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Act Local Grants

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Act Local Grants

When a First Calgary Financial branch is in your neighbourhood – your community is stronger because of it. Let’s help you kick start your community initiative, in any way we can!


The Act Local branch giving program is designed to support grassroots projects and events making an impact in local neighbourhoods surrounding our branches.

  • Sponsorships and donation requests between $100 - $4,000.
  • Applications accepted from non-profit organization, societies, charities, schools, cooperatives, and social enterprises.
  • Branch teams are empowered to make decisions locally, based on the unique needs of their local communities
  • Reviewed at ongoing basis by nearby branches between November - August


Preference is given to initiatives that:

  • Provide an opportunity for our staff to get involved beyond writing a cheque
  • Provide opportunity for brand recognition
  • Directly support neighbourhood projects around our branches

Who is NOT eligible?

  • Specific political parties
  • Specific religious causes
  • Capital campaigns
  • Debt Repayment
  • Infrastructure costs
  • Individual sports teams
  • Fundraisers for individuals
  • Larger regional initiatives - with the Act Local program being focused on grassroots neighbourhood based projects, larger scope city-wide projects should be directed to the Community Grants program




?Did You Know

In 2017:

  • Over $480,000 donated
  • Calgary-based organizations supported
  • 1,300 Calgarians impacted