The Muttart Foundation is a private foundation which supports charities in Canada, primarily in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Strengthening the Charitable Sector

The Muttart Foundation believes that Canada is best served through a strong, independent and interconnected voluntary sector. It also believes that foundations and other funders can help ensure the sector maintains and gains strength.

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Early Childhood Education and Care

The Early years of a child’s life provide the foundation for development. A healthy birth, a nurturing home environment, and caring and supportive communities are critical in helping every child reach their full potential.

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What We Do

Charitable Activites

The Foundation undertakes and funds its own program activities and initiatives. The Foundation does not seek external applications in respect to this work.

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Granting Programs

Funding under the Bursary and Training programs is available to social service charities and early childhood education and care charities.

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Publications

The Foundation is pleased to assist the charitable sector by providing various publications that relate to the information needs of the sector.

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Recent News

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City Seeks Proposals for MacEwan West
June 06, 2016

The City of Edmonton has issued a request for expressions of interest, aimed at those non-profit organizations that are interested in acquiring space in the MacEwan West campus.  The space is expected to become available in late 2017. The city is addressing the request to “non-profit organizations that align with the vision of creating an…

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The Muttart Foundation and seven of its private foundation colleagues call for federal support and leadership in the area of early childhood education.
August 08, 2015

At the end of June, 2015, the Muttart Foundation and seven of its private foundation colleagues jointly authored a letter calling for federal support and leadership in the area of early childhood education. The letter was sent to the leaders of the federal parties and has been published in regional newspapers across Canada. The letter…

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Muttart Releases New Report – Advancing the Educational Preparation and Professional Development of Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Workforce
December 12, 2014

The Muttart Foundation has prepared the current discussion paper to begin the process of rethinking how the Alberta early childhood education and care workforce might best be developed to meet the needs of children and their families. The paper considers the knowledge, skills and competencies early childhood educators (including certificated teachers) require to deliver high-quality…

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Who We Are

The Muttart Foundation was incorporated as a private charitable foundation in 1953 by Merrill and Gladys Muttart.