Yellowknife Community Foundation today announced it will be provide $30,000 amount to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of an ongoing partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). This vast national effort is a second round of funding that aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The Yellowknife Community Foundation is among community foundations across Canada that are taking part.
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 the NWT to ensure that our citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing an additional $30,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting people experiencing heightened vulnerability. Organizations can apply starting on October 5, 2020.
Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply by contacting the Yellowknife Community Foundation today.
The Yellowknife Community Foundation was formed in 1993 to provide interested individuals and organizations with a means of supporting projects in our community for the enduring future. The Foundation is not singularly dedicated to any specific area of support. It embodies a simple concept – that people working together can make a difference.
For more information please contact Rosella Stoesz at (867) 446-4527.
The Emergency Community Support Fund