Entry form found HERE.


All Calgarians deserve safe, interactive, and fun outdoor spaces to play and build connections. Parks Foundation Calgary created the Building Communities (BC) Program with this vision in mind and has been supporting it since 2009.
Our goal is to inspire community leaders to create change
and build capacity within our Calgary communities.


To celebrate the efforts of community volunteers and their vision for a better community, Parks Foundation Calgary is excited to announce a special funding round! With the support of Pembina Pipeline Corporation we’re pleased to announce the ENERGIZE AWARDS, providing $50,000 to support community projects, to be awarded this September at ParksFest. This fun-filled, family event will invite people from every quadrant to learn about ten community-led projects and vote for their three favourites.

 Parks Foundation Calgary will be selecting the TEN community projects who will be eligible to win
one of three ENERGIZE AWARDS as presented below.

GOLD -  $25,000
SILVER - $15,000
BRONZE - $10,000

ENERGIZE AWARDS will be awarded and voted on by Calgarians
and announced at the ParksFest event!


To enter for the ENERGIZE AWARDS
fill out your project’s entry form found HERE.
Deadline to enter is March 27th, 2019!

(You can also email: to receive the entry form via email)

Continue reading for contest details and project eligibility.


  • Entry forms must be submitted by 1:00pm on March 27th, 2019

  • Ten projects will be selected at the Parks Foundation Calgary Annual General Meeting on April 10th, 2019 to be eligible for one of three Energize Awards

  • A digital-storytelling video will be produced for each of the ten community projects

  • Calgarians who attend ParksFest will vote for their top three community projects who will be awarded one of the three Energize Awards

  • Building Communities grant recipients are eligible to participate and win an Energize Award providing the project has not yet been completed by event day.

project eligibility 

  • Project is related to parks, community green spaces or playgrounds; sports related projects are ineligible

  • Project is expected to be complete by December 31,  2020

  • Project is located within the City of Calgary municipal boundaries

  • Organization has a current Project Gift Administration account with Parks Foundation Calgary

  • Organization is available to attend the ParksFest event on September 21st, 2019

  • Organization is willing to participate in a digital-storytelling video

  • Organization will provide a volunteer opportunity related to the project for the Award funder ie. playground build day

  • Organization must provide onsite recognition, upon project completion for Parks Foundation Calgary and the Award funder

  • Minimum total project budget is $50,000 

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