LACF Annual Grants Program

"Research is essential for evidence-based decision-making and creating spaces and systems that respond to environmental and human needs." LAF

2021 Grants Application Information

The next call for submissions will be issued in September 2021


Over the past thirty years, LACF has funded a wide range of projects including historic research, oral histories, professional education programs, design research, habitat design guidelines, environmental education and awareness programs, and design communication projects. Projects funded are outlined in our Portfolio Archives.

“Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.“  -Herbert Simon, 1969 in “The Science of Design: Creating the Artificial”

Every year LACF receives applications on a surprising range of topics and three bursaries are available to fund specific topic areas. Find out more about the Northern Research Bursary, Gunter A. Schoch Bursary and Donald Graham Bursary.

Special Project Grants funding is also available from the LACF for projects that are outside the scope of the Annual Grants Program. Find out more about the Special Project Grants funding.


LACF grant applications will be accepted from landscape architects, students, educators and others. Members of the LACF Board of Directors, the Grants Committee and Grants Jury and their immediate relatives are not eligible for grants. 

Grants Portfolio

To learn more, visit our Grants Portfolio featuring projects supported by the Foundation in the current year.  You can also scroll through our Portfolio Archives Collection that profiles over 150 initiatives (grants, bursaries and special projects) funded since the Foundation was established.

A Dedicated Jury

All annual grant submissions are adjudicated and awarded by a National Jury composed of six individuals from public, and private practice with academic credentials representing the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie, British Columbia regions and Canada’s north.  With an increasing number of submissions every year, the task for our volunteer jurors has become increasingly challenging and exciting. 

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Donors and sponsors who contribute to the LACF Annual General Fund provide critical financial support for LACF grant and bursary programs as well as for special project funding. LACF is grateful to supporters who share in our vision of universally rich, resilient and sustainable landscapes for the betterment of humankind. 

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