For Charities

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 Edmonton and area because We Care about our neighbours and our profession. 

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.


Please note the application deadline was November 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm. The application form AND all required documents must be received by the deadline to be considered. Applications for the 2020 BIG Give are now closed.

Each year the Board of Governors selects a Funding Allocations Committee Chair from its Governors and builds a committee including Governors of the board and membership at large. The committee reviews all applications submitted by the application deadline early in the new year. Funds will be allocated and all charities regardless of outcome will be notified by February 28, 2021. 


What we Fund (and what we don't)

Our focus is on charities that are local to the Edmonton Area who work to alleviate hunger and homelessness, provide shelter and prevent crime. We also fund special projects that empower individuals to live fulfilled lives and build thriving communities. 

We do not fund:

  • Partisan political purposes
  • Religious projects/programs
  • Deficit funding
  • Travel and conferences
  • Endowment funds

Our funding allocations committee considers a variety of factors which you will have the opportunity to address in the application form such as: additional sources of funding, desired outcomes, number of people impacted, nature of impact and previous use of grant funding from the Foundation.

How to Apply

Applications for this year are now closed and will reopen in Summer 2020.

All application forms must be accompanied by an email with the following documents attached, or with their absence explained, must be sent to with the subject "[organization name]-grant documents"

  • Current annual report
  • Most recent audited financial statements
  • Project budget
  • VOID donation receipt or letter with CRA registration number
  • Quotes (provide three) for projects requesting funding for merchandise purchases or contract labour



    commented on For Charities 2019-10-08 12:35:21 -0600
    Hi Anika, on behalf of our program I would like to apply for your grant. Our mission seems to fall in line with your guidelines. We are Sidekicks Mentoring based in St Albert, AB. We are an early stage prevention program that works with individuals and vulnerable families providing mentoring and healthy opportunities.