COVID-19 is having a disproportionately negative impact on vulnerable populations in Canada, causing a dramatic increase in demand on community-based charities and non-profit organizations supporting them.
The Delta Foundation is joining a new partnership of support with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the federal government’s $350-million Emergency Community Support Fund, providing up to $75,000 per application to the Delta community.
“This is a vital step in the fight against COVID-19,” says Delta Foundation president Peter Roaf. “Local charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to support those who need it most right now. This additional funding is a much-needed boost to their efforts. We’re looking forward to flowing funds quickly to ensure no one in our community is left behind.”
The Emergency Community Support Fund was initially announced on April 21 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, part of a broad series of emergency response measures by the federal government.
The Delta Foundation has started accepting applications for funding from qualified recipients at http://www.deltafoundation.org/. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including to cover staffing or resource needs, purchase assistance and more. Funding will be issued on an ongoing basis through July 2020.
Charities and community organizations are invited to visit the foundation website for eligibility and application details.
Delta Foundation has been Delta's only community foundation since 1986. It provides an opportunity for donors to become community builders by helping them achieve their philanthropic goals by matching their interests and concerns with community needs and opportunities.