Makadiff Sports is a provincewide not-for-profit organization created to encourage the growth and development of amateur sport through financial support of worthy innovative initiatives. 

Makadiff Sports is about “striving to make a difference to and through community sport.” This organization is founded on the belief that sport can be better, that status quo is not an option in light of the growing number of inactive, sedentary and disengaged citizens. 

Makadiff Sports wants to engage with stakeholders who share our desire to challenge current views and approaches in community sport development and pursue better outcomes. In particular, Makadiff Sports sees a compelling need to propel improvements in the early developmental and mass participation aspects of community sport. 

Makadiff Sports has corporately endorsed the following vision and mission statements:  

Our Vision: Citizens... actively & happily engaged in sport... for life!

Our Mission: To support innovative growth and development of community sport.

The Grassroutes Community Sport Innovation Challenge is our major funding initiative. The Challenge will award grants to deserving organizations with fresh ideas for taking community sport in positive new directions with the goal of enhancing access, active participation and positive experiences.


The Makadiff Sports Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2020/21 Grassroutes Community Sport Innovation Challenge Program grant recipients:

The Makadiff Sports Board wants to thank the many other organizations that submitted grant applications — all noteworthy projects that we trust will be initiated for the benefit of community sport development in Alberta.

This year (2020) has been an extremely challenging year especially when factoring in the COVID-19 pandemic consequences. Many local and provincial grassroots sports organizations/agencies have and are experiencing challenging times and Makadiff Sports wanted to provide some assistance — to help offset difficult circumstances and to provide timely support for those organizations/agencies in addressing COVID-19 health and safety concerns. As such, Makadiff Sports will be supporting the following organizations/agencies with "EMERGENT NEED" funding support:

The Makadiff Sports Board trusts that these emergent need grants will truly help in navigating this unprecendented adjustment period. We wish all other grant applicants the very best in their ongoing operational management.