Werklund Foundation


How do I apply for a grant?

Please click on the Application section of our website where you will find the application guidelines and instructions to complete an initial expression of interest for your charity. Please ensure that your charity meets the guidelines and is eligible for a Foundation grant.

What is the difference between an Expression of Interest and a Full Application?

We invite charities to submit an expression of interest with a short description of the charity to ensure that grant applicants meet the funding requirements and to ensure alignment with the mission of the Foundation.  We expect that full grant applications will take time to write and as such, we will only invite applicants that meet our requirements to submit a full application.  Full grant applications will include detailed information on the charity and the program(s) requiring funding.

How much should I ask for?

The Werklund Foundation has given grants as small as $100 and as large as $2M. You should ask for the amount of money you genuinely need.  That said, in recent years the most common amounts approved have been between $5,000 and $25,000.

Does the Foundation provide multi-year grants?

Yes, long-term partnerships will be considered.

When do you provide grant funding?

The Foundation will only consider funding for Applications received by August 31st. Shortlisted Applications will be considered by the Foundation Donation Committee in November and decisions communicated to all applicants by December 1st. Funds will be distributed before year-end.

How often can our organization apply?

The Werklund Foundation does not have a set rule about how frequently we will grant to the same charity.

Do you provide funding outside your core mandate?

Members of the Werklund family are provided with the opportunity to donate to charities of their choice that are personally meaningful to them.  As such, a small amount of funding dollars are provided to charities outside of the Foundation’s mandate, but will not be considered by the donation committee.

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

The Werklund Foundation will only consider applicants that have a Canada Revenue Agency charitable registration.

About Us
David Werklund

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."

~ Napoleon Hill
4500, 400 - 3rd Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 4H2
Werklund Foundation
Telephone: 403.231.6545
Fax: 403.231.6549