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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Muttart Foundation Executive Director responds to former commissioner Steve Allan’s March 26th op-ed
April 11, 2022

To view Bob Wyatt’s response please click here.

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New project will provide better data
March 15, 2022

The Muttart Foundation, along with four other funders, is proving a grant to Carleton University for an exciting new initiative to gather near-real-time data about Canada’s charities.  You can read more here.

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Remarks to the Government of Alberta Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future: Statutory Review of the Lobbyists Act
February 24, 2022

The Muttart Foundation presented to the Alberta Legislative Assembly’s Standing Policy Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future on the mandatory review of the Alberta Lobbyists Act. The Foundation is recommending the exemption for public benefit nonprofits remains intact.

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Who We Are

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