Calgary is a caring community and we continue to demonstrate that together, we are stronger. Through every crisis, we take a stand to make sure that no one is left behind and that everyone is taken care of. We rally together for the safety, health and wellness of our families, loved ones, and neighbours. Now, we are once again calling on Calgarians for your compassion, strong sense of community, and urgent support to help individuals affected by COVID-19.
As we work diligently on a Crisis Recovery strategy we are taking every step possible to ensure our community is cared for and supported in order to respond, recover and eventually return to the resiliency that continues to make our city great. It will take all of us working together to lift up our communities during these uncertain times.
COVID-19 Community Response Fund
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. Due to funding limitations, the COVID-19 Community Response Fund will stop accepting applications on July 21.
Due to funding limitations, all applications for the COVID-19 Community Response Fund are now closed. Applications submitted before end of day, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, will be reviewed together after the fund closes.
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.
A Stewardship Alliance has been formed to direct funds to where they will have the greatest impact.
Read more about the investments to agencies so they have the resources they need to meet rising demands.