Today, we are delighted to announce that we are accepting applications to the Community Foundation's COVID-19 Response and Recovery Grants Program. In April, we announced our first round of grant funding designated to support charities working on the frontline of the pandemic. Since then, we have awarded 50 unique grants to charities working across Southwestern Alberta. This is expected to be our final call for COVID-19 related grant funding.
To date, we have been able to support our community with over $777,000 in funding specific to COVID-19 response and recovery. These grants have provided our community with everything from food and shelter, to safe spaces where seniors living in care can visit with their loved ones. Now, as we move to what is most likely our final call for COVID-19 related applications, we are confident that we have been able to help our community on the road to a healthy recovery.
Charities working with vulnerable populations are eligible to apply for a grant through the Community Foundation’s online platform (cflsa.fluidreview.com) until 4:30 p.m. on September 8, 2020. Charities interested in applying are encouraged to contact the Community Foundation’s Grants Coordinator, Caitlin Gajdostik, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss their proposed project. For more information on the grants program, visit our website at www.cflsa.ca/grants.
Seeded by the Community Foundation’s unrestricted funds, the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Grants Program is further supported by the Government of Alberta’s Charitable Donation Matching Program and the generosity of several donors from across the country.
We are proud to be able to continue to support Southwestern Alberta and extend our gratitude to the Community Foundation's many donors and to the Government of Alberta for their support of the community through our work.
Funded through the Government of Canada – and in partnership with the Community Foundations of Canada, the United Way Centraide Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross – the Community Foundation supported local CRA registered charities working with vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, the Emergency Community Support Fund supported 33 unique projects.
For a complete list of grant recipients who received funding through the ECSF or the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Grants Program, please click here.
The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Grants Program
A registered Canadian charity, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is the ninth-oldest of Canada’s 191 community foundations. We manage charitable gifts from generous donors in permanent, income-earning endowment funds, and distribute the investment income earned to the registered charities our donors wish to support.About Us
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