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 Proposals – REF#21059 - (CLOSED)

COVID-19 Mental Health Supports

  • RFP#21059 Mental Health Supports RFP V02
  • RFP#21059 Response Form V01
  • RFP#21059 Questions & Answers

Further Information

Through this RFP, CHF is seeking to partner with an organization to provide mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic and to achieve the following key deliverables:

  • Provide mental health support services to program participants housed in CHF-funded housing programs
    • Services to be provided as needed to all eligible CHF-funded housing program participants (which includes up to approximately 2000 individuals, though likely only a percentage of those individuals will access these services)
  • Supplement existing service provision, and work together with program participants’ current service provider(s) to ensure coordinated service delivery
  • Manage caseloads and referrals as necessary
  • Connect program participants to external resources, where possible

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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