Emergency Community Support Fund
Central Okanagan Foundation is activating an Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities coast to coast to coast.
We are proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in the Central Okanagan.
Launched on May 19, 2020, we’ve invested an additional $272,790 through the ECSF towards local charities and qualified donees supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during this crisis. We are pleased to announce the ECSF has supported projects including:
- $28,000-Camp Winfield (BC Lions)
- $75,000-Canadian Mental Health Association-Kelowna
- $46,590-Habitat for Humanity-Kelowna
- $52,800-Lake Country Food Assistance Society
- $19,942-New Vintage Theatre Society
- $12,000-The Kelowna and District Society for People in Motion
- $7,000-Starlight Children's Foundation
- $35,000 YMCA Okanagan
Our community foundation has granted the full funding available to our community through the ECSF. We are unfortunately no longer accepting applications. Since the start of the pandemic, charities and non-profit organizations have been leading the charge to assist those who need it most in the fight against COVID-19. We know the need for funding is still significant. If you would like to be notified if any additional funding becomes available through ECSF, please fill out this form.
We invite you to explore opportunities with the other ECSF funding intermediaries in your community. More information about other national funders is available here.
We invite you to follow Community Foundations of Canada’s website for further updates as well.
The Emergency Community Support Fund