Give NAIT students the tools for success

Our donors create meaningful change on our campuses and beyond. Learn how you can help transform learning, advance applied research and strengthen the NAIT community.

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Donations to NAIT create hands-on impact

Thanks to generous support from people like you, students can focus on their studies rather than whether they’ll be able to pay their rent, buy groceries or support their families. Unique learning experiences, technology and applied skills create a bright and exciting future for our students and our province.

You are Essential

Your support allows us to provide innovative solutions for our students and community partners in real time.   Discover ways to give

Donations are 100% Effective

NAIT is a registered charity that doesn’t believe in admin fees. All donations go directly toward supporting our students.   Learn about our promise

What we do and how we do it

NAIT is a polytechnic institution, based in Edmonton, Alberta and a registered charitable organization. NAIT gifts and donations help students and their communities overcome barriers to academic and personal success by providing supporting funds and access to leading-edge research, resources and equipment.

Build community partnerships

We work with our incredible network of donors, sponsors and community members both locally and abroad to help us through funding, equipment and technology and their time and expertise.

Students always come first

Equal access to polytechnic education is our highest priority. Funds from donations directly support student success through scholarships, bursaries and state-of-the-art learning technology.

Celebrate achievement and  innovation

Our students, staff and faculty are doing amazing things with the help of donor supported-initiatives. We appreciate the contributions of all our supporters and celebrate what we can build together.

Crowdfunding for NAIT students

Discover unique projects that support our students and give you an opportunity to create an impact in an area that's close to your heart.


Help support JR Shaw School of Business students

The Business Class of ’74 is rallying together to help support future NAIT Business students. Funds raised will support the NAIT Class of 1974 Business endowment which will fund a bursary for a NAIT JR Shaw School of Business student every year in perpetuity. That means, each year another student can benefit from the efforts of this campaign to receive a helping hand.

Business Class of 74 Learn more about this project

8 donors raised $27,000 to support this project.

This project ended on Jan 31, 2021.

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Help our students do great things

Our community of donors provide students with equal access to some of the best polytechnic programs in Canada. Learn how a simple, but meaningful gift can make a difference in areas of greatest need.

The NAIT Fund

The NAIT Fund is used to support students in areas that have the greatest impact, including mental health services, new learning spaces and scholarships.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Help us ensure all students have access to the resources they need to succeed.

Gifts in Your Will

Leaving a legacy gift in your will can create amazing opportunities for the future.

What’s happening in our campus community

Your donations are powerful tools to help and support the advanced work that our students and staff do every day.

Announcing our NAIT Celebrates Award Recipients

We are proud to celebrate our friends, alumni and industry partners who are doing remarkable things in our community and beyond.

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Feb. 16, 2021

Leader’s success tied to strong circle of support

Brent Hesje receives the Distinguished Friend of the Institute Award.

Feb. 16, 2021

Partnership built on investments in skilled talent and innovation

Spartan Controls receives the inaugural Distinguished Industry Partner Award.

Jan. 27, 2021

$1M anonymous donation to bolster student financial aid at NAIT

Endowment to create eight $5,000 bursaries for science and technology students