Pandemic Recovery Program

Funding Opportunity
Date & Time
Calgary Foundation


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 1 is NOW CLOSED.

Phase 2: RECOVERY will focus on activating strategies to get charitable operations to re-build and re-imagine operations. Phase 2 will launch September 11, 2020.

Phase 3: RESILIENCE will support strategies and technologies for strengthening organizations for the operational future.


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