Refugee and Immigrant Assistance
The Calgary Foundation is proactive in its response to crises at both the local and international levels, and it is the mission of the Foundation to facilitate collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations. Review the table below for a selection of charitable organizations making a difference in the lives of refugees from Syria as well as immigrants from across the globe. Please visit the website of the organization of your choice to learn more and to donate.
The Calgary Foundation provided a grant of $72,000 in December 2015 to Calgary Catholic Immigration Services to hire staff who will coordinate all of the generosity Calgarians are offering to assist with the settlement of these new Calgarians.
Donations earmarked to help provide aid to the Syrian Refugee crisis may
be eligible for matching fund from the Federal Government, through the Syria Emergency Response Fund.
Quick facts about this program:
- Donations must be made between September 12,
2015 – December 31, 2015 directly to an organization by an individual donor, to be eligible for the match. Calgary Foundation grants are NOT eligible for the Federal Government match.
- The Federal Government is committed to providing
matching dollars up to $100 Million. For every $1 donated to a qualified
charity, the Federal Government will set aside $1 for the Relief Fund.
- Donors should contact charities directly to
inquire whether or not they are participating in this Federal matching funds
Learn more information about
how the fund works at: http://www.international.gc.ca/development-developpement/humanitarian_response-situations_crises/fund_syria-syrie_fonds.aspx?lang=eng
Below is a sampling
of organizations in and around Calgary that provide general immigrant services: