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 - (AWARDED)

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

Thank you for all those who have submitted an application for this program.  CHF is excited to work with a group of high-impact organizations for this valuable initiative.

Awarded to: Aspen Family & Community Network Society, Boys and Girls Club of Calgary, Calgary Alpha House Society, Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre Society, Centre for Newcomers Society of Calgary, & Mustard Seed Society.


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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