Oxford Community Foundation activating
Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)
alongside communities coast to coa
st to coast

Oxford Community Foundation will be distributing over $200,000 in Oxford County to support local charities responding to COVID-19. The new money available in Oxford is funded through the  Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)  as part of a new partnership with Community Foundations of CanadaUnited Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. This far-reaching national effort aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now. Launched on May 19, 2020, the fund aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations.

We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Oxford County to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing more than $200,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations.

Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020. Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply:

Application Guide:  OCF ECSF Applicant Guide ENG
Sample Application Form: OCF ECSF Sample Application Form (ENG)
Link to application portal:  CFC’s national application portal

ECSF is a collaboration between Canada’s community foundations and the Community Foundations of Canada, funded by the Government of Canada.

For more information please contact:
Louise Wardrop, Executive Director
Oxford Community Foundation

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Dale Fanset is now “Takin’ Care of Business” on the wild blue yonder’s dancefloor

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the large family and many friends of Dale Fanset of Tillsonburg who passed away on April 30th.

Dale (aka Uncle Guido) will be remembered for his fun-loving nature and mischievous grin.  He was an accomplished curler, golfer, baseball player, darter and beer pong champion and could be described as the life of the party. Dale took much pride in and was highly regarded for his icemaking skills at the Tillsonburg and Ingersoll curling clubs.

Dale’s loving partner Stephanie and son Travis have set up a legacy fund at Oxford Community Foundation with thoughts of supporting junior curlers in our community.  Donations can be made to the “Dale Fanset Legacy Fund” by clicking on the “donate now button” on the top right of this page.  To ensure your donation is allocated to this fund, in the “Dedication Information” section of the donation page, please insert “Dale Fanset Legacy Fund”.


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Oxford Community Foundation (OCF) helps people and organizations leave a personalized, lasting legacy in Oxford, to make it a better place.

OCF keeps money in Oxford County.  OCF brings money to Oxford County through our partnership with Community Foundations of Canada. OCF is one of 191 community foundations across Canada and is the only community foundation that serves all of Oxford County.

OCF has granted more than $630,000 to over 100 local organizations.  Grants support the entire community and are dispersed to the following areas: Arts and Culture, Social and Health related services, Heritage, Environment, and Leisure and Recreation.

We make charitable giving easy, providing the opportunity to target your areas of interest and protecting your legacy by investing and granting your funds wisely.


To join us or find out more, please contact
Louise Wardrop, Executive Director.


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