For more than 80 years, AFSC has played an integral role in supporting and making a difference in Alberta communities. AFSC believes in directing our sponsorship and community initiatives efforts through support of organizations and initiatives that generate value to the communities we serve.

Applications to receive funding from AFSC’s Sponsorship & Community Initiatives program are open year round, but all applications must be received a minimum of 60 days prior to the start of the first day of the initiative.

The online application will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, depending on the scope of your application. Please allow enough time to complete the application in one sitting, as you cannot go back into the application once you close the browser window. AFSC accepts online applications only.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be taken to a confirmation page indicating that your application has been submitted for review. Applicants will be notified of application status (declined or accepted) within approximately three weeks of the application being received.

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed.

NOTE: If your application is approved, in whole or in part, you may be required to submit a follow up report.

AFSC's Sponsorship & Community Initiative Application

AFSC’s Sponsorship & Community Initiatives program is based on the guiding principal that building strong communities across Alberta where our employees and our clients live and work is vital to our organization’s success.

  • The AFSC funding guidelines and expectations are available on the AFSC's Sponsorship & Community Initiative Program page.
  • The AFSC mission and values can be found on the About AFSC page.
  • Organization Information
  • Contact Person Information
  • Funding Request
  • At AFSC, we concentrate our community investment efforts to align with the following focus areas: agriculture; education, outreach & training; and community well-being.
    • Agriculture: supporting the business of, or the advancement of the agriculture, agribusiness and agri-food industry, or the next generation of agriculture.
    • Education, Outreach & Training: supporting initiative and services that contribute to awareness and increased knowledge related to agriculture, agriculture financial literacy and agriculture risk management.
    • Community Well-Being: initiatives that engage our local operating areas, build community capacity, and/or contribute to healthy vibrant agriculture communities and workplace environments.

    • Definitions:
      Sponsorship: Strategic partnerships negotiated with an organization or event who has an audience that AFSC is interested in connecting with. Marketing is the primary purpose of a sponsorship and success is measured by the return on investment to AFSC in the form of brand awareness, business connections, and audience reach. A sponsor will receive benefits and the cost of the sponsorship can be used a business expense.
      Donation: A tax-deductible financial contribution made to a non-profit organization, registered charity, association or foundation, in support of Albertan’s greater good and does not require AFSC to receive goods or services in return. The donor does not get anything in return except a tax receipt that proves the amount donated to the organization.
      In-Kind: Resources to support an organization or program. These may include employee time, services, promotional items, etc.
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      • Commitment
      • By submitting this application I confirm that I have the authority to submit this request and agree to the conditions described below.
      • All information contained herein is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge;
      • Should AFSC agree to provide support for the initiative proposed in this application, I agree that information about this initiative may be highlighted in some of AFSC corporate communication vehicles;
      • Should AFSC agree to provide support for the initiative proposed in this application, I agree to abide by any sponsorship or partnership rules agreed upon with AFSC;
      • Should AFSC agree to provide support for the initiative proposed in this application, I agree to complete a project or event evaluation/report after the initiative has taken place; and
      • I consent to receiving email notifications regarding this request and any subsequent emails from AFSC that relate to this request or any future grants or sponsorships associated with this initiative.
      • I have read the Agreement above and agree to all the terms therein
      • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


    Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy  Act

    The information on this form, and any information you provide to us in the future related to this form, is collected under the authority of the Agriculture Financial Services Act (Alberta) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta) (the “FOIP Act”).  The collected information, whether personal information or business information, will be used: (i) to evaluate your eligibility for the program to which this form relates; (ii) for the administration of the program; and/ or (iii) for the administration of any other AFSC program or benefit in which you participate.  Your personal information is subject to the provisions of the FOIP Act.

    By submitting this form, you are providing your consent to AFSC disclosing and sharing the information contained on this form, whether personal information or business information, or any other information that will be provided in the future by you or your authorized representative, to the following third parties: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation, Manitoba Ministry of Agriculture and Resource Development, Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada Revenue Agency and Statistics Canada.  You consent that such disclosed and shared personal information and business information may be used in the following ways: (i) for the administration of all current and future AFSC, federal and provincial programs related to agriculture, AFSC lending programs and AFSC insurance programs; (ii) for AFSC, federal and provincial policy and program development; (iii) for AFSC, federal and provincial policy and program evaluation; (iv) for AFSC, federal and provincial program compliance; (v) for research development; and (vi) for statistical purposes.

    If you have any questions about this form and the collection and use of your information, please contact AFSC at 5718 – 56 Avenue, Lacombe AB   T4L 1B1, 1.877.899.2372.