Saddledome Foundation

Promoting amateur sport development and participation for Calgarians of all ages.


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The goal of the Amateur Sport Grant Committee at Parks Foundation Calgary (PFC) is to promote amateur sport development and enhance sport participation for Calgarians of all ages. Since its inception in 1985, the Amateur Sport Grant Committee has awarded more than $13 million worth of grants to over 500 sport related projects. The Amateur Sport Grant Committee is comprised of a group of committed volunteers who distribute the amateur sport funds in a fair and efficient manner.

The Amateur Sport Grant Program was created as part of the Saddledome Foundation’s establishment of an Olympic legacy from the operations of the Saddledome. The continued success of the program is possible through a joint community partnership with the Calgary Flames Hockey Club, The Saddledome Foundation, and Parks Foundation Calgary.

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In order to better serve our partners our grant will no longer act as a reimbursement grant. Parks Foundation Calgary will now pay project vendors directly to cover approved costs outlined in your Amateur Sport Grant application. In order for us to make this change, and ensure project success, we now require all successful applicants to apply to our Project Gift Administration (PGA) Program. For more information on the benefits of this program, you can visit the Project Gift Administration page.

*TIP: To avoid delays we encourage you to fill out and submit your Project Gift Administration application alongside your Amateur Sport Grant Application. 

Please review our updated Program Guidelines below for full details on our program changes.

The Amateur Sport Grant can be used for the development of new amateur sport facilities, expanding or renovating existing facilities or for purchasing sport-related equipment. Any organization, club, league, educational institution or group can apply if they:

  • Have been registered as a non-profit society for 3+ years
  • Have objectives and programs relating to amateur sport
  • Have not received an Amateur Sport Grant in the past 3 years

Grants can only be applied to portions of a major project that are sport-related. Funds cannot be used toward jerseys. Projects must be within Calgary Municipal boundaries or of benefit to Calgary athletes.

For the complete guidelines, please view the files listed below.

Amateur Sport Grant Guidelines

Privacy Policy

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Please contact Sara Stepa, Grant Program Manager at (403) 974-0747 or
to  discuss the project and eligibility prior to submitting an application.

Applications deadlines are:

  • January 15th
  • May 15th
  • October 15th

Applications are reviewed by the Amateur Sport Grant Committee and the process may take up to twelve weeks. This review could include a site visit or meeting with a committee member. After applications have been reviewed, the ASP Committee forwards its recommendations to the Parks Foundation Calgary Board of Governors for final ratification.

Two copies of your application are required upon submission; a completed electronic application and one hard-copy application. Please review the document checklist located in the application and ensure all documents are included prior to submission to avoid delays in your application.

Our application form can be found below.

Application Form - TIP. Make sure you download the form onto your computer before you start filling out the application.

Sample Application

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The Parks Foundation Calgary, the Saddledome Foundation, and the Calgary Flames Hockey Club appreciate receiving recognition of support for your organization’s initiative.

We ask that you contact the Grant Program Manager to discuss recognition prior to producing any items. Where space and cost allow, we request that both the Parks Foundation Flames logo and the Saddledome Foundation logo be represented. 

       Recognition Guidelines