Archway Community Services in Abbotsford is among 13 local charities that have received $93,000 from the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund through the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Archway)

Archway Community Services in Abbotsford is among 13 local charities that have received $93,000 from the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund through the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Archway)

$93K in emergency funding goes to 13 Abbotsford charities

Second round of COVID grants distibuted by community foundation

The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) has awarded $93,000 in grants to 13 charities in a second round of funding to address some of the most pressing needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects on the most vulnerable citizens.

The ACF has partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund in Abbotsford.

Round one was distributed over the summer and round two launched on Oct. 5. Among the projects supported are:

• $8,949 to Archway Community Services’ emergency food hampers for vulnerable South Asian families;

• $9,954 to Kinghaven Peardonville House Society’s “Community Links,” which provides support to help minimize overdose deaths and prevent relapse; and

• $10,000 to SARA for Women for multicultural outreach, which provides essential services to vulnerable women and children who are at risk of violence and abuse.

ACF board chair Andrea Senft said the need for funding is still significant and ACF is continuing to advocate for broader recovery and stabilization support for the charitable sector.

“The effects of the pandemic on the charitable sector and the people that they serve are far-reaching and extremely challenging. We are pleased to be able to assist in flowing this funding to our community,” she said.

The ACF has distributed more than $12 million in grants since 1979.

Visit communityfoundations.ca for a full list of grants awarded through Community Foundations of Canada’s network.

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