Accessing Program & Project Funding

Calgary Homeless Foundation partners with community serving agencies, consultants, researchers, and other stakeholders to help Calgary achieve Functional Zero homelessness, and in doing so together, we will improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.

Funding and grants are awarded based on the quality of proposals received and the contribution to Calgary’s homeless-serving system-of-care.

We fund both programs and projects through various public, competitive, and accountable procurement methods such as a Request for Proposals (RFP), grant funding opportunities 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 have any questions regarding opportunities for partnership, grants, or funding, please contact us at funding@calgaryhomeless.com.  In addition, if you want to be notified of new opportunities please email us and request to be added to our mail list.   

Application Opportunities

Please check back frequently and prior to your application submission to ensure you have the most recent application information and forms. Updates and version #’s of documents will be listed.

There are currently no open RFPs.

Indigenous Homelessness Covid-19 Response Grant - (CLOSED)

Application deadlines are: October 1, November 1, & December 1, 2021 @ 11:59PM MST

  • Indigenous Covid-19 Response - Grant Guidelines v03
  • Indigenous Covid-19 Response - Application Form v05

Further Information

The Government of Canada has recently provided additional funding across Canada through Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy, to help extend and expand the emergency response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This funding is in addition to the over $300 million in funding previously provided to help communities address the impacts of the pandemic.

CHF is proud to continue to support this important investment from the Government of Canada, and to help meet the continued needs of people experiencing homelessness during the ongoing pandemic.  Working in partnership with the Reaching Home Indigenous Community Advisory Board (I-CAB), the objective of this grant opportunity is to fund and support urgent short term (< 6 months) projects that address the unique cultural needs of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) people experiencing homelessness and housing instability in Calgary.

Funding is provided through Reaching Home’s Indigenous funding stream, with approximately $3 million in funding available for this grant opportunity.  Funding for this opportunity is available for projects beginning October 1, 2021 and will continue until December 1, 2021, or until all funds are allocated.  All funding provided to projects under this opportunity should be substantially expended by March 31, 2022.  As funds are allocated based on their need and impact, and with funding allocated until all funds are expended, some projects may be funded only in part.  This funding is available to all eligible organizations (currently funded by CHF or otherwise).  Applicants can apply for a portion of the funding available or the entire allocation.

Given the ongoing need by agencies and service providers for funding to support urgent and emerging needs as a result of Covid-19, this grant will have application intakes on an ongoing basis with 3 deadlines on October 1, November 1, and December 1, 2021. 

Please see the grant documents above for further information.

ICE Grants – Innovation, Capacity Building & Enhancement grants

Calgary Homeless Foundation is looking to support innovative programming, build capacity in agencies, and enhance current programs as part of the fight against homelessness in Calgary.

ICE Grant Funding has been suspended until further notice.

Thank you for your ongoing leadership in community, your dedication to client-focused innovative solutions, and your commitment to working together in the fight against homelessness in Calgary.