(up to $25,000 each; $75,000 available in total) — For community non-profit and local grassroots organization's anti-racism initiatives that have received approved funding and require some matching contribution.
Centre For Intellectual Excellence Ltd. will bring together professional experts, educators, community leaders, government officials and corporate CEOs in a three-day workshop to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion best practices.
Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation will support the Indigenous Cultural Partnership, which is a collaboration between the Lois Hole Hospital for Women and Indigenous-led organizations in Edmonton.
Sisters Dialogue Inc. will create an awareness campaign to foster understanding and create safe spaces for reflection, connections, and healing with Muslim women and girls.
(up to $15,000 each; $150,000 available in total) — For local grassroots organizations working on anti-racism activities and actions that address barriers to participation, promote healing and/or reconciliation, illuminate and combat systemic and structural racism, and support sustaining developmental change.
Focas: Foundation For Oromian Culture Education And Art Services will focus on direct anti-racism advocacy and development of resilience against racism and discrimination in newcomer and immigrant children and youth.
Standing Together (Fiscal agent: YWCA) organized a commemorative walk for survivors and inter-generational survivors of Canada’s residential schools on September 30, 2022
Urji Women Support Association Of Edmonton will create a weekly sharing circle for Black Muslim women.
Alberta Workers Association for Research and Education will create a safe accessible space for Spanish-speaking women who are undocumented to learn about issues related to employment, rights, access to City resources, and training.
Stop Race-Based Hate (Fiscal agent: John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights) will expand Stop Race-Based Hate, a free online tool that aims to educate and empower people to speak out against racism.
Above Your Service will support Indigenous elders and knowledge keepers in teaching people experiencing homelessness about ceremonies such as smudging and storytelling.
Indo-Canadian Women’s Association of Edmonton will provide a facilitated session and tour of the Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park for Indo-Canadian Women’s Association of Edmonton's membership, staff, volunteers and stakeholders.
The Anti-racism Grants Program has four funding streams:
The deadline for applications has now passed. Grant applications are no longer being accepted at this time.
1. Youth Activation Grant
Grant amount: Up to $1000 each | $25,000 of total funds available
To be used by youth (13-24 years of age) to activate & animate anti-racism initiatives, grassroots organizing & community action.
Youth Activation Grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis.
Youth activation grant applications must demonstrate the following:
Youth aged 13 to 24 were involved with the development of the proposal and youth aged 13 to 24 will implement the project. Projects developed and led by BIPOC youth will be given preference.
Projects delivered by youth must be supported by a fiscal agent/supporting organization whose primary mandate includes supporting youth activities. Projects must demonstrate how youth will be empowered to lead and implement the project. Fiscal agents/supporting organizations are responsible for financial accountability and reporting requirements.
2. Project Ready Matching Grant
Grant Amount: Up to $25,000 each | $75,000 of total funds available
To be used by community non-profit and local grassroots organizations for anti-racism initiatives that have received approved funding and require some matching contribution.
3. Local Anti-racism Capacity Building/Innovation Grant
Grant Amount: Up to $15,000/each | $150,000 of total funds available
Focused on local grassroots organizations working on anti-racism activities and actions that address barriers to participation, promote healing and/or reconciliation, illuminate and combat systemic and structural racism, and support sustaining developmental change.
4. Local Community Participatory Action Research Grant
Grant Amount: up to $25,000/each | $50,000 of total funds available
To be used by communities impacted by racism to support community-led research activities that address local issues and concerns specific to them.
Time and labour provided towards preparation of funding application
Endowments, charitable donations, bursaries, developing business cases or proposals for funding, donor recognition, gifts (with the exception of gifts for Indigenous protocols), gift cards, prizes, awards, alcohol, expenditures for or time and labour provided towards ground breaking, openings and participant travel, participant accommodations, and participant per diems. If participant travel and accommodations are a significant barrier to involvement in the project, an exception may be granted by contacting the Grant Program Administrators.
Capital and facility upgrades, renovations and construction.
Debt reduction, financing charges and/or interest payments on loans, retroactive expenses incurred prior to application submission dates.
Administrative costs and fees that exceed more than 65% of the total project costs (e.g. legal fees, accounting/booking fees, bank/financing related charges, ongoing operational expenses such as rent/lease payments and facility maintenance, etc.)
Direct government lobbying or partisan political activities (i.e. activities related to advocacy must demonstrate non-partisan approaches)
All projects must be supported by an eligible fiscal agent/supporting organization. Individuals (youth applicants, for example) can partner with a fiscal agent/supporting organization that will be responsible for all financial accountability and reporting requirements.
Yes; however, the project must address a BIPOC community identified need and demonstrate BIPOC community involvement. Higher priority will be given to projects facilitated by organizations that can demonstrate that they are BIPOC-led and/or have the involvement of partner organizations from other diverse communities in the development, delivery and follow up of their projects. Higher priority will also be given to organizations that have an operating budget under $250,000/year and have not received prior City of Edmonton funding.
Youth Activation Grant applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within approximately three weeks. For example, if an applicant submits their Youth Activation Grant application on June 5, they will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately three weeks later on June 26. Applicants to all other funding streams will be notified of the outcome of their application in November.
Yes; however, higher priority will be given to organizations that have not received prior City of Edmonton funding. Lower priority will be given to organizations that receive ongoing funding from the City of Edmonton and organizations with operational/programme budgets supported through other governmental systems and structures.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the grant most appropriate for their initiative based on the intended outcomes of the project. The City of Edmonton is now accepting applications for one-time Anti-racism Community Safety Funding Program that range in scope from $150,000 - $250,000. Expressions of Interest are due by August 24, 2022.