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Community Foundation awards $294,495 in grants through the Emergency Community Support Fund

Over the course of the last 12 weeks the Prince George Community Foundation has awarded $294,495 in grants to 38 charities in Prince George and across Northern BC and the Cariboo to address emerging needs of these organizations as they pivot to work in a new environment around COVID-19.

This includes funding items like personal protective equipment, increased cleaning materials, supporting mental health services, food banks, hamper programs, technology support and more. The grants announced today are part of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), funded by the Government of Canada.  

The ECSF is a $350 million fund that is being implemented with Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada, in partnership with local foundations across the country. Its goal is to provide support to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable Canadians.  The Prince George Community Foundation worked with community foundations across the North to distribute these funds and local adjudications were completed in each community. Attached is the full list of grants disbursed by the Prince George Community Foundation.  

For a full list of grants awarded through Community Foundations of Canada’s network, visit the CFC website.  

“The Prince George Community Foundation is pleased to be able to support our communities through the disbursement of these funds to help charities pivot in order to remain operational during this pandemic,” said Mindy Stroet, director of development. “This would not have been possible without the support of the Government of Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the regional Community Foundations & partners across the North that we worked with.”

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