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Rapid Response Fund

Our community and the charitable sector are deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sector will have a variety of needs well beyond the agencies that deal with fellow citizens who are directly affected by the virus. The whole sector is in danger as events are cancelled, people are laid off, and revenue is restricted. We want to help preserve the most essential work now, as well as the agencies and infrastructure that will be needed as we move to recovery and rebuilding.

Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) is committing $500,000 of its unrestricted funds to seed a Rapid Response Fund to respond quickly to important needs not addressed by others. ECF will leverage its extensive granting experience and its excellent relationships with other funders and networks of charity partners to determine grant recipients and amounts granted that could make an impact now. Because the pandemic affects some groups and people in the community more significantly than others, we will use our support to address some of those inequities.

Thank you for seeing the potential for this kind of nimble and strategic response.  Your gift will help us leverage other philanthropic capital increasing the value and therefore the impact of your contribution.

Matching Opportunity

The Province of Alberta will match gifts to this fund made April 15 – May 31, 2020 and subject to the maximum levels set by the Province. No administrative costs will be charged against your gift.

Please help us limit the fees ECF is charged by CanadaHelps if you wish to make a gift of $1,000 or more.

Several options are available:

For example this form will allow us to debit your account for the amount you choose. Please complete all areas, email it to and then phone 780-426-0015 ext. 108 to provide your account number.

Alternatively, we can send you instructions for e-mail transfers, bank-to-bank transfers or wire transfers if you send us a request at

You can also continue making your gift below: