Applications for the Spring 2022 cycle now open!
How to Apply
Please read the grant application guidelines and ensure your organization and project meet the eligibility requirements.
To register onto the online grant platform, please select the button below.
Organizations who are registered with CRA as a qualified donee or apply in partnership with a qualified donee to be eligible.
The SLCEF is available annually. Intake deadline is April 15.
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 some 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 result at that time.
A Community Catalyst
We work with community and for community by supporting organizations that demonstrate a collaborative approach. We support innovative projects that align with our guiding principles. Not every new idea will work, but we will learn from every project.
Quality of Life
We are committed to strengthening the quality of life in Red Deer and the surrounding area. We build on the strengths of the community and address issues that detract from community wellbeing by supporting organizations that share this goal with us.
We are building a community legacy because we never touch our capital pool of money. While our capital base grows, we use the income earned to support community. We are committed to investing wisely, managing efficiently and looking for ways to maximize resources and results through alliances and partnerships.
The Foundation does not necessarily wait for applications. Through strong community relationships we identify and address issues with other community organizations and district municipalities.
Programs that utilize a strong volunteer force, or are dedicated to supporting volunteers, will be priority for Foundation support.
Independence for Individuals
Community development means building the capacity of individuals to be independent and self-sustaining. We will give strong consideration to projects that support this principle.
RDDCF GRANT PROCESS
Contact our office to discuss your proposal
Complete your application based on the grant requirements
Submit grant by specified deadline
Wait six to eight weeks to hear if your application was successful
Share the good news about our partnership in all project communications