How We Help

How We Help

At Prairieaction Foundation, we envision a future in which our society is free from violence and abuse. By working collectively with researchers, service agencies, first responders, government, businesses, and concerned members of the community, we are better understanding the complex issues that contribute to violence, and developing action-oriented solutions to make our vision a reality.

A Prairieaction endowment fund – the Legacy Fund – enables registered charities in the Prairies and across Canada to participate in research leading to enhanced policy decisions and “best practices” in direct service. This fund supports four key pillars:

  1. We provide grants;
  2. We fund research;
  3. We promote education & awareness; and
  4. We recognize young leaders

We Provide CARE Grants

CARE Grants

The CARE Grant Program supports the Foundation’s overarching goal to fund research across the prairie provinces that lead to solution focused outcomes to help keep our communities safer. The program objective is to fund grassroots, charitable community-based organizations in conducting action-oriented research in partnership with members of the academic community, with a purpose to create or improve programs that identify effective strategies to alleviate and prevent violence and abuse.

We Fund Tri-Provincial Research

Tri-Provincial Research


Prairieaction Foundation (PAF) is excited to announce a special tri-provincial research call-out which aims to fund research projects that will be conducted in all three prairie provinces. PAF is committed to funding research that leads to community awareness related to issues of violence and abuse and is specifically interested in research that engages in solution focused outcomes, leading to better programs to keep our communities safer.

We Promote Education & Awareness

Education & Awareness (E&A) Grant Program


The E&A Grant Program provides small grants to community-based, nonprofit organizations for activities that will:

  • Increase the knowledge and understanding of the target audience about violence and abuse;
  • Actively involve the target audience by encouraging actions that will lead to a safe and violence free society; and
  • Promote awareness, discussion and strategic application of the research results of RESOLVE and CARE projects.

Education and Awareness Grants are available for application any time throughout the year.

We Recognize & Award Young Leaders

The Youth Leadership Awards


The Prairieaction Foundation (PAF) Youth Leadership Award recognizes groups of young people who demonstrate leadership in making their schools, neighborhoods and communities safer by raising awareness about abuse and violence, promoting healthy and safe relationships, and/or developing innovative approaches to violence prevention. In addition to public recognition, Award recipients will be given the opportunity to access up to $3000 to continue, expand or duplicate their award-winning project, or to initiate a new activity.  Through the Youth Leadership Award, PAF hopes to encourage more young people to become involved in ending the cycle of violence.

RESOLVE

The Prairieaction Foundation provides funding to RESOLVE, a prairie-based, research network that co-ordinates and supports community and university-based researchers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Seeking solutions as a united group, the RESOLVE network includes service providers, government policy makers, and universities in all three provinces. Working together and sharing information ensures that programs designed to serve urban, rural, aboriginal, and ethnic communities are based on the “best practices” of all three provinces.

To learn more about RESOLVE and the current research, and to discover opportunities for research funding, visit:

Apply for Funding

Learn more about the application process for funding through our three areas of focus: CARE Grants and research programs, Education & Awareness Grants, and Youth Leadership Awards.

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