For many years the Eleanor Luxton Foundation had an active program of grant funding supporting projects within our mandate. We regret that until further notice the foundation is unable to support new applications for grants due to other commitments.
Among previous and on-going grants are the following:
Support for Bison restoration in Banff National Park.
Banff High School, Banff
Annual awards for creative writing (short story and poetry) offered to senior high school students, on the theme of Bow Valley history.
Banff Senior's Society
Contribution towards the publication of "We Live in a Postcard", the Banff Family History Book
British Columbia Maritime Museum, Victoria
Support for exhibition marking the centenary of the voyage of the Tilikum in 1901.
Buffalo Nations Cultural Society
Support the work of the Buffalo Nations Museum, Banff.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Grant to enable participation of First Nations representatives in the international conference “Protecting the World’s Mountain Corridors and Peace Parks” in September 2004.
Conrad Kain Society
Grant for developing website and other activities connected with the refreshment of the almost-forgotten story of one of the early, outstanding climbers in the Canadian Rockies, Europe and New Zealand.
East Kootenay Environmental Society
Contribution to further protection of the David Thompson Heritage Lands.
Karsten Heuer, Banff
Contribution to “Being Caribou”, an epic journey following the caribou migration in Canada’s North.
In partnership with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, support for a planning workshop for land use in the Ktunaxa traditional territory
McDougall Stoney Mission Society
Support for a new foundation for the historic McDougall Methodist Mission church, erected in 1875 near Morley on Highway 1A west of Calgary. Support for restoration and landscaping of the grounds surrounding the historic McDougall Mission Church
Mt. Logan Expedition, Calgary
Support to develop a website and other communications materials covering the 2003 climb of Mt. Logan.
Open Sky Creative Society
Nah a Dehe project, an artist's trip, book, film and exhibits on the values to protect the South Nahanni watershed.
Parks Foundation Calgary on behalf of the Calgary Zoological Society
Support for the research and writing of the history of the Calgary Zoological Society
United Church of Canada Historical Society
Support for project “Interpreting the Mission Past.”
University of Alberta, Edmonton
Annual scholarships for graduate students in the Faculty of History and Classics for work in the field of Western Canadian history.
University of Calgary, Calgary
Annual scholarships for graduate students in the Faculty of History for work in the field of Western Canadian history.