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 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 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 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 various public and transparent procurement methods such as a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, Invitation to Bid (ITB) process, grant requests and other public calls for application processes.

From time to time, there are funding opportunities available for programs. 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

Request for Proposals – Ref: 19030 - (OPEN)

Closing Date: August, 24, 2018

Capital Enhancement for the Homeless Serving System of Care 

Further Information

CHF recognizes the need for agencies and organizations serving those experiencing homelessness to enhance the infrastructure and capital assets surrounding programming and supports.

CHF has developed this RFP with these needs in mind and has budgeted approximately $400,000 in grant funding to support not-for-profit agencies/organizations in:

  • the purchase and installation of equipment,
  • renovations, installations and repairs,
  • building structures or spaces, and
  • better use of technological resources;

All with the intent of better serving those experiencing homelessness or accelerating the end of
homelessness in Calgary.

Application closes August 24, 2018 4:00pm MST


Invitation to Bid – Ref: 19031 - (CLOSED)

PSH Staffing

  • PSH Staffing Invitation to Bid
  • 19031 ITB PSH Staffing Application Form

Further Information

CHF is seeking professional services to assess and evaluate CHF’s staffing models in its Permanent Supportive Housing programs.

Thank you for all interested applicants, this process is now closed.

Call for Expressions of Interest – Ref: 19028 - (CLOSED)

Permanent Supportive Housing Programming 

  • 19028 CHF PSH EOI
  • 19028 PSH EOI Application Form

Further Information

*DEADLINE EXTENDED*

CHF is looking for agency partners to provide housing support services and programming to 1 to 4 new purpose built affordable housing buildings.  These Permanent Supportive Housing programs will provide 24/7 supportive programming to 25 to 30 vulnerable residents in need of stable housing.

Application closes August 10, 2018 4:00pm MST

Request for Proposals – Ref: 19027 - (CLOSED)

Mental Health Supports for Front-line Staff

Further Information

This RFP is seeking professional services for the consultation and support in enhancing how agencies provide mental health support to front-line staff working in the homeless serving system of care.

Thank you for all interested applicants, this process is now closed.


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

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 v07.  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 grants@calgaryhomeless.com

Recent ICE Grant Recipients: 

June 8, 2018 Deadline ICE Grant Award Recipients