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Ways to give

Organizations across Calgary are mobilizing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address the changing needs of the community. From food, to funds, to basic needs items, these organizations need support from citizens. Calgarians are renowned for our spirit of generosity, especially during uncertain times, but sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly how to help. Explore the resources below to learn how you can give.

Donate funds

  • Alberta charitable donation matching program - Between April 15 and May 31, the Alberta government will match donations up to $2 million to Alberta-based charities and non-profit organizations with COVID-19 fundraising campaigns. Organizations will be waiving any administration fees associated with campaign donations. Donations will help feed the hungry, care for seniors, support at-risk children, and keep Albertans employed. Visit for complete list of designated charities and non-profits.
  • Calgary Foundation – see current and emerging urgent needs of local registered charities and non-profits.
  • Calgary Health Trust - Clean Hands, Giving Hearts Covid-19 Response Fund. Donations will support front-line health care workers, vulnerable populations, and will provide mental health support for the community.
  • United Way Calgary and Area – Covid-19 Community Response Fund

Donate personal protective equipment (PPE) and health-related needs


Please note: Inclusion of organizations on this page does not constitute or imply the endorsement or recommendation of The City of Calgary, nor is the exclusion of any opportunity intended to discredit a worthy organization or cause​. It is up to each individual citizen to assess the opportunity listed to determine fit.