On behalf of the Trico Charitable Foundation, we hope everyone is staying home, safe, and healthy. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to everyone doing their part as we navigate through the unknown. In response to COVID-19, the Trico Charitable Foundation has taken our $250,000 annual A.S.E.S.S. budget for local social enterprises and re-allocated it to charitable organizations that are working on the front lines to address COVID-19’s impact on those experiencing poverty.
The Trico Charitable Foundation team wanted to keep the organizations focused on the front lines rather than applying for funding, so rather than an application process, recipients were selected based on the Foundation’s knowledge of the community and utilizing a list on the Calgary Foundation site. The $250,000 was disbursed among the selected charitable organizations on April 8, 2020. A.S.E.S.S. funding will resume in 2021 per the details here. Due to CRA requirements, all of the organizations funded were charities.
Along with the Calgary Foundation Urgent Charity Needs page, our friends at CCVO have also created a list of COVID-19 resources for non-profits here. Charites and Non-Profit organizations can also learn to apply for emergency funding from the Alberta government as part of the COVID-19 response here.