Supporting Charitable Excellence

What We Do

The Nickle Family Foundation funds non-profit organizations that demonstrate their excellence at serving the community’s needs. Because our support isn’t limited to organizations in any single sector, we are constantly assessing the current needs of the Calgary community and adjusting our priorities. As we receive applications from organizations in need of funding, we carefully examine whether they match our current priorities.

Contributions to Date

We focus on supporting organizations in the Calgary area, with some exceptions. We are willing to consider applicants that are based in Calgary and offer services elsewhere. We’ve awarded grants of various sizes, from $100 to $560,000. Typically, our grants are between $5,000 and $10,000. To date we have distributed over $24 million to Canadian charities.

Application Deadline

  • Accepting Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Closing Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Decision Announced Friday, May 5, 2023