Supporting industry-related initiatives and community events up to $10,000 in funding.

Sponsorships must demonstrate one of the following:

Support the Foundation’s stakeholders

Improve community relations and the Foundation’s reach across the province

Foster favourable associations with or within the real estate industry

Increase awareness of the real estate industry and the Foundation

Grants are not awarded to support:


Political or religious activities

For-profit and commercial ventures

Other granting agencies for ultimate distribution to agencies or programs of its own choosing

Activities already substantially completed (retroactive funding)

Deficit or debt retirement

Annual fundraising drives

Motivational presentations

Capital funding (for renovations, retrofits, or builds)

How to apply


The Foundation is dedicated to transparent and fair processes and welcomes your feedback to improve and reduce barriers for grantseekers. Contact us at grants@aref.ab.ca.

Desired Impacts



Expressions of Interest for Sponsorships are accepted throughout the year


3-4 weeks from submission

What we are looking for

Required Criteria

Align with the Foundation’s mandate.

Meet the strategic priorities adopted by the Board.

Address an industry-identified need that is in the public interest.

Make a lasting impact and have a broad reach.

Demonstrate organizational capacity to manage and complete the project the grant would support within the agreed timeframe and budget.

Preferred Criteria

Demonstrate industry involvement or collaboration.

Leverage wider support with the Foundation’s funding by securing additional funders.

Generate transferable results so that the project can impact more than its local context.

Incorporate knowledge sharing to the broader community.

Not duplicate existing work.

Funded Projects

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