CanadaHelps COVID-19 Community Care Fund

An easy way to support vulnerable communities affected by COVID-19.

Thank you to the Gore Mutual Foundation for matching $2 MILLION in donations.


Support people affected by COVID-19 with a single donation.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and claim lives worldwide, economies and social supports are facing severe strain in response to the global health crisis. With many in need of help, Canadian charities are acting quickly to mitigate the impact of this crisis on all Canadians – especially the most vulnerable.

In Canada, food banks are seeing a rise in demand due to job losses and the closure of essential social services such as drop-in centres and school lunch programs. Crisis lines supporting people experiencing mental health issues and families experiencing domestic violence are reporting an increase in calls. Other charities are supporting refugees, isolated seniors, children, people experiencing homelessness, and other vulnerable people who need access to emergency food, housing, and other urgent needs in Canada.

Together with the Gore Mutual Foundation, we can support charities helping vulnerable community members as we fight against COVID-19.

We’re proud that we have raised over $1 million dollars and every dollar has been matched by The Gore Mutual Foundation. You can continue to help us make an even greater impact by donating today!

Your tax-deductible donation to the CanadaHelps COVID-19 Community Care Fund will help Canadian registered charities leading vital work to respond to the current COVID-19 crisis, including those providing basic needs such as food and shelter. Plus, your tax-deductible donation will be pooled with gifts from other generous Canadians to make an even greater impact

Should the funds raised exceed the amount required to meet immediate and longer-term needs in connection with the COVID-19 crisis, excess funds will be used by these charities for other important initiatives.


The CanadaHelps COVID-19 Community Care Fund includes 500 registered charities who are supporting urgent needs in response to COVID-19. These charities are supporting emergency food, housing, and the unique needs of vulnerable communities such as children and seniors who are at most risk due to isolation and social distancing in Canada.

To ensure donations reach charities easily and efficiently, charities must be one of the 20,000 charities registered to receive funds electronically from CanadaHelps. Funds will be transferred monthly, subject to a minimum of $3 per charity.

We regularly update the list of charities in the CanadaHelps COVID-19 Community Care Fund.

To see the latest list of charities included in the fund, please download the list here.

Why donate to a Cause Fund on CanadaHelps?

The power of many
Join others and support hundreds of charities making a difference with a single donation!
Trusted, local, registered charities!
Your donation goes to trusted, registered charities. You get a tax receipt too, which can help reduce your taxes.
Broad impact
Support a wide range of causes that together make your community vibrant, safe, and a great place to live.

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*COVID-19 Cause Fund Donation Match Offer valid beginning Tuesday March 31, 2020 12:01AM EST through Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:59PM EST. Donations of $3 or more made to CanadaHelps COVID-19 Community Care Fund and CanadaHelps COVID-19 Healthcare and Hospital Fund (hereafter, “Funds” or “Fund”) will be matched by our partner, the Gore Mutual Foundation, up to a maximum aggregate amount of $1,000,000 CAD per Fund. Donors will receive a tax receipt for the value of their donation through CanadaHelps. Offer is only valid on donations made to the Funds named above, and does not include donations made to individual charities, charity campaigns, the donation of securities, P2P or third-party events, API donations, and the purchase or redemption of Charity Gift Cards. Inclusion of charities in each fund was on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to charities who met minimum criteria of actively providing healthcare or community services and support to those impacted by COVID-19 within Canada or have had to significantly alter their services to continue to support Canadians. The Community Care Fund is limited to 500 charities and the Healthcare and Hospital Fund is limited to 300 charities. While supplies last. CanadaHelps reserves the right to end the promotion at any time.