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Pitch Night: Neighbour Grants LIVE

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Stay tuned for dates for our 2019 Pitch Night!

2018 Grant Recipients


Pitch Night: A neighbour grants LIVE event, 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.


About Pitch Night: Neighbour Grants LIVE

Past Grant Recipients


 Grant Request Process at a Glance

March 5, 2018 Application closes at 11:59 PM. Only applications received by Calgary Foundation no later than 11:59 PM will be considered.

Mid-March 2018 Finalists are selected, notified, and offered a coaching session on how to present their project.

4 to 7 PM

Finalists present their project in front of a live audience at the PITCH event. Audience votes help award up to $50,000 in grants.

May – December 2018 Grant recipients carry out their projects.