OVERVIEW

The Calgary Flames Foundation supports charitable organizations in southern Alberta working to bring positive change to the lives of southern Albertans. We are proud to partner and support over 75 different charities in our community through impactful and unique programming on an annual basis.

During the 2020-21 season, the Calgary Flames Foundation donated more than $5 million to 70 charitable organizations in southern Alberta. Since inception in 1983, the Flames Foundation has donated over $50 million to our community.

Prior to submitting your request please consult the eligibility and/or contact a member of our Foundation staff to discuss eligibility. This program supports initiatives under three main pillars of health and wellness, education and grassroots sports with an emphasis on youth. Grants come in a variety of sizes depending on the scope and scale of project or program —list of past beneficiaries is available below.

The Calgary Flames Foundation is investing in Play! Whilst we provide funding to a broad scope of programs and charities that support our community, due to the recent volume of applications priority and funding emphasis will be given to applications that are using sport, movement, activity and play to benefit the lives of the population they charity works with. Calgary Flames Foundation support prioritizing programs for youth.

ELIGIBILITY

The grant program can only accept applications from CRA registered charities. Please visit the Canada Revenue Agency’s Charities Listings website to determine whether your organization is a qualified charity, link is below.

https://apps.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/hacc/srch/pub/dsplyBscSrch?request_locale=en

The Calgary Flames Foundation appreciate the support of the Flames 50-50 program. All funds raised through the 50-50 is distributed under the guidance, rules and regulations of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. Successful applicants will be required to complete an AGLC form in order to gain this approval from the AGLC.

If you are successful in receiving funding please note you will be unable to apply for two years from the date you received funding. Should you be unsure if you are within the two years or original funding please contact a member of our foundation staff.


COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

Option 1: Step 1 – Eligibility

In this step you will assess the eligibility of your application, ensure it fits under one or more of the pillars and identify your CRA number and AGLC identification number. You must complete Step 1 in order to move your application to Step 2.

Option 1: Step 2 – Application, online

In this step you will describe your program/initiative, inclusive of program descriptions, financials, impact reporting and analytics.


DEADLINES

January 28, 2022
April 29, 2022
July 15, 2022
October 31, 2022

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In partnership with the Parks Foundation, the goal of the Amateur Sport Grant Program is to promote sport development and enhance sport participation for Calgarians of all ages. The program supports capital projects that provide significant benefit to the continuation and enrichment of sport. Eligible organizations, based in Calgary, can apply for grants for new sports facilities, expanding or improving existing facilities, or purchasing sport-related equipment.

To learn more and apply for the Amateur Sport Grant, visit: www.parksfdn.com/amateur-sport-grant

2022 Deadlines to apply: February 1st, May 1st, October 1st

The Amateur Sport Grant Program was created to provide an Olympic legacy from the operations of the Saddledome. The continued success of the program is made possible through a joint community partnership with the Calgary Flames Hockey Club, the Saddledome Foundation, and Parks Foundation Calgary. Since the inception of the Amateur Sport Grant Program, we have awarded more than $15 million dollars to over 560 groups in Calgary.

If you are currently looking for funding for a signature project or capital campaign or looking for funding over $50,000 please contact a member of the foundation directly for more information. To do so, visit HERE.

The Calgary Flames Hockey Club is very active in fulfilling donation requests from charitable and non-profit organizations to assist with their fundraising efforts. Every year the Calgary Flames Hockey Club helps raise thousands of dollars for charities that benefit through the donation of items for auctions.

Charities and non-profit organizations that are interested in requesting a donation must fill out a donation request form. Please note that the request must be submitted no less than five weeks in advance of the event.

To submit a request please send an e-mail to: customerservice@calgaryflames.com.

WHICH ORGANIZATIONS DO WE SUPPORT?

The Calgary Flames Hockey Club supports registered and not-for-profit groups throughout Calgary and Central & Southern Alberta. Due to the volume of requests received, the Calgary Flames will donate directly to a “parent” charitable organization rather than to events that help in support of that charity (For example, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, but a donation will not be made to an event held in support of the Canadian Cancer Society). In addition, we are unable to accommodate requests for families or individuals.

While the Calgary Flames recognizes their commitment to charitable concerns in our community, the volume of donation requests we receive on an annual basis has required us to limit the amount of donation requests we fulfill.

Although our policies allow us to be generous with our donations, submitting a request does not guarantee your organization will receive a donation. In an attempt to help the greatest number of people, the Calgary Flames are only able to donate one item per year to organizations that are selected. Please note due to the limited availability of seating at Calgary Flames home games, requests for game tickets will not be available for donation purposes.

RECENT DONATIONS

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Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary
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Educational Partnership FDN
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YouQuest
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Alberta Cancer Foundation
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STARS
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Canada Sports Hall of Fame
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Autism Asperger’s Society
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Variety Children’s Charity
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Carya (Calgary Family Services)
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I Can For Kids
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Breaking Free Foundation
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Starlight Children’s Foundation
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Spirit North
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Canadian Cancer Society
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Calgary Children’s Advocacy
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Cerebral Palsy Association
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Emma Maternity House
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Believe in Gold
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My Best Friend’s Closet (via MGC)
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Women’s Emergency Shelter
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Muscular Dystrophy Canada
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Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families
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Rotary Foundation
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Big Brothers Big Sisters
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Deaf and Hear Alberta
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Calgary Southwest Communities
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Between Friends
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Drop In Centre Calgary
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Mustard Seed
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Dogs With Wings
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Sonshine Children’s Centre
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Discovery House
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McMan Youth Family Services
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The Terry Fox Foundation
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Bridges Community Living
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Canadian Red Cross (Fort Mac)
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Fast and Female
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Helping Families Handle Cancer
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Aspire Special Needs
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Kids Up Front
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Impact Society
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Calgary Police Foundation
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ManVan – Prostate Cancer
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WellSpring Calgary
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Safe Haven Foundation
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Unlocking Potential Foundation
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Redcliff Youth Centre
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Hopsice Calgary
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Ups and Downs
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Two Wheel View
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Hull Services

The Calgary Flames Foundation mission is to support initiatives that bring positive change to the lives of Southern Albertans. The Flames Foundation is committed to supporting education, health and wellness, and grassroots sports.