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RDDCF announces over $55k in grants on Giving Tuesday

The Red Deer and District Community Foundation announced they will help 11 local agencies as a part of Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is typically the Tuesday after American Thanksgiving and is touted as a global generosity movement.

RDDCF has distributed $55,300 to eleven local agencies for the Fall Cycle of the Community Grants program.

“We are always impressed with the caliber of applications that we see each year,” Erin Peden, Executive Director of RDDCF said.

“As a 360-degree funder, we are able to grant across such a range of areas. This year we are granting to charities that impact youth all the way to seniors in areas such as food insecurity, education, mental health, physical health, social connection, accessibility, and the environment.”

Peden added that the grants are a big help to organizations that truly make a difference in Central Alberta.

“Our adjudication committee awards these grants based on our mission to strengthen the quality of life in Central Alberta,” she said. “There are so many incredible agencies doing worthwhile work to make sure our communities are places where everyone belongs. We are thrilled to help facilitate this work.”

Recipients of the fall grants are as follows:

  • Best Buddies Canada Friendship Program – $4,000.00
  • Book Clubs for Inmates Building Bridges Through Books – $2,900.00
  • Bridges Community Living Health To You Fitness Project – $5,900.00
  • Ellis Bird Farm Studying Parental Behaviour of Cavity Nesting Birds – $6,000.00
  • Leftovers Canada Rescue Food YQF 2023 – $10,000
  • MADD Red Deer & District 2022/2023 School Program – $2,550.00
  • Red Deer Action Group Subsidy Ride Program – $2,000
  • Schizophrenia Society of Alberta Ramp Resurfacing – $3,500
  • Stettler Hospice Society Capacity Building – $10,000.00
  • Sylvan Lake Seniors Association Program Subsidies for Seniors – $5,000.00
  • Young Alberta Book Society Seeds of Stories – $3,450.00

The RDDCF distributes Community Grants twice annually, in the spring and the fall. Applications for the Spring cycle of the Community Grants program will open early in January.

Community Grants are available to any qualified charity in Central Alberta, with no limitations as to areas of focus. In 2022, RDDCF has granted over $142,00 to local charities through the Community Grants program.

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