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 Releases New Report – The State of the Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Sector 14 months into the Pandemic
October 5, 2022

In April 2021, the Childcare Resource and Research Unit undertook a second national survey of regulated child care services to explore how they were faring one year into the pandemic. Using these survey data, the Muttart Foundation prepared the following report which compares the pandemic experiences of regulated child care centres in Alberta with those…

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Max Bell Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2023 Public Policy Training Institute
September 22, 2022

Canadian charities have a long history of helping to inform and shape public policy at municipal, provincial, and federal levels. For many, it’s a key strategy for advancing their missions. Whether your organization has experience in public policy advocacy or is relatively new to the field, this extraordinary professional development opportunity will help you improve….

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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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Who We Are

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