Planning on starting a business someday?

6 Grants Worth $5,000 Each

We have awarded over 130 grants worth over $390,000 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 139 grants worth $391,500, 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:

Larry Anderson

Larry started his first business, Growth Marketing Inc., a sales and marketing consulting firm, in 1974. In 1978, he co-founded Lincolnberg Homes Ltd., a home building company, as Vice-President, Marketing and Sales. In 1985, he co-founded ManCap Ventures Inc., a venture capital firm, that included both Growth Marketing and Lincolnberg Homes as initial corporate investments. When Larry retired in 2012, the ManCap Group had built over 7,000 homes, worth over $2.5 Billion at 2012 prices.
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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.

2020 Grant Recipients

  • Jennifer Chalamov
  • Vienna Chen
  • Jayden Clark
  • Megan Kwan
  • Clayton Lehr
  • Theresa Taillieu
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Featured Partner:

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is the only non-for-profit organization committed to bridging the talent gap and advocating for business education in the classroom. By partnering with local business JA is helping to create a skilled and talented work force. See all our partners