The Alberta Real Estate Foundation invests in real estate policy, research, practices, and education that strengthen Alberta’s communities. Alberta Real Estate Foundation offers grants for projects that fall within one of four categories: housing, land stewardship and environment, community innovation, or industry leadership. Generally, financial assistance is offered to projects that meet certain criteria such as capacity building in a municipality or real estate industry, knowledge sharing, cooperation to leverage resources, and participation of the real estate sector.


Examples of funded projects include:

  • Adopting technologies to increase the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings.
  • Adapting housing best practices from elsewhere to Alberta communities.
  • Featuring smart growth principles in municipal land use planning.
  • Enabling better land stewardship and land use management.
  • Solving a community problem through collaboration, capacity building, and entrepreneurship.

How to apply

Municipalities may apply if partnering with a non-profit organization.

In 2022, apply by January 24, May 2 or August 8.