2022 Coordinated Community Winter Response Grant - (OPEN)

Closing Date: March, 31, 2022

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until March 31, 2022

Further Information

CHF, in collaboration with the City of Calgary, Government of Alberta, shelter agencies, community organizations, and outreach teams are implementing several measures as part of a Coordinated Community Winter Response to homelessness (CCWR).  Additional background information on the CCWR initiative can be found in our BLOG.

As a part of CCWR, the City of Calgary has allocated $750,000 in funding to CHF to coordinate a community cold weather response to support Calgarians experiencing homelessness. Capitalizing on this opportunity, and to ensure a full spectrum of solutions are sought, we are seeking to partner with community organizations and groups to enhance services, remove barriers and invest in new approaches for the homeless serving system of care.

The main priorities of this Coordinated Community Winter Response Grant are to support Calgarians experiencing homelessness by:

  1. Increasing easy-to-access spaces that provide warmth and basic needs;
  2. Providing basic winter safety essentials;
  3. Addressing the barriers that keep some Calgarians experiencing homelessness from accessing shelters.

If your organization or group is interested in partnering with us on this important opportunity, please see the documents linked above for further information.

Click here for a list of current Cold Weather Emergency Supports for Calgarians Experiencing Homelessness.

Last updated: January 13, 2022

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.

Request for Proposals – REF#21080 - (CLOSED)

Family Sector Enhancement & Innovation

  • RFP# 21080 Family Homelessness v03
  • RFP# 21080 Response Form v01
  • 2021 APPENDIX A Self Declaration v01
  • RFP# 21080 Q&A v01

Further Information

Calgary Homeless Foundation directs funding for innovative and evidence-based solutions for families at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Part of our mandate as a community-based organization with the purpose to guide the fight against homelessness in Calgary is to continually assess investments in programs and services to maximize impact. This ensures that resources are allocated in a purpose-aligned and cost-effective manner to provide a full spectrum of services, solutions, and homes for all Calgarians.

Beginning August 2021, Calgary Homeless Foundation is enhancing its Family Sector Portfolio by re-assessing and re-issuing funding for family-serving agencies in Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care through an open Request for Proposals process.

The objective of this process is to support a full spectrum of innovative approaches aligned with a recovery-oriented system of care, with a goal of using housing as a catalyst for an improved quality of life. Recovery orientation is comprised of positive outcomes in domains of housing, health, financial stability, and community connection.

Thank you to all our partners who were interested in this opportunity.  This RFP has closed and the results of the RFP can be found HERE