Providing resources to programs and services to benefit all central Albertans.

Since 1989, the Red Deer & District Community Foundation has received over $12.8 million in donations for over 140 endowed and non-endowed funds that support a wide range of community projects, programs, and initiatives. Through these funds, donors shape the future of our community by creating a sustainable source of funding for the causes that are close to their hearts.

Without the support of these generous donors, the Red Deer & District Community Foundation would not be able to create such a strong legacy of change in Red Deer and beyond.

Empowering non-profits

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation supports community building through philanthropy, and our annual grant program is one of the creative ways we do that. Every year, we offer central Alberta non-profits an opportunity to access grant funding that supports community improvement in the arts and culture, health and wellness, human services, recreation, sport, education, and environmental sectors.

With these grants, we empower our non-profit partners to build a vibrant and healthy community and deliver programs and services that benefit all central Albertans.

How grants are made

Our grant programs are only possible because of the generous individuals, organizations, and businesses who have donated to one of our many funds.

We invest these endowed funds and use those earnings to provide grants, offering our donors a chance to shape the future of our community by supporting a broad spectrum of local non-profit organizations and projects.

Congratulations to our 2019 Fall Grant Recipients.

We are so pleased to be able to support these outstanding programs within Central Alberta.