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Capacity Building and Emerging Issues Fund

The tables below show the past year of funding, followed by the previou​s year. The funding listed for the most recent calendar year is the approved grant amount.

Funding process: Capacity Building and Emerging Issues funding is available to non-profit organizations to strengthen their organizational effectiveness, increase their programs’ impact, and address emerging social issues and trends that are impacting Calgarians. The application period is generally held annually in Q1. Visit Call for funding proposals​ for currently open calls.

2019 Capacity Building and Emerging Issues - Grant amount

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​Organization ​2019 Funding ​2019 Funded program
Organization: Action Coalition On Human Trafficking Alberta Association​ 2019 Funding - approved: ​$25,000 2019 Funded program: Capacity Building for Human Trafficking Response
Organization: Alexandra Community Health Centre 2019 Funding - approved: ​$20,000 2019 Funded program: ​Building Evaluation Capacity
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters Society of Calgary and Area 2019 Funding - approved: ​$20,000 2019 Funded program: ​Strengthening Volunteer Recruitment
Organization: Calgary Between Friends Club - Fun and Fellowship for Disabled Youth 2019 Funding - approved: ​$15,000 2019 Funded program: ​Marketing Communication Plan
Organization: Calgary Cerebral Palsy Association 2019 Funding - approved: ​$12,350 2019 Funded program: ​Creating Supports for New Canadians parenting a child with a neuromotor disability
Organization: Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations 2019 Funding - approved: ​$2,500 2019 Funded program: ​2019 Connections Conference
Organization: Calgary Chinese Community Service Association​ 2019 Funding - approved: ​$17,300 2019 Funded program: ​Strengthening curriculum on mental health
Organization: Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens' Association 2019 Funding - approved: ​$11,839 2019 Funded program: Accreditation Preparation
Organization: Calgary Counselling Centre 2019 Funding - approved: ​$7,500 2019 Funded program: ​A Strategy to Enhance Calgary Counselling Centre's Current and Future Leaders
Organization: Calgary Drug Treatment Court Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​$7,000 2019 Funded program: ​Partnership Development - Drug Treatment Court Conference
Organization: Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network: An Alberta Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​$9,450 2019 Funded program: ​FASD Collective - Developmental Evaluation Support
Organization: Calgary John Howard Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​​$13,200 2019 Funded program: ​Building Organizational Capacity through Staff Training in Trauma-informed Approaches
Organization: Calgary South West Communities Resource Centre Society 2019 Funding - approved: $10,000
2019 Funded program: ​Building the Organizational Capacity of the SWCRC
Organization: Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Association 2019 Funding - approved: ​$20,000 2019 Funded program: ​Quality Improvement
Organization: Calgary Youth Justice Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​$9,500 2019 Funded program: ​HR Policy and Procedure Review and Enhancement
Organization: Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region 2019 Funding - approved: ​$20,000 2019 Funded program: ​Implementing Systems for Increased Organizational Effectiveness - CMHA Database Development & CMHA Recovery College Calgary Website Reconfiguration
Organization: Carya Society of Calgary

2019 Funding - approved: ​$20,000 2019 Funded program: ​Carya EAST 
Organization: Carya Society of Calgary 2019 Funding - approved: ​$35,000 2019 Funded program: ​Enhancing Carya's Organizational Effectiveness in Engaging Men and Boys
Organization: ​​Catholic Family Service of Calgary 2019 Funding - approved: ​$25,600 2019 Funded program: ​Catholic Family Service Organizational Development Support
Organization: Closer to Home Community Services Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​$20,200 2019 Funded program: ​Strengthening Evaluation and Training capacity and effectiveness
Organization: Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre 2019 Funding - approved: ​$1,750 2019 Funded program: ​Risk Management Workshop
Organization: Constellation Consulting Group Ltd. 2019 Funding - approved: ​$23,760 2019 Funded program: ​CPIP Evaluation
Organization: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Calgary Region Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​$29,000 2019 Funded program: ​Barrier-Free Emergency Preparedness & Communication Access Plan for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Organization: Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​$18,000 2019 Funded program: ​Mental Health Supports Program Design and Development
Organization: Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary, Alberta 2019 Funding - approved: ​$5,000 2019 Funded program: ​Honouring our Voices
Organization: Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association 2019 Funding - approved: ​$10,000 2019 Funded program: ​HSCA Strategic Planning
Organization: HIV Community Link Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​$12,000 2019 Funded program: ​HIV Community Link Strategic Plan
Organization: Hull Services 2019 Funding - approved: ​$15,000 2019 Funded program: ​Roots of Empathy 2019 Instructor Training
Organization: Jewish Family Service (Calgary) 2019 Funding - approved: ​$22,000 2019 Funded program: ​Volunteer Enrichment
Organization: ​​McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association 2019 Funding - approved: ​$15,000 2019 Funded program: ​Health & Wellness Staff Initiative
Organization: Metis Calgary Family Services Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​$20,000 2019 Funded program: ​MCFSCapacity
Organization: Miskanawah Community Services Association 2019 Funding - approved: ​$15,250 2019 Funded program: ​Weaving the Sash: Integrating cultural knowledge into organizational practices and governance
Organization: Punjabi Community Health Services Calgary Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​$20,000 2019 Funded program: ​Sahara Family Enhancement Program Development Project
Organization: Sagesse Domestic Violence Prevention Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​$18,000 2019 Funded program: ​Organizational On-boarding and Socialization
Organization: S.H.A.R.P. Foundation (Society Housing AIDS Restricted Persons) 2019 Funding - approved: ​$20,000 2019 Funded program: ​Phase I - Capturing the Trauma (Audio-Visual Qualitative Needs Assessment for HIV and Aging Challenges)
Organization: ​Societe de la petite enfance et de la famille du sud de l'Alberta 2019 Funding - approved: ​$10,000 2019 Funded program: ​New Database: More programs, less administration
Organization: Sonshine Society of Christian Community Services 2019 Funding - approved: ​$11,970 2019 Funded program: ​Feedback Informed Treatment training
Organization: Two Wheel View - Calgary Ltd. 2019 Funding - approved: ​$9,500 2019 Funded program: ​Two Wheel View Strategic Plan Refresh
Organization: United Way of Calgary and Area 2019 Funding - approved: ​$40,000 2019 Funded program: ​Sector Capacity Building
Organization: Variety-the Children's Charity of Alberta Association 2019 Funding - approved: ​$18,000 2019 Funded program: ​Increasing Inclusion in Playgrounds and Play Spaces
Organization: Women's Centre of Calgary 2019 Funding - approved: ​$25,000 2019 Funded program: ​Sustainability planning
Organization: Youth Central Society 2019 Funding - approved: ​$5,000 2019 Funded program: ​Engaging Vulnerable Youth and Training
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2018 Capacity Building and Emerging Issues - Grant amount

