Status of Women Community Grant Program

Not-for-profit and charitable organizations can apply for funding for projects that improve the lives of women and girls in Alberta.

Status: The application period for the 2017-2018 grants is now closed.


The Alberta Status of Women Grant Program provides funds to not-for-profit and charitable organizations.  The funds are for projects and activities that improve the lives of women and girls in Alberta and relate to one or more of the priority areas of Status of Women:

  • increasing women’s economic security
  • increasing women in leadership and democratic participation
  • preventing and responding to gender-based violence

Funding is available through two streams: Innovation and Enhancement.

The Innovation Stream provides up to $50,000 per organization to:

  • expand their geographic or sector reach
  • introduce successful initiatives in other areas of Alberta
  • mentor developing organizations in a best practice, program or service delivery

The Enhancement Stream provides organizations up to:

  • $25,000 for organizing, conferences, training, and events
  • $5,000 for staff development through attending conferences, training and events

Frequently Asked Questions and Glossary for the Status of Women Community Grant Program (PDF, 75 KB)

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This document will be updated regularly with new content.

Other grant programs

The Labour Market Partnership program is open to Alberta-based organizations, industries or municipalities partnering with at least three others to deliver an innovative project that promotes women in the workplace.

Alberta Culture and Tourism offers a number of grant programs to Alberta not-for-profit organizations to support project and operational costs.

Contact Status of Women

If you have any questions about the Alberta Status of Women Grant Program, application or process, contact us.