The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) offers grants of up to $75,000 to charities working with vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in the Tri-Cities. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with decisions made weekly.The ECSF is a rapid response fund program initiated by the Government of Canada through an investment of $350 million to charities and non-profit organizations across Canada. Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC), and the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) are working together with the federal government to deploy funding at the local level.
The Coquitlam Foundation has partnered with CFC, the Port Moody Foundation and the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation to deploy nearly $600,000 in the Tri-Cities. ECSF funding is intended to be used for projects carried out before March 31, 2021 that are addressing urgent social inclusion or well-being needs of vulnerable groups as a result of COVID-19.