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Pitch Night: Neighbour Grants LIVE

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Pitch Night encourages Calgarians to pitch their ideas to improve, enhance, or revitalize their community or neighbourhood.

No dragons or sharks! YOU be the judge. Up to $50,000 in Grants to be given out! Watch groups pitch their ideas for improving their neighbourhoods and communities and YOU get to decide which ones will share in the $50,000 in Neighbour Grants awarded at the end of the night.

These grants are available once each year through a grant application process. Finalists are selected to pitch their idea to a live studio audience. The audience, in collaboration with a panel of judges, award up to $50,000 to winning groups in grants ranging from $3,000 – $10,000.

Pitch Night builds on the success of four years of “Soul of the City Neighbour Grants.” Visit our YouTube Channel to see stories of some past “Soul” grant recipients to see the spirit of the projects we have in mind. This initiative is run in partnership with RBC Foundation.


To qualify for Pitch Night:
  • Registered charities must use a community development approach and have meaningful project leadership roles for grassroots people from the project community.
  • If your group is not a registered charity, call us to discuss grant options.

Pitch Guidelines

Pitch Night Application

2019 Grant Recipients

 Grant Request Process at a Glance

March 2, 2020: Application closes, 11:59 pm. Only applications received by Calgary Foundation no later than 11:59 pm will be considered.

Mid-March 2020: Finalists are selected, notified, and offered coaching session(s) on how to present their project.

Saturday, April 4, 2020: Finalists present their pitches to a live studio audience and grants are awarded. The event runs 3 to 6 pm. Tickets go on sale mid-March.

Follow the project stories on Calgary Foundation social media.