Emergency Community Support Fund

Abbotsford Community Foundation activating Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities coast to coast to coast.

Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now.

Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Abbotsford to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be providing up to a $20,000 grant per applicant and investing an overall total of $221,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations. Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020.

Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply.