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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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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Max Bell Public Policy Training Institute is now accepting applications for its 2015 Public Policy Training Institute
October 10, 2014

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.