Community Services Recovery Fund

Edmonton Community Foundation takes part in the Community Services Recovery Fund – a $400 million investment in charities and non-profits.

Now more than ever, charities and non-profits are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all Canadians. The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery.

Edmonton Community Foundation is proud to be working with community foundations across Canada as part of the CSRF. This fund is a collaboration between Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. The CSRF responds to what charities and non-profits need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

Community Service Organizations can apply from January 6, 2023, until February 21, 2023.  Visit www.communityservicesrecoveryfund.ca to find out more about how to apply, explore resources for applicants, and sign up for upcoming webinars.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) is a unique funding opportunity that aims to respond to the adaptation and modernization needs of charities and non-profits facing immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as they continue to support communities across Canada.

The CSRF will accept applications from Community Service Organizations, which means non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies or Registered Charities/Some Qualified Donees located in Canada who provide services to communities in Canada.

  • Non-profit Organizations: means non-incorporated as well as incorporated associations, clubs, or societies that are not registered charities or individuals, but are organized and operated exclusively for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, recreation, or any other purpose except profit.
  • Indigenous Governing Bodies: Indigenous governing bodies that are not registered as qualified donees or non-profits, such as First Nations bands, Métis settlements, and Inuit governments or associations.
  • Registered Charities/Some Qualified Donees: charities and other qualified donees registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.

The application process will be open from January 6, 2023 to February 21, 2023. In the meantime, explore the CSRF website and sign up for a webinar on how to apply.

More information will be available when the applications open on January 6, 2023. In the meantime, explore the CSRF website and sign up for a webinar on how to apply. You can also contact Yetayale Tekle with any questions about applications.

More information will be available when the applications open on January 6, 2023. We encourage you to come back here on January 6th to learn more about funding ranges.

The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) extends the support for communities provided by the Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) at the onset of the pandemic. In ECSF, Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and United Way Centraide Canada combined their national reach and local expertise to flow money quickly to where it was most needed. CFC, CRC and UWCC have partnered again for the CSRF.

As we look toward the future, the CSRF can help ensure that from coast to coast, no one is left behind. While ECSF was focused on emergency response, the CSRF will focus on recovery.

Funded by the Government of Canada under the Community Services Recovery Fund