Emergency Community Support Fund

Saskatoon Community Foundation is re-activating the Emergency Community Support Fund together with Community Foundations of Canada 

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 will reopen with a second round of funding, providing much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving communities experiencing vulnerability. The Government of Canada is flowing this funding through 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 Saskatoon to ensure that our citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing an additional $230,403 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting people experiencing heightened vulnerability. The maximum grant size is $75,000.00. Organizations can apply starting on October 5, 2020. 

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

Additional Resources

Emergency Community Support Fund Round 1 Grant Recipients Announced

Saskatoon Community Foundation has awarded $629,660 in grants to 18 local community organizations to address pressing needs such as food security, aces to services and supports, and mental health needs. This funding is targeted for organizations serving clients who experience greater vulnerability as a result of the pandemic. The grants announced are part of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), funded by the Government of Canada.

AIDS Saskatoon

Canada Recess Guardians Inc.

Central Urban Metis Federation Inc. (CUMFI)

Canadian Mental Health Association Saskatoon Branch

CLASSIC (Community Legal Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.)

Crocus Cooperative

Persons Living with AIDS Network of Saskatchewan. Inc. (PLWA Network)

Saskatchewan Abilities Council Inc.

The Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (SARBI)

Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association

SCYAP (Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming Inc.)

Saskatoon Council on Aging Inc.

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service Inc.

Saskatoon Friendship Inn

Saskatoon Interagency Response to  COVID19

Station 20 West

STR8 UP 10,000 Little Steps to Healing Inc.

YMCA of Saskatoon

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.

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