The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) began to accept applications on May 19, 2020.

Since the application portal opened, Community foundations across the country, alongside the CFC national team, have been reviewing and approving grants at a rapid rate. Learn more about the projects and organizations that have received funding.

“Canadian charities and not for profits are always there to help you, in your time of need. But the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing real challenges to these important organizations.”


The ECSF fund is still accepting applications. For more information, visiting our program initiative page, our FAQs, and our press release.

Overview of Applications

There is significant demand for emergency support funding to assist communities experiencing heightened vulnerability due to COVID-19. CFC is administering a small part of the overall $350M made available by the Government of Canada. More information about other national funders is available here.

Projects Receiving Funding

You can download this table in a CSV file format by right-clicking on the table.

Granting Breakdown Based on Groups Experiencing Vulnerability

When submitting an application, applicants were required to indicate up to three groups that would be supported through their work. The below visualization breaks down the primary groups selected for funding, but many projects serve more than one group.

Please note, the above breakdown only includes data related to applications submitted through the CFC national application portal. It does not include results for the other ECSF national intermediaries.