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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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 Submission on Political Activities Consultation
December 12, 2016

The Canada Revenue Agency is consulting with Canadians about the rules governing political activities by registered charities.  The Muttart Foundation’s submission can be seen here. Submission Final

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$1-Million Grant to Edmonton Public Library
December 12, 2016

The Muttart Foundation has announced a $1-million grant to support renovations to the main branch of the Edmonton Public Library. Read the library’s new release here. Graffiti Open House Media Release

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Max Bell Foundation Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Public Policy Training Institute
October 10, 2016

Canadian charities have a long history of helping to inform and shape public policy at municipal, provincial, and federal levels.  For many, it’s a key strategy for advancing their missions. Whether your organization has experience in public policy advocacy or is relatively new to the field, this extraordinary professional development opportunity will help you improve….

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Who We Are

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