COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Funding Requests

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is pleased to offer its support through financial grants to registered charitable organizations (as defined by the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency with a BN# that ends in RR0001) in Northern and Central Alberta, whose programs support education, health and wellness for youth.

Applications for financial grants are reviewed by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation's Board and allocated twice a year. Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Requests up to $5,000 must be submitted by November 1. These grants are distributed by December 31.
  • Requests in excess of $5,000 must be submitted by April 1. These grants are distributed by June 30.

Proposals for grants must be received by mail and should, at minimum, include:

  • Complete contact information and registered charitable number
  • Outline of organization's mission and mandate
  • Detailed project description including timeline
  • Measurable outcomes including how many people will benefit and the potential impact on the community
  • Exact funding amount requested and detailed budget for the project
  • Recognition opportunities for the EOCF

Requests should be mailed to:
Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
11230 - 110 Street
Edmonton, AB T5G 3H7

The following areas/groups are precluded from support by the EOCF:

  • Minor sport associations and teams
  • Organizations not located in Northern or Central Alberta
  • Sponsorship of events
  • Prizing or giveaways
  • Religious or fraternal organizations
  • Individuals
  • Political causes or candidates
  • Advertising
  • Endowment funds
  • Third party fundraising - defined as an event put on by one community group or organization for the benefit of another group or charitable organization
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Capital Projects (such as Playgrounds)

How will I know if my request has been accepted?

Organizations will be contacted by telephone if their requests is approved and by mail if it is not. Please do not call to follow up on your requests as we are unable to provide status updates.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Established in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) continues the Oilers legacy of giving back by contributing its unique resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the communities of Northern Alberta.  Led by a dedicated community Board of Directors, the EOCF has developed a number of programs and partnerships that target those who need it most.

The EOCF raises its funds through a variety of fundraising initiatives that take place during Oilers home games and the generous contributions of Oilers fans and friends.

The Foundation gives back in excess of $1 million annually to charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada whose programs support education and health and wellness for youth throughout Oil Country.
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