Chinook Fund Grant Recipients

2022 Grant recipients:

Rainbow Elders Calgary advocates for 2SLGBTQ+ seniors in Calgary.  Their Chinook Fund Grant will help them significantly expand their outreach and increase access to meaningful engagement facilitating lasting social connections among underserved 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.


YOUthRiot is presented by Alberta Playwrights Network and provides an opportunity for Calgary’s Queer Youth to raise their voices and share their stories. 

2021 Grant Recipients: 

Springboard Performance Alberta Playwrights' Network  

Springboard Performance’s Making Love With The Land Performance

Expanding The Rainbow
Alberta Playwrights’ YOUth Riot 2022  

2020 Grant Recipients: 

Calgary Men's Chorus
Calgary Men’s Chorus
The SHARP Foundation Alberta Playwrights' Network
Calgary Men’s Chorus’ 
Virtual Season
The Sharp Foundation’s 
Stories of Pride
Alberta Playwrights’ YOUth Riot 2021 Calgary Queer Arts Society’s
Holiday Film Fest

2019 Grant Recipients: 

End of the Rainbow Foundation Alberta Playwrights' Network
End of the Rainbow Foundation’s Calgary Refugee Centre Calgary Outlink‘s Community Awareness and Volunteer Engagement Expansion Alberta Playwrights’ YOUth Riot 2020 Calgary Queer Arts Society’s Queerly Festival Dinner and Showcase

2018 Grant Recipients:



The YWCA’s DBT Skills Group.  The Chinook Fund is proud to announce that our one of the two 2018 grants has been awarded to the YWCA’s DBT Skills Group assisting with counselling and programming for LGBTQ+ youth.

The Calgary Queer Arts Society.  The Chinook Fund is proud to announce our second 2018 grant has been awarded to the Calgary Queer Arts Society to help fund its LGBTQ2S+ Health & Wellness Conference

2017 Grant Recipients:



Bullying Ends Here is a highly effective program of school presentations and providing information to eliminate bullying and it’s horrible results, including suicide.

Calgary Sexual Health Centre has a wide variety of programs including the one our grant went to, that being to establish a support group for parents and guardians of transgender youth.

2016 Grant Recipients:


Calgary Boys and Girls Clubs, For the LGBTQ2S+ Working Group Training Program, Transgender, Resource and Curriculum Development for Sexually and Gender Diverse Children under 12.

Calgary Outlink’s Pilot Development of an LGBTQ Seniors Project

Lethbridge’s Theatre Outre and Theatre BSMT for a production next year of the play The Curing Room.

2015 Grant Recipients:


Calgary Boys and Girls Clubs, For the LGBTQ2S+ Working Group Training Program

Fairytales Presentation Society, Outreels Diversity Education Ambassador Program

Third Street Theatre, Play Development, based on the Calgary Gay History Project

2014 Grant Recipients:


Calgary Outlink’s Beyond Borders Program

Calgary Sexual Health Centre, For Gay Straight Alliance resource development.

2013 Grant Recipients:


Calgary Outlink Beyond Borders Program

Fairytales Presentation Society’s Queer Media Program Alberta Playwrights’ Network

Third Street Theatre Development of 2 play scripts

2012 Grant Recipients:


Calgary Outlink Inside Out Youth Group

Camp fYreFly Calgary, The 2013 camp was the inaugural camp for Calgary.

2011 Grant Recipients:


Fairytales Presentation Society and Calgary Sexual Health Centre. Both organizations committed their funds to anti-homophobia/bullying campaigns.