Planning on starting a business someday?

6 Grants Worth $5,000 Each

We have awarded over 120 grants worth over $330,000 since 1997.

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Need financial assistance to realise your goals?

$30,000 in grants will be awarded

High marks are NOT a requirement

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The ManCap Foundation

The ManCap Foundation is a non-profit, federally registered charity founded in 1996 by the ManCap Group of companies. The foundation has raised over $1,000,000 to foster entrepreneurship and leadership in Alberta's youth.

The Foundation has built an endowment at the Edmonton Community Foundation worth over $800,000 that today awards six scholarships worth $5,000 each to Alberta high school students entering their first year of post-secondary studies. High marks are not a requirement and financial need is a criterion. Since 1997 we have awarded 127 grants worth $331,500, and because our endowment is fully funded and growing, we will continue to award $30,000 or more in scholarships each year in perpetuity.

The foundation also supports success experience programs in our community like Junior Achievement, Scouts Canada, YMCA Sky High Program, Youth in Transition and the Day Home Provider Program at Norquest College, as well as programs like Toastmasters.

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Featured Honouree:

Harry Buhler

Harry Buhler is a founder of All Weather Windows. When the company started manufacturing in Edmonton in 1988 Mr. Buhler established a partnership with the Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, funding English as a Second Language Training, providing jobs and other assistance to immigrants, primarily from Vietnam. These workers still form the core of All Weather’s manufacturing staff. Mr. Buhler believes, “A business is built on relationships.”
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Our Mission

To foster the development of leadership, entrepreneurial skills and knowledge among Alberta's young people.

Our Vision

Is an Alberta where young people consider entrepreneurship as a career option. An Alberta where young people understand "real world" economics and business. An Alberta where leadership abilities of young people are encouraged and developed to provide the Alberta leaders of tomorrow.

2018 Grant Recipients

  • Chelsey Canning
  • Kirsten Dufour
  • Vivian Huynh
  • Rebeca Munoz Ortiz
  • Adriana Pecorilli
  • Anita Petrovic
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Featured Partner:

Scouts Canada

Scouts Canada is the country's leading youth organization. For more than 100 years, we have brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience and friendship to 17 million Canadian youth. See all our partners