We support local organizations to build vibrant communities through our Community Grant cycles that prioritizes programs that address our areas of focus.

How to Apply

The Fall Grant Portal will be open June 1, 2023 – October 3, 2023.

Please read the SCC Grant Application Guidelines  and ensure your organization and project meet the eligibility requirements.


Eligible organizations will be registered with Canada Revenue Agency qualified donee. In some instances, nonprofits who do not have charitable status can apply in partnership with a qualified donee. Please contact our office for more information.


Spring Grant Cycle: April 3
Fall Grant Cycle: October 3
If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be submitted by the following Monday on or before 12 noon.


The applications are reviewed by a committee which is comprised of the RDDCF Board of Directors, as well as members of the community who make grant recommendations to the Community Foundation’s Board. This takes approximately six to eight weeks and applicants will be informed of the results following board approval.

The LOI and application must be completed through our online portal. If you are a new applicant with us, you must create a new account.

Applying for the first time? Feel free to give us a call!

Click on the link below to create a new account and/or apply.

Guiding Principles of RDDCF

RDDCF has six guiding principles to consider when developing your grant application.

See the Impact

With over $11 Million granted to charities in the last 31 years, the Red Deer & District Community Foundation has made tremendous impact throughout out Central Alberta.