COVID-19: BUSINESS RESOURCES

$85,480 in funding available in North Simcoe for charities supporting COVID-19 response

Midland; May 22, 2020 Huronia Community Foundation today announced it will be provided $85,480 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of a new partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support
Fund (ECSF). This vast national effort aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Huronia Community Foundation i s among community foundations across Canada that are taking part.

“At Community Foundations of Canada, our purpose to “relentlessly pursue a future where everyone belongs” has never felt more important than i t does right now,” said Andrea Dicks, Community Foundations of Canada President. “We’re grateful for the leadership of local community foundations like Huronia Community Foundation, who are stepping forward to activate this Fund and support their community as i t navigates COVID-19. Thanks to the Government of Canada’s contribution, our network will support l ocal organizations serving vulnerable groups, helping us set the stage for more inclusive, resilient and sustainable communities.”

The Emergency Community Support Fund was initially announced on April 21, 2020 by the Prime Minister of Canada. It i s part of a broad series of emergency response measures by the Government of Canada.

“Canadian charities and not for profits are always there to help you, i n your time of need. But the COVID-19 pandemic i s bringing real challenges to these important organizations. With today’s announcement, the Government of Canada will be there for them so they can continue to be there for Canadians.” – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

Starting on May 19, Huronia Community Foundation began accepting applications for funding from qualified donees. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including to cover staffing or resource needs, purchase assistance and more. Funding will be issued on an ongoing basis through July 2020. Charities and community organizations are invited to visit the foundation website for eligibility and application details.

Community foundations are philanthropic organizations that direct grants, leadership and other investments toward community initiatives. Since 2001, Huronia Community Foundation has stewarded more than $3.5 million i n gifts to local charities. In 2018/2019 we provided grants totalling over a quarter million dollars to 66 local charities and community organizations across the Southern Georgian Bay region.

Visit us at www.huroniacommunityfoundation.com for more information about us, the ECSF or to find out how you can contribute, honour someone special or create a charitable legacy for your family or business.