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The City of Edmonton Community Investment Operating Grant program provides operating assistance to Edmonton's non-profit organizations whose activities benefit citizens of Edmonton.


Note: Many City of Edmonton grant applications have moved to online submissions.

You will need your City of Edmonton Grants Account ID and registered organization or applicant email to apply. If you do not know your account ID please complete the Account ID request form and someone will contact you within 2 business days.

Have you already started an application? Search for your application so you do not have to start over.

Need to start a new application? Start a brand new application.  


Your organization’s primary mandate must fall under one of the following:

  • Social Services - social programs and activities that help Edmontonians to strengthen personal or community life.
  • Multicultural - promote individual and group relations, in which ethnic, racial, religious and language similarities and differences are valued, respected and shared.
  • Recreation/Amateur Sport - those activities and experiences in which individuals choose to participate in their leisure time, such as: athletic, physical, historical, cultural, social and intellectual activities.

As well, your organization must:

  • Be a not-for-profit organization registered for at least a year
  • Have the majority of its participants living in Edmonton
  • Provide direct ongoing programs and services that improve quality of life primarily for Edmontonians
  • Accomplish an adequate level of activity to merit a grant
  • Address the CIOG priorities and guidelines through their programs and services
  • Have open membership except for valid program factors (for example - age)
  • Use the grant to further the applicant’s mandate as outlined in its constitutional documents
  • Demonstrate sound board and financial governance practices. Examples of unsound governance practices could include having a board member also in a paid staff role within the organization, lack of financial controls / review
  • Demonstrate initiative and success in generating diverse sources of funding
  • Submit application and required documents by the deadline
  • Have year-end financial statements that follow generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit organizations

Application Forms

The 2018 Community Investment Operating Grant Applications are now available. The application deadline is October 13, 2017, at 11:59pm.

Have you already started an application? Search for your application so you do not have to start over.

Need to start a new application? Start a brand new application.

Community Investment Operating Grant (CIOG) Guide

Please complete the following attachments and include them in your online application.

2018 Application Form (Part B) - Budget

2018 Application Form (Part C) - EFT Form

CIOG Information Sessions

Information sessions will not be held this year. If you have any questions regarding how to fill out your application, please contact the grants office at 780-496-4933 or email

Grant Allocation

Eligible organizations may receive up to 25% of their eligible operating expenses of the previous fiscal year. The maximum grant award will not exceed $20,000.

Grant awards are calculated by a formula taking into account the amount in the grant budget, the number of applicants, and the eligible operating expenses of the applicants.

Grant Program Priorities & Guidelines

Priorities and Guidelines

Past Community Investment Operating Grant Recipients

2016 Community Investment Operating Grant recipients

2015 Community Investment Operating Grant recipients

2014 Community Investment Operating Grant recipients

2013 Community Investment Operating Grant recipients

2012 Community Investment Operating Grant recipients
2011 Community Investment Operating Grant recipients
2010 Community Investment Operating Grant recipients

For More Information

Title Community Grants Office


Fax 780-577-3525

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