SurreyCares Community Foundation has granted the full funding available through the ECSF for Surrey, White Rock and Langley City. We are unfortunately no longer accepting applications. If additional funds are received, we will review applications that were not processed.
We are pleased to announce grant recipients supported through the
Emergency Community Support Fund

We are proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)  in Surrey, White Rock and Langley City.

Launched on May 19, 2020, we’ve invested an additional] $991,148 through the ECSF towards local charities and qualified donees supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during this crisis. We are pleased to announce the projects that the ECSF has supported.


Where relevant, we worked with other community foundations to co-fund applications.

Surrey - total granted out $909,310


  • City Dream Centre - $46,523  to deliver 1000 food hampers to families from inner-city schools, other families in need and seniors without support in Surrey

  • Surrey Libraries - $23,697  to provide outreach library services to enable the vulnerable population to access online resources for covid-19, health needs, family, government forms, and employment.

  • African Stages Association - $21,000 to  provide food, protective wear (face masks, gloves), and hygiene items (hand sanitizers) to underserved members of the African Descent community in Surrey

  • Surrey Crime Prevention - $7,776 to purchase protective equipment and cover added transportation costs for the safety of volunteers and staff to ensure they can continue to deliver Surrey Crime Prevention programs.

  • Atira Women's Resource Society - $62,000 to cover costs associated with operating an outreach van to reach out and connect with women who are homeless and or at risk including providing snacks, harm reduction supplies, resource information, housing outreach, and referrals.

  • SuperChefs - $20,000 to provide online cooking camps, ingredients, cooking manuals and physical activity exercises to families at risk in the Surrey School District

  • Cloverdale Community Kitchen - $30,400 to pay staff critical to continue running their meal programs, food bank, and all that they do to help the homeless and vulnerable.

  • Muslim Food Bank - $74,727 to provide essential food hampers targeting at-risk individuals, focusing on refugee families, vulnerable elderly and single-mothers

  • Surrey North Delta Meals on Wheels  - $60,000 to provide meals to those in the community who are experiencing food security issues.

  • Cloverdale Community Kitchen - $58,000 to Increase the capacity of their mobile meals program because of the growing demand from the vulnerable population during the pandemic.

  • Surrey Christmas Bureau - $40,000 to upgrade their registration system to an online platform, purchase and install physical barriers, sanitation stations and provide PPE such as masks and gloves to protect volunteers and clients.

  • Muslim Food Bank - $45,000 to expand their Community Caseworker program to support community members with regular check-ins and other social support.

  • Moving Forward Family Services - $34,000 to increase capacity to provide low to no fee, low barrier counselling services to marginalized and vulnerable populations through easily accessible spaces and in multiple languages.

  • Sources Community Resource Centre - $29,220 to secure and equip a separate and centralized warehouse space for receiving, sanitizing, sorting, and distributing surplus food. 

  • YMCA of Greater Vancouver - $49,000 to support an early-intervention program for adults ages 30 and older who experience symptoms of anxiety to learn evidence-based strategies to increase their coping capacity and prevent anxiety symptoms from worsening over time.

  • Dan's Legacy - $75,000 to add a trauma-informed therapist to their team to help meet the increased demand for mental health support for at-risk youth, resulting from the COVID-19 health crisis.

  • Nightshift Ministries - $55,000 to support their Mobile Outreach Unit which brings professional nursing and counselling, along with outreach services of food and clothing to people struggling with homelessness, poverty, addiction, and mental illness in the inner city of Surrey and surrounding neighbourhoods.

  • Diversecity Community Resources Society - $45,000 to provide food accessibility to immigrants and refugees who are experiencing food insecurity due to the impacts of COVID 19 through the provision of culturally responsive food hampers/groceries, grocery gift cards and volunteer-led grocery delivery for those who cannot leave their homes to buy food.

