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 competitive 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 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 to be added to our mailing list. 

Application Opportunities

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

There are currently no open RFPs.

There are currently no closed RFPs.


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

The Calgary Homeless Foundation is now accepting applications through the ICE Grants Program.  CHF is looking to support innovative programming, 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.


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

Note: Due to the tremendous response for the ICE Grants, CHF has invested all available funds for this year. As a result, we will no longer be accepting applications for the November 30, 2018 deadline.  

CHF is overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of projects that our community is embarking on in our collective goal to end to homelessness.  We are eager to continue to support the amazing work that has arisen from this process, and we will work diligently to create more opportunities for funding in the future.

Please submit any questions to

Recent ICE Grant Recipients: 

June 8, 2018 Deadline ICE Grant Award Recipients

August 31, 2018 Deadline ICE Grant Award Recipients