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 would like 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.

Request for Proposals – REF#22085 - (OPEN)

Closing Date: July, 5, 2022

Grantmaking & Grant/Relationship Management Software

Further Information

Calgary Homeless Foundation is currently conducting a selection process with the objective of selecting a software vendor to provide, support, and implement a grantmaking and grant/relationship management software solution here at CHF.

Currently the grantmaking/procurement, contracting lifecycle, and relationship management processes (from drafting, execution and management) are fully manual, complex and resource intensive. Documents, proposals, and evaluations are completed primarily through Microsoft suite tools, while files and other electronic records are managed through SharePoint, email, and through our website.  While this existing process and the related workflow have been developed and utilized over the past decade (serving sufficiently so far), CHF is seeking to modernize and enhance its capacity to issue and manage grants/disbursements and manage relationships with recipients efficiently and effectively into the future.  Some factors that CHF has identified that further emphasize this need include:

  • the increasing rise of collaborative remote work which rely on quick and easy access to data and information
  • CHF’s extensive (and growing) annual strategic investments from multiple donor streams
  • CHF’s intent on developing a more integrated and responsive system of care – reporting, outcomes tracking, etc.
  • CHF’s need on coordinating data sets between grant requirements, impact evaluation and our parallel homeless management information system (HMIS)
  • minimizing workload and administration for both internal and external agency partner staff

As a result of these needs, there is a clear value proposition for a software system to enhance this process, thereby ensuring both internal and external stakeholders can be better served today and into the future. 

Request for Proposals – REF#22088 - (OPEN)

Closing Date: July, 29, 2022

Scattered Site Supportive Housing – Adults / Youth

Further Information

Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) is currently conducting a selection process with the objective of selecting agency/organization partners to provide, appropriate support, and implement low barrier Scattered Site Supportive Housing for Adults (SSSH) and/or Youth experiencing homelessness.

Current data and recent community feedback demonstrate an ongoing need for increased de-centralized housing and programming supports. SSSH programming provides housing, case management, and recovery-oriented supports in the community, which may or may be situated within a single location, but without an expectation of 24/7 onsite supports.

This RFP is seeking multiple agency partners to increase the availability of SSSH units for single adults (18+) and for youth (14-29) in Calgary’s Homeless Serving System of Care. Program designs should accomplish recovery outcomes at the individual level and increased flow-through outcomes at the system level.  The current RFP is broken into two distinct classifications: Adult (SSSH-A) & Youth (SSSH-Y). Proponents should clearly identify the distinct demographic to which they are applying.

Please see the RFP documents above for additional information – All proposals are due by July 29, 2022 @ 11:59PM.  Interested Proponents are asked to submit a notice of intent to CHF with your intention to apply to this RFP by by July 15, 2022. Notice can be found here: Notice of Intent

Request for Proposals – REF#22087 - (CLOSED)

Addiction Transitional Housing Services

  • RFP#22087 Addiction Transitional Housing v03
  • RFP#22087 Response Form v01
  • RFP#22087 Questions & Answers v01

Further Information

CHF’s current portfolio of supportive housing programs is often focused on long-term support. Current data and recent community feedback have demonstrated that the Homeless-Serving System of Care can benefit from Transitional Housing focusing on addiction support for the adult sector.

Through an Expression of Interest (EOI) process conducted in March of 2022 (EOI# 22083), CHF received significant input on possible designs of this potential new program, focused on meeting the needs of those who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness. Such a program is not currently offered within Calgary’s Homeless Serving System of Care. Therefore, the RFP is based on salient inputs from EOI submissions*.

This RFP is seeking an agency partner to pilot a new program type that will utilize transitional housing supports with specific supports for people experiencing substance addictions in order to accomplish recovery outcomes at the individual level and increased flow-through outcomes at the system level.

*Please note, while CHF actively invites previous applicants to the EOI to apply, application to the EOI (#22083) is not a required prerequisite to apply to this RFP. Thus, CHF welcomes all eligible Service Providers to consider this opportunity.

Please see the RFP documents above for additional information.  Interested Proponents are asked to submit a notice of intent to CHF with your intention to apply to this RFP by May 16, 2022. Notice can be found here: Notice of Intent

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.