Emergency Community Support Fund

Emergency Community Support Fund Provides $221,000 to Local Charities

27 June 2020Grants & Funding, News & Announcements

Since the start of the pandemic, local charities and non-profit organizations have been leading the charge to assist those who need it most in the fight against COVID-19.
We are proud to have invested $221,000 from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) towards local charities and qualified donees supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability in Abbotsford. We are pleased to announce the ECSF has supported projects including:

  • $20,000 invested to fund Tabor Village to purchase laptops and robotic pets to help their senior residents cope with the impacts of COVID-19;
  • $20,000 invested to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters to support young people to manage their isolation due to COVID-19;
  • $16,889 invested to fund John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland to provide essential hygiene and safety supplies for people facing complex barrier and marginalization issues in the Abbotsford community.

We have now granted the full funding available to our community foundation and we are no longer accepting applications to ECSF. We know the need for funding is still significant and we’re continuing to advocate for additional emergency funds. If you would like to be notified if any additional funding becomes available through ECSF, please fill out this form. We invite you to explore opportunities with the other ECSF funding intermediaries in your community. More information about other national funders is available here.
One of our community’s greatest strengths is coming together in times of uncertainty and adversity. We live in one of the most determined and generous communities in Canada and we are proud to be a partner in wellness. We want you to know that the Abbotsford Community Foundation will be here when it counts. We have been here for you for 40 years and will be here when it counts for 40 more.


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