Grantseekers

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 ed@dvcf.org or call 587-464-0400.

Deadlines

DVCF has two granting cycles per year. Grant applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on March 31st and September 15th.

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

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Late or incomplete applications are not considered

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

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Ensure you also upload any supporting documents

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If you need help, contact us: email ed@dvcf.org or call 587-464-0400

Grant Criteria

Preference is given to projects that:

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Benefit the whole community

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Encourage more efficient use of community resources

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Demonstrate new approaches and techniques in the solution of community problems

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Promote cooperation and sharing among organizations, eliminating duplicated services

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Promote volunteer participation

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Strengthen management capabilities

Grants are not for:

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Individuals

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Administration costs

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Annual fund drives

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Establishing or adding to endowment funds

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Political activities

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Direct religious activities

Recipients 2019

Grant recipients Fund
Max Center for Performing Arts Society$5000 Pembina Education Society Community Fund
Senior Citizens Club of Drayton Valley $1930.00 Crisis Relief Fund
Pembina Crisis Connection Society $2000.00 Crisis Relief Fund
DV & District Community Learning Association $3,600.00 Pembina Education Society Enhancement Fund
Drayton Valley and District Historical Society $350.00 Pembina Education Society Continuing Adult Education Fund
Eagle Point Blue Rapids Park Council  $3800.00 Pembina Education Society Continuing Adult Education Fund
Pembina Nordic Ski Club $2,500.00 Local Projects Fund
Hearts for Lushoto $2,430.00 International Communities Fund
Awaso Canadian Academy Foundation $5,440.00 International Communities Fund
FMHS Blue and Gold Society $735.00 Youth Fund
Drayton Valley Minor Baseball $3801.50 Youth Fund and Terry Grinde Fund
Drayton Christen School Society
$4,500.00
Pembina Community Enhancement Fund

Drayton Valley Community Foundation is pleased to grant Awaso Academy $10,000.00 from our International Communities Fund.

Awaso Academy was established in Drayton Valley to support Father Paul Mensah’s dream of ending the cycle of poverty in his home village of Awaso, Ghana. They are accomplishing this by creating a private, independent, K-9 school that is open to all students regardless of gender, ethnicity, and faith. The school will help prepare Awaso children for higher education so they can ultimately compete for jobs within their chosen field.

We are pleased to provide funding for their Teacherage.