COVID-19 Funding for Social Sector Organizations

Emergency Community Support Fund

Updated October 31, 2020

Applications for the second round of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) are now closed.

All applications submitted before the deadline (October 30, 2020) are currently under review and organizations will be notified of funding decisions no later than November 27th. A stewardship alliance, comprised of influential organizations committed to COVID-19 relief efforts, will continue to inform and direct funds to where they have the potential to create the most impact.

 

About the Emergency Community Support Fund

The Government of Canada is released the balance of the $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in a second round of funding ($73.9 million) to support communities continuing to address the impact of the pandemic and designed to help organizations carry out their vital work to ensure no one is left behind.

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 is proud to continue to support this important investment and second round of emergency funding from the Government of Canada.

The Emergency Community Support Fund was funded by the Government of Canada through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

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. Learn more about our supporters and how our community came together to contribute to this fund. Read more >

Learn more about the agencies and programs supported by the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Read more>

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.

Vicki LaszloCOVID-19 Funding for Social Sector Organizations