Grants are like gifts, only they have the ability to give back to entire communities! If you’ve been working hard on a project to help enhance Drayton Valley, let us shoulder some of that responsibility.

We are the source to connect you to donor funds: if you’re a “do-er,” we’re here to help you find a giver. Let’s make your idea reality. Because that’s what community is all about!

Grant Application

Applying for a grant for the first time?

To better serve our community, we strongly encourage you or your organization to speak with the Executive Director prior to filling out a grant application. We can help ensure your organization qualifies for a Community Foundation grant and understands the application process. Email or call 587-464-0400.


DVCF has two granting cycles per year. Grant applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on March 31st and September 30th.

To submit a grant application, please fill out the online application form found below.



Late or incomplete applications are not considered


It is preferred that applications are submitted through our online portal.


Ensure you also upload any supporting documents


If you need help, contact us: email or call 587-464-0400

Grant Criteria

Preference is given to projects that:


Benefit the whole community


Encourage more efficient use of community resources


Demonstrate new approaches and techniques in the solution of community problems


Promote cooperation and sharing among organizations, eliminating duplicated services


Promote volunteer participation


Strengthen management capabilities

Grants are not for:




Administration costs


Annual fund drives


Establishing or adding to endowment funds


Political activities


Direct religious activities

2022 Recipients


Grant recipients Fund

Opportunity Home Treatment & Recovery Center $20,000

Opportunity Home Treatment & Recovery Center $10,000


Amy Blais Fund

Local Projects Fund


Beehive Support Services $15,000 Beehive Support Services

Warming Hearts Soup Kitchen $10,000

STARS $10,800

Opportunity Home Treatment & Recovery Center $20,000

Crisis Relief Fund


FMHS Blue & Gold Society $3,122

Opportunity Home Treatment & Recovery Center $5,000

HW Pickup Middle School $12,640

Frank Maddock High School $3,500

St. Anthony School $7,698

Education & Scholarship Fund

Town of Drayton Valley – Tutoring $739

Town of Drayton Valley – Aquatic Facility $15,000

General Operating Endowment Fund

Drayton Christian School $300

St. Anthony School $170

Evergreen & Aurora Elementary School $400

Feeding Kids at Christmas Fund
36 Student Bursaries $29,766.85 Pembina Education Society Adult Education Bursary

DV Food Bank Society $10,000

DV Minor Hockey Association $10,000

The Rotary Club $1,000

Drayton Valley Skating Club $3,000

Pembina Education Society Community Fund

Go Baby Go- Variety Club $1,735

 Brazeau County Fire Services $1,000

 Pembina Nordic Ski Club $4,500

 Aurora Elementary School $605


Dean Meraw Fund

DV Oilmen’s Hockey Fund

DV Oilmen’s Hockey Fund

Environmental Fund


Awaso Canadian Academy Foundation $9,000 International Communities Fund

2 Scholarships $1,500

2 Scholarships $1,000

1 Scholarship $500

1 Scholarship $1,000



Bredal Energy Fund

Petro Canada Scholarship Fund

Brittany Ann Urkevich Memorial Scholarship

Michael R. Allers Memorial Scholarship


DV Preschool Society $24,360

FMHS Blue & Gold Society $1,874

Holy Trinity Society $3,200

PES Enhancement Fund

Scholarships and Bursaries

Bredal Energy

In May 2004, Bredal Energy held its annual golf tournament, with proceeds flowing through the DVCF. An endowment fund was also established at that time.

Brittany Ann Urkevich Memorial Scholarship Fund

The fund assists students in demonstrating financial need with a desire to further education.

Pembina Education Society Adult Continuing Education

This assists adult learners 20 years of age or older who need financial assists to start or continue on their education path. This fund is versatile and supports all kinds of students—from upgrading high school to completing degrees.

Petro Canada Fund

Scholarships are for students pursuing oil and gas careers.

Since 2015, DVCF has donated over $1,066,000 to local charities and organizations. In 2021 alone, we donated $275 522 back into the community we serve. We are dedicated to making the town and county we love a better place to live, and we strive to do this by granting to various groups, organizations, and projects.