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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Is a Loan the Right Step for your Charity?
August 08, 2017

This article from Nonprofit Quarterly talks about situations where a charity may need a loan. The Muttart Foundation has made loans to charities for more than 20 years.  They can take the form of mortgages, lines of credit, interim construction financing and more. Not every loan request can be granted: the Foundation will do a…

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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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Who We Are

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