Types of Grants

Pandemic Recovery Program

In April 2020, Calgary Foundation established the Pandemic Recovery Program to bridge gaps and meet critical needs to support all sectors serving our community.

Through a phased funding strategy, Calgary Foundation provided grants to charities totaling over $14 million dollars. We partnered with the Government of Canada and Community Foundations of Canada to distributed funds totaling $3.6 million through the Emergency Community Support Fund.

With local partners like the United Way, Rosza Foundation, the City of Calgary and others we contributed another $1.5 million towards front-line agencies, resilient arts organizations and more. In total more than 450 organizations received funding through one of these grant programs.

We continue to operate as a 360-degree-grant-maker, open to all registered charities in Calgary and area, as well as First Nations communities in Treaty 7 region. For continued support, please see the other types of grants outlined under the Grants Overview section.

Grants made to date:

Pandemic Recovery Program Phase 1 Grants

Pandemic Recovery Program Phase 2 Grants

Community Response Fund Grants

Emergency Community Response Fund Grants Round 1

Emergency Community Response Fund Grants Round 2

Urgent Needs Page

The COVID-19 Urgent Needs web page connects local charities with Calgarians who want to help.


A compilation of COVID-19 resources.