STRONGER WITH EVERY STEP.
We are listening to charities and our conversations with them are integral to help us identify how we can bridge the gaps and meet critical needs. In response, we have established the Pandemic Recovery Program to support all sectors serving our community.
We continue to operate as a 360-degree-grant-maker and the Pandemic Recovery Program is open to all registered charities in Calgary and area, as well as First Nations communities in Treaty 7 region.
Calgary Foundation will…
- Redirect $2 million of our discretionary granting resources to the Program.
- Match new donations made to the Pandemic Recovery Program (up to a maximum amount to be determined).
- Cover administrative costs/credit card transaction fees so that 100% of donations are directed toward charities.
The Program will have three phases of support, rolled out over time:
Phase 1: RELIEF will support the immediate needs of charities to connect with staff, board, and other stakeholders. This funding provides short-term space and time to plan for recovery.
Phase 2: RECOVERY will focus on activating strategies to get charitable operations back to pre-pandemic levels.
Phase 3: RESILIENCE will support strategies and technologies for strengthening organizations for the operational future.
How grants are selected:
Applications will be reviewed by a volunteer committee consisting of community leaders, volunteers, and sector experts.