COVID-19 Funding for Social Sector Organizations

All applications for the COVID-19 Community Response Fund are now closed.

Emergency Community Support Fund

All applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund are now closed.

The Emergency Community Support Fund (ESCF) was a $350 million investment made by the Government of Canada, through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to support vulnerable populations as they managed the impacts of COVID-19. The funding streams were administered by United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross in communities from coast to coast to coast. United Way of Calgary and Area was proud to support this important investment by the Federal Government.

COVID-19 Community Response Fund

All applications for the COVID-19 Community Response Fund are now closed.

United Way of Calgary and Area collaborated with The City of Calgary (including the Calgary Emergency Management Agency) to support community agencies that are working diligently to keep Calgarians safe and well during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund, which launched on March 19, 2020, granted $10.3 million to 195 local agencies in support of COVID-19 relief efforts, to date.

Thank you to the individuals, organizations, corporations and partners who showed their incredible support for those most impacted by COVID-19. To learn more about our supporters and how our community came together to contribute to this fund please click here.

To find out more about the agencies and programs supported by the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, click here.

Stewardship Alliance

A stewardship alliance, comprised of influential organizations committed to COVID-19 relief efforts, helped inform and direct funds to where they had the potential to create the most impact. Together, this alliance adapted and identified the emerging priorities in our community and ensured that social service agencies quickly received emergency funds as the crisis evolved.

The Alliance partners included:

We thank all our partners within the alliance for their support and guidance with the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

Sasha HullCOVID-19 Funding for Social Sector Organizations