REALTORS® serving Calgary and area

Grant FAQs

CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation Grants are designed to help create new housing options, keep people housed and improve housing quality in our local communities.

We encourage organizations to apply for one grant stream only.

Our intention is to diversify funding to the housing and shelter sector, so its highly unlikely that one organization would receive funding through more than one grant stream in any given year.

Legacy Grants: In 2022, one $300,000 grant will be awarded.

Community Grants: In 2022, $75,000 in grants will be awarded.

Transformation Grants: In 2022, $30,000 in grants will be awarded.

To be eligible for a grant from CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation, your organization’s project must create new housing or shelter options, keep people housed, or improve housing quality.

  • Legacy Grants fund projects that help create new housing options for people who need it most. This could be a new build or the acquisition of a new property with capital costs for renovation and/or repair.
  • Community Grants fund projects that require essential upgrades, major renovations or transform existing spaces that will keep our most vulnerable communities housed or create expanded housing options.
  • Transformation Grants fund projects that require minor renovations or improvements of existing homes and shelters to improve housing quality.

Our online application process includes a formal digital submission and therefore we are not currently accepting separate letters or proposals of intent.

The timeline for the project would be factored into the decision-making process, but we don’t have a stipulation that would prevent an organization from applying for funding where the project is already underway.

We highly recommend completing the application in one sitting.

However, every application session has a unique URL, so you can bookmark the page and come back to it later.

Once you have successfully completed phase one of the application process, you will be able to download the full list of application questions, so you can prepare your answers before starting the second phase.

We require all non-profits to have registered status through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) before we can consider funding. If this requirement is missing, the organization would be considered ineligible.

However, if you are able to secure your registered status before the deadline for our grant streams on April 29, 2022, you can submit a request through the online application.

We are committed to expanding our impact in the area of housing and shelter, but the project would need to meet current giving criteria. We’ve refined our giving model in recent years to tackle community need from multiple angles, so we can make a measurable difference for those who need it most.

Successful Legacy Grant applicants will be notified by June 7, 2022.

Successful Community Grant applicants will be notified by Sept. 13, 2022.

Successful Transformation Grant applicants will be notified by Nov. 23, 2022.

We will also notify applicants who are not approved for funding by email after the evaluation process is complete.

Contact CREB®

300 Manning Road N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 8K4, Canada


CREB® acknowledges that its office is located, and that its REALTOR® members serve, on the traditional territories of the peoples of the Treaty 7 region and Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We honour and acknowledge the members of the Métis community and specifically, the Métis Nation Region 3. In the spirit of reconciliation and because we are all treaty people, we also acknowledge all Calgarians who make our homes in the traditional Treaty 7 territory of Southern Alberta.

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