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

2023 Recipients


Grant recipients Fund

Awaso Canadian Academy Foundation $10,000

Brazeau Child & Family Centre $4,904

 International Communities Fund

PES Community Fund

43 Bursaries $20,675 PES Adult Education Bursary

Brighter Futures Family Resource Society $21,600

Warming Hearts Soup Kitchen $12,500

Crisis Relief Fund


Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association $4,245

HW Pickup Middle School $3,120

Education & Scholarship Fund

Aurora Elementary School $300

Drayton Christian School $300

HW Pickup Middle School $300

Evergreen & Aurora Elementary School $300

Feeding Kids at Christmas Fund
Drayton Valley & District Historical Society Pembina Education Society Adult Education Bursary

DV Minor Hockey Association

ACR Endowment Fund

Camdon Construction Fund

Gen 7 Enviromental Fund

General Operating Endowment Fund

Kandrea Insulation Fund

HW Pickup Middle School $3,120

MADD- Mothers Against Drunk Driving $5,000

DV Oilmen’s Hockey Fund

DV Oilmen’s Hockey Fund

Evergreen Elementary School $2,656

Town of Drayton Valley – Aquatic Facility $15,000

Drayton Valley Playschool $4,500

St. Anthony’s School $28,000

St. Anthony’s School $2,000

Pembina Nordic Ski Club $5,000

Royal Canadian Legion $6,000

Tomahawk Agricultural Society $7,500

Warming Hearts Soup Kitchen $500

Apex/Monarch Fund

General Operating Endowment Fund

PES Enhancement Fund

PES Enhancement Fund

PES Community Fund

Local Projects Fund

R Feddema Sr. Fund

H & J Joneson Endowment Fund

Riopel Family Fund

2 Scholarships $3,000

1 Scholarship $500

1 Scholarship $1,000

Bredal Energy Fund

Brittany Ann Urkevich Memorial Scholarship

Michael R. Allers Memorial Scholarship

Opportunity Home Treatment & Recovery Centre $155,045

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.