Emergency Community Support Fund

Saskatoon 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 to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing an additional $629,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations. The maximum grant size is 75,000.00.

Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020.

Applications will be reviewed and grants awarded on a rolling basis while the program is open.

The final day on which an application can be submitted is July 27, 2020.

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

We will accept apps in both official languages. Applicants can apply in the language of their choice. Please contact grants@saskatooncommunityfoundation.ca.

Nous acceptons les demandes dans les deux langues officielles. Les demandeurs peuvent déposer une demande dans la langue de leur choix. SVP contacter grants@saskatooncommunityfoundation.ca.

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