The West Vancouver Foundation is seeking applications for the Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF), a unique funding opportunity that aims to respond to the adaptation and modernization needs of charities and non-profits facing immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as they continue to support communities across Canada.
The West Vancouver Foundation is proud to be working with community foundations across Canada as part of the Community Services Recovery Fund.
This fund is a collaboration between Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what charities and non-profits need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.
Although some projects may touch on more than one Project Focus Area, eligible organizations are asked to select one focus area that best relates to the main intention of their project:
- Investing in People: Funding will support one-time projects that focus on how organizations recruit, retain, engage and support their personnel, including staff, volunteers and boards of directors.
- Investing in Systems and Processes: Funding will support one-time projects that invest in the systems and processes involved in creating the internal workings of an organization’s overall structure.
- Investing in Program and Service Innovation and Redesign: Funding will support one-time projects primarily focused on program and service innovation and redesign using information gained during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The minimum grant size for the local stream is $10,000.
- Community Service Organizations, which means non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies or Registered Charities/Some Qualified Donees located in Canada who provide services to communities in Canada.
- Non-profit Organizations: means non-incorporated as well as incorporated associations, clubs, or societies that are not registered charities or individuals, but are organized and operated exclusively for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, recreation, or any other purpose except profit.
- Indigenous Governing Bodies: This includes Indigenous governing bodies that are not registered as charities or nonprofits, such as First Nations bands, Métis settlements, and Inuit governments or associations.
- Registered Charities/Some Qualified Donees: charities and other qualified donees registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.
For more information, visit CSRF.