  • Backpack Buddies - $42,800 to extend its weekly meal pack delivery to over 500 vulnerable children in Surrey reaching the children who need them most through their school and community partners.

  • God's Gift Ministries - $17,000 to provide hot meals, fruits and vegetables clothes, hygiene products, first-aid and secondary medical items to our Homeless community members in Whalley area of Surrey.

  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver - $17,992 to provide enriched summer camp experiences for vulnerable children, including homeless, children of prisoners, and children who have witnessed abuse.

  • YWCA Vancouver - $20,000 to provide single mothers’ support groups in Surrey offering diverse single mothers and their children access to essential services, information, resources and connections that are critical to their social, emotional and economic well-being, particularly during times of crisis.

  • Semiahmoo Animal League - $4,500 to provide a program specifically for health care workers to remediate the traumatic effects of working through the Covid-19 health crisis.

  • Kinsmen Lodge - $21,000 to bring daily music to elders in long term care at Kinsmen Lodge while in lockdown due to Covid.

  • Volunteer Cancer Drivers - $5,000 to support their work in providing free, safe, reliable, compassionate transportation and peace of mind for cancer patients in Surrey who have no viable means of getting to their essential treatment

  • Options Community Services - $4,675 to provide essential supplies and activities for the Newborn Care Project to many families while access to normal services/programs are unavailable.

Langley City - total granted out $46,806


  • Sources Community Resource Centre - $6,352 to secure and equip a separate and centralized warehouse space for receiving, sanitizing, sorting, and distributing surplus food.  

  • YWCA Vancouver - $5,000 to provide single mothers’ support groups in Aldergrove offering diverse single mothers and their children access to essential services, information, resources and connections that are critical to their social, emotional and economic well-being, particularly during times of crisis.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley - $5,454 to provide school-based one-to-one and group mentoring supports and guidance to help navigate challenging life situations, to overcome barriers, build confidence, and support educational engagement.

  • Encompass Support Services Society - $13,000 to expand their counselling services during COVID, so that vulnerable adults and seniors will have faster access to counselling needed and engagement with a local agency that can provide wrap-around support.

  • Inclusion Langley Society - $7,000 to purchase equipment needed to shift a significant amount of formerly in-person services to virtual means.

  • Langley Care Foundation - $5,000 to support person-person outreach to connect with isolated and at-risk seniors in the City and Township of Langley through the Langley Lodge.

  • Langley Care Foundation - $5,000 to enhance the quality of life for Langley Lodge residents by adding therapeutic recreation programming to their activities calendar.

White Rock - total granted out $35,032


  • Sources Community Resource Centre - $5,032 to secure and equip a separate and centralized warehouse space for receiving, sanitizing, sorting, and distributing surplus food.  

  • Avalon Recovery Society - $25,000 to build AvalOnline: a digital platform of addiction recovery resources and programming accessible at no cost right in the home

  • Options Community Services - $5,000 to provide the opportunity for Child Care Options Resource and Referral Program (CCRR) to continue to support parents, child care providers and community during these uncertain times.


We have granted the full funding available to Surrey as well as White Rock and Langley City through the ECSF. We are unfortunately no longer accepting applications. Since the start of the pandemic, charities and non-profit organizations have been leading the charge to assist those who need it most in the fight against COVID-19. We know the need for funding is still significant. If you would like to be notified if any additional funding becomes available through ECSF, please fill out this form


We invite you to explore opportunities with the other ECSF funding intermediaries in your community. More information about other national funders is available here


We invite you to follow Community Foundations of Canada’s website for further updates as well. 

Are you looking for ideas and resources to help with fundraising during COVID-19? You might find this list compiled by Imagine Canada helpful.

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We'd like to thank  photographer Rick Chapman for allowing us to use many of his amazing photos of life in Surrey.

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Tel. 604-591-2699


P.O. Box 34089, Surrey, BC, Canada V3S 8C4

Charitable Registration: 892378043 RR0001

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