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Education Grants

We fund innovative public education enhancement programs to help Calgary Board of Education (CBE) students. Program Grants typically range from $1,000 to $25,000.

Support may be given to pilot programs, ongoing programs or one-time initiatives and an entire program OR a key element of a program may receive funding. These programs should have a direct impact on CBE students and preference will be given to programs/initiatives that are sustainable and adapted to a very broad student population. Certain training, fees, equipment and supply costs may receive funding, but general operating costs will not be supported.

Important Notes

  • Funding is not guaranteed.
  • Grants are awarded based on available grant dollars and the program’s/project’s alignment with EducationMatters’ mission & mandate.
  • For reporting purposes, applicants should establish a baseline (or beginning reference point) of information that can be used for comparison when evaluating the overall impact and success of the program/project.
  • Additional funding for the same program will be considered but program managers are encouraged to develop a plan of support beyond our initial grant.

Reporting Responsibilities

Successful grantees are required to provide a final report outlining the program outcomes and how the grant was spent. This report will assist us in:

  • Understanding the impact of the grant and the project/program on the school/organization, students and the community
  • Appreciating the grantee’s experience
  • Providing accountability – a crucial component for our donors
  • Responsibilities of the grantee are laid out in EducationMatters’ Final Report Guidelines.

Failure to provide a final report will prevent the grantee (school/organization) from receiving future grants from EducationMatters.