Burlington Foundation Activating
Emergency Community Support Fund
Alongside Communities Coast to Coast to Coast

The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) is a $350 million emergency funding program from the Government of Canada

Burlington Foundation is proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Burlington to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy.

Through the ECSF, we are granting $336,450 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations in Burlington. Applicants may apply NOW through the national community foundation portal via link below.

Applications are being received and assessed on an ongoing, rolling basis. While the closing date for submitting applications is July 27, 2020, the funds available are continuing to be awarded now. If you are considering applying, we encourage you to submit as soon as possible.

 To date, Burlington Foundation has recommended for funding $296,356.00.

There is currently $40,094.00 in granting available through Burlington Foundation to eligible charities.

See link for application details below.

Note: ECSF is a distinct initiative from Burlington Foundation’s Covid-19 Pandemic Response Fund. Successful applicants to our funding initiative are also able to apply and be considered for the ECSF granting.


Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now.

Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide 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.


Helpful Links and Information – Updated May 26

Please note that there are three community foundations in Halton Region: Burlington Foundation, Community Foundation of Halton North and Oakville Community Foundation, as well as United Way Halton & Hamilton. For the Community Foundations, we ask that you apply to the funder in the primary community that your charity serves. United Way Halton & Hamilton is accepting applications regardless of community.

Agencies may submit applications for multiple projects. However, only one project application can be submitted to each funder and each application must describe a distinct project. The list of agencies and their program applications submitted will be reviewed collaboratively between all funders.

• Before applying to the ECSF, click here to review FAQs

• For information on how to apply, please click here to review the applicant guide

• To review a copy of the application form before you formally apply, please click here. PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be completed and submitted through the application portal linked above


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