Edmonton Social Enterprise Fund

Impact Areas:

Social enterprise and housing projects




Funding Amount:

$100k - $1Million, $5k - $10k

Geographic Area:

Edmonton, Alberta


The Social Enterprise Fund (SEF) is a unique collaboration between the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) and the City of Edmonton. It powers change through social enterprise and affordable housing projects by providing access to debt financing and business talent.

Funding Amount: Grants $5k – $10k
Loans $250k – $400k

Program Objective:

The SEF finances social enterprises and provides bridge financing to social and affordable housing projects.

Investment Type:

Loans, Grants

Key Features:

5 year goal is to secure $11 million in capital and to invest this capital in loans to social enterprise and housing projects

Client Group:

Organizations: NFPs and registered charitable organizations in social housing and social enterprise, but also assist cooperatives with social missions.