Apply for a Community Services Recovery Fund Grant

What is the CSRF?
The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support Community Service Organizations (CSOs) as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for COVID-19 pandemic recovery. Now more than ever, CSOs are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all communities. The purpose of the CSRF is to strengthen the internal capacity of Community Service Organizations facing immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CSRF is being distributed nationally by Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. Each national organization funds a specific project focus area through their local chapters.  Innisfil Community Foundation is proud to be working with our local and national partners on this collaborative funding opportunity.

How much funding is available?
Community Foundations of Canada has provided Innisfil Community Foundation with $285,000 in CSRF funding to help strengthen the organizations serving our community. CSOs may apply to Innisfil Community Foundation for CSRF funding in the amount of $10,000 – $100,000.

Project Focus Areas
CSRF projects will work within one of the Project Focus Areas below. These projects should be designed to strengthen the internal capacity of CSOs. Although some projects may touch on more than one Project Focus Area, eligible organizations are asked to select one primary focus area that best reflects the main intention of the project. Applications to the Innisfil Community Foundation must fall under the Investing in Systems and Processes category.

Investing in People
Funded by the Canadian Red Cross
Funding will support one-time projects that focus on how organizations recruit, retain, engage and support their personnel, including staff, volunteers and boards of directors.

Investing in Systems and Processes
Funded by Community Foundations of Canada
Funding will support one-time projects that invest in the systems and processes involved in creating the internal workings of an organization’s overall structure.

Investing in Program and Service Innovation and Redesign
Funded by United Way Centraide Canada
Funding will support one-time projects primarily focused on program and service innovation and redesign using information gained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more details and examples of eligible projects, please see the CSRF Applicant Guide linked below.

What types of organizations are eligible?
CSOs are non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies or Registered Charities located in Canada that provide services to communities within Canada. For more information on eligibility, please review the CSRF Applicant Guide linked below.

How to Apply
To apply for an CSRF grant through Innisfil Community Foundation, the project focus must be on Investing in Systems and Processes and the CSO must serve the Innisfil Community. For information on the other project focus streams, please reach out to your local branches of the Canadian Red Cross and United Way Centraide Canada.

Community Services Recovery Fund Applicant Guide

Community Foundations of Canada has a dedicated web page for CSRF applicant resources.