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Donors' Guide to Granting

"Downtown Corridor" by Calgary-based artist, Amy Dryer

Guidelines for Recommending Donor Advised Grants


For full details on recommending grants for Donor Advised Funds, download DONORS'€™ GUIDE TO GRANTING.

We encourage you to use our secure, online DonorCentral service to make your grant recommendations.

When to grant (Donor Advised Endowment Funds)
Grant recommendations can be submitted at any time during our fiscal year between April 1st and February 28th. Grants are processed twice a month, all year long.

Our Calendar:

AprilAmounts available to grant calculated 
May - June      Confirmation of amounts available to grant for the fiscal year sent to Fund Contacts
February 28Deadline for grant recommendations for the current fiscal year


Who can receive grants?

Qualified Donees primarily include:
  • Registered Canadian charities 
  • Registered Canadian amateur athletic associations
  • Certain universities outside of Canada
  • Canadian municipal, provincial, territorial and federal governments

Discovering what matters to you
It can take time to find the causes that matter to you most and discover the organizations that are making meaningful impacts in those areas. Searching a range of resources is the best way to get the full picture of who is doing what, and how effectively they are doing it.

Calgary Foundation resources:

Additional resources: