Soul of the City Neighbour Grants

Our Soul of the City Neighbour Grants pitch night took place on April 19, 2017 at the Calgary Public Library.  Nine grassroots projects took to the stage to pitch their ideas to an excited audience.  An diverse collection of initiatives, 5 projects were selected by viewers to receive a $10,000 Soul of the City Neighbour Grant.

2017 recipients: 

4th Avenue Flyover

A project of Parks Foundation Calgary and the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association

Purpose:  To reclaim an isolated and dangerous patch of the neighbourhood underneath the Memorial Drive flyover to downtown and give local school children a powerful experience of democratic placemaking processes

Studio 17

A project of Evangel Christian Assembly and local resident Karen J Go

Purpose: To provide a summer program of free high-quality dance classes and basketball for youth in Greater Forest Lawn


Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

A project of Parks Foundation Calgary and Capitol Hill Elementary Enhancement Society

Purpose: To build an innovative geodesic greenhouse at Capitol Hill Elementary school to let students and their community garden and learn year round and to demonstrate what’s possible


Silver Springs Outdoor Pool Mural

A project of Silver Springs Community Association

Purpose: After a sustained fundraising effort from kids and adults alike, the neighbourhood has saved and is redoing their outdoor pool. This project will see them beautify it with a community-painted mural.


TOM:CGY 2017

A project of Calgary Jewish Federation and volunteer group Kadima Dynamics

Purpose: A 72-hour makeathon where teams of engineers, designers, occupational therapists, and “need-knowers” work together to address specific neglected challenges that hinder the inclusion of people with disabilities.