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​Organization ​2018 funding ​2018 funded program
Organization: Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre 2018 funding: ​$24,960 2018 funded program: ​Knowledge Keepers and Helpers
Organization: Autism Calgary Association 2018 funding: ​$34,936 2018 funded program: ​New Immigrant Program Development Project
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters Society of Calgary and Area 2018 funding: ​$30,000 2018 funded program: ​Increasing Capacity to Serve LGBTQ+ Children and Youth
Organization: Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary 2018 funding: ​$20,000 2018 funded program: ​The starting of our journey - BGCC and Elders Council 2018
Organization: Calgary Between Friends Club - Fun and Fellowship for Disabled Youth 2018 funding: ​$10,000 2018 funded program: ​Policy & Systems Change Work Orientation
Organization: Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth 2018 funding: ​$82,725 2018 funded program: ​Bridge Support Project for Vulnerable Youth (BSP)
Organization: Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations 2018 funding: ​$2,500 2018 funded program: ​Connections Conference 2018 - Sponsorship
Organization: Calgary Chinese Community Service Association​ 2018 funding: ​$10,020 2018 funded program: ​Improving communication through WeChat
Organization: Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens' Association 2018 funding: ​$30,000 2018 funded program: ​Evaluation of Chinese Community Helpers Program
Organization: Calgary Urban Project Society 2018 funding: ​$30,000 2018 funded program: ​Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness: Building Pathways to Self-Sufficiency
Organization: Calgary Young Men's Christian Association 2018 funding: ​$19,920 2018 funded program: ​YMCA Ihkanakaatsiks "Bunch Stars" Framework & Strategy
Organization: Canlearn Society for Persons with Learning Difficulties 2018 funding: ​$20,000 2018 funded program: ​Youth Thrive: Exploring Opportunities for Facilitating Positive Youth Development and Well-Being
Organization: Carya Society of Calgary

2018 funding: ​$37,500 2018 funded program: ​Carya Performance Measurement System Development Project
Organization: ​​Catholic Family Service of Calgary 2018 funding: ​$24,000 2018 funded program: ​Catholic Family Service (CFS) Change Management Project
Organization: Closer to Home Community Services Society 2018 funding: ​$20,000 2018 funded program: ​Continuing to Build Ethical Spaces for Meaningful Engagement of the Indigenous Worldview -  Indigenous Cultural Advisor
Organization: Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society 2018 funding: ​$16,000 2018 funded program: ​Discovery House Child and Youth Program Evaluation and Enhancement
Organization: Jewish Family Service (Calgary) 2018 funding: ​$25,000 2018 funded program: ​The Way In Collaborative
Organization: Kerby Assembly

2018 funding: ​$5,000 2018 funded program: ​Kerby Centre Crisis Communications Plan
Organization: Kerby Assembly​ 2018 funding: ​$21,500 2018 funded program: ​Workstream Project
Organization: Mennonite Central Committee Alberta 2018 funding: ​$10,000 2018 funded program: ​Restorative Actions for Transformation (RAFT) Evaluation Project
Organization: Momentum Community Economic Development Society 2018 funding: ​$30,000 2018 funded program: ​Financial Literacy Curriculum Development
Organization: Pathways Community Services Association 2018 funding: ​$18,000 2018 funded program: ​Building Capacity for Cultural Evaluation and Measurement
Organization: United Way of Calgary and Area 2018 funding: ​$100,000 2018 funded program: ​Homeless Youth Sector Capacity Building
Organization: West Hillhurst Go-Getters (Senior Citizens) Association 2018 funding: ​$3,750 2018 funded program: ​Working Together Effectively, Part 2
Organization: Women's Centre of Calgary 2018 funding: ​$22,810 2018 funded program: ​Reconciliation at the Women's Centre​
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