Emergency Community Support Fund Recipients


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 Central Alberta.

Launched on May 19, 2020, we’ve invested an additional $363,720.00 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:

$75,000 to the Red Deer Native Friendship Society for their project: Mental Health & Wellness – taking care of our spirits

$24,247 to The Lending Cupboard for preparations to reopen to the public

$20,960 to Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region for Mortgage Relief for Habitat Families


$10,000 to Book Clubs for Inmates to support book clubs in federal prisons

$1,500 to Crohn’s & Colitis Canada for Community Outreach and Support

$21,530 to Starlight Children’s Foundation for Play from home packs


$22,708 to Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter Supporting families fleeing violence during COVID19 and beyond

$29,600 to Red Deer College for Subsidized Outdoor Summer Sports Camps for Youth

$17,695 to CA Sexual Assault Support Centre for Virtual Sexual Violence Counselling Services

$35,027 to Stettler Community Support Centre for Crisis Aid Program

$53,200 to Bethany Care Foundation for Safe outdoor visits for Residents and Families


$40,000 to the Mustard Seed for Satellite Food Bank program

$11,800 to Olds & District Hospice Society for NavCARE – Navigating, Connecting, Accessing, Resourcing, Engaging

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 invite you to explore opportunities with the other ECSF funding intermediaries in your community.