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 Niagara Region.
Launched on May 19, 2020, we’ve invested $918,000 the ECSF towards local charities and qualified donees supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during the Covid-19 Crisis. A full list of charities supported is found below.
The Niagara Community Foundation (NCF) 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.
To learn more about NCF’s other granting programs, please click here.
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.
If you have any other questions or inquiries, please email JoAnne Krick with the Niagara Community Foundation.
|Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region||$25,000||Virtual Counselling and Support|
|Autism Ontario Niagara Chapter||$15,000||At Home Activities Project|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of North & West Niagara||$15,000||Upgrade Phone system and Computers|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara||$22,000||Shared communication system BBBS South Niagara & Niagara Falls|
|Community Care of West Niagara||$20,000||Food Purchase for Lincoln Residences facing financial hardship|
|Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold||$65,000||Upgrades to Facilitate Continuation of Essential Service Delivery During Covid-19|
|Crohn's and Colitis Canada||$2,000||COVID-19 and IBD: Webinars and Resources|
|Crystal Ridge Community Centre||$5,000||Community Support|
|Easter Seals Ontario||$5,000||Camp E-aster Seals|
|Food4Kids Niagara||$20,000||Weekends without Hunger|
|Gateway Residential and Community Support Services of Niagara Inc.||$13,000||Outreach COVID Backpack for Niagara Assertive Street Outreach Workers|
|GILLIAN'S Place||$26,000||Shelter bed replacement|
|Heartland Forest Nature Experience||$17,000||Outdoor Workshops and Scheduled Trail Walks for Persons with Disabilities|
|Holy Trinity Anglican Church Welland||$5,000||Hygiene and Food Bank + Hot Meals|
|Hospice Niagara||$22,000||Trauma Informed Virtual Bereavement Group Therapy|
|Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation||$37,000||Patient Bed Initiative|
|Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara||$2,000||Children First|
|Let's Talk Science/Parlons Sciences||$2,000||The Horizon Project|
|Links For Greener Learning||$20,000||Covid-19 Community Garden Supports|
|March of Dimes Canada||$35,000||Aphasia Connect|
|Niagara Catholic District School Board||$10,000||Niagara Catholic Family Support Initiative|
|Niagara Children's Centre||$42,000||Implementing Video Enabled Telepractice|
|Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology||$50,000||Nourishing Minds Grocery Card Program|
|Niagara Falls Community Outreach||$60,000||Temporary Staffing Project|
|Niagara Nutrition Partners||$30,000||Grocery Store Gift Card Initiative|
|Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre||$7,000||Healing Arts for Kids|
|Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care Service||$16,000||Providing Clients with connecting technology|
|Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer||$3,500||Niagara Gift Card Program|
|Pathstone Mental Health||$75,000||Mental Health Support Through Video Counselling|
|Project SHARE of Niagara Falls||$36,000||Building preparations to provide basic services safely.|
|Shaw Festival Theatre||$15,000||Theatre Expertise Helping Community in Crisis|
|Starlight Children's Foundation Canada||$10,000||Play From Home Packs|
|The Hope Centre||$12,800||Re-opening safely post Covid 19|
|The Kidney Foundation of Canada||$2,500||Short Term Financial Assistance and Peer Support|
|The Niagara Resource Service for Youth (The RAFT)||$77,000||Summer Camp and Youth Outreach|
|Village of Hope||$59,000||Harvest for Hope|
|Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre||$14,580||Shelter Building Safety and Learning Access|
|West Lincoln Community Care||$19,000||WLCC Student Assistance|
|YWCA Niagara Region||$6,000||Digital supports for women and families|
The Emergency Community Support Fund