Rural Communities Foundation Grant Program


Relevent Country: Canada

Applications are now open for the UFA Rural Communities Foundation Grant Program to improve the sustainability of farmers and ranchers in Alberta by improving access to funding for educational, recreational and cultural facilities and programs in their communities.

The UFA’s Rural Communities Foundation Grants support projects that:

  • Align with one of the three funding categories of Recreational, Educational Events and Activities, or Cultural Facilities and Programs;
  • Enrich the rural life of agricultural, farming and ranching community members who live within 200 km of a UFA location;
  • Represent a capital project that can be completed within two years;
  • Are planned to be available and accessible for community use;
  • Have a demonstrated need and show positive impact within the community; and
  • Do not duplicate existing services.
  • Applications must be completed in full to be considered for a Grant. Grant recipients must provide the opportunity for permanent signage of UFA RCF to be placed at or near the project.

Funding Information

  • A minimum of $10,000 up to a maximum of $100,00 will be awarded to the successful applicant(s).

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Organizations operating within the province of Alberta, including:

  • Federal charitable organizations registered with Canada Revenue Agency (must have valid registration number);
  • Non-profit entities formed under the Alberta Society Act or similar legislation;
  • Canadian-based non-profit organizations partnered with a Canadian municipal government that will accept the Grant on the Applicant’s behalf; or
  • Community service-oriented co-operative formed under the Cooperatives Act (Alberta) or similar).