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We are pleased to announce that four community funders have come together to promote positive socio-emotional development among vulnerable children and youth by supporting high-quality  programming during out-of-school hours. Burns Memorial Fund, the City of Calgary (Community and Neighbourhood Services), the RBC Foundation and United Way of Calgary and Area are piloting a collaborative funders’ table and jointly issuing this Call for Letters of Intent for out-of-school programs.



Our next grant deadline is September 11, 2015.


Created as a trust by Senator Patrick Burns…

Burns Memorial Fund (BMF) works to enhance the education, health and well-being of young Calgarians.

Senator Burns was a prominent businessman and philanthropist who passed away in 1937. He left his legacy to the children of Calgary. Today, BMF carries on his work through three main funds that each have their own granting programs. For more information on the grants provided through these funds, check out the programs here.