Edmonton Community Foundation
Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) connects donors to charities and causes that are important to the community. They've allocated $500,000 of unrestricted funds to seed the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and hundreds of donors added more—in order to respond quickly to urgent needs not addressed by others.
ECF is committed to the immediate needs and long-term recovery of Edmonton’s charitable sector. The COVID-19 RRF will help ensure that Edmonton’s most vulnerable communities receive supports they can rely on.
Edmonton's Food Bank
Edmonton's Food Bank is a central warehouse to over 250 agencies, churches, schools and food depots working to address the unique food needs of many organizations in the community during COVID-19. This includes the Islamic Family and Social Services Association, Salvation Army, and Hope Mission, among others.
The “How You Can Help” section on Homeward Trust’s COVID-19 Resources page includes links to multiple organizations looking for donations, including the Mustard Seed, e4c, Boyle Street Community Services, Bissell Centre and YESS.
Meals on Wheels
Edmonton Meals on Wheels is committed to providing aﬀordable, nutritious meals to vulnerable, homebound and isolated Edmontonians during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a not-for-proﬁt organization, Meals on Wheels relies on donations and volunteers to provide meal programs which promote health, well-being and independence for their clients.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how truly important it is to take action against the #unignorable issue of poverty. Poverty holds our community back from reaching its full potential and requires us to work together to ﬁnd lasting solutions.
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region mobilizes collective action to create pathways out of poverty for local families. By donating to United Way, you help support their ongoing work to tackle local poverty. Donation options also include designating for speciﬁc United Way COVID-19 relief eﬀorts to help those who are aﬀected by the current pandemic, or to work that addresses other local issues that you care about.