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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Muttart ED honoured by Carleton University
June 06, 2017

On June 13, Carleton University awarded an honourary Doctorate of Laws degree to Muttart Foundation Executive Director, Bob Wyatt. For the presentation of the degree and Wyatt’s speech to graduates, click here.

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Foundation supports current Lobbyists Act
March 03, 2017

The Muttart Foundation’s Board Directors is encouraging the government to maintain the current exemption to the Lobbyists Act that is enjoyed by charities and other public-good not-for-profits.  The Foundation does not see any reason for the changes proposed that would eliminate that exemption for any organization that has more than four staff.  For a copy…

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Muttart Releases New Report – Engaging Alberta Municipal Level Government in Support of Early Learning and Care
February 02, 2017

The Muttart Foundation has prepared the current discussion paper. Through a review of the role of municipal level governments in supporting early learning and care, this paper presents arguments and raises questions on the possible roles Alberta municipal level governments might play, and the responsibilities they might take on, to advance the public management, planning and delivery of services.

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Who We Are

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