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COVID-19: HOW WE’RE RESPONDING

MAY 19, 2020: Hamilton Community Foundation is participating in the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) along with the United Way of Halton & Hamilton. Funded by the Government of Canada, the ECSF is a $350 million fund being implemented with Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and United Way Centraide Canada.

Grants from the ECSF will assist vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the ECSF, the Foundation will be investing an additional $1.18 million towards ensuring the most vulnerable Hamiltonians are safe and healthy.

The ECSF is a large and comprehensive emergency response fund and we encourage all local charities serving vulnerable populations to consider submitting an application through the ECSF process.

Click here to learn more and apply for funding from the Emergency Community Support Fund through Hamilton Community Foundation. You may also choose to apply through the United Way Halton & Hamilton, by clicking here.


Pandemic Response Fund

In March, Hamilton Community Foundation established its Pandemic Response Fund with a $2 million commitment, since augmented by generous donors, to address Hamiltonians’ emergency needs and those needs that arise over the ensuing months toward recovery.

As of Thursday May 21, granting from this fund is temporarily paused while we help to flow funds locally from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund. Granting through the Pandemic Response Fund portal will resume at the close of the Emergency Community Support Fund, anticipated at the end of July.

To view a list of Pandemic Response Fund grantees click here.
To view a list of Pandemic Response Fund supporters, click here.

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