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Prevention Funding Capacity Building

Anti-Racism Capacity-Building Fund

The Black Lives Matter movement has articulated clear and compelling reasons to redouble our efforts to achieve structural adjustments to existing inequalities within our City and our society. This funding is meant to enhance existing efforts to address systemic barriers and injustices that exist for people in Calgary.

The anti-racism capacity-building funding will support collaborative, community-based initiatives that build the capacity of organizations to facilitate policy and systems change that undo systemic racism. Please refer to the Anti-Racism Capacity Building Fund Terms of Reference for full details.

Application period

The call for funding proposals for the Anti-Racism Capacity Building Fund is now closed. Please visit this page for future funding opportunities. 

The City of Calgary, in collaboration with its funding partners, will review applications submitted and make decisions by November 2020. All applicants will be notified on the outcome of their application. Initiatives that receive funding will launch by November 2020 and end by September 2021.

Unsuccessful applicants may request feedback on why the application wasn’t successful and what could be done differently in the future. Requests for feedback should be sent to

Contact us

We recognize that systemic racism is embedded in funding practices and we are committed to ongoing improvement. If you have identified barriers with this call for funding proposals or would like to suggest ideas on how to make this funding more equitable, please contact us at We commit to integrating the feedback when possible and providing rationale if we are currently unable to make the changes.

Other resources

Previous capacity-building funding allocations (City of Calgary)