Burns Memorial Fund (BMF) provides grants to Calgary agencies working with low-income children and youth (under 21 years of age) in the areas of health, education and recreation. Applicants must be registered charities. Funded programs must align with at least one of the following three goals:
Each child is healthy, safe and has access to optimal health care
Each child is ready for school, experiences success in school and graduates
Each child has the opportunity to participate in recreational activities which help them to discover their talents and develop their full potential
Most Community Grants are under $15,000. These grants usually support one-time projects, program supplies, seed or start-up activities, capital costs and other similar endeavors. BMF occasionally makes multi-year commitments to small start-up projects.
There are two grant deadlines: the second Friday of May and the second Friday of October. Time-sensitive applications may be accepted throughout the year.
All applicants are asked to contact the Executive Director, Michelle Clarke, prior to making an application. Phone number: (403) 234-9396, ext. 4 or
Information on some of our past grant recipients can be viewed here.