In response to community needs created by the Covid-19 health pandemic, Sunshine Coast Community Foundation has established the Sunshine Coast Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund. This fund, seeded by resources from the Community Foundation, and to which individuals and businesses may contribute, is intended to provide emergency relief to charities whose operations, programs, or services are negatively impacted by the restrictions or other factors related to the current situation. The fund is particularly intended to support:

(1) charities that are addressing the needs of those with mental health issues, seniors facing isolation, youth and families living in poverty, and those in inadequate housing; or

(2) charities in other sectors whose operations or financial stability are jeopardized because of the challenges of fundraising in the current environment.

Unfortunately, the Foundation cannot fund the activities of partisan political organizations or religious organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or their direct religious purposes. Churches may apply for funding to support programs accessible to the community, such as food banks, classes, or other uses of their facilities.

The Foundation will accept applications to this fund on a rolling basis throughout this crisis. To complete an application form, visit the Foundation's grants management system and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions about eligibility for a grant or about completing the application form, please contact the foundation at [email protected] or 604.741.7360.

See the list of grants that have been awarded from this fund.

Sunshine Coast Community Foundation is very grateful to the Rotary Club of Gibsons, the District of Sechelt's Community Forest Legacy Fund, the Vancouver Foundation, and all the donors who have so generously contributed to this fund.