Our Grants


Through our Granting Program, the Rozsa Foundation supports Alberta-based arts charities to undertake organizational initiatives that harness the power of exploration, experimentation and innovation. The Rozsa Foundation offers grants to support planning, capacity building & leadership, artistic development, organizational experimentation, and implementation of bold, forward-looking approaches to addressing current & future challenges.


Grants are awarded through one of five streams, each of which supports different types of initiatives and levels of funding:







We fund a wide range of performing, literary, visual and media arts organizations as well as festivals, with the focus of our investment in Calgary and the surrounding area, as well as to provincial organizations whose initiatives will directly benefit the Calgary community.


We accept grant applications throughout the year and typically make decisions three times annually, with the exception of Action Learning Project Grants, which are evaluated on an ongoing basis. Decisions are typically made within three weeks of the deadline date but may take longer from time to time. Organizations are only eligible to submit to one grant stream per application deadline.


Grant Deadlines (2020):


  • Friday, February 7th, 2020

  • Friday, May 8th, 2020 

  • Friday, September 4th, 2020 




The following requirements apply to all Rozsa Foundation granting streams:

  • You must be a charity with a valid CRA charitable business number (9 digits, 2 letters, 4 digits).

  • You must be an arts-focused organization (or be applying for support in engaging the arts to further your mission).

  • The focus of our investment is in Calgary and the surrounding area (including Rocky View County, MD Foothills, Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, and Rosebud) as well as to provincial organizations whose initiatives will directly benefit the Calgary arts community. Action Learning Projects are eligible regardless of where in Alberta the organization is based.

  • Organizations located outside of these areas may still be eligible but should contact us prior to beginning the application.

  • Preference may be given to proposals that can use a Rozsa Foundation grant to leverage additional funding or other resources, as reflected in the project budget as well as those that are geared toward equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and those that promote inter-organizational collaboration.


Please Note:

The Foundation does not fund administrative salaries and normal administrative costs, deficit financing and debt repayment or capital campaigns. We will not fund your normal programming activities, but new programs or significant expansions are eligible if they can advance the organization in a meaningful way. We do not provide operating or undesignated funding, nor do we fund retroactively.  If you are incurring costs before our decision meeting (these occur within one month after the deadline) the expenses may be ineligible.


To Apply

We strongly encourage potential applicants to discuss their proposal with Rozsa Foundation staff prior to application to ensure program fit and maximize the chance of success. For further information or to apply for any of the Rozsa Foundation's Granting Streams, please call or email Executive Director Simon Mallett at 403-245-6063 or simon@rozsafoundation.org.


All applications are made online by clicking the "Apply" button at the bottom of each granting stream page. You will require a registration code, which you will receive which you can receive by emailing simon@rozsafoundation.org.


NEW IN 2019: You will be asked to upload a project budget as part of your application. For all grant streams, you must use the Rozsa Foundation Granting Program Budget Template to submit your project grant, completing the BUDGET column of the template with figures as they apply to your grant request.


Prefer working on a hard copy before submitting your application? Download a WORKING PDF HARD COPY of our grant application form. Please do NOT submit the PDF hard copy of your grant application. All applications must be made via our online forms.


Online applications will receive a prompt reply to acknowledge receipt, and we will contact you to request clarification or additional information if necessary. If you do not have some of the required documents, please contact us to discuss how to apply.


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1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 6T7, Canada

(403) 245-6063

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