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. Charity applications are reviewed, scored, discussed and selected by our Funding Allocations Committee Annually. The Committee consists of a 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.

Timeline

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 full potential. 

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 Fall 2020.

All application forms must be accompanied by an email with the following documents attached, or with their absence explained, must be sent to hello@realtorscommunityfoundation.com 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.