Find a Local Charity in Need Through The Calgary Foundation

These charities and not-for-profits need help serving the community in the wake of COVID-19.

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There are so many worthy causes in need of help right now that it can be hard to figure out where to start. Thankfully, The Calgary Foundation has sprung into action to create a directory of charities and not-for-profits feeling the sting of COVID-19.

Itself a registered charity, The Calgary Foundation has been facilitating collaborative philanthropy since 1955. This new directory is specific to pressing needs faced by organizations facing increased demand for services, operating budget constraints and other roadblocks related to the consequences of COVID-19. For example, mental health and food donation charities are feeling an especially increased demand right now, and organizations of all kinds have been forced to cancel critical fundraisers that allow them to operate.

Each organization on the directory has laid out what populations it serves, the total dollar amount it is seeking and the challenges it is addressing. The directory is easy to explore thanks to sorting and filtering options. You can narrow your search to see which organizations serve which populations or what area of need an organization is in. Whether you’re looking for something related to health care, animals, seniors’ or kids’ care, family violence resources or something else, you’ll find a wide range of causes here.

If you run an organization that’s in need of immediate assistance, make sure you are registered on The Calgary Foundation’s website and submit your own listing. Causes from this directory, among others, will be some of the first considered for the foundation’s forthcoming Pandemic Recovery Program grants.

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