As the backbone organization of Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness, we support the sector with the resources to fulfill the Plan’s vision as well as our collective commitment to ensuring Calgary has the necessary resources to support people in need.

We administer funding from the Provincial and Federal Governments for housing with supports programs, support services and one-time projects in support of ending homelessness. This involves:

  • Agreements with orders of government and other donors
  • Preparation and administering requests for proposals and bid processes when funding is available
  • Preparation and monitoring of contracts to the organizations in the community who implement programs and projects

We are able to fund more than 50 programs, delivered by over 30 agencies, which prioritize those who have been homeless for a long time and have complex needs, as well as Indigenous Peoples, families, youth and women.

Apply for funding

The Calgary Homeless Foundation utilizes a competitive bid process to provide funding to local homeless-serving agencies for programs through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process and to procure services or fund projects through an Invitation to Bid (ITB) process. These processes are subject to legislated requirements including Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA).

Opportunities will be posted on this page when the expected value of the program or project is $25,000 or greater.

Eligible Cost Guidelines 2016-17 (PDF)

Eligible Cost Guidelines 2017-18 (PDF)