The Allard Foundation
Each and every one of us can make a difference in our community. Indeed, we all contribute in our own ways. It is for this very reason and with much pride that the Allard Foundation exists.The vision and caring of one man — our founder — Dr. Charles Allard has made an enormous and lasting impact on our community. Dr. Allard was determined to create an organization that would enhance, enrich and build a strong community specifically through support of health, education, family and arts programs.
The Allard Foundation started with a $500,000 endowment and has grown generously ever since through investment income and family donations. It exists in perpetuity. Dr. Allard incorporated the Allard Foundation as a private entity on November 16, 1978.
MissionThe Allard Foundation exists for the sole purpose of making Edmonton and Alberta a better place with funding advancing health, education, family and arts programs.
Planting The SeedThe Allard Foundation is a private family foundation which supports charities in Western Canada primarily in Edmonton and Alberta.
If your project / proposal meets the Allard Foundation’s philosophy, current priorities and funding availability, our foundation can help your project grow. We review applications every six to eight weeks to determine how to distribute funding. There are no specific deadlines for grant submissions. Our fiscal year begins January 1 and ends on December 31.
A four–person board of directors, made up family members and a representative from the community, guides the Allard Foundation. The board reviews each application on an individual basis with no set minimum or maximum grants. On average, grants awarded range between $1,000 and $10,000.
Your organization must meet these basic requirements. It must:
- have been established for a minimum of one year
- have a specific project or event
- be actively fundraising in the community
- be registered or incorporated under either the Societies Act of Alberta, the Special Act of the Alberta Legislature, be a registered charity or fall under the Special Act of the Parliament of Canada.
Your written submission must include:
- a brief history of your organization
- a name, address, phone number, email address and contact for your organization
- a description of the project / program for which you are requesting grant funds