
Shelter - organizations that provide shelter for people who need safety from harmful situations or warm place to sleep even for a night.
Accessibility - initiatives focused on helping individuals access services or programs to meet their basic needs and reach their full potential.
Our funding allocations committee considers a variety of factors which you will have the opportunity to address in the application form. Ultimately each application is scored in five categories:
Capacity to complete - meaning the likelihood that with the funding, the organization will be able to complete the project as presented within the timeline suggested.
Finances - if the charity is in good financial standing, consideration of percent administrative costs, alternative funding sources, size of organization and how the requested funds feasibly will impact the charity and it's clients.
Alignment - how strongly the application aligns with the aforementioned funding pillars.
Project - evaluation of the desired outcomes and how strongly the project/program relates to and advances the organization's mission. Also considering the sustainability of the impacts.
Impact - the scope and magnitude of impact made by the grant on the clients of the organization.
We do not fund:
- Partisan political purposes
- Foundations, Hospitals, Colleges or Universities
- Deficit funding
- Endowment funds
Recipients must be registered charities with a CRA charitable number.
How to Apply
Applications for March 2021 grants are open from September 1 - December 31, 2020. No late applications will be accepted.
You will be sent a copy of your responses upon completing the application, you may use that email to edit your responses until December 31, 2020.
You may preview the questions on the form here, however only applications made through the form link below will be accepted.
The following documents will be required to complete the application form, you cannot save it mid way: Financial Statements, Annual Report, Project/program budget, VOID tax receipt