Community Response Fund awards another $92,500 to six more charities

Initially established in May 2020 by First West Foundation to support charities across BC who were impacted by COVID-19, the Community Response Fund granted $497,820 to 49 organizations focused on food security and basic needs supports for youth, families and seniors last year.

And while we may be in a new year, many of the same challenges remain and First West Foundation re-launched the Community Response Fund in early February with an additional $500,000 available for 2021. First West Foundation and its regional community endowments are proud to distribute another $92,500 in the fifith and final wave of funding from the Community Response Fund for 2021. 

Click here to learn about first wave recipients
Click here to learn about second wave recipients
Click here to learn about third wave recipients
Click here to learn about fourth wave recipients  

The following charities are receiving fifth wave funding:

Valley First
South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society  | Penticton | $9,000

Envision Financial
Seniors Services Society of BC | Coquitlam | $20,000
Nightshift Street Ministries Society | Surrey | $20,000
SHARE Family & Community Services Society | Coquitlam | $20,000
Langley Care Foundation | Langley | $20,000
The Center for Epilepsy & Seizure Education BC | Abbotsford | $3,500