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Emergency Community Support Fund

This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund

We are proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada  and the Government of Canada on the  Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to provide additional assistance to organizations serving vulnerable populations during the pandemic.  Launched on May 19, 2020, we’ve invested $5.1 million through the ECSF towards local charities and qualified donees to support populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during this crisis. 

We have now granted the full funding available to Toronto through the ECSF and 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

There may still be funding opportunities with the other ECSF partners 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.

We are pleased to announce the ECSF has supported projects including:


The Emergency Community Support Fund

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