The Saskatoon Community Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada ECSF partnership
Thanks to all applicants who applied to the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). In communities across Canada, the demand for ECSF funding is exceeding the funds available. At this time, Saskatoon Community Foundation has issued its full amount of grants through the ECSF. If you would like to be notified should additional funds become available, please complete the following form. Please check back on the Community Foundations of Canada website for updates, as well.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability than others. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that have faced increased challenges. To provide emergency relief, the Government of Canada launched the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to help support communities made increasingly vulnerable by the pandemic.
With COVID-19 cases increasing in many communities, and a continuous call for emergency relief, the ECSF provided a second round of funding, providing much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving communities experiencing vulnerability. The Government of Canada flowed this funding through Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We are proud to have worked with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Saskatoon to ensure that our citizens are safe and healthy.
Learn more about the program and eligibility:
- Applicant guide and slide pack
- Application form (for information only; submit online)
- Application form (en francais)
- Reporting Requirements
- CFC’s ECSF webpage
- CFC’s national application portal
ECSF Round 2 Grant Recipients Announced
ECSF Round 2 invested an additional $230,403 in 11 local charities which support populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during the crisis.
ECSF Round 1 Grant Recipients Announced
ECSF Round 1 grants targeted $629,660 to address issues of food security, access to services, and mental health needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Central Urban Metis Federation Inc. (CUMFI)
CLASSIC (Community Legal Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.)
Persons Living with AIDS Network of Saskatchewan. Inc. (PLWA Network)
SCYAP (Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming Inc.)