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.

Accessing Program 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.

We fund programs through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

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

We award contracts for activities that support the plan through an Invitation to Bid (ITB) process.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Request for Proposals Reference: 19027 - (OPEN)

Closing Date: June, 29, 2018

There are currently no closed RFPs.


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

The Calgary Homeless Foundation is now accepting applications through the ICE Grants Program.  CHF is looking to support innovative programing, build capacity in agencies, and enhance current programs to further accelerate the end of homelessness in Calgary.

Prior to submitting an application, please review the Grant Guidelines and FAQ carefully and ensure to contact CHF to discuss any questions.  Grants are open to both funded and non-funded agencies/organizations who want to partner with CHF towards ending homelessness.Application submissions are accepted throughout the year but must be submitted prior to application deadlines in order to be eligible for funding in the current fiscal year.

CHF held an optional informational session on May 28, 2018. Access the presentation materials here.

Grant Guidelines

Grant FAQ

Grant Application Form

Please ensure you have the latest Grant Application Form v06.  If you have a previous version, please re-download Grant Application Form.

Application deadlines are 12:00PM MST on June 8, August 31, & November 30, 2018

Please submit applications and any questions to