Funding

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 steward 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 public calls for application processes when funding is available
  • Preparation and monitoring of contracts to the organizations in the community who implement programs and projects

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

Accessing Program & Project Funding

The Calgary Homeless Foundation funds agencies in support of Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness. Funding is awarded based on the quality of proposals received and the contribution to Calgary’s homeless-serving system-of-care.

In addition, the Calgary Homeless Foundation conducts various research, evaluation, and related projects to ensure optimization of data, inform processes, and create opportunities for innovation.

We fund both programs and projects through various public, competitive, and accountable procurement methods such as a Request for Proposals (RFP), grant requests and other public calls for application processes.

From time to time, there are funding, grant, and project opportunities available. These opportunities will be posted on this page as they are released.

If you want to be notified of new opportunities for funding, please email us at funding@calgaryhomeless.com to be added to our mailing list. 


Application Opportunities

Please check back frequently and prior to your application to ensure you have the most recent application information and forms. 

Request for Proposals – REF#20048 - (OPEN)

Closing Date: October, 28, 2019

Development of an Ethical Decision-making Framework for Information Sharing

Further Information

The Calgary Homeless Foundation, on behalf of the Collaborative for Health and Home, is currently conducting a selection process to retain an organization/individual consulting firm or joint venture to support the development of an ethical decision-making framework for information sharing.

Deliverables include:

  • Develop a community code of ethics through defining shared values, facts and goals, which should be prioritized individually and as a group.
  • Develop a decision-making tool to assist staff in determining whether it is appropriate to share a client’s information.

Please see RFP above for additional information and details about this project.

 

Request for Proposals – REF#20041 - (OPEN)

Closing Date: October, 24, 2019

Understanding Recidivism in the Homeless-Serving System of Care

Further Information

Through this RFP, CHF is looking to contract a professional consultant(s) or organization to provide comprehensive formal evaluation and research to help us understand and define, recidivism in
homelessness in the Calgary context.

In order to address this, CHF believes that a phased approach would be appropriate.
Phase 1 of this research will help us better understand and research this subject in hopes of creating a
better definition and measure. Working closely with CHF, this should include an environmental scan and best practice scan (international and domestic) of current practice in other jurisdictions, which helps us understand the context and inform us on how to proceed to phase 2.

Phase 2 of this formal evaluation and research on recidivism will be to build upon phase 1 by first
presenting the findings and data gathered in phase 1 in order to set the context on the questions we will need to answer.

These questions may include:

• What methods should CHF use to monitor recidivism

• What factors cause/effect/impact recidivism?

• Are there common characteristics?

• How can the HSSC better respond to the needs of those who experience recidivism?

Please see additional details in the RFP documents above.

Request for Proposals – REF#20043 - (OPEN)

Closing Date: October, 18, 2019

Evaluation of Adaptive Case Management programming

Further Information

Through this RFP, the CHF is looking to contract a professional consultant(s) or organization to provide a formal program evaluation of the Adaptive Case Management program model.

A formal program evaluation of the ACM program model will help the CHF to answer these questions and more:

  • Was the original desired outcomes and impact of the ACM model, and of note the funding model, been achieved?
  • How did the funding model and program delivery impact the service delivery to clients? Staff? Service-providers/agencies?
    • How did this impact the client experience?
    • How did the agency manage the data entry, reporting, and invoicing process?
    • How do the costs compare versus traditional funding models? Subsidy amount, case management hours, etc.

Please see additional details in the RFP documents above.


Request for Proposals – REF#20040 - (CLOSED)

Research on Aging Populations in Homelessness

  • RFP: 20040 Research on Aging Populations in Homelessness V03
  • RFP: 20040 Research on Aging Populations Response Form V02
  • RFP: 20040 Research on Aging Populations Q&A

Further Information

Through this RFP, the CHF is looking to contract a professional consultant(s) or organization to provide analysis, research, understanding, and possible solutions on the aging populations experiencing homelessness in Calgary.

This analysis and research will help CHF answer:

  • For those in programs, what do we need to know about aging in place?
    • How can they be supported to age in place?
      • What additional resources are needed?
      • What additional services will they be requiring?
      • What additional skill sets will service providers need?
      • How do we make connections now to AHS to develop strategies to meet these needs?
    • What are best practices around the world? What are other jurisdictions doing to address this?
    • What are overall strategies and recommendations to support this population?
    • What evaluative measures can we use?
    • What other stakeholders can we engage?

Please see additional details in the RFP documents above.

Request for Proposals – REF#20045 - (CLOSED)

Evaluation of Re-calibration Process

  • RFP: 20045 Evaluation of Recalibration V04
  • RFP: 20045 Evaluation of Recalibration Response Form V02 *Revised*
  • RFP: 20045 Evaluation of Recalibration Q & A V01

Further Information

Through this RFP, CHF is looking to contract a professional consultant(s) or organization to provide formal evaluation of the recalibration process.

A formal evaluation and research of recalibration will help CHF to answer, how has recalibration impacted the following:

  • Innovation in program modeling within the Homeless Serving System of Care?
  • Agency program efficiency and improved client outcomes? Increased collaboration across agencies?
  • Recalibration utilized an evidence-based approach to arrive at a standardized cost per client budget, an analysis on this approach is required? What inputs where considered? What inputs were not considered?
  • How has recalibration impacted staff modelling? i.e., increased engagement, quality of hires, burnout?
  • Assess the communication strategy and stakeholder engagement strategy internally and externally.
  • What Macro factors were taken into account, and how often would these inputs need to be updated to ensure cost-per client is relevant and effective for need of sector?
  • Ultimately, if CHF were to expand this recalibration approach, what should we know and how can we do it better?
    • What went well, what could be improved?
    • What have we learned from recalibration?

Please see additional details in the RFP documents above.

Request for Proposals – REF#20038 - (AWARDED)

Program Evaluation for Community Development Program

  • RFP: 20038 Program Evaluation V02
  • RFP: 20038 Program Evaluation Response Form V03 *Revised*
  • RFP: 20038 - Question & Answers

Further Information

Through this RFP, CHF is looking to contract a professional consultant(s) or organization to provide a formal program evaluation of the Community Development program including its long-term impact, and efficacy.

In addition, recommendations to enhance and further develop the current program measures would be
expected.  All to help us understand how to optimize this program within the Homeless Serving System of Care.

Thank you for all those who applied to this opportunity.

Awarded to: TBD


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ICE Grants – Innovation, Capacity Building & Enhancement in ending homelessness grants

The Calgary Homeless Foundation is looking to support innovative programming, build capacity in agencies, and enhance current programs to further accelerate the end of homelessness in Calgary.

ICE Grant Funding has been suspended until next year.

Thank you for your ongoing leadership in community, your dedication to client-focused innovative solutions, and your commitment to working together to end homelessness in Calgary.

Previous ICE Grant Recipients: 

June 8, 2018 Deadline ICE Grant Award Recipients

August 31, 2018 Deadline ICE Grant Award Recipients