In the midst of it all, many charities are experiencing a higher demand for services. Plus, almost every charity is needing to adapt to our new normal while facing economic challenges and continued social distancing which has caused the cancellation of fundraisers and loss of critical funding.
The need is significant. Whether charities are on the frontlines of the pandemic or providing other supports, charities are critical to Canada’s social fabric. They provide vital social services to children, seniors, and marginalized communities. They care for our parks, forests, water, and protect our natural environment. They enrich our lives through art and culture, and include food banks, homeless shelters, animal rescues, children’s breakfast programs, crisis support lines, hospices, and much more. Right now across Canada, charities are finding creative solutions to adapt to COVID-19 in the short term, and innovate to find long term solutions, ensuring their critical work is not lost. They need support in order to survive this crisis.
Your gift will help some charities transform their service model to invest in technology so they can adapt existing or create new programs to serve those most in need. Your support will help other charities keep their employees, volunteers, clients, and participants safe with training, education, new sanitation practices, and will purchase materials such as personal protective equipment or plexiglass barriers. Other charities will develop new strategies, collaborate with other nonprofits, and explore new ways of serving their constituents so they survive today, and through the remainder of this crisis.
Donate today to help Canadian charities survive and adapt to our new world. Plus, get a charitable tax receipt to qualify for tax credits!
The charities in this Fund were invited to apply and explain their needs and plans to adapt to COVID-19. Charities that met the criteria for the Fund were included on a first-come, first-served basis, up to a maximum of 400 charities.
To ensure donations reach charities easily and efficiently, charities must be one of the more than 20,000 charities registered to receive funds electronically from CanadaHelps. Funds will be transferred monthly, subject to a minimum of $10 per charity. Read about why we launched this Fund here.
To see the list of charities included in this Fund, you can view the list here.
CanadaHelps is a registered charity dedicated to increasing charitable giving across Canada. We make it easy to fundraise and donate online by informing and empowering donors and charities. For over 19 years, CanadaHelps has connected donors to the causes they care about and provides charities with innovative, affordable fundraising technology. Over 2.6 million Canadians have donated over $1.4 billion to charities using CanadaHelps.