Helping Calgary’s communities realize their dreams.


Every project has it's own complexity,
and we are here to help you every step of the process

This process has been so much easier due to the help and constant support provided by the Parks Foundation Calgary. They were there for support with the funding information and keeping all the accounting in one place which was a relief considering the scope of the work that we did with the one CFEP grant. They recommended the architect grant when we were struggling with how to accomplish the one naturalization project. They helped us get volunteers and were there for us to help navigate this long and sometimes confusing project but thanks to them we turned out 5 project sites in two years and they look amazing!
— Hawkwood Community


At Parks Foundation Calgary, we create parks through partnerships with communities.

We directly impact many communities in the city through the support of playground, sport and park projects and recognize the valuable role that citizen-led initiatives play in creating healthy and vibrant communities. We know that many community organizations are volunteer-driven and may not have the capacity, experience or expertise to manage the financial transactions of a project. To that end, our Project Gift Administration program supports communities by providing the following services:

  • Opening a unique account for each approved project

  • Receiving donations on behalf of the project and issuing tax receipts for eligible donations

  • Processing payments for approved invoices for the project

  • Providing financial reports for the project upon request

Project Gift Administration is offered at no cost to organizations initiating projects with budgets of $1 million dollars or less.

For organizations undertaking projects valued at more than $1 million dollars or those interested in establishing an endowment fund, the project will be subject to an administration allocation. Please contact our office to discuss prior to applying.

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There have been a variety of community-led projects approved for project gift administration over the years. Some types of projects include: playgrounds, schoolyard naturalization, public park murals, community gardens and community recreation facilities.

To be considered for Project Gift Administration your group must be a non-profit organization and submit a completed application form with all the necessary documentation.

For the complete guidelines and more information, please view the files listed below.

Project Gift Administration Guidelines

Privacy Policy

Tax Receipt

Are you also looking for more information on fundraising - how and where to start? Check out this handy guide:

Fundraising Ideas & Tips

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Application Process

For projects in the initial stages of planning, you may want to consider applying for a Conceptual Drawing Grant

Step 1: Complete an application form and ensure the mandatory documents are included.

Step 2: The application is then presented to the Parks Foundation Calgary Board of Governors for approval.

Step 3: Once approved, the organization will receive a detailed package to be reviewed and signed.

Step 4: The organization will return the signed documents to Parks Foundation Calgary along with a cheque for $2,500 in order to open an account for the project. **This is not a project fee charged by Parks Foundation Calgary. All funds deposited into the project account can be contributed to the project.

Should you have any questions about this service or process, please contact Sara Stepa at (403)974-0747,, Dolores Sakauye at (403)974-0753,, or Steve Duncan at (403)974-0752,

Our detailed application form can be found below.

Application Form

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