Port Coquitlam Community Foundation collaborated with Coquitlam Foundation and Port Moody Foundation to activate a Tri-Cities Community Response Fund with funding help from Vancouver Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada and money raised by donors at our Stay at Home Gala.
Many charities and non-profits in our community who typically help residents in times of crisis are hurting because donations are down and needs from our vulnerable populations have risen substantially.
The Tri-Cities Community Foundations (TCCF) created a Tri-Cities Community Response Fund to support these organizations; lifting them up so they have resources they need. TCCF raised $140,000 at our Stay at Home Gala event on May 2nd, including a combined $90,00 grant from the Vancouver Foundation.
The Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) provided additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. This funding is in response to vulnerable populations across Canada who continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children, women and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges. The ECSF funding is for projects carried out before March 31, 2021 that address urgent social inclusion or well-being needs of vulnerable groups as a result of COVID19.
Together the Tri-Cities Community Foundations have deployed nearly $650,000 in funds to charities in the Tri-Cities.
Total granted out in Port Coquitlam: $204,520
Total number of grants in Port Coquitlam: 40