$1.3 million in funding available in Mississauga for charities supporting people through COVID-19

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Recently, the Community Foundation of Mississauga (CFofM) announced that it has received $1.3 million to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of a new partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. 

The initiative is funded through the Canadian government's $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). 

The CFofM is among some 150 local community foundations across Canada that are taking part.

"This is a vital step in the fight against COVID-19," says Anne Marie Peirce, Community Foundation of Mississauga President & CEO, in a statement 

"Local charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to support those who need it most right now. This additional funding is a much-needed boost to their efforts. We're looking forward to flowing funds quickly to ensure no one in our community is left behind."

Starting now, the CFofM will begin accepting applications for funding from qualified donees. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including to cover staffing or resource needs, purchase assistance and more. 

Funding will be issued on an ongoing basis through July 2020. 

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