Funding Requests

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is pleased to offer its support through financial grants to registered charitable organizations (as defined by the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency with a BN# that ends in RR0001) in Northern and Central Alberta, whose programs support education, health and wellness for youth.

Applications for financial grants are reviewed by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation's Board and allocated twice a year. Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Requests up to $5,000 must be submitted by November 1. These grants are distributed by December 31.
  • Requests in excess of $5,000 must be submitted by April 1. These grants are distributed by June 30.

Proposals for grants must be received by mail and should, at minimum, include:

  • Complete contact information and registered charitable number
  • Outline of organization's mission and mandate
  • Detailed project description including timeline
  • Measurable outcomes including how many people will benefit and the potential impact on the community
  • Exact funding amount requested and detailed budget for the project
  • Recognition opportunities for the EOCF

Requests should be mailed to:
Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
300, 10214 104 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5J 0H6

The following areas/groups are precluded from support by the EOCF:

  • Minor sport associations and teams
  • Organizations not located in Northern or Central Alberta
  • Sponsorship of events
  • Prizing or giveaways
  • Religious or fraternal organizations
  • Individuals
  • Political causes or candidates
  • Advertising
  • Endowment funds
  • Third party fundraising - defined as an event put on by one community group or organization for the benefit of another group or charitable organization
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Capital Projects (such as Playgrounds)

How will I know if my request has been accepted?

Organizations will be contacted by telephone if their requests is approved and by mail if it is not. Please do not call to follow up on your requests as we are unable to provide status updates.

Home is where the heart is and here in Oil Country, this couldn’t ring more true. Proud supporters of Oil Country, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) has been contributing to our community’s heart beat since 2001. With a focus on programs that support education, health and wellness for youth, the Oilers Foundation is deeply committed to its goal of helping to enrich lives and eradicate social issues while finding long-term solutions to improve our home where we live, work and play.
Since its inception in 2001, the EOCF has contributed over $30 million to more than 2,700 charities, community groups and minor hockey programs. Thanks to the generosity of our valued hockey fans, the Foundation gives back in excess of $2.5 million annually to charities and minor hockey groups throughout Norther Alberta.
The EOCF will continue its legacy of giving back in Northern Alberta and with the Oilers move into Rogers Place, the Oilers Foundation has plenty to look forward to in the heart of downtown Edmonton.