Is your community organization seeking grant funding? Brazeau County’s webpage lists funding opportunities categorized by Grants, Foundations and Corporate Donations. For more information on the different categories and their funding sources, please see below.
If your organization would like to discuss funding opportunities, please contact Jodi Beniuk, Municipal and Community Grants Coordinator at or 780-542-7777. Assistance is available to research funding opportunities relevant to your organization, and to provide support through the application, budget and reporting processes.
See below for funding opportunities organized by type.
Grants are non-repayable funds disbursed by grant makers, most often a government department, corporation, foundation or trust. Grantees are most often, but not always, not-for-profit entities, charities, individuals, businesses or educational institutions.
A foundation is a non-governmental entity that is established as a not-for-profit corporation or charitable trust with the principal purpose of making grants. Foundations provide funding opportunities primarily to registered charities and registered not-for-profit organizations.
A corporate donation refers to a financial contribution made by a corporation to another organization that furthers the contributor’s own objectives. Not all corporate donations require community organizations to be registered not-for-profit or registered charities.
This edition of the Grants Spotlight features two energy efficiency initiatives: the Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition program and Energy Efficiency Alberta.
The Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) program offered through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) program provides funding to non-profit and volunteer-based organizations in Alberta to obtain detailed energy audits and energy management plans (EMPs). NEET covers 100% of the costs up to a maximum of $12,000 for energy audits and energy management plans. NEET is a transition facilitation program that will help set the stage for non-profit organizations to take early action to plan for energy efficiency improvements and position them to participate effectively in existing and future Energy Efficiency Alberta programs.
Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) offers up to $100,000 per site ID for EEA certified energy efficient retrofits such as lighting, heating, water heating measures, etc. This grant, unlike many, is retro-active up to 3 months. This means, if you have recently installed energy efficient items within the last 3 months, you can still apply for the grant and receive funding. Please note, retrofits must utilize EEA certified products. A list of certified products can be found on their webpage.
For more information about the NEET and EEA programs, a list of certified EEA products, or information on additional grant funding your organization may be eligible for, please contact Jodi Beniuk, Municipal and Community Grants Coordinator, at or (780) 542-7777.