County invests over $1.1 million to support local social-sector non-profits

January 30, 2024

County invests over $1.1 million to support local social-sector non-profits

To support non-profit organizations in meeting social service needs in Strathcona County, Council has approved 16 grant applications through the 2024 Social Framework Community Grant program.  

“The Social Framework Community Grants provide important opportunities and support for our community members, especially those facing complex challenges,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “We appreciate the proposals and the Community Grants Advisory Committee volunteers for their commitment to our community and extend our heartfelt thanks to the recipients whose hard work makes our community safe, supported and connected.” 

The Social Framework Grants support collaboration, learning, creativity and innovation of non-profits in Strathcona County to deliver essential services, enhance residents’ well-being and address emerging social opportunities and challenges. 

The Community Grants Advisory committee is made up of Strathcona County residents who review the Social Framework Grant applications, listen to presentations from grant applicants and make informed funding recommendations to council. The committee evaluates grant applications and makes recommendations to Strathcona County Council based on alignment with the grant policy, social framework and guidelines to ensure the application best serves community needs and priorities.  

Successful grant recipients sign grant agreements with Strathcona County, outlining the key deliverables and activities they will complete using the grant funds, including financial reporting. Strathcona County works closely with Social Framework Grant recipients throughout the year to monitor the progress of each initiative and provide support. 

Allocated through an annual process, this grant program offers two funding streams:  

  1. Core Funding (over 1-3 years) toward prevention and early intervention support for social needs. 
  1. Collaboration Funding (over 1-3 years) for cross-sector partnerships to address community-wide social issues. 

Core funding granted for 2024 

Collaboration funding granted for 2024 

  • bgc Strathcona County in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area and altView Foundation for Gender Variant and Sexual Minorities – $80,000 to support a dedicated multi-purpose youth hub including employment services, a community kitchen, confidential meeting spaces, academic support and more. 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area in partnership with Heartland Alliance Church and bgc Strathcona County – $15,670 to support a young adult to act as a connector in the community and further the actions of Strathcona County’s Next Gen strategy.
  • Linking Generations Society of Alberta in partnership with Volunteer Strathcona – $14,000 to support the Volunteer Grandparent program, which brings volunteer seniors into elementary school classrooms for social interactions. 

For more information about the Social Framework Community Grants program, visit or call 780-464-4044. 

Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595