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Nickle Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Calgary, Alberta Nonprofits and Charities for Programs
for Inclusivity, Youth, Environment, and Animal Welfare

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Nickle Family Foundation

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Grants typically ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to Calgary, Alberta nonprofit and charitable organizations for projects and programs that support local communities. Funding is intended to support programs areas such as inclusivity and diversity, youth enrichment, environment, ethical farming practices, and animal welfare.

The Foundation wants to make grants that will show the greatest possible impact for its relatively small pool of funds. A contribution from the Foundation must be critical to the applicant's success, and the impact of a grant must be measurable.

Areas of Interest
Funding requests must fall under one of the following categories:

Priority Areas:
-Indigenous Peoples
-People with Diverse Abilities
-New Canadians
-Queer Community
-Other Underserved Communities

Priority Areas:
-Mental and Physical Health

Animals and the Environment
Priority Areas:
-Wildlife Rehabilitation and Environmental Conservation
-Ethical Farming Practices
-Animal Rescues and Shelters

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165731

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Approximately 20

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Nickle Family Foundation typically makes grants in the $5,000 – $20,000 range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only organizations with Canada Revenue Agency charitable registration will be funded.

The Foundation supports agencies providing services to people living in the Calgary region, and may consider supporting Calgary-based charities providing services elsewhere.

The Foundation normally gives preference to organizations with operating budgets below $2 million/year.

The Foundation does not provide funding for conferences or for research.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline:
-Accepting: Monday, September 9, 2019
-Closing: Friday, October 11, 2019
-Decision Announced: Saturday, November 30, 2019

In general, grant requests are considered at two board meetings each year, typically in May and October.

The Foundation typically does not make grants to the same organization more than once per calendar year.

The Foundation typically does not grant operating dollars in consecutive years.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Nickle Family Foundation
Suite 234,
5149 Country Hills Blvd. N.W.
Box 438
Calgary, T3A 5K8

(403) 244-4237

Grant Coverage Areas:

Calgary and area.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta