Emergency Community Support Fund
Abbotsford Community Foundation was a participant in the Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities coast to coast to coast.
We are proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in Abbotsford.
Launched on May 19, 2020, we’ve invested $221,000 through the ECSF towards local charities and qualified donees supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during this crisis. We are pleased to announce the ECSF has supported projects including:
- $20,000 was 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 was invested to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters to support young people to manage their isolation due to COVID-19;
- $16,889 was 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.
Our community foundation has granted the full funding available to our community through the ECSF. We are unfortunately no longer accepting applications. Since the start of the pandemic, charities and non-profit organizations have been leading the charge to assist those who need it most in the fight against COVID-19. We know the need for funding is still significant. 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.
We invite you to follow Community Foundations of Canada’s website for further updates as well.