Tri-Cities COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Description of donor:

The Tri-Cities Community Foundations are setting up COVID-19 Response Funds to address community need.

Many people in our community have lost their jobs or had a big cut in their income, and are having trouble paying for basic necessities and caring for their families and loved ones – we don’t know when this will change. Many of the support organizations in our community who would typically help residents in these times of crisis are also hurting because donations are down substantially.

We are creating a Tri-Cities Community Response Fund to help these not-for-profit organizations so they, in turn, can help the people in our community who need food, family or individual supports or other essentials in these challenging times.

All proceeds will stay within the Tri-Cities to help local residents. Please give if you can.

Purpose of Fund:

  1. The Tri-Cities Community Foundations are responding to COVID-19 by raising funds. As part of a National Movement of 191 Community Foundations across Canada, we are kicking off our campaign with a “Stay at Home Gala”. (more info here)
  2. We have heard concerns from charities, non-profits of the adverse economic effects of COVID-19 on their operations.
  3. We see a great need throughout the Tri-Cities already in critical care and supports for our community and feel we have a responsibility to respond.
  4. We want to combat the social distancing effects in our community and the isolation of vulnerable people in our communities. 
  5. The Tri-Cities needs a united front to respond TOGETHER. We will direct funds and donors to the right need at the right time.

Eligibility:

Information is available through the Emergency Community Support  Fund.

How to apply for this fund:

Applications are now being received through the Emergency Community Support  Fund.

How to donate to the fund:

Donate is through our online donation system, which is provided by Canada Helps, a non-profit organization. Through a fee of 3.5% to cover the cost of the credit card charge Canada Helps will issue you a tax receipt directly for your donations. We thank them for their partnership.