Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Ottawa Community Foundation (OCF) has announced the 2021 Multi-Year round of the Community Grants Program (CGP) to support the evolution of an initiative over a period of two or three years.
During the first wave of the pandemic, through the Rapid Response Fund and the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), OCF supported hundreds of front-line agencies delivering critical services to those disproportionately affected. A second round of ESCF granting is now in progress, and we recognize that many organizations in the sector are still under enormous pressure trying to meet urgent needs. They also know that many organizations are wrestling with recovery in relation to their own futures and to the issues they seek to address.
The CGP funds initiatives in the following broad areas:
Typically, registration with Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization is required to be eligible to apply for a Community Grant. Incorporation as a not-for-profit is not sufficient to qualify. However, an organization that does not have charitable status can apply in a formal partnership with a charitable organization if, through the initiative in question, the non-charitable organization is helping the charity fulfill its mission and mandate. There are also a limited number of other categories of organizations that are eligible to apply directly.
Initiatives must do one or more of the following: