Call for Proposals for National Funders to Support Charities and Not-For-Profits

OTTAWA – Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that Families, Children and Social Development Canada has launched a call for proposals to select national funders to distribute funding to help diverse charitable and not-for-profit organizations adapt and modernize toward supporting economic recovery in communities across Canada.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million that will help charities and not-for-profits to acquire the tools they need to modernize and adapt to the challenges the sector faces from the pandemic. The Government will select national funders based on their ability to achieve a wide distribution of funding across the charitable and not-for-profit sector, and to work collaboratively and efficiently to administer the Fund.

Specifically, national funders will:

  • set up open application portals
  • reach out to diverse communities across Canada
  • assess community-level needs
  • distribute the funding

The Government is inviting three organizations who meet the criteria to submit a proposal: Community Foundations of Canada, the United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. Other organizations can also enquire about the process for selecting national funders or for submitting a proposal.

Once selected, national funders will design their own application processes to select eligible recipients of the Community Services Recovery Fund’s modernization and adaptation projects. The call for proposals to become a national funder is open until February 21, 2022.

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