UPDATE June 22, 2020 HCF has now allocated all of its funding available through the ECSF. If you would like to apply for this funding, please direct your application to the United Way Halton Hamilton.
In addition to our Pandemic Response Fund, 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 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.
As of June 18, the following Hamilton organizations have received a grant from the Emergency Community Support Fund through Hamilton Community Foundation:
|Afro Canadian Caribbean Association||Supports Black Community Response to Covid Coalition to provide assistance to isolated seniors and the most vulnerable in relation to food security, housing, and social inclusion.||$71,640|
|Body Brave||Supports urgent online multi-disciplinary community care and public education, including group treatment programs, individual psychotherapy and community outreach, for women facing life-threatening mental illness.||$45,250|
|Canadian National Institute for the Blind||Supports CNIB virtual programs that reduce social isolation including tech training, career support and low-impact physical activity.||$5,000|
|Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton||Supports financial stabilization for families in kin-service arrangements.||$63,000|
|Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice||Supports hiring of clinical bereavement therapist to reduce isolation, reduce caregiver burden and to support the bereaved through virtual platforms.||$50,000|
|Eagle's Nest Association of Waterdown||Funding for counselling, coaching, and support groups for women who are struggling with mental health concerns, unhealthy relationships, and abuse.||$10,000|
|Food for Life||Supports purchase of refrigerated van for food delivery to people living in poverty.||$65,000|
|Jewish Social Services of Hamilton||Supports community garden as a safe community engagement opportunity.||$15,000|
|The Kidney Foundation||Financial support for low income patients suffering from kidney disease to purchase groceries, medical supplies and pay for transportation to their appointments.||$5,000|
|The King's Way Outreach Centre||Supports purchase of a van to deliver food donations to support vulnerable families.||$45,000|
|Liberty for Youth||Supports Liberty For Youth Mentoring Program online transition including tutoring services, online education, online counselling services, virtual program content, virtual mentorship session and online co-op and volunteer opportunities.||$50,000|
|Shalem Mental Health Network||Supports installation of motion-activated sinks, toilets and soap dispensers for washrooms at the Shalem Counselling Clinic.||$4,250|
|Tetra Society||Supports purchase of food gift cards for clients with disabilities.||$3,000|