The Sunshine Coast Foundation delivers $186,000 to five local Community Service Organizations through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund

The Sunshine Coast Foundation is proud to have worked with community foundations across Canada as part of the Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF). This fund is a collaboration between the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations (CSOs), including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies or Registered Charities located in Canada.

The CSRF is a one-time investment from the Government of Canada of $400 million to help CSOs adapt, modernize, and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they provide through the pandemic recovery and beyond.

In partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, the Foundation was responsible for adjudicating applications for one-time projects that were focused on investing in the systems and processes involved in creating the internal workings of an organization’s overall structure.

We are so pleased to share that $186,000 in funding has been delivered through the Foundation to support the following Community Service Organizations on the Sunshine Coast:

CSOs are at the forefront of addressing communities’ needs. Since the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have struggled with increased demand for their services, reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving due to the rising cost of living, and a greater need to make use of digital tools. Many organizations are struggling to recover and adapt their services to the changing needs of the Sunshine Coast.

“The Community Services Recovery Fund generated significant interest across the country,” says Erin Storey, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “While it would have been ideal to fund all eligible applications, oversubscription meant that tough decisions had to be made. Our adjudication committee had the difficult task of reviewing many strong applications that came in from a wide range of local groups.”

Storey adds, “There is no doubt that the need for this recovery-based programming is great, and we are delighted that $186,000 is being invested right here on the Sunshine Coast. Charities and non-profit organizations are at the heart of our community, and this funding from the Government of Canada uplifts five deserving organizations as they adapt and advance the internal workings of their overall structures. The Sunshine Coast Foundation is proud to have had the opportunity to support this important work, and we look forward to seeing these five projects come to life over the coming year.”

For a comprehensive list of all funded projects, please visit:

Associated Links:
About the Community Services Recovery Fund (ESDC)
Community Services Recovery Fund website

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