‘How do we hospice organizations?’ Calgary Arts Development offers funding to help arts organizations shut down

Nearly half of Calgary arts organizations in a 2020 survey said they couldn’t survive more than a year if current conditions persist.

Why It Matters

Shutting down may actually be the best solution to a social impact organization’s financial challenges, lack of need, or changing mandate. Yet few resources exist to make this transition. Canadian grantmakers do not offer funding to organizations looking to close their doors, an expensive undertaking at the best of times.

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