The SHARP Foundation (Charitable Registration Number 897948436RR0001) is continuing to grow to better meet the needs of the community we serve. We have an ongoing need for funds and goods to maintain our current programs and services but also require resources for new initiatives.

Current major funding initiatives include:

  • Establishing a 24/7 10-bedroom medical facility similar to Beswick House to address the increasing need posed by aging; estimated budget $500,000 start-up, $300,000 per year for 24/7 staffing
  • Care-giving – The Foundation currently spends approximately $300,000 per year to provide 24/7 care and support to residents. The Beswick House Care Attendants are funded strictly through monies raised from gaming (casinos, raffles, etc.) and private donations.
  • An ongoing activities program to help our clients maintain physical health, improve social skills and to educate; funds are used for transportation costs, movie tickets, event tickets, refreshments, arts & crafts supplies, etc.

We are also dependent on donations to maintain the five  residences (Beswick House, Scott House, Project 2011, Project Kathleen and Carlyle Commons) we currently operate. This includes repairs and upkeep on household appliances and the elevator (approximately $2,000 required per year); painting, replacing flooring and other small construction projects. Check out our wishlist on Amazon to see what we currently need.


You can donate funds* online through the secure website, Canada Helps, by emailing us or sending a cheque to:

The SHARP Foundation
A023, 5717 – 2nd Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2H 0A1

Visa and Mastercard donations can also be given over the telephone by calling us at (403) 272-2912.

Tax receipts will be issued for cash donations $20.00 or greater unless requested and for goods and services with sales receipts included.

*The SHARP Foundation subscribes to Imagine Canada’s “Code for Ethical Fundraising & Financial Accountability“.