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Coping with COVID-19

April 9, 2020
CFC's weekly COVID-19 program and network update, straight to your inbox.

Spotlight on foundations

So many community foundations continue to provide invaluable support to their communities during these challenging times. Starting this week, in addition to other digest content, watch for new interviews and features showcasing how community foundations of all sizes from across the country are responding. We hope you find the case studies helpful and informative!

It's been an unprecedented few weeks and the road ahead remains uncertain. As we've all probably heard at some point recently, 'this is a marathon, not a sprint." With that in mind, we hope that the long weekend offers you some rest and recuperation and moments in the spring sunshine. From our team to yours, sending many virtual high fives your way.

Happy long weekend from the CFC staff!
Community foundations in action
Three community foundations—the Prince Edward Island Community Foundation, Windsor-Essex Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta—share their experience with designing and implementing emergency response programs during the pandemic.
     Upcoming Webinars
April 14: Stewarding donors during turbulent times, 1 p.m. EST

Join us for a conversation on key strategies enacted to ensure donors receive the right messages and are connected during a time of crisis. Featuring the Winnipeg Foundation and Hamilton Community Foundation.
April 16: Governing in a time of crisis, 1 p.m. EST

Amid COVID-19’s rapid impact across the country, governance has become more important than ever as boards members are required to adapt and respond. This webinar will focus on the key roles the board must undertake to demonstrate effective leadership, manage risk and provide a duty of care. 
April 13 / April 14: How to host a "Stay-at-Home Gala," 12:00 p.m. EST/ 2:30 p.m. EST

Later this month, the Stay-at-Home Gala will be launched nationwide in cities across Canada, with participating communities streaming local speakers, in addition to a national keynote and celebrity acts. The concept brings the fun and fundraising of a gala to an online space that can be accessed from home. Trellis, a Kelowna-based company that founded the concept, is sharing program details with our movement, with tips and suggestions designed specifically for community foundations.
Additional Resources
How community foundations are responding to COVID-19

We've compiled a map that highlights all emergency responses, funds and other community foundation-led efforts to combat the pandemic. We update this map every day with new additions.

Have an addition for our map? Email

View the map
If you have any questions, or would like to see any other resources shared in next week's email, please send us a message.
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