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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Publications

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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Foreign Funding Reported by Alberta Charities
October 21, 2021

On July 30, 2021, Commissioner Steve Allan submitted his final report of the Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns to Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage. Minister Savage has until the end of October to release the report publicly. The Commissioner’s mandate includes investigating, “…the role of foreign funding, if any, in anti-Alberta energy campaigns.” In our…

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Max Bell Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Public Policy Training Institute
September 7, 2021

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 Releases New Report – It’s Time to Go: A Self-Guided Workbook to assist with Nonprofit Organizational Closure
January 29, 2021

Discussions about closing down a program or charity have always been tough, but a new workbook released today by The Muttart Foundation may help organizations better understand the many considerations that go into a decision. The workbook was written by four students from Carleton University as their capstone project to obtain their Master of Philanthropy…

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Who We Are

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