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Posted Thursday June 25, 2020


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Covid-19 Response

KWCF and CNDCF announce over $1 Million distributed to Waterloo Region charities through Emergency Community Support Fund to support COVID-19 efforts

Yesterday, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) and the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation (CNDCF) announced they have provided $1.07 Million to 29 charities to address social inclusion or well-being needs, in support of vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

These grants are part of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), funded by the Government of Canada, 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.

“Local charities are working tirelessly to support people in our community who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19,” said Anne Lavender, Executive Director, Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation. “We are pleased to have been able to establish a joint volunteer review committee which made it possible for us to flow funds quickly to charitable organizations who need it now.“

“We recognize the need for funding is still significant across Waterloo Region,” said Elizabeth Heald, President & CEO, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation. “We will continue to advocate for additional funds, dedicate resources through impact investments and convene conversations to share information about issues arising due to COVID-19.”

KWCF and the CNDCF have now distributed the full funding available through Community Foundations Canada to our community, and are no longer accepting applications to ECSF. United Way Waterloo Region Communities is still accepting applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund until July 7, and applications are available here.

A full list of charities funded through KWCF and CNDCF, through funding provided by the ECSF is included below:

Adventure4Change
African Caribbean Black Network
AIDS Committee of Cambridge Kitchener Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA)
Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington
Anishnabeg Outreach Employment and Training Inc.
Brain Injury Association of Waterloo Wellington
Cambridge Self Help Food Bank
Cambridge Shelter Corporation
Canadian Aweil Youth Association
Community Justice Initiatives of Waterloo Region
Community Support Connections
Family & Children’s Services of Waterloo Region
Family Counselling Centre Cambridge & North Dumfries
Fiddlesticks Community Centre
House of Friendship
Knox United Church
KW Counselling Services
oneROOF Youth Services
Pregnancy Centre (The)
Sanguen Health Centre
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
SHORE Centre
Social Development Centre
SPECTRUM
Supportive Housing of Waterloo
The Working Centre
Trinity Anglican Church
Victim Services of Waterloo Region
Woolwich Counselling Centre













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