Between April 15 and May 31, the Government of Alberta matched, up to a maximum of $2 million, funds raised by the designated organizations. Albertans' donations, combined with government's matching dollars raised about $7 million for the designated organizations.
This program has helped to fill gaps created by the increased and changing demand for services created by the COVID-19 pandemic – and help keep Albertans employed.
Every donation helped charities continue to feed, support and care for Albertans in this unprecedented time, including:
- the elderly
- Indigenous populations
- those experiencing mental health issues
- people with disabilities
- those experiencing addiction issues
- newcomers to Canada
- people experiencing homelessness
- Central Alberta United Way-COVID-19 Community Response Fund
- United Way of the Capital Region – Local Love in a Global Crisis Campaign
- United Way Calgary and Area – COVID-19 Community Response Fund
- Calgary Foundation – COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Program
- Edmonton Community Foundation – COVID Rapid Response Fund
- Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta – COVID Response for Southeast Alberta
- Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta – COVID Response and Recovery Grants Program
- Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta – Better Together COVID-19 Response Fund/Community Kitchen and Food Bank Fund
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