Recovery and Resiliency Fund for Non-Profits and Charities

Non-Profits + Charities July 21, 2022

Recovery and Resiliency Fund for Non-Profits and Charities

 

Applications are now being accepted for the Recovery and Resiliency Fund until September 30, 2022.

These are multi-year flexible grants for charities and non-profit organizations disproportionately impacted by the pandemic to support their recovery and long-term resiliency.

 

Although organizations of all sizes in the charitable and non-profit sector have been negatively affected during the COVID-19 pandemic, some organizations have been disproportionately impacted because they have limited resources to sustain their operations. Meanwhile, they’ve also faced an increased demand for their programs, activities, and services, and have experienced a decreased operational ability to meet the demand due to funding and staffing challenges.

 

Through a partnership between the Government of BC, Vancouver Foundation, United Way BC, and New Relationship Trust, $34 million in multi-year, flexible grants will be available for charities and non-profit organizations disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The fund will support:

  • $50,000 flexible grants for 3 years for organizations that provide community benefit and have operating budgets of less than $1 million

 

  • $77,000 flexible grants for 3 years for organizations that provide community benefit, have operating budgets of less than $1 million, and are in full partnership with, or led by, equity-denied communities that center the communities they represent

 

Grants from the Recovery and Resiliency Fund will provide stable funding for organizations to strengthen their operational capacity to help with recovery and longer-term resiliency.

 

For the first time, we are awarding grants through a randomized selection process that assesses eligibility rather than merit, minimizes biases, and removes competition between organizations.

 

Learn more about why we’re using this process in the Vancouver Foundation’s latest blog post.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at grants.admin@vancouverfoundation.ca