During these unprecedented times, there are supports available to help Indigenous communities and organizations continue to do good works for their members. This page will be updated as new funds become available.

Click the fund titles below for details and applications.

Other Indigenous-focused Funds

Indigenous People’s Resilience Fund

The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund (IPRF) is an Indigenous-led effort to respond to urgent community needs while taking a long-term view on building community resilience. 

With the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities across Canada and around the world are facing an unprecedented moment; one that is challenging our collective ability to deliver services that communities depend on. For Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations working to respond to COVID-19 in the context of pre-existing economic and health disparities, the impacts are even more pronounced.

The Fund is governed by an Indigenous Advisory Council that approves all governance, resilience fund projects, communications and fund‐raising strategies and recommendations related to the work of fulfilling the purpose of the IPRF.

As an original signatory to the Philanthropic Declaration of Action in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Community Foundations of Canada is supporting this work as a delivery partner.

Any Indigenous-led organization or Indigenous-serving organization working to foster resilience in Inuit, Metis and First Nations communities anywhere in Canada can apply for resiliency funds ranging from $5,000 to $30,000. For examples of eligible projects, see the Applicant Guide

The Fund is made possible thanks to the contributions of several foundations and funders. Including the All One Fund, The Counselling Foundation of CanadaLaidlaw FoundationThe Lawson Foundation and The McConnell Foundation. As well as VanCity Community Investment Bank and Suncor Energy Foundation.