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System-Wide Awards

What We Support

EducationMatters funds programs and awards that are as diverse as the students in public education.

Some develop leadership skills and encourage students to become civic-minded. Others introduce new ways of learning and give students with special needs opportunities to fulfill their potential. While others address literacy, career and life skills development, the arts, or mental wellness.

There are rising expectations of public education to meet the demands of our ever-changing world. Your donations help fund non-core educational enhancements that enrich public education, helping students succeed.

We work closely with the Calgary Board of Education, community leaders in Calgary’s education sector, and our grants committee to review and evaluate programs for funding support. We give priority to programs that are innovative, address critical needs, have system-wide potential and that really make a difference.

Our annual grants are awarded to programs that address:

  • Math & Literacy Initiatives
  • Financial & Basic Needs
  • Educational Technology & STEM Education
  • The Arts
  • Special Needs
  • Career, Health, & Life Skills

We currently manage over 160 endowment and flow-through funds with an endowment portfolio of over $5 million. EducationMatters also manages and supports over 100 student awards.  For more information on EducationMatters visit our resources page.