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. 

There are currently no open RFPs.


Request for Applications – REF#20039 - (CLOSED)

Shelter Diversion Services

  • RFA: 20039 Diversion Programming V04 *Amended* October 24, 2019
  • RFA: 20039 Diversion Programming Response Form V01

Further Information

Broadly speaking, CHF’s goal in this RFA is to partner with agencies/organizations to provide timely, short term interventions (“shelter diversion” services), that assist clients to find alternative (better) measures to their housing needs, thereby diverting them from the need to access the Homeless-Serving System of Care.

This broad category of services may include:

  • Provision of financial, utility, and/or rental assistance (short term rent subsidy)
  • Short-term support or support coordination
  • Connection to services and/or benefits
  • Housing search support
  • Moving support
  • Information/Referral

We acknowledge that this list is not exhaustive and CHF is open to Applicants proposing innovative or
alternative services that are directly linked to shelter diversion. Time is of the essence, however, as the
funding for these services will expire by March 31, 2020.

Please see additional details in the RFA documents above.

Note: RFA deadline is November 8, 2019 – initial RFA stated November 18, 2019 on the front page incorrectly.  Please ensure you have the latest version of the RFA.

Request for Proposals – REF#20048 - (CLOSED)

Development of an Ethical Decision-making Framework for Information Sharing

  • RFP: 20048 CHH Ethics Review Framework Development V06
  • RFP: 20048 CHH Ethics Review Response Form V02
  • RFP: 20048 Appendix B: CHH Ethics Report Environmental Scan
  • RFP: 20048 CHH Ethics Review Q&A V03

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 - (CLOSED)

Understanding Recidivism in the Homeless-Serving System of Care

  • RFP: 20041 Understanding Recidivism V04 *Amended*
  • RFP: 20041 Understanding Recidivism Q&A V01

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 - (AWARDED)

Evaluation of Adaptive Case Management programming

 

  • RFP: 20043 Evaluation of ACM Programming V04 *Amended*
  • RFP: 20043 Evaluation of ACM Programming Response Form V01

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.

Thank you for all those who applied to this opportunity.

 

Awarded to: Three Hive Consulting

Request for Proposals – REF#20040 - (AWARDED)

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.

Thank you for all those who applied to this opportunity.

Awarded to: C3 Inc.

Request for Proposals – REF#20045 - (AWARDED)

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.

Thank you for all those who applied to this opportunity.

Awarded to: KRD Consulting


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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