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Funding for Non-Profits

The Community Investment Fund (CIF) supports non-profit agencies for the delivery of community services that meet the needs of residents living with low and moderate income. Investments are targeted to fund community-based programs and services that complement and enhance the Community and Health Services Department’s core services.


COVID-19 and 2021 funding

Regional Council endorsed the continuation of funding for 42 projects and initiatives under the Community Investment Fund in 2021, subject to the approval of the 2021 budget. The Community Investment Fund is an important component of York Region’s human services delivery system and continues to play a critical role in the Region’s social services response to the COVID-19 pandemic

A review of the Community Investment Fund is underway to identify opportunities to strengthen the program to achieve the Region’s human services priorities, including those emerging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposed changes would be implemented in 2022.


The Community Investment Fund

The Community Investment Fund supports non-profit community agencies that improve the well-being of York Region residents living with low and moderate income through four Community Results:

  • Community Health: residents are healthy and able to make healthy choices
  • Economic Independence: residents have and keep jobs that match their skills and have financial stability
  • Housing Stability: residents can live in affordable, adequate and suitable housing
  • Social Inclusion: residents are connected and able to engage in their communities

Investments are targeted to fund community-based programs and services that complement and enhance the Community and Health Services Department’s core services.


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Applying for funding

Applications are received by the Procurement Office through a call for proposal. Annual funding is available according to the following schedule:

Below is the Community Investment Fund’s three-year funding model.

This is a table of the Community Investment Fund’s three year funding term model.

In 2019, Social Inclusion projects entered a three-year funding term through a call for proposal process. Projects funded in 2018 for Community Health, Economic Independence and Housing Stability were reviewed and considered for contract extension. In 2020, Community Health projects entered into a three-year funding term through a call for proposal process. Economic Independence and Housing Stability will be reviewed and considered for contract extension.

In 2021, Economic Independence and Housing Stability projects will enter into a three-year funding term through a call for proposal process.

To learn more about the changes to the Community Investment Fund in 2019 and beyond, please watch the videos below.

Review of the Fund

Fund Model

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