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 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 its review of the role of municipalities in early learning and care, this paper aims both to present information on municipal models in Alberta and other Canadian provinces and to raise questions and generate discussion on the possible roles Alberta municipal level governments might play,…

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Muttart asks Senate to Study Charity Law
February 02, 2017

On February 8, Executive Director, Bob Wyatt, was one of the six people on a panel that spoke at the Senate Liberal Open Caucus in Ottawa. Muttart’s submission asked the Senate to undertake a major study into the laws governing Canadian charities – something that hasn’t been done for some 50 years. A copy of…

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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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Who We Are

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