How to Apply

Grant Application Process Overview     

  • Please start by reviewing objects and funding policies of the Foundation, as well as the general grant evaluation criteria which will help assess the fit of your proposal with the Foundation’s objects.

  • Once you have reviewed the information on the Foundation’s website and reviewed the general grant evaluation criteria (see link above), you must have a discussion about the proposal with a Grants Coordinator.

  • If it is determined that your project or program appears to be a fit with ALF’s objects and priorities, the Grants Coordinator will send you a copy of the application forms.

  • The application must be submitted via email by noon on the application deadline date (please see the instructions page on the application for further details). Board meeting dates and application deadlines are available on the home page of the Foundation website.

  • Foundation staff will provide feedback on the draft.

  • The application is finalized and submitted for review and decision by the Alberta Law Foundation Board of Directors. The final application must be received by noon on the application date.

  • Staff can assist with the application process but the funding decision rests with the Board of Directors. 

  • Following the ALF Board Meeting, a decision letter will be forwarded to the applicant. If the funding is approved, a disbursement and reporting schedule will be arranged. It is the responsibility of the grantee to submit all reports at agreed intervals. At the end of the grant period, a final report must be submitted together with a financial statement and a refund of any surplus funds due to the Foundation.

  • Any departure from the stated objectives, activities, budget or timelines, or any change in key personnel during the period of the grant must be promptly discussed with the Grants Coordinator and may require the approval of the Foundation Board of Directors.

For further detail about what the Foundation will fund, please refer to the ALF Funding Policies.



(Page last updated June 30, 2017 (JK))