The Red Deer and District Community Foundation. (File image).

The Red Deer and District Community Foundation. (File image).

Eight non-profits receive nearly $78,000 from Red Deer and District Community Foundation

Eight Red Deer-area non-profits received nearly $78,000 in grants from the Red Deer & District Community Foundation.

RDDCF announced $77,315 in grants this fall. “We received an overwhelming number of applications covering wide-ranging areas of focus… This demonstrates immediate need across the board in the charitable sector,” said Erin Peden, the foundation’s executive director.

In response, RDDCF is distributing $40,000 in grants to health and wellness programs, $26,815 to inclusion initiatives, and $10,500 to support children, youth, and families.

“Our mission… is to strengthen the quality of life in Red Deer and the surrounding area,” added Peden.

The recipients are:

– Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre – Fee Assistance Program – $4,000

– Cosmos Community Disability Services Foundation – Karma Cafe Program Enhancement – $15,000

– Hope 4 MVC Kids Society – Family Supports for Children with Medical Needs – $4,000

– Family Services of Central Alberta – Rainbows Program – $2,500

– Red Deer Action Group Society – Subsidy Ride Program – $2,000

– Red Deer Food Bank Society – Accessibility Modifications – $9,815

– Red Deer Regional Health Foundation – Vital Monitor Campaign – $20,000

– The Mustard Seed Red Deer – Wellness Program – $20,000

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation distributes community grants in the spring and the fall. In 2021, RDDCF granted over $160,00 to local charities through the Community Grants program.